August 25, 2016
1 min, 2016.
The curious thread between all 80’s board game commercials.
Dir. & Edit by Raphael Nash for Endangered Peace.
April 09, 2016
It’s been some time since you’ve heard from us. We’ve been busy, but that’s no excuse. It was a great 2015, and we’re looking forward to what 2016 has in store.
Here’s a brief list of what we’ve been up to…
– ‘Faux Pas’ made it’s television debut, thanks to Aspire & ABFF
– Wrapped production on our short, ‘Laces‘
– Read some great books
– Teamed with Digital Cafe to launch The Loni Swain Show on Chicago’s CLTV (and other dope projects)
– Saw some great films
– Produced the doc series Learning is a Lifestyle for Digital Youth Network
– Got some new gear
– Started some new scripts…
We swear this much time won’t lapse before you hear from us again – promise.
December 19, 2014
Last week, we promised to publicly release our 2013 short, Faux Pas, once we successfully meet our funding goal for “Laces”. Yesterday, we reach our mark, and couldn’t be more thankful.
So, here it is. As promised.
November 26, 2014
This film is the product of a mentor / mentee relationship forged over 5 years ago through the Digital Youth Network. Back then, the film’s writer and director, Terrence Thompson, was a high school student with strong interests in Filmmaking, and the film’s producer, (our own) Raphael Nash, worked as his teacher and mentor. Before leaving to attend the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana to pursue a degree in Media & Cinema, Terrence wrote a script based on some of his own experiences as a teen in Chicago. With Raphael’s help, the script became “Laces”. With Terrence now being a senior at the University of Illinois, and Raphael a professor at DePaul University, they are again working to finish what was started some years back.
Total Running Time: 15 mins.
“Laces” explores the complexities of black youth identity with regard to consumerism. It follows Mike, an African-American teen from the more euro-centric north suburbs of Chicago, as he relocates to a more densely-populated African-American neighborhood. His new surroundings differ culturally, so he struggles to fit in socially. After weeks of being teased for the way he speaks and dresses, he concocts a plan to attain the highly coveted “Laces” sneakers as a means for fitting in. Although his plan seems to be warranted, it is heavily flawed and dangerous – costing him more that what he bargained for.
View our Kickstarter HERE!
September 29, 2014
Casting call for a Chicago-area short film, “LACES”, an Endangered Peace Production.
Synopsis: Mike is the new kid. Struggling to fit in, he concocts a devious plan to get the one thing he knows will gain him respect from his peers.
Genre: Dramatic Short
When: Saturday, Oct. 04th 2014, 12pm-4pm
Where: Inquire within
We’re Looking For:
- African-American Males, Ages 14-17
- African-American Males, Ages 35-45
- African-American Females, Ages 35-45
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with resume & headshot for further information.
April 29, 2014
We’ve got two major Chicago-based creative projects in tow this summer, and we’re looking for talented crew members to join us!
From Camera Assistants to Production Office Staff, Production Coordinators to Assistant Directors – we’re welcoming all to submit their resumes and/or reels to:
From here, we can share the specifics (budget, schedule, etc) around each project.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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