Producer/Director: Jaire George
Cast: Chuck Williams, Sam Dobbs, Eddie George, Richmond Chaffin
Runtime: 6:08 minutes
Iteration 13 is a punchy thriller with a sci-fi spin. I truly enjoyed every moment I had working on this film, from the conception of the idea to the final edit. As I was coming up with the story, the concept of self-preservation and survival kept eating at me. I knew I wanted to pit two individuals against one another in a fight for life but I also knew there was a more exciting and more relevant narrative to tell. In this curiosity, the sci-fi vibe of the story was integrated and the script for Iteration 13 was born. Without giving spoilers, the growing reality of Artificial Intelligence and the moral grayness that surrounds the issue was a huge influence on the story. Iteration 13 is a film that I hope straps audiences in for a fun ride while also opening eyes to a possible, and, quite frankly, unsettling future.
Director Biography - Jaire George
Jaire George is a 22 year old film director from Nashville, Tennessee, born to author-poet, Aungela Wood and NFL Legend turned thespian, Eddie George. With this combination,Jaire’s love and passion for storytelling was inevitable. As a young kid, Jaire became engrossed in the magic of movies. He fell in love with the worlds, adventures, and possibilities the silver screen provided.
A self-taught pianist, Jaire initially wanted to combine his love for film with his love for music, composing scores for shorts. However, once he got his hands on a camera, his attention quickly shifted to the art of directing. An accomplished athlete in his own right, Jaire attended Vanderbilt University on a full athletic scholarship, playing football in the highly competitive SEC. Upon graduating, Jaire entered the film community in Nashville, working on numerous music videos and commercials around the city.
He has written, directed, and produced a number of short films and is continuously raising the bar with each project. In addition to his work in film, Jaire also works as a camera operator for The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour, helping to bring the show alive for audiences.
Jaire has his eyes set on film school, aspiring to earn his MFA in Film and Television Production. If you ask him where he wants to be in 10 years, he will no doubt say on a movie set directing the next adventure that will sweep audiences off their feet.
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To succeed at hyperrealism, extreme patience is required. While drawing, Olamilekan precisely captures even the most minuscule details in order to bring his works to life. “I try to focus on it to get the detail in the picture and in the artwork too,” he told DD News, adding that those who lack patience will not achieve hyperrealism.
Olamilekan’s typical subject matter includes drawing from everyday life in Lagos, his personal experiences, and family. However, similar to all great artists, his work has a more profound meaning than what initially meets the eye. Take “Daily Bread,” for example. “The inspiration behind it is that something going on around me, especially my family,” Olamilekan explains. “The sweat on it symbolizes hard work and struggling. And the spoon symbolizes food. Everybody in my society has little now, or my streets, they struggle, struggle, they sweat for their eats.”
The child prodigy began receiving worldwide attention after recently meeting with the French president, Emmaneul Macron, who was deeply moved by his work. At only 11 years old, this is only the beginning of Olamilekan’s accomplishments. His art teacher, Adeniyi Adewole, believes that he is one of the most gifted of his students, saying, “He can go far, farther than even beyond our expectations because I believe with what he has been doing, he’s going somewhere greater.”READ MORE........