Plainfield native and Sundance-award winning Film Director, Alrick Brown (http://www.imdb.com/
This power duo will not only bring this film to Plainfield but are laser-focused on involving the community in its production offering rare opportunities for businesses and residents to take part, contribute and benefit from its success. The moniker, “Choose Your Hustle” is what the team, that includes award-winning film producers Deatra L. Harris &Lamar Mackson, is asking social media fans to use as they rally to show their support and share why they are passionate about their individual “hustles”.
Brown shares “‘We are asking everyday people to give at least $20.00 and thank 20 people who helped them pursue their particular hustle”. Brown is also a part-time professor at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University(NYU)
A large portion of the budget will go towards goods and services from local businesses and vendors. The production will also be casting local talent as well as providing mentoring and internship opportunities for students in the community.
With celebrity names like Jamie Hector from HBO’s “The Wire”, Jasmine Guy from “A Different World” and Jamal Woolard from “Notorious”
Kickstarter is an online crowd funding site where Spike Lee recently raise over 1.2 million dollars for his new project. Kickstarter is an all or nothing program meaning that if a project does not reach its intended goal then they will not receive ANY of the funds at all. Any monies collected are then returned to the donors and the asking party is back to square zero.
For information about the campaign or to donate to the cause you may visitwww.kickstarter.com, MY MANZ- There comes a time to “Choose Your Hustle”. (Kickstarter Campaign) or send an email to chooseyourhustle@
*photo courtesy of Filmmaker Magazine
About Alrick Brown
Recognized as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces to Watch and an Emerging Film Maker in Vanity Fair, Alrick Brown is an award winning writer, director, and producer. His collective works have screened in over 65 festivals worldwide, earning numerous awards and honors. His first feature, Kinyarwanda premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win several awards including the World Cinema Audience Award for best dramatic film at both Sundance and AFI Fest. It was also nominated for three NAACP Image Awards and was listed as one of the top 10 best films of 2011 by Roger Ebert. For more info, please visit www.alricksporch.com.