ABOUT...

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...

Monday, December 22, 2014

FILM! BUT WHERE ARE THE LABS?

It was not hard to be convinced by my Cinematographer to shoot, in the ever disappearing film medium, for the sake of artistic value.  For I am TOTALLY about creating a film that tells the story in an artistic way... A film that is remembered by its capture of textures, shadows, depth, and beauty.  Film provides the freedom for the camera to tell the story in a multitude of ways... Unfortunately, my research is showing the demise of film labs in the area.  We may have to resort to the cheaper, and simpler digital medium...  It will still be a memorable with with its complex characters, and intense story, and with the artistic genius of the DP it will still be beautiful to see.