Today marks a pretty big deal for me.
A few months ago I was approached by an esteemed colleague here in the local indie film scene to help him with his newest project, Blue Collar Hustle. First I was just content with working with Geoffrey again, after doing the Real Resident 2 short film and the Running With Wolves proof of concept trailer with him. However, after meeting the writer of the series, and finding out what he was trying to accomplish, I went all in for it.
Blue Collar Hustle is the story of four black millennials living in the suburbs of Atlanta as they look to change their fortunes and find their callings through art, music, and a bit of imagination; all the while juggling the everyday responsibilities of families, job security, and above all else – the reality of existing as black men in modern day society.
I’m honoured to be a part of this project because this is another chance for me to help make the world a better place, this time by normalizing the portrayal of the black experience in today’s media. Also, this was a great opportunity to be a supporter and ally for a young artist looking to make a positive impact.
Anyways, I’m writing this today hoping you’ll all take some time out of your day to watch these episodes. And maybe if you’re convinced we’re doing the right thing and we’re on the right track, maybe you can help my friends find the funding to continue the series and have a chance to finish telling the story of this great group of characters. I believe in him, and I want *you* to believe in him too.
Below is a short commercial for the project. Check it out, then if you’re into it, check out the rest of the series, now available on their channel on Youtube.
So, a big shout out to the cast and crew of this excellent project. Thank you all for having me be a part of it. Here’s the future! (For my friends and fans, if you’d like to see more of these episodes released, please consider contributing to their production.)