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GAY MEN OF COLOR THRILLINGLY EXAMINED IN NEW FEATURE LANGSTON’S GIVE $10 OR MORE TO FUNDING CAMPAIGN & HAVE PICTURE FEATURED IN THIS FILM BY & 4 COLORED BOYS
New York, NY (NOVEMBER 10, 2011) – Novo Film Project (Drama Queenz) and Off the Clock Productions (Christopher Street TV) are pleased to announce their new feature film LANGSTON’S, a modern portrait of gay men of color who are linked together by a tragic act.
An unparalleled collaboration between noted filmmakers Dane Harrington Joseph, Dwight Allen O’Neal, Daniel Armando, and James Peoples, the four have embarked upon a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 to cover production costs. Among the incentives, donors of $10 or more can choose to have their face picture featured in the film (guaranteed), and donors of $100 or more will be listed in the film’s credits as “Associate Producers.”
In addition, the Time Out New York lounge in midtown Manhattan will host a 9-hour fundraising marathon on Sunday, December 11 to benefit this electrifying new project.
“Whether old or young, masc or fem, prep or urban, we all share an attraction that draws us together and forces us to see the similarities in our differences,” says Dane Harrington Joseph, Novo Film Project’s Senior Executive Producer. “LANGSTON’S will highlight this truth, and give insight into a community and culture whose voice is rarely heard.”
A response to the diminishing presence of “colored folks” in mainstream film, LANGSTON’S tells four unique stories that intertwine at a popular Brooklyn nightclub to create an experience that neither the characters nor the audience will ever forget. Fusing comedy, drama, suspense, and film noir, LANGSTON’S is a novel opportunity for us to tell our story and affect positive change within our community. The film is slated to begin production in the early spring of 2012.
“Collaborating with likeminded individuals is a wonderful gift to be presented with,” adds Dwight Allen O’Neal, CEO of Off the Clock Productions. “It is very exciting to be creating work for us (lgbt community) by us (gay men of color) in order to help give a voice to emerging artists, a disenfranchised community, and the individuals within our community that may be sinking.”
Novo Film Project is dedicated to examining the questions latent in the LGBT community of color. In every project, Novo Film Project builds upon the contemporary and classic concerns and themes that remain timeless in order to introduce more “colorful” images in the cinematic landscape.
Off the Clock Productions, infamous for creating innovative methods to showcase positive hidden messages for the LGBT community though their entertainment outlets. LANGSTON’S is the first feature length effort in achieving this goal both companies overall aim. Dane Harrington Joseph is co-producer and writer of Drama Queenz, the hit comedy series about three friends and roommates dealing with life, love, and trying to make it in New York City. Now in its third season, the show has been presented at film festivals and pride events across the country, on many notable blogs and websites, and has a special partnership with BGCLive.com. Dwight Allen O’Neal is the Executive Prod/Creator/Writer of Christopher Street TV (now available through TLA Releasing) and the forthcoming spin-off series cockTALES. A notable blogger, celebrity make-up artist, and international GAYlebrity, Dwight’s work has featured in Vogue magazine,
TheFutureFoward.net, and various other hot spots across the World Wide Web. Daniel Armando is the award-winning Executive Producer/Director/Writer of Boys Like You (winner “Best Male Short,” North Carolina Int’l Gay and Lesbian Film Festival) and vice president of development at Novo Film project. James Peoples is a BET/Urbanworld Screenwriting finalist and writer of the first novo film project, Where Truth Lies. James’ work has also been featured in the NBC Shortcuts and New York Television festivals. James was also one of the recipients for Best Science Fiction film at the Terror Film Festival.
For more information on LANGSTON’S and the December 11 benefit, please visit www.WhatHappenedAtLangstons.com or www.novonovus.com. To donate to the Kickstarter campaign, visit http://kck.st/langstons.