Great internet mini-series beginning.
Julito McCullum (Namond Brice of the wire, Wee-Bey's son) is a cast member.
For Colored Boys, REDEMPTION, The Series. Season 1 Pilot
Season 1 premiering August 25th! SUBSCRIBE NOW - http://www.youtube.com/user/staceymfilms
For Colored Boys is a dramatic web series written and directed by award winning filmmaker Stacey Muhammad of Wildseed Films.
The first season of For Colored Boys follows the life of Benjamin Boyd, Sr. who upon release from prison seeks to reunite his family by rekindling his relationship with wife, "Lisa" and reassuming his role as father to his teenage daughter, Sidney and 20 year old son, "E". A talented yet somewhat troubled young man, "E" has had to shoulder a tremendous amount of responsibility during his father's incarceration.Returning home, Benjamin finds his son is no longer a boy, but a man unwilling to acknowledge or accept the presence of his father. In order to mend a troubled and fragile relationship and rebuild his family, Benjamin must be careful not to overstep his bounds, yet still re-establish his presence as E's father. Finding his place in a world he's been estranged from is more difficult task than he could have ever imaged and suffering from Post Incarceration Syndrome makes it seem nearly impossible.
Inspired by the highly acclaimed 1975 choreopoem "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf" by Ntozake Shange, For Colored Boys is a series of stories that follow the lives of African American men from various walks of life as they navigate and overcome challenges, face their fears, find their truth, mend broken relationships, find love, build families and inspire the lives of many.
Review via IndieWire:
"Redemption, For Colored Boys" mines drama out of the absent-father-returns scenario but gives the characters a genuine life and personality (the son records music passionately, his father has a warm encounter with a bodega clerk) before the histrionics start, so when they do, it feels realistic. Furthermore, the movie uses the short form to its advantage: the director cuts immediately after the altercation between father and son, suggesting that things can't actually be repaired. It's a much more honest, powerful statement than any gift-wrapped reconciliation you'd find elsewhere.
- Christopher Bell (IndieWire)
Starring Julito McCullum and Rob Morgan
Tiye Phoenix, Roudy St. Fleur, Ryan Stephenson and Kai Muhammad
Written and Directed by Stacey Muhammad
Executive Produced by Feler Dureus
Cinematography by J. Anders Urmacher
Edited by Kathryn Hood Moore
Original Music by Chris Rob