Month: March 2017

‘Killing’ The Fear: How To Get Away With Murder & Success in Hollywood

  Behzad Dabu of How To Get Away With Murder fame talks acting trials, triumphs & Viola Davis •Behzad Dabu discusses Chicago theatre scene and how it served as the foundation for his career •Actor tells how he was discovered by HTGAWM exec, who happened to be in audience for play Disgraced •Why supporting your friends is crucial to surviving and thriving in the industry •Overcoming the fear and ‘advice’ on “staying quiet” regarding issues of diversity and race “As artists, we sometimes obsess over our craft to the point where we question if we even have the talent to break through....

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Best Picture “Moonlight” & Importance of Black History Movies

“Moonlight” Shines at Oscars: Exemplifies Cultural Richness & Artistic Contribution of Black History Movies Since February is the shortest month in the year, we here at MoreMentum decided to extend Black History Month through March. That’s right; it’s unofficially officially Black History Month in March! We did it for a great reason too. There were so many spectacular films this year starring African American actors that we just didn’t have enough time to cover them all. Plus, like the rest of the world, we were waiting on the Academy Awards and what a historic night it was for films that will rightfully...

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Teen Bullying & Why You Should NEVER Stay “Silent”

She Wanted to Take a Stand Against Teen Bullying & Made a Powerful Viral Video…at Just 15 Years-Old •First-time, teenage filmmaker creates powerful short film on teen bullying that resonates across the country •Silent becomes viral sensation within 24 hours of teen’s father posting online •”Silent” film tells its anti-bulling message with no dialogue…only music and effective, precise directing •Viral film is shot on less than $1,000 budget, in only six day production timeline, and with “DIY” camera equipment “If you’re going to say something mean, don’t say it at all…just stay Silent.” –Lindsey Hunter Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman...

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