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New website updates

Hello folks been awhile since dropped last blog. Experienced some delays with production of the film but best believe we still working on film.

Currently working on new website for film.   Where you be able to get updates on film and interviews with cast and crew. We also have Men’s and women’s Black Fist, Chocolate city shirts. If you interested in shirt hit us up. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter as well.

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IG: Blackfistchocolatecity

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Casting Call

Well it’s officially  fall and we approaching our schedule as we go into production for Black Fist, Chocolate City. 

In October we will be having local casting in Washington DC. We are looking for African American Males 18-30s, Females 18-30s. Males that are Athletes,Martial artist, or military types encouraged to apply. Females that are also Athletes are encouraged to apply.

Auditions at casting call will be for lead but will also be looking for background talent. Non Union talent. 

All those interested email short bio and headshots to beneathdasurface4@gmail.com we will follow up with email with more details of location, date and time. Maryland and Virginia residents are also welcome! 

Jose Celso Barbosa

American Latino History

Jose Celso Barbosa 1880 Yearbook Jose Celso Barbosa
1880 Yearbook

Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa is the first Puerto Rican to earn a medical degree from a university in the continental United States. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1880. Dr. Barbosa was born on July 27, 1857 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He was the first student of color to attend the Jesuit Seminary. Wanting higher education, he traveled to New York City to learn English. While in New York, he attended Fort Edward Institute to learn the English language. While in the city, he applied for enrollment to the College of Physicians and Surgeons (now Columbia University Medical School) with the help of a mentor, Dr. Wendell. Because of his background, he was rejected admission to the institution. Dr. Wendell received a letter dated October 5, 1877 that stated the following regarding Barbosa’s admission to the College of Physicians and Surgeons:

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50 Essential African-American Independent Films

Flavorwire

While there are still too few African-American voices being recognized in Hollywood, recent films like Ava DuVernay’s Selma and Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus speak to a vital tradition of black independent filmmakers. Even controversial creators like Tyler Perry hail from a long line of filmmakers that includes the directors and stars of the “race films” of the 1920s and 1930s. Many pioneering African-American directors, like Melvin Van Peebles and Julie Dash, were trailblazers who found money for their fiercely idiosyncratic visions. They defied expectations and proved that there was an audience for films about black characters as told by black artists.

From now until February 19th, New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center hosts Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968 – 1986, an exhaustive survey of unsung movies about African Americans. In celebration of the retrospective and Black History Month, Flavorwire…

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New Trailer: Straight Outta Compton (NSFW)

Looking forward to seeing this film!

Fights & Film

Straight Outta Compton is an upcoming semi-biographical movie that follows the founding members of the legendary rap group N.W.A. during the early years of the groups history. I wasn’t really aware of rap music/alive during NWA’s heyday so I can’t say they’re one of my favorite groups of all time, but I can definitely appreciate their story and the music they made. Straight Outta Compton looks like a very interesting film set in Southern California during the 1980’s. I have to say, the filmmakers made some excellent casting choices because the actors all look very similar to the men they portray in real life.

Straight Outta Compton is scheduled to come out in theaters on August 14th.

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Forward Fast Indiegogo for Feb 2nd

Best of luck!

Binky Productions

What if different isn’t wrong? Binky Productions will be launching its Indiegogo Fundraising campaign for ‘Forward Fast’, the fun reflection short film about Autism, inspired by my brother, who has Asperger’s Autism. Our goal is to spread awareness about Autism. And your contribution can have a big impact on achieving this goal.

The film follows a young man living his life at normal speed, in a world where everything and everyone around him is in fast forward, who just want to be accepted for who he is.

We have a variety of interesting perks for all types of contributors, which includes: a digital poster, DVD of the film, personalized Thank You video, Associate Producer title, to name a few. Our total monetary goal is of $1500 to pay for Audio Post-Production, music, festival submissions, IMDB listing, among a few other important aspects of post-production.

Be among the first to donate…

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