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Dear Mr. Tyler Perry,
My friend Michelle Graci just visited you on your private island and told me that she spoke of my filmmaking work to you.
Is it true? Do you really have an island?! Did Michelle *(bless her sweet heart)* really talk to you about my directing?
If it's all true, I am honored to have an excuse to reach out to you.
**I love your movies and plays!**
The elements you weave together are universal. Good, evil, rich, poor, sex and music. Just saw the movie **Temptation** and loved it. It reminded me of my all-time favorite movie **Lady sings the blues.** I am trying to play with these same elements in my web series [JUSTICE](http://blip.tv/justicetheseries). It's got a ways to go.
As one who longs to do what you do, I thank you for your writing directing and acting.
The body of your life's work shows how you love your audience.
**Just one or two more things to thank you for**.
- Your life's transparency, allowing us to witness your journey and not playing like you had it easy.
- Thank you for taking time out of your busy successful life to inspire artists like me.
I watch your videos and I'm on your mailing list. I read your articles. Right now I am trying to do just one thing and let God multiply my kingdom. I appreciate your efforts and pray that you have the energy, passion, and fortitude to continue the work.
I hope this letter reaches your eyeballs & your heart.
[Rosalyn Coleman Williams](http:rosalyncoleman.com)
*Fav moments in Temptation**
* The party scene through the end of the breakup.
* From when she went to pick up her computer thru him punching her.
* The introduction of coke into her world.
A Tasty Sexy Comedy
Created by Craig T. Williams & Rosalyn Coleman Williams
Allergic To Nuts is a half hour comedy set in bustling New York City. Lavita Johns a pessimist with a sunny disposition is on the mends from a messy contentious divorce. Having been knocked off the social register, she’s reinventing herself with a cautious gusto and a passion for cooking. And make no mistake about it Lavita can burn! Being in the kitchen rescued her sanity when her marriage was faltering, which was pretty much from the beginning. A natural caretaker with a husband who was allergic to anything with taste, she taught herself to make outstanding gluten free, dairy free, shellfish free, nut free recipes that brought every gathering to another level.
W Randall Dottin et al.
Sketchy Future - Emily Fortunato
An aspiring artist comes to a crossroads.
Emily Fortunato (Producer/Actress): Often described as spunky, passionate and fiery. This Manhattanville College grad is constantly developing her craft: weekly classes at Kimball Studio in New York, and working privately with various acting coaches. Emily has performed in severa; New York staged productions and readings, as well as independent films. She considers herself very lucky to work with Joel Dunn founder of Theory Films.
Artist: Emily Fortunato
Waitress: Hilary Greer
Homesick - Rachel Marie Douglas
Family circles shrink, grow, deepen, and strain with the flow of time.
Rachel Marie Douglas (Director): is an emerging documentary filmmaker. She is a recent graduate of Harvard University with a B.A. in Film Studies.
Gentle Cycle Only: Mrinalini Kamath
An elderly gentleman goes on a quest to learn how to use his washing machine in time for a special day.
Mrinalini Kamath (Co-producer/Writer): Gentle Cycle Only is Mrinalini's second short film as a writer and producer. Other written works include the plays CELESTIAL MOTIONS (inaugural winner of East/West Players "Got Laughs" Asian-American Comedy Festival), and BOOM (Eugene O'Neill and Seven Devils Playwrights Conferences semi-finalist). Mrinalini has also had several short plays published in various Smith and Kraus anthologies.
Director: Ela Thier Man: Herb Rubens
Co-Producer: Holly Lynn Ellis Woman: Lauren Kline
Shear Pratique - Elena Shpak
Desperate to look fabulous for an important event, Carol convinces Maddie to give her a last-minute haircut. However, Maddie has a secret that might persuade Carol to look elsewhere...
Elena Shpak (Director/Producer): Elena was born in Archangelsk, Russia. After moving to New York City in 2005 she formed her own production company Fedotova Productions. Since its inception, she has directed and produced four films that were accepted into multiple film festivals. In 2010 she directed five "spec" commercials that won first prize at prestigious festivals around the world.
Floanne Ankah Directed: Elena Shpak
Donna Ross Produced: Elena Shpak, Floanne Ankah
This Is It - Rosalyn Coleman Williams
Sometimes when you find it you just know...
Rosalyn Coleman Williams (Director)
Artist: Emily Fortunato Waitress: Hilary Greer
The Truth About Beauty And Blogs - Kelechi Ezie
A social media diva is thrown off her game when her boyfriend’s web activities start to interfere with her picture perfect image.
Kelechi Ezie (Writer/Actress): Kelechi Ezie is an actress and singer from Buffalo, NY. The Truth About Beauty and Blogs is her first screenplay. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she studied History, Theatre & Dance. Thanks to Red Wall for this wonderful opportunity to ‘riff’ on film.
Co-Producers: Kelechi Ezie, Toni Robison-May, Craig William
Vanessa: Kelechi Ezie
Premo Cash Music Video - Joel Dunn
Joel Dunn (Director): Joel Dunn is a bi-coastal director whose work has screened around the world. An accomplished short form auteur and a growing force in the commercial industry, Dunn also has three feature films in development.
Rise, Sunshine - Inez Scott (music by Gregory Vilfrank)
Intimate confessions of a sex worker.
Inez Scott (Actress/Co-writer): Inez is a former Air Force computer technician and physical trainer who went on to earn an acting scholarship at the New York Film Academy.
Sunshine: Inez Scott Producer: Craig Williams
Daddy For Lunch - Craig Williams
A daughter finally speaks her mind.
Craig Williams (Writer)
Artist: Emily Fortunato Waitress: Hilary Greer
Hurts Like Love - Toni Robison-May
It’s not always a good thing to catch the Bouquet...
Toni Robison-May (Writer/Actress): Originally from Oklahoma and now loving life as an actress in NYC, Toni is proud to present her first film project. She received her Theatre Arts BFA from Stephens College in Columbia, MO and recently graduated from the renowned William Esper Studio’s two year intensive acting program. Toni sincerely thanks the Red Wall for everything; especially for the sweet potatoes.
Dear Me - Ka’aramuu Kush
Gifted writer, Axl Ellington, suffers through a debilitating bout of writers block for reasons that elude her in this stylistic melange of live and still photography that culminate in a colorfully climactic finish.
Ka'ramuu Kush (Director): Native Detroit actor/writer/director’s work has played at most major international festivals. BFA in Literature, Writing and the Arts from the New School, MFA in theatre from Sarah Lawrence College and MFA AFI Conservatory. Current work includes SOLOMON a cable series, WANTED THE SIS a feature length action drama, SUITE a feature length jazz film and MUSEBK an online cinema lounge. See more at youtube.com/karamuu.
Axl Ellington: Kymberli Carter She: Nisa Ward
He: Russell Hornsby Narrator: Jessica Care Moore.
A**hole: Lanre Idewu
We are reading Game Night in our office tonight. Considering it for our first feature film. It's the first screenplay Craig ever wrote. He wrote it for me and I Love it.
Thank you for submitting your film BFF for consideration for the Gene Siskel Film Center's 16th Annual Black Harvest International Festival of Film and Video, August 6 - September 2. I'm pleased to inform you that the film has been selected for the festival.
Please let me know if you are able to confirm the participation of BFF in the festival for up to two public screenings in our 197-seat theater.
Congratulations on making such an impressive and well-crafted film. I look forward to receiving confirmation from you soon.
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This is an indie we shot just before Xmas 2009. I play hard ass PO Russo. I got involved because the script is good. Turned out to be yet an opportunity to learn all about filmmaking & the heart of the filmmaker.
Very cool Sunday. Spent a few hours rehearsing for big scene in Ryan & Anna's film. I am very happy to be in the scene because there is music.
Just finished my ADR nurse Jackie. ADR it's always nerve-racking because you worry about how they cut your performance together and if you will like it. I was very happily surprised because I like it a lot.I look good and I'm pretty sure that's my first time using my own hair in at least 20 years.
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(That's why it's short & sweet w/ typoes)