B Scene: A (Film) Race to the Mountain Top is the culmination of a 72-hour race to make a film. Last month, we invited filmmakers of all levels to make an entire short film in 72 hours. Now we invite YOU to join us to watch the works created about Black love, gentrification, and Afrofuturism.
Featured filmmakers include:
Anthony Van Dunk, Chante Graham, Dmitri Persaud, James Freeman, Kevin Lawrence, Princess A. Hairson, and Sasha Mason
YOU will decide the winner! First, Second and Third place winners will recive prizes including: classes from BRIC Media Education, a "Feed Your Crew" Gift Basket from Trader Joe's and a "Date Night" movie package from Alamo Drafthouse
Screening Event: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | B Scene: A Race to the Mountain Top!
B Scene is a film and television screening series, that showcases community produced work. We proudly present work that is reflective of Brooklyn’s media makers in a way that is uniquely Brooklyn Free Speech.
During the screening you, The AUDIENCE will determine who the winners are for each category. Come out for this special screening, giveaways, and more.
Find out more about the participants:
Clockwise from top left: James Freeman, Princess Hairston, Kevin Lawrence, Anthony Jay Van Dunk, Chante D. Graham
Anthony Jay Van Dunk--A Fort Greene resident for over 50 years, Anthony Jay Van Dunk is a professional woodworker and a BRIC Brooklyn Free Speech community producer. Anthony’s life is abundant with adventures including bicycle races in Cuba, tribal leadership of the Ramapough Mountain Indians, and a guest appearance on Martha Stewart Living. Passionate about helping people and recording their personal stories, he is committed to creating content to educate and entertain everyone. A true Brooklyn made product, he admits that his living experiences in places like Standing Rock, Moscow, and Paris have given his life a full flavor. You Call This Gentrification, his debut public presentation, fore shadows forthcoming flood of human experiences for audiences.
James Freeman--James is a Brooklyn based filmmaker, writer and actor. At BRIC, he was last seen in Daniel Lichtman’s Doctors and Nurses. James is in the process of returning to the performing arts after a long time away.
Chante D. Graham (GCP) is a published author, independent television producer, filmmaker, composer, event coordinator and media personality. Chante’s production company CG Productions has originally produced two documentaries and four independent television programs since 2011. CGP produces The Ladies of Madison Avenue web series and television talk show that focuses on all issues facing today’s modern woman. Her documentary, The New Face of Hunger won the 2015 Mega Cities Short Docs International Film competition and screened in Paris. She has also produced the documentary entitled Manhood, that has screened in several media houses throughout New York City.
Kevin Lawrence is a Brooklyn based filmmaker, producer, writer, and TV and radio personality at BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech. He has been producing and hosting his TV Show, Kev’s View since 2014. He was awarded the 2017 Brooklyn Free Speech MVP (Most Valuable Producer) of Year Winner. Kevin has also worked on the New York Emmy-nominated TV show BK Live. He is currently directing his first documentary called Out in Hip Hop.
Princess A. Hairston is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn. Princess worked on the first two episodes of the Emmy-nominated series Capture with Mark Seliger. She was an editor on the documentary film Fresh Dressed, an official selection at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. She also edits commercials, webisodes, branded content and short films with many top advertising agencies and production companies throughout New York City. She is directing her first feature-length documentary titled Tracing the Hairstons and editing the documentary feature film Little Sallie Walker directed by Marta Effinger-Crichlow.
The Stoop at BRIC Arts | Media House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work.