Good Evening everyone!
People been asking how did I come up with idea for Black fist, Chocolate city. So I thought I would explain what our Indie Film is about.
Three years ago while working out in LA was talking with my friend Ellison about history of blaxiplation and lack of strong black superheroes in film.
Original we had thought of different title and talked about doing a film along the lines of a comedy . But as I began to actually write the script there was a lot current issues (police brutality, Travon murder and racism) going on felt to touch on social issues in the film.
Black fist represents strong symbol in our communites so I wanted to incorporate that in the film. The character Greg who returns home a veteran who’s passionate about finding a way to reconnect and give back to his community.
The location of the film I felt was key in telling the story. Washington DC I felt was a perfect setting for a story that could not only show grimmy hoods and streets but a thriving African American community of professionals. I also had personal connection with DC having lived there and having close friends and family that are native Washingtonians.
Chocolate City is nickname for Washington DC because of the large number of African American residents. With this film I wanted to show issues that affect the black communites in the district. Wanted to show how gentrification has affected some these areas. Sure DC was once considered Homicide City but was also home to many black owned business on Ustreet, Hstreet and Georgia Avenue. It was also home to legendary artist in Jazz, R&B, and Gogo music.
Our goal with this film is show the side of Washington that is rarely talked about. Helps us make this happen. There’s a million ways to help you can donate as little as $1 or simple get word out on this special film. Use hashtags #blackfist #bfcc #blackfistchocolatecity linkis below thanks for you support!