A Summer in 1993 in Spanish Harlem finally reveals the secret past of Cuban-American cardiac nurse Negra Centron. A childhood secret torments the life and stifles the growth of a beautiful woman. The ancient religion of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, known as Regla de Ocha and Santeria in the Diaspora, is the engine behind this supernatural mystery thriller. This African-evolved religion, with its magic, is the backdrop for this tale of love, hate, deceit, betrayal, obsession, forgiveness, acceptance, and hope. Magic, ritual, and destiny are the threads unraveling this gripping, edgy, mystery/thriller.
Pressured by a suspicious mother, a strange bed-fellow, and an amorous co-worker, Negra battles to keep a childhood secret from unraveling while a restless spirit and the African gods seek justice...
Thursday, May 13, 2010
You've Come A Long Way, Baby! (Cont'd)/Video Courtesy Jose Olivar
My flight was canceled, and I would fly down the following month on October 18th. I dare say that my trip was filled with drama. After 12 hours of FINALLY getting to my destination I managed to get fabulous footage of the beautiful Sea Islands and its inhabitants during my 4 day stay. I also got a fantastic interview with the Queen of the Gullah Gee Chee. But I was dazed from all the chaos back home and enroute and committed a technical error. I had forgotten to turn on the mic for the Queen's interview... I was never able to continue on with the project again. In fact, I had lost interest in all things including, my website business.
It would be many months later before I was finally diagnosed with 9/11 related depression. And it would be years before I would be able to create again. My journey back was not only due to the help of counseling and medication. However, the joy of dancing to "House" music assisted in finally freeing me to create again. I would attend these fabulous parties on a monthly basis, making sure not to miss one after knowing the effect it was having on my recovery. First on the list was my old script "A Wound In Time"; revisng it as a play, and adapting it into a screenplay simultaneously.
Today, I am here writing on the play's website and will be finally producing it... I am no longer on medication and my only therapy is attending House music parties religiously! I am looking forward to ressurecting old projects, as well as creating new ones.