* Artistic Freedom Ltd. is producing Roxie15, a short film about a “virtual reality programmer working on the project she hopes will change her life. Things are good, until the software she has created is infected with a virus. Things go from bad to worse when the virus comes after her.” The film takes place in New York in 2051 and will start shooting in April. Read more about it here and donate.
*Another film, Afronauts, is also in the works. Frances Bodomo, who also did Boneshaker, is heading the project and here is the synopsis: “Afronauts tells the alternative history of the 1960s Space Race. It’s the night of July 16th, 1969 and, as America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, a group of exiles in the Zambian desert are rushing to launch their rocket first. There’s only one problem: their spacegirl, Matha, is five months pregnant. Afronauts follows characters that have not been able to find a home on earth and are therefore attracted to the promise of the space race.” So far, model Diandra Forrest and actress Yolanda Ross are in the film. Donate at the indiegogo page.
* I want to thank Ian Burzynski for his recent donation. If you want to donate to my blog, the button is on the right side of my page. Any amount is appreciated! >>>>>>>>>
*This Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum will be free performances and presentations including Adia Whitaker and neo-folkloric dance ensemble Ase Dance Theater Collective and Bernice McFadden discussing her novel, Gathering of Waters.
*Don’t forget to continue support for the Oya: Rise of the Orisha film centering on the West African orisha being turned into modern day superheroes. They are posting concept art for the orisha Oya on their facebook page. and watch the latest interview with actress Luiana Bonfim playng Tanit.
* I haven’t posted this in a while (mostly because I put it on the backburner while doing other things), but I am still looking for people interested in creating a logo for my blog. If interested, click here for more info.
*Metropolarity announced a workshop in Philadelphia about incorporating race, gender, and sexuality in sci-fi writing with Alex Smith, founder of the Laser Life sci-fi reading series and founding member of the Metropolarity arts collective. There will three workshops on April 8, 15 and 22.