Our Recent One-Day Film Challenge was a blast! We had just over 50 actors and filmmakers come out and make four films. Our panel was fantastic, and fun was had by all. Pictures, details and films will be posted soon!
Hats off to the filmmakers and actors of our four films:
The Meeting Room
You Did Your Job
They were each shown at the Kingdomwood International Film Festival to warm reception during Kingdomwood's 10th anniversary celebration: www.kingdomwood.com
Barrett Dungy is an African American film distributor and executive producer from Atlanta Georgia. He started out as an early mover before the explosive growth of the Atlanta film market over a decade ago. He has worked with another early mover, Tyler Perry, when Tyler was seeking a distribution partner for his popular stage plays. Barrett decided to venture out on his own because of the lack of response from Hollywood in distributing African American content. He created Urban Home Entertainment (UHE) and Faithwerks Films. Since its inception, UHE and Faithwerks, have sold and distributed over 325 films across the globe for talents such as Kevin Hart, Megan Good, Zoe Saldana, Mike Epps, Tiffany Haddish and Academy Award winner, Monique. Barrett also distributed, Ron White, a 5 time platinum selling comedian and Grammy nominee. Barrett spends a huge portion of his time doing speaking engagements and mentoring industry newcomers and veterans alike on how to work outside of the Hollywood system. Many of his clients have found huge success in independent distributing projects in TV and film.
BJ "Billi" Arnett
Producer, Director, Costume/ Stylist /Buyer and educator of over 40 years. Former NBC 11Alive noon news anchor and entertainment/lifestyle reporter, Mrs.BJ Arnett is no stranger to the film and entertainment industry. As host and associate producer of Employment Line and Primetime for Georgia Public Television, additionally, TV69, (now CW) with Community, Beat of the City and Soul of Atlanta, BJ is familiar with
investigative reporting and producing with her current talk shows BJA Today produced by Camy Arnett Production Studios and This Day with BJ Arnett. Past film credits include “Made in Heaven” and “Marc Pease Experience”. More recent films include “Adrenaline” and “Grantham Rose”, in which BJ plays the daughter of Marla Gibbs, who portrays Rose. One of her favorite roles was playing DeAndria Keanna Kelly, alongside her husband, Cameron Arnett in the five time Dove Award winning film, “Stand Your Ground”. She was also head of Costuming, designing the leading lady’s notorious red suit. She is known as the "go to person" for connecting with other industry professionals and discreet guidance in fashion, film and television. She has also served as Public Relations Director, VP of Membership and continues to sit on the board of directors for WIFTA, Women In Film and Television Atlanta for the past 3 years as Gala committee coordination team. BJ Arnett also sits on the Program
Committee for the largest film festival in the country, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. With her company, Model Majesty, LLC, she trains and books production talent for fashion, film and television events. BJ and her husband, director, producer, and actor Cameron Arnett, are executive producers of their first feature film Mattie: The Discovery, producers of the film Destined to Love You, and associate producers of Angry Men.
Together she and her husband serve on the Mayor’s Faith Initiative Committee, The Global Media Summit Board of Directors and she is mentor to numerous women across the country with Model Majesty, LLC. Mrs. Arnett, has an MBA, BA in Fashion Merchandising and an AA in Fashion Design.
Bobby Huntley II
Bobby Huntley II is a director, producer, writer and editor who began his journey as a filmmaker at the age of ten years old. His intense passion for the arts and creativity has captured audiences with each new film project. Bobby specializes in striking visuals and period pieces done with little to no budget and resources. He strives to create compelling stories and classic films for years and generations to come. Sensing a lack of representation of the magic that is Black Love in media and television, Bobby, along with actor Bryan Earl, developed the love story entitled "Louisiana 1961". The short film is a sensual and haunting love story starring Bryan Earl and Ashley John. The short film has taken Bobby all around the country and provided him with his first award - which now allows him to finally be regarded as an award-winning filmmaker. Since "Louisiana 1961", Bobby has made a multi-award winning feature-length debut, " La Vie Magnifique de Charlie", which he's currently independently touring. His dream is to also turn "Louisiana 1961" into a feature-length film, which will surely be an intensely thrilling ride under his direction. He's currently in pre-production for his first psychological sci-fi thriller 'Connect', Which reunites the leading actors from Louisiana 1961. He strives to continue to inspire all creatives to go after their dreams and complete their projects without fear of the lack of financing and resources.
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