Archive for 'Director’s Commentary'

Thank You, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

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 On Monday, February 6th  the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation co-hosted our first private screening of the TGOH.  We previewed a 1hour ‘Work-In-Progress” version of the the film for an audience of nearly 60 persons, at the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, DC.  The feedback so far has been outstanding. We truly

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Ellis Prince Is Not Black


Ellis Prince is not Black. The congregation at The Gallery Church of Baltimore where he serves as Pastor is not predominately African-American. He doesn’t shout when he preaches–his teaching style is convincingly, conversational. And even though he is a young pastor, who seems more far comfortable in jeans and un-tucked polo shirt than a suit

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A New Site, A New Vision of Completion

It’s all about reaching the finish line at this point. Whatever that means and whatever that brings… When I began the process of making this film five years ago, I had envisioned a much smaller, shorter film. Perhaps it would have been better if I had stuck to that plan.  Now we are looking at a 1hour

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To Kickstart or Not to Kickstart? Finding Finishing Funds for TGOH

With large purse strings often come control. We produced this film with our own funding and in collaboration with several nonprofit HIV/AIDS advocacy and education groups that allowed us to piggy back our interviews on their regional or national conferences. That’s because we wanted to have a different conversation that every other AIDS film has

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