Tuesday, March 24, 2009

For the wrestling fans (fusedfilm.com)

Article I did about WWE for fusedfilm.com:


Tricks the Movie coming to DVD soon!

I am very proud of my friend DeAara Lewis. She has a fim entitled Tricks coming to DVD soon. I think it's a good film, and not just becasue I'm in it. For more info go to the Tricks website: http://www.tricksmovie.com/

To see the official trailer on youtube, go here:


Congratulations to DeAara Lewis and Drama Queen Entertainment!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Reality TV: The New Blackface? (livefrommemphis.com)

As a pop culture geek, I tend to watch large amounts of television. Like most people, I have found myself drawn to a few reality shows. I realize that a lot of the outcomes on these shows are staged, and that their main goal is entertainment. But the images of African-Americans presented on several of these shows began to bother me. I feel that several of the reality shows, particularly those on VH1, have crossed the line from entertainment into mockery and blatant stereotyping.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Podcasting Links

I participated in a few interesting podcasts recently. First up is the Watchmen podcast conducted by Geekland:


Warning: a few profanities were used.

Next up is the regular Entertainment Overload podcast:


Finally, the regular geekland podcast:


It's about comics. If you haven't grasped it yet, I'm a geek.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Camera 1, Markus 0 (Live From Memphis)

I’ve got a tale to tell of a film shoot gone wrong. If you read my last blog, you know that I had gotten a role in a short student film. Friday, the first day of shooting went relatively well. I was mainly providing a point of reference and recording my voice for the scenes we were filming.

Saturday, I was filming with an actor who was playing a thief. Basically, he would catch me off guard, put a gun to the back of my head, drag me into the living room, and push me down. There would be a mat in the spot where I was supposed to fall. I’m a five-year veteran of independent film—I figured that I could do this in my sleep. Sure enough, we made it through with time to spare, so we decided to get ahead by shooting a scene scheduled for Sunday. The “thief” would push me onto the mat, I would flail and lose the package I was carrying, and then we would exchange some dialogue.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Actor Diaries: The Process (Live From Memphis)

I recently auditioned for the male lead in a short student film and, to my surprise, I was awarded the role. I have not had the opportunity to play many lead roles, so I am grateful for the opportunity. But preparing for the role involves a lot more than just memorizing my lines and showing up at the appointed times and places for filming.

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