A heroin addict is living fix to fix, and on the fringe of society whose encounter with a mysterious stranger allows her a chance at redemption

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Title: heroin(e)

Producer/Director: Patrick Coker, Isaiah Jimenez- Mackson

Runtime: 08:39

Silvia, a heroin addict is living fix to fix, and on the fringe of society. During her lowest point, a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger allows her a chance at redemption.

Director Biography - Patrick Coker, Isaiah Jimenez- Mackson
Patrick Coker has been involved in the Theater, Film and TV industry since the mid-1990s, first as an actor and later on stepping behind the camera as a director and content provider.

A graduate of the LIU Media Arts Program with an M.F.A. in Directing he has been the creative mind behind many Indie music videos, short films and the feature film, “Shankman’s Deli”. Currently he has a short film he directed and produced, “Judy’s Child” and a short that he directed, “Moves We Make”, on the festival circuit.

He is also part of the writing team for BET’s TV series “TALES” and has also co-directed the short films “White Pickett Fence”, ” SHHHH” and “Heroin€”, which are all currently on the Film Festival circuit.

Isaiah Mackson has been a cinephile since he was a young boy. Being raised in a family a filmmakers, Isaiah has pursued his dream of becoming a world class director since High School. His award winning documentary “ Passions” received top honors from The NJ High School Film Fest, Princeton Film Festival and the Rahway International Film Festival including Best of Fest, Best Director and Best Cinematography. Isaiah is currently in his junior year in film school.

Director Statement:
The very definition of being a hero or heroine is selflessly putting others ahead of you when lives are on the line. InAmerica we believe that all heroes are lionized and celebrated and their lives dramatically changed for the better. We all like to believe that we have it in us to be a hero but thankfully most of us are not tested because we would fail.

Heroin (e) addict Silvia finds herself in the midst of an all too familiar scenario in today’s America and has to decide whether she has it in her to be a hero and then quickly assess what being a hero would mean to her life. 





The Hyperrealistic Art Of Child Prodigy Kareem Waris Olamilekan
At only 11 years old, Nigerian artist Kareem Waris Olamilekan is on his way to becoming one of the greats.

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........