HERE IT COMES
"Here It Comes" is a short film featuring a spoken word poem written and performed by national slam poetry champion, Steve Connell. It is a lyrical examination of a reckless young man and the life altering choices he makes in a matter of seconds. It has been featured on MTV for World AIDS Day and was screened at The Sundance Film Festival in 2004. Below is a link to the film as well as an interview from 2003 with the filmmakers, Peter Marshall Smith (director), Steve Connell (writer/performer), and Amir Proushani (producer) for hify.com.
Peter Marshall Smith was a producer and the lead editor on Tupamaro: Urban Guerrillas, an award-winning feature length documentary that chronicles the life of Alberto "Chino" Carias, the leader of a vigilante "colectivo" from the slums of Caracas, Venezuela. Once accused of robbing banks and killing cops, Chino sheds his outlaw reputation and takes a post in Hugo Chavez's government. But after Chavez dies, the country's struggling economy collapses. In the absence of true law and order, Chino clings to his contradictory roles as saint and executioner. Tupamaro: Urban Guerrillas was a decade in the making and won Best Foreign Film and the Golden Palm Award at the 2017 Beverly Hills Film Festival, in addition to other awards. It is now streaming world-wide on Amazon Prime Video and YouTube. For more information visit:
THE STORY IS HAZY. The plot may seem to amble along and then take a few detours, but that's just part of its unpredictable charm. The story, like the man, is one of contradictions. This is a fictitious biopic about a legendary rock star whose name we never mention, or whose songs we never hear. It’s a tribute to a man who in 1973 was arguably the most famous person alive, but turned his back on celebrity, marriage and sobriety. We drift with him through this booze-soaked, stoner fog of debauchery, in a year that he called his "lost weekend”. It was a turbulent time; one that, in many respects, parallels our own present day, which may account for the fact that each character the rock star encounters is bit kookier than the next, and have wildly different reactions to his fame. He awakens one morning in a strange woman’s bedroom in a vast mansion in the Hollywood Hills. To complicate matters, the woman is married, her dog is missing and her butler has dreams of stardom. As events unravel, hijinks ensue.
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