Black Card: Behind the Scenes: Snippet 10 from Double7 Images on Vimeo.

In our 10th behind-the-scenes snippet from the production of my next film “Black Card”, we dive deep into the artistic process as composer ELEW explores how the piano and bass will complement the images composed with the talents of cinematographer Dylan Verrechia. Directing this piece was a “tonal tightrope”, as I’ve said many times over the last few weeks, as Tony Patrick’s script bops from comedy to drama in a very dynamic way.

The score is the best opportunity to ensure the audience knows that WE understand what we’re doing here, and in this snippet you can see how the collaborative process plays out in real time.

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Black Card: Behind the Scenes: Snippet 9 from Double7 Images on Vimeo.

In this installment from the production of “Black Card” and in this installment, not only will you hear about the journey of the concept from writer Tony Patrick, you’ll also get to see exclusive snippets from the rough cut!

I think this is actually more universal than the title says. “Black Card”, to me, ultimately is about the point in a person’s life where they have to evolve. And, in that person’s personal evolution there’s a choice between themselves and their culture…

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Eric Van’t Zelfden of Lobo Jones Photography shot the portraits for the end credit sequence last Friday. Here’s a select for my “Directed by” credit.


We are seeking African-Americans of all ages in New York City for portrait shots for the end credit sequence of our upcoming film “Black Card”. If you want to be part of a pretty cool project that speaks to the range of the black experience, check the details and hit us up!

DATE: Friday, January 9, 2015
TIME: 10a – 2p
LOCATION: Simple Studios, 134 W29th Street, 2nd Fl
CONTACT: email to confirm

“Black Card” BTS Snippet #8

January 3, 2015 Double7 Images

Black Card: Behind the Scenes: Snippet 8 from Double7 Images on Vimeo. A special shout out to my man Anthony Q. Artis for shooting these behind the scenes snippets. In this video, check out the on-set footage from Scene 7F, Take 3 as I work with Dorian and Simone on the timing and rhythm of […]

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Selma: Official Trailer

January 1, 2015 Stamp of Approval

Ava DuVernay’s latest film “Selma” is awesome. It’s been a pleasure watching the journey from marketing maven to award-winning filmmaker, including the first African-American woman to win Best Director at Sundance (for her film “Middle of Nowhere”). “Selma” will be released wide on January 9th. In the meantime, check out our podcast interview with Ava […]

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