Producer/Director: Eddie G
Cast: Samuel Umoh, Charles Fowler, Kylie Delre, Scott Oakley
Runtime: 20:02 minutes
Director Biography - Eddie G
Edward D. Goree was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan on July 20, 1984. He's the youngest of six siblings. Mr. Goree grew up on the Detroit Westside. He attended Lessenger Middle School and later moved to Belleville, Michigan to attend Belleville High School. He graduated in 2003 and enrolled at Eastern Michigan University where he received his B.S. degree in Electronic Media and Film in 2009.
Edward interned at FOX 2 News of Detroit and was inspired to write his first screenplay by the news stories he covered. Mr. Goree film influences are Quentin Tarantino, Antoine Fuqua, Spike Lee, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, John Singleton and that's to name a few. Mr. Goree is an award-winning filmmaker and writer of the 48-hour Film project of Detroit for best Film Noir.
Edward is a self-taught writer who later became a self-taught filmmaker who made his debut short film in 2014. His first short film “Beneath it All” won Best Film Noir in the 2014 Detroit 48 hour film project. After moving to Atlanta Georgia in 2015, he made his second short film “Never Forget” with Eric Kays along with other notable people that supported the film’s production. “Never Forget” has won multiple film festival awards and is now streaming on KweliTV. His project “The Banks Family Dinner” with Instagram sensation Desi Banks went viral with 1.2 million views and counting.
Kareem Waris Olamilekan, an 11-year-old artist based in Lagos, is receiving global recognition due to his phenomenal artwork. Describing his style as hyperrealistic, Olamilekan began drawing at the tender age of six. By eight years old, he became a professional, making him the youngest professional artist in Nigeria.
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........