Kofi Siriboe released his short film “Jump” yesterday and it has already been getting buzz. The film follows Ziggy, a African American male that is detached from reality. Ziggy continues to see a young girl that is telling him to follow her, but every time he finds her, no one is ACTUALLY there. He repeats the words, “I don’t wanna live, I don’t wanna die”, directly signifying his complex with living a life of depression and actually not wanting to ending the life he know (with friends) but doesn’t enjoy. His friend tries to reach out to him but he’s not interested in hanging out or talking. It ends with Ziggy on the bridge considering what to do next…
I’m proud of Kofi Siriboe for this wonderful film. Keep up the good work! OnPoint!
Actor Kofi Siriboe from the film Girls Trip and TV Series Queen Sugar has created a documentary called What the Fuck Is Mental Health? Tackling the unrecognized issues of mental illness in black communities. In the short documentary, a group of young Black speak on their personal experience with mental health and how they have overcome.
Siriboe expressed to the Huffington Post about being inspired to make a documentary dealing with mental health:
Making WTF Is Mental Health? Has been a part of the healing process for me, one I’m still exploring. It’s the combination piece to Jump, a short film I made after a mentor and a big brother figure died by suicide, just before I got the call that I’d then cast in Queen Sugar. I started working on this beautiful, emotional show and felt how liberating it was to channel my fears into art. As I began to mold Jump, I realize the true conversation I was craving centered on young black people who are figuring out this mental health thing, too.
He also explains that he wants Black people to express themselves:
Everybody doesn’t have that language and doesn’t understand that there is a community or world out there of people dealing with similar things, so I want to explore what it is and what it means to us. A lot of our project is just asking questions, and I think with the questions, they’re able to give us answers and able to define these definitions for ourselves rather than what we are accustomed to being told.
It is no secret that Black people have a hard time expressing themselves. It is however difficult for many people to understand WHY Black people have such a hard time expressing themselves. This documentary is just the beginning of a well-needed discussion on mental health in black communities.
HBO releases the first trailer for the television show dedicated to Ray Bradbury’s classic sci-fi novel Fahrenheit 451. Michael Shannon stars as the sheriff and Black Pantherstar Michael B. Jordan plays Guy Montag a young fireman. In this world fireman burn books and they rewrite history.
Jay Z and Beyonce have done it yet again. They have shocked the public with their creativity. The couple released a trailer for their upcoming tour ON THE RUN. The trailer is displayed like a full feature length film with some of Hollywood’s favorites which include; Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Guillermo Diaz, Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Rashida Jones and Kidada Jones.
The trailer displays Jay and B in some illegal activity which ends up with them being on the run and having to watch their back.
Then at the end of the trailer the last words are “COMING NEVER”. Fans love the trailer so much that they have started a petition to make the trailer an actual feature film. They are trying to get to 100,000 signatures. If they reach their goal they are hoping the two stars will consider. If you would like to sign the petition please click on this link. Sign The Petition for “On The Run”
Titled “Looking 4 Myself,” the Rich Lee-directed film features a battle between the angel and devil personass of Usher. One being down-to-earth and the other being his celebrity half, which is also the theme of the title track of his last album.
In the video Usher is locked in a battle and seeking revenge against the celebrity version of himself after fame destroys his romantic relationship.
The short film is to show off the 2013 Samsung Smart TV.