Friday, October 21, 2005

A Little Theatre, and now the Hustle Begins!

Last night, I saw the production of Aida at Playhouse on the Square. Krissi Cain was in the lead role, and she was awesome! Krissi Cain is in the movie Chapters ( and she will be in Spin Cycle. I am so glad that Pittstop Productions is able to work with such a talented actress. Hell, when I think about it, the whole cast of Spin Cycle is tight...even me. Yeah, I said it! So what! I believe in me and my crew. Today marks the start of the Indie Memphis Film Festival. The opening reception will begin at 5:30 at the Center for Southern Folklore. The opening night feature is Loggerheads. I will go and hobnob and network. At the risk of being arrogant, I feel like I am Memphis' best-kept secret, and it's time to let the secret out. I plan on making Indie Memphis my cinematic barmitzvah. That's the Jewish party that marks thirteen year-old Jewish kids' passage into manhood. I'm neither Jewish nor thirteen, but I am no longer a rookie in this game. I'm in a major production (Black Snake Moan), I have a talent agency (, and I have a film in Indie Memphis. I thank God for the success. Now comes the other hustle: marketing myself. I am a firm believer in shameless self-promotion. Hello world, meet Markus Seaberry. I think I'm one of the best actors that they've never heard of. It's my season, man. It's my time to shine. Gotta get out there. I can't wait. Be easy, readers.

Shameless plug time :
Support me and my good friend Arnita Williams. Here are our movies:

Arnita William's Films:

The Other Side of the Pillow"The Other Side of the Pillow" has been accepted into competition at this year's Indie Memphis Film Festival. Screening times: Sunday 10/23 at 9 p.m. and Tuesday 10/25 at 6:30 p.m. This is from Memphis filmmaker Sarah Fleming and her Piranha Empire Productions. It's produced by Sandi Russom and written by Pat Dugan and Spencer Pharr. Do not miss.

"Slow Down ... You're Dating Too Fast!""Slow Down ... You're Dating Too Fast!" by writer-producer- director-dp-editor-cook M. David Lee III is premiering at the IndieMemphis festival Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m.The digital film uses a modified version of the Dogme95 Principles and a portion of the screenplay is based on improv with actors who developed their own characters.The story is based on an article David readin 2001 about the Speed Dating phenomenon. It's his second feature shot in the Mid-South and the third one he's had in the IndieMemphis festival.There are 32 speaking roles, all Memphis and Mississippi actors and crew. It was filmed in six days over a one-month period entirely in Memphis, Midtown, Cordova and Hernando Miss.More info is at David's web site.

And now for the great film starring Markus Seaberry:

Dollars & Signs In the great American city of Memphis, TN, three "businessmen" are struggling to succeed. Carlton has an image to maintain and a family to feed. Mike and Dave have regular folks paying them to stand up against corporate greed. Along the way the three will meet, heads will bump and lives will change. 2005. Director: Brandon Hutchinson. HT Narrative Feature, 78:00.This film will be shown on Thursday, October 27, at 6:30 pm at the Muvico Peabody Place. The admission is $6.00. Please support. My mama gon' be there, and you should, too!

Dollars and Signs Premiere Countdown: 6 Days and Counting


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