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Celebrating New African American Voices in Film with Gentleman Jack!

FABulites, Any other movie heads in the house? I absolutely love watching movies. Just this past weekend I satisfied my cravings by catching both Superfly and Incredibles 2 which were both amazing! Today I'm not really here to talk about movies but what I would like to share with you all is how Gentleman Jack is doing something really awesome when it comes to film and the African American communities. Allow me to tell you all about it!

Last year's winner, Janlat'e Mullins, 2018 Runner Up, and 2018 Winner Damien D Smith

Gentleman Jack is all about saluting men and women who go after their passions and pursue their crafts.  For the second year in a row Gentleman Jack has teamed up with Codeblack Entertainment to give one distinct African American filmmaker a chance to win $10,000 and a VIP trip to Miami to screen the winning film in front of some of the industries biggest names in film! This year the event was held on Thursday night at the Fillmore Theatre Miami Beach.

The live event was hosted by Anthony Rose and featured one of my favorite actors Mr. Omari Hardwick.  Omari took the time to share with the filmmakers the things he's most passionate about and why he appreciates Gentleman Jack so much for providing this opportunity to some one. Contrary to what we see on the movies or television, Omari has a real act for inspiring others and the ability to mentor like no other. By the time the event  was finished I wanted to add film making to my resume myself!

The 2018 Reel to Reel winner was none other than Mr. Damien D. Smith who won for his film Daddy's Big Girl! Let me just say there wasn't a dry eye in the house after viewing Damien's winning well deserved masterpiece which showcased a bold message of Love and Acceptance for all of humanity. You can view it for yourself here

It was such an amazing event with an amazing guest speaker and super amazing film makers. I can't wait to see what next year's event will have in store for us! Thank you Gentleman Jack!

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