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A guy named, Michael Antonio Brown sent me an email. He wants me to help spread the word about his movie, “The Cash Flo” and fundraising for the project. I don’t know Michael Antonio Brown from a can a paint. I’ve never talked to him or met him, but he’s a black man trying to do something positive and I support that.
He is asking for donations to help put an independent movie together which focus around the underground hip hop scene. It all seems to be legitimate and not a ploy to get people money. From researching the project it seems Michael is passionate about getting his independent movie off the ground. He has his casting crew and production teams, but is lacking one main ingredient, “capital”.
I am not asking you to donate to his cause, all I am asking is that you hear what he has to say and make the judgment call for yourself. Here’s the official press release,
HIP HOP ARTIST TURNED WRITER USES SOCIAL MEDIA SITE TO PRODUCE FILM
Michael Antonio Brown aka “Khanqwest” of 1990’s Seattle Underground group DSD-1 wrote a script about the Underground Music Scene during Seattle’s oppression against hip hop in 2002. After turning down an offer to buy the script, two attempts were made to produce it. One attempt in his hometown Seattle and one in Phoenix, AZ. After the second attempt, talented new professionals read the script and agreed to help produce it with a budget.
Michael found a site called Indie Go Go partnered with MTV Networks and Facebook that helps independent artists raise funds using social networking. Now the team is reaching out to the public on and offline.
2005 was when the film went by the name “Cultivated”. Michael was still part of a fledgling, aging group DSD-1 or Down Since Day 1. The story had been refined and rewritten several times, attracting attention from most who read it due to it’s realism. A disagreement in the soundtrack ultimately influenced Michael to leave the group but also his hometown of Seattle to pursue his dream of filmmaking.
In 2008, with no money, he pulled together student film makers in Arizona and some talented actors to shoot his film. However, using graduating students proved to cause scheduling problems and a no budget film couldn’t be shot in a six month time frame. But through that two talented young film makers came on board and almost saved the project.
Colten Currey and Aaron Luppe both loved the story and has joined Michael’s vision of its full potential. Both young film makers had the quality Michael needed. Finished quality projects and experience on major sets. For two years they shared knowledge, recruited a solid crew, and prepared to rebirth the project properly from start to finish. A couple of actors were retained from the first project, adding their professional input as well.
In August of 2010 the project was tentatively renamed “The Cash Flo”. Looking to keep creative control of the project and finding funding in this economy was a challenge until Michael was informed of Indie Go Go. The budget for the film would normally be over $400,000 but all the crew and actors have agreed to pay cuts totaling less than $25,000, hoping that once it is finished they will receive their full pay.
Indie Go Go allows musicians, filmmakers, and other artists to place their project online. They may link to the many social media sites, post videos, and receive advice on to how to raise money through friends, family, and fans.
“The Cash Flo” is hoping that out of the 50 million fans of hip hop they can find 8,000 to donate $5 during this holiday season. Their goal is to raise the needed funds and begin shooting in February. They will have a soundtrack of independent musicians to go with the theme of the film.
“The Cash Flo” will be premiered online and various film festivals this fall. The entire project can be followed with daily video updates online.
“Like the characters in the film, hip hop is about struggle, making something out of nothing. Even though I’m not rockin the mic, hip hop rocks my soul and is the driving force behind me seeing this film made for others like me.” Michael Antonio Brown, Producer/Writer “The Cash Flo”
About The Cash Flo Movie L.L.C. www.thecashflomovie.com was formed in Phoenix AZ July,2010 to produce the hip hop film “The Cash Flo” written and produced by Michael Antonio Brown. In order to keep the story close to those the underground music scene and create a high quality film a great team was added. The team consists of Director of Photography Colten Currey who has been on over 20 film projects, Director Aaron Leupp (six film credits), Sound Editor Alex Kosyakov (over 10 film credits) and others who work with this team. Rising talent Kenjo LaChapelle stars as one of the group members.
To see the videos and Indie Go Go site featuring this project click here
To schedule interviews or for more information please call Michael at 208-440-0587 or email Michael@thecashflomovie.com
Michael, much props to you brother! Keep doing your thang! Good luck on your endeavors!
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