J.Cole “Crooked Smile”
Just my thoughts—
I conquered a fear on August 3rd 2013. I directed my first short. I directed this short to prove to myself that I can direct a movie. I shot a scene from this movie called GRAPPLE that I wrote almost two years ago it went through multiple changes. Biggest change of all was making it into a wrestling movie instead of a cliche basketball movie. Thanks in part to my friend Quan Lateef who helped me along on this journey. I will say this is only the beginning. I do not think I did a great job directing at all but my friends were with me and helped ease the way for me. Stay tuned for the short scene from GRAPPLE
I’m the last of my friends with no child or relationship. Makes me wonder when will things happen. Enjoy seeing my boys happy its a beautiful thing I mean love is dope as fuck.
People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite… Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never explained.
you don’t get nervous you don’t care
NEW YORK NEW YORK
my favorite basketball player GRANT HILL retired. I wanted to be like him, i played basketball like him, bought his Fila sneakers, started drink sprite because of him. I remember seeing him play at Duke and said yeah thats the guy, he is the next one!! injuries cut into his Hall Of Fame career, but still what a career it was!
Grant we appreciate your contributions as a basketball player and humanitarian.
Just My Thoughts
I finished my second round of casting. This audition process has been interesting The kid I didn’t believe was good for the role I emailed him last to come in audition and he was actually the strongest actor. I guess I failed on that one he killed that audition wow.
My last audition was for the role of the father and the actor I wanted to come in as the father he was brilliant as expected. wonderful method actor, the second actor I called in he was great as well, he totally will bring something different to the character than I originally had in mind.
so Its decision time and I will keep you posted on on this journey, and what a journey it is wow
Just My Thoughts
Yesterday was the first day of casting for my short film and I have to say it was a struggle at first I had a few actors cancel on me and not even show up. However I found an actor who was amazing, funny thing I did not believe in him for this role after seeing his reel. I WAS WRONG he did an amazing job at the audition and he is my main character now. wow
through these tough times there will be a light that shines and over power this darkness that blinds us during tough times.