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BIG SGP SCREENING ANNOUNCEMENT
YES! Now this is truly a blessing! Lets do a quick edit into the festival run SGP has been doing the past two years and add the scene where you can now officially stream"She's Got A Plan" on UMC.tv aka the Urban Movie Channel and Amazon Prime!! That's right! We are get'n our STREAM ON!! Amazing right! Annnnd I will hold this scene for applause from the audience and then gladly smile back with a million kisses from the screen. This is a tremendous moment that was built from countless hours of work and it feels so good! HHD would like to send shout outs and love to all the people that helped make this lil independent film a reality from the DP, to the producers, to the sound people, to the grips, to funders, to the caterers, to our Mommas, to the... well damn you know I can go on with this list like forever and I'm already imagining the award show's music coming on and rushing us off the stage. But trust me there's a lot of love we're feeling for everyone of you and this thank you list will be read at the perfect moment at many different places- fingers crossed. You know we're big dreamers over here at Hella Hella Dreams and this is one checked off the dream list. Ok crew back to one -and lets roll back to action! If you want to stream the movie at home (which I hope you do) all you need to follow is go to UMC.com and sign up for the free seven day trial where you can see our movie and a lot of other great shows. Or if you are a Amazon Prime member all you have to do is go into your Firestick or whatever you use to connect- go to menu and add the UMC app. Simple as that and "ROLLING" you will have your VIP veiwing moment right in the comfort of your home. It's like we're at your house and we already know what you're cooking. See you soon!
SGP ON ABC CLIP
SGP LOVES IT'S LAURELS
Everybody pan down and take a look at the laurels of some of the awesome festivals that we were so blessed to be a part of the past year and a half. It's been the greatest adventure to go out in the world and be able to show people the film and most importantly the chance to be able to hear your feedback and thoughts on what was just seen. We do it for you and the love we all have for a real good story about real people living life in the real world. Yeah I know thats a lot of "real" but thats what we strive for when it comes to Hella Hella Dreams film works and the projects we put out. I think 2018 is going to be a really good year. Oh! This just in: pretty soon you won't have to be at a theater to see the movie! That's right you'll be able to see it wherever you are from your streaming smart device. Oh the things that are brewing are gonna make you want to fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride! I hope you're ready. We definitely are! Ok lets get the dolly back to one and track this next shot and ACTION!!
SGP GETS LIGHT ON THE SMALL SCREEN
QUIET ON THE SET!!! We just want to give a huge shout out to Kirsten Gutierrez and ABC news for having us on to profile our feature film "SGP" and to be included in the conversation about gender inequality, sexual harassment and staying true to yourself. It's always amazing to shed light to issues that we have also showcased in our movie and give real insight and create dialogue which in the end starts the moment of healing. It's that magic when you feel like the cosmos are aligning and your hard work is coming together. I mean thats what we make movies for right? To push topics that "are" and "aren't" in the frontline and need to be discussed. Life imitates art and so on...ok I'm gonna stop here because I can go on and on about this but instead we'll drop this lil gem link and you can check it out yourself. More great stuff to come folks and remember your dreams can never be sidelined so keep pushing everyday to make them come true. Ok! EVERYBODY!! Movement on the set anddddd ACTION!!!
Yo CLEVELAND!! We have a special screening tonight during the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival!!! I just was jumping up and down so much that my neighbors are mad as hell! But you know what?! I don't care because I want any and everyone that ever had a dream and is also in the greater Cleveland area to run down to Shaker Square theaters and grab a seat for the screening of She's Got A Plan! Show starts at 8:30
WE MADE IT TO
ANNND ACTION!!! YOOOOO North Carolina!!! Hella Hella Dreams Filmworks is up in your area as we participate in the most awesome Cucalorus Film Festival!! I'm gonna tell you...We flew through a crazy ice storm but landed in the warm hearts of North Carolina and we are happy to be here with so many talented artist. This is what we live for! So much inspiration around us! We have been here only hours and it already has been an amazing display of independent film, dance, and music with four more glorious days to go. And really I can't believe it took us so long to get here but believe me we will be coming back again and yes hopefully bringing some of our friends with us. This is a dope festival that the west coast needs to get up on. Anyway I could go on and on about the festivities but we're headed to Cape Fear Community college (Yes were in the town where they filmed that movie) to go check out a dope film we heard about called "Mr. Rosevelt." BUT If you are in the area of Wilmington, North Carolina then I suggest you come check us and the festival out. The screening will be on Saturday at 1pm @Thalian Black/Magnolia
SGP SCREENS IN WILMINGTON NC NOV 8-12
YES! Hella Hella Dreams Filmworks is hitting the road again and this time we're headed to the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington North Carolina! We're excited to be a part of such an amazing film festival that showcases so many different films from all over the world. After this festival we will be working really hard to bring our movie to the little screens across the nation so everybody will be able to take part in the plans of Isis Angelo. We've been working on getting this movie done and out for almost half a decade and it feels good to finally be nearing our goal and readying up the next project to continue building the Hella Hella Dreams catalog. Oh and believe me when I say that we have some amazing projects in the works! Stay tuned and check the link out to grab tickets if you're going to be in town for the festival!!
HHDF IS WORKING ON FESTIVALS NEAR YOU
Hello world!! It looks like we, the good people of Hella Hella Dreams Filmworks will be hitting some more film festivals up this fall! Grab some popcorn and stay tuned!
SUCCESS ONCE AGAIN! THIS TIME @PAFF!
BOOM!!! Firework explosions! Yes! I am going to be using a lot of exclamation points to start this news update off! First off! Shouts out to my beautiful and talented Hella Hella Dreams partner Fatima Washington! She's Got a plan aka "SGP LA" was amazing! The night was full of family, friends, and supporters! Honestly I actually would like to think of them as all one in the same! Family! And That's right people! We swang our little big indie film out to the sunny west coast on February 10th at 8:15pm and brought the almost sold out house down!! Afterwards we (Me & Fatima) had a Q& A with the beautiful and delightful Tanika Ray and answered a few questions the audience was thinking about. The insight was incredible! Thank you! The night got even better when some of the cast members (Golden Brooks, Chris Williams, Johnny Threenutz, Itoco Garcia, Julian Brooks, and myself Corey Johnson) got a chance to speak upon what the film role was for them. The night was amazing and a lot of great things were said about the six year production of this little big film titled "She's Got a plan." Oh! And instead of screening our film twice, like what was already scheduled, Paff informed us that they were going to be screening our film for a third day that following Monday. We were so honored!! And even though we didn't win any of the awards for the festival, we felt the love and acceptance just by being able to showcase our film with other distinguished film makers. Bless up! I want to give a big shout out to the man himself Ayuko Babu who gave us so much love and allowed this moment to happen. We also want to say thank you to the Paff staff for throwing such a grand affair. And last but not least I would like to thank the amazing and incomparable Ja'net Dubois for not only acting in our little film that could- choo choo!! But also reminding us that as black people in america- we will be forever moving on up! All you gotta do is want it! Bless! Love! And please take a look at some of our pictures from the festival. Keep dreaming...I will never lie when I say "We need em!" We inspire each other to the next level of wonder! Stay tuned and if you get a chance to see our film you should come out ! To the moon row of exclamation marks! Hella Hella dreams!!
ATTENTION! THIS IS NOT A TEST!
Friday February 10th --that's tonight! 8:15 pm premiere of She's got a plan aka SGP at "Rave Cinemas" @Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Los angeles
TWO DAYS UNTIL SGP LA SCREENING
Hello folks!! It is now two days from the LA screening of She's got a plan and over here at HHD we're gearing up for a great night presented by the lovely people over at the Pan African Film Festival!! *Firework explosions* You still have time to grab tickets today!! All you have to do is tap the link below...and we'll see you at the movies!!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH IS EVERY MONTH
Hello world!! What a week this has been! As the LA premiere for SGP approaches- I was stuck doing desk work while the beautiful Fatima Washington took time out to fly to Utah to be a part of a little festivity named the Sundance film festival. And as you can see from the shot above what a winter wonderland it was with rooms full of bright shining artist that came to spread or soak up the magic that was free floating throughout the festival halls. Take a moment to view the gallery.
Annd we're back ladies and gentleman! And I hope you are as excited as we are as the countdown to the February 10th 8:15 pm premiere of She's got a plan aka SGP at "Rave Cinemas" @Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Los angeles continues!! I wish I could make a whole paragraph of exclamation marks to show the full excitement of this moment for us but that would just be silly!!!!!!!!! Ok! Ok! Enough!!!!- Quick update : We will be having a red carpet before the screening where some of the stars from the movie will be showing up in support of the LA premiere. They're gonna look really beautiful everyone of them so if I were you I would arrive early. Also remember to stay around after because we will be having a Q&A with some of the cast from the movie!! Yes!! Yes!! Many more exclamation marks to come! Please stay tuned world because we are not stopping until you see the whole picture!
Hella Hella Dreams 2017 #DreamGang
THIS IS AWESOME!!
Drum roll please!! Cymbal smash!! Lights!! Ok! We are proud to announce that we are an Official Selection of the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) 2017!!! *Stage lights flicker!!!* That's right! We have been selected to screen "SGP" aka government name "She’s Got a Plan" during the Opening Weekend of PAFF -Friday, February 10th at 8:15pm in Los Angeles at the "Rave Cinemas" @Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 4020 Marlton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008. That was one hell of a run on sentence I know but this is an exciting moment!!! Ok-And I wanted you to start memorizing the addy because this will be the PAFF opening weekend and SGP's first Los Angeles screening!! We’re thrilled and honored to be included in a film community whose mission is to reinforce positive images and help destroy negative stereotypes of people of color. We need this now more so than ever before – and I'm not just talking about the White House. The check and balances start with us! New York City was a great world premiere. Bringing the film to LA in this way means so much because it’s you! It’s our folks. It’s where the story and the plan all began. There will be an amazing q&a directly after the film moderated by our very special guest that you're sure to enjoy. So once again mark your calendars for Feb 10, 2017 -when The SGP west coast premiere will be happening inside "Rave Cinemas" @Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Please support and come out, meet us, talk with us, hang with members of the cast and share some laughs of your plan! We build together! Stay blessed and grab your tickets today -click below!
Officially submitted to Sundance & Pan African Filmfest
Thats right folks! SGP is officially submitted to two new film festivals!! Sundance and Pan Africa film festivals!! *House lights flicker!!* Keep your fingers crossed for us! Whatever that means! No really! We are big fans of both and judges if you hear us please make our dreams come true because we would love to be a part of your magic!! So as we await our festival submission answers we are currently in our little factory here at Hella hella dreams film works aka "Double H-D-F Dubb" getting our "Geppetto on" and are making new edits and fixes to the movie. You know as an artist the project is never done until its aired or your dead. We don't stop! There's a lot of other exciting news in the pipeline so dreamers please stay tuned! Imagination is key!!
SUCCESS: SGP Premiere's at Urban World Filmfest
On Saturday September 24th 2016, on a hot beautiful day in New York City, She's Got A Plan premiered to the Urban World Filmfest crowd inside the Times Square AMC theaters! The reviews were wonderful (John Singleton said he loved it), the connections were sweet, and the potential is simply infinite. We can honestly say we are out to a great start! Thank you to all that came out and had a seat and witnessed our production, we worked six years on this movie and its great to get it out so you can finally see it. This moment in time is incredible! After the premiere we all retreated to the Yotel Hotel rooftop in Manhattan (as pictured) and had a cocktail party under the stars with the cast, friends, and family. Keep dreaming....we need em! Please click the link and peep some of the festival highlights!
UPDATE: Michaela Angela Davis will be hosting SGP Q & A
We are happy to annouce that writer/fashion expert Michaela angela Davis will be hosting our Q & A following directly after the movie. The Q & A will feature SGP directors Corey Johnson and Fatima Washington as well as members of the cast.
4 days until the SGP premiere in NYC
YES!! Hello world! Buckle in and get ready for the ride because It's the official four day countdown until the Hella Hella Dreams Filmworks movie premiere of "She's got a plan!" Some of the cast and crew are already on their way to the Big Apple as I type preparing for the Urban World Film festival hosted by HBO and Revot tv. I can't tell you how excited we are to sit back and watch the movie get played in the beautiful AMC theater in Times Square. We hope to see you there!!
Here's your personal invite for the "SGP" Premiere
Hello Dreamers!! As you can see from the countdown above we are nearing the time for the "She's Got a Plan" world premiere at the Urban World Film Festival. I just wanted to update all festival goers that will be making it to this glorious event. Ok first: we will have members of the cast for a Q&A moderated by a special guest inside the theater directly following the feature. This is going to be fun so we hope you'll be ready to laugh and hear the wild stories of how this movie came to be!!! Also after the Q&A we would like to formally invite you to join the directors and cast for a Meet & Greet Cocktail Hour TBA!! C'ya soon!!
One month countdown for "SHE'S GOT A PLAN"
Hella Hella Dreams is proud to announce its first project "She's got a plan" is making it's official world premiere at Urban World New York!!! This is a film festival happening on September 24, 2016 and is sponsored by HBO and Revolt tv and is sure to be a grand event. The cast includes indie newcomer Fatima Wasington, Paula Jai Parker, Ja'net Dubois, Kelitta Smith, Charles Malik Whitfield, Chris Williams, and Faizon Love.
The showing is at:
AMC Empire Theater 12
234 W 42nd St.
New York, NY
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Sunspot Jonz set to release "CHARLIE'S TRUMPET"
Sunspot Jonz is putting the finishing touches to his sci/fi series "The Chosen Ones." The first episode to be released will be "Charlies Trumpet" starring many of the west coast's underground hip hop favorites like Sunspot Jonz, 2Mex, Aceyalone, Eligh,
Awol 1, and Alex Lavelanet.
Hella Hella Dreams readies first Animation project
Bubbles the Brave is Sunmation's first animation series set to be released on Hella Hella Dreams/Dreamzcape Pictures in 2017. The cartoon series features the Braveheartz force who are guardian angels from the planet Lovetopia, coming to Earth to help lost children in their time of trouble. The whole series is animated by Sunny Valentino and is Hella Hella Dreams first step into childrens programming. Stay tuned!