Hey friends, family, alumni & comrades! Consider this an early heads up/call to action. Fellow Hampton University alumn & friend Sahar Simmons, author/writer/producer/advocate & soldier for children and youth development in underserved communites is in the process of putting on her 2nd Annual Mobile Movie Makers Youth & Film Competition & Festival. It’s a film festival for high school & junior high school aged kids to inspire, motivate and develop their creativity as content creators, as the movies they create on their mobile devices can be entered into different categories to win and gain major media exposure. She’s asked me to develop a music category within that festival so I’ve added for this year (and beyond) this SongBuilders movie category. Here’s an early look at the promo I created with some camera assistance from Christopher Mitchell (also HU Alumn) to help define the category for the schools. Let me know your thoughts but here’s where the call to action comes in:
Educators & community leaders, we’re doing ATL this year but as we expand, help us bring this to your school district with info, contacts and resources needed for infastructure. I'm talking to you Detroit, Southfield, Virginia (all y'all), Chicago, Philly, Austin & Indianapolis! (& everywhere)
Entertainers,entertainment executives and business owners, we need your involvement in many things like prize packages (can we offer your service or product as part of the winners’ prize?), shout outs, radio/video drops to help get the word out, entertainment, speakers and exhibitors for the festival portion of the competiton later this year!
Everyone, any resources and special skills(GRAPHIC ARTISTS & SITE BUILDERS, I'm talking to you too), knowledge and contacts that can help or smooth the course, inbox me or hit Sahar. This is not for profit and free to ALL the kids involved so SPONSORS big & small are all needed and WELL appreciated. You can also DONATE directly to the M3YFC site mentioned in this video www.mobilemoviemakersyouth.com (site still under construction, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS;-), help us out).
If you're on this page then you know by now what a SongBuilder video is as I’ve pretty much ONLY been posting them here & on Facebook so far but as that experiment develops, keep up with my moves w/that here and PLEASE JOIN the mailing list. I love y’all, take care & enjoy yourselves! #supportnonprofit