Interview- Corey & Fatima pt 1

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I’d say it was about 2 years ago when I got asked by my friend Dominique to be an extra for a movie she was working on. I don’t know at what point I learned that one of the guys directing it was Corey aka Sunspot Jonz of Living Legends, but I think that got me especially interested since I was a fan of his music. Plus, they promised food, so that’s always a great motivator for me.  I learned the film was also being directed and produced by the lead actress, Fatima Washington.  She, like Corey and Dominique, also hailed from the Bay Area. I grew up in the Bay til I was about 9, then moved to Los Angeles. I have a immediate love for all Bay folks. I remember the scene I was supposed to be in was a party in the Hollywood Hills. I met a bunch of the other extras, some of whom were from Detroit. I remember one scene I was in had a pile of white powder that was supposed to be coke on a table. And that was about it. Apparently after I was done, they had to shoot more footage, and an LAPD helicopter came to shut it down that night!

A few years later Dominique lets me know they had finished the film…but not quite.

In case you don’t know, making a movie involves layers and layers of work. From writing the script, to getting it financed, to casting, to shooting, to editing, to post-production, to marketing.  Right now they are entering the post-production phase, which is not cheap or easy. A whole lot goes into your 90 minutes of entertainment.  Dominique let me know they were on a serious IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for the post production. Leading the charge was Fatima and Corey, Faizon Love, Paula Jai Parker, and a slew of other actors and actresses who were in the film and believed in its vision. I hopped at the chance to do whatever I could.  Through the 3 parts of this interview you will see an alternative side to the mainstream film industry, and see that coming with the alternatives takes communal support.

In case you don’t know, making a movie involves layers and layers of work. From writing the script, to getting it financed, to casting, to shooting, to editing, to post-production, to marketing.  Right now they are entering the post-production phase, which is not cheap or easy. A whole lot goes into your 90 minutes of entertainment.  Dominique let me know they were on a serious IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for the post production. Leading the charge was Fatima and Corey, Faizon Love, Paula Jai Parker, and a slew of other actors and actresses who were in the film and believed in its vision. I hopped at the chance to do whatever I could.  Through the 3 parts of this interview you will see an alternative side to the mainstream film industry, and see that coming with the alternatives takes communal support.

Part 1: Cultured in the Bay

– Corey and Fatima’s story.

– How the Bay Area influences artists.

 

Any and EVERYTHING you need to know about Isis Dynasty is right here at their IndieGogo page.

They only have 26 days left to reach their goal! Your support is necessary!

 

Bonus!!!

Check out the trailer!

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