For those of you that don’t know me my name is Seven Williams Writer and Director of “Black Fist, Chocolate City” created this page to not only promote the film but to also write about the process of the film. I have experience working on several indie films and short films but this will my directorial debut so I’m pretty excited about the film.
Black Fist, Chocolate City is a short film that’s been two years in the making. The idea for the film all started when Ellison Mcknight (filmmaker) and I were throwing name titles for a possible name for a funny comedy short film. Black Fist, Chocolate City was born.
When I wrote the script I knew that Washington DC was perfect place for this film to take place. DC has been known as Chocolate City for it’s rich black history and culture influences. Having spent quiet sometime in DC i wanted to tell this story for the forgotten people of the city. This screenplay covers important issues that are talked about every subjects such as Gentrification, unemployment, crime stories, sports, and relationships. DC is another black Mecca and it’s history had to be told.
The story takes place in modern day times with a former Marine returning home from war. The character is returning home to an area once plagued by drugs and murder to find dramatic changes in place once called home.
I’m so thankful for the amount of support we have in DC to make this project happen. We have assembled a great cast of made up mostly of well known Washingtonians. I want thank Nelson Gadson and Ellison Mcknight who are not only Actors in the film but producers in the film. This project could not happen without their hard work.
We currently are near end of preproduction and are working on crow funding to cover cost of production for this film. We go into production late this fall. This one of several blogs that will be writing stay tuned for more info soon. You can also check out our Facebook page for more info and photos of Actors and Actress for the film. Keep the fist up!