Credit info for Two Roads
My acting scene in Two Roads as Principal – Cop #1
Two Roads is an entry into (former) President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. I play a cop pulling over a kid who is at the wrong place and the wrong time. The kid is not involved in exercising his right to vote. This short shows two very different outcomes.
I like playing cops. This was a challenge because I had to keep the energy up, say lines, and do physical actions while the adrenaline was pumping!
Two Roads (Short)
A group of private sector leaders joined together to launch the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, which is committed to strengthening to unite leaders across philanthropic, nonprofit and private sectors to support sustainable, long-term and effective engagement.
Behind the Scenes of Two Roads
The same group of foundations that made an initial commitment of support to My Brother’s Keeper when the initiative was launched, announced their “Ban-the-Box Challenge.” Inspired by President Obama’s action to move toward banning the box in the federal government’s hiring process, the Executive’s Alliance to Expand Opportunity for Boys and Young Men of Color’s new campaign urges foundations nationwide to pledge to adopt fair chance hiring practices, including banning-the-box.
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the NBA family formally launched the In Real Life campaign as part of the league’s response to MBK. The campaign challenges Americans to mentor so that every young person is connected to the kind of meaningful relationships that provide networks of support and opportunity. In addition to an online action platform and PSAs from NBA players, other celebrities like Kendrick Lamar have also gotten involved in sharing their mentoring stories.
In honor of our anniversary, acclaimed actor Michael B. Jordan released a PSA on the vital role parents, mentors, and other caring adults play in the lives of our youth.
Thank you to Director/Writer/Editor Avery O Williams for molding my performance and giving me such great words to say and actions to do. Thank you to Cinematographer Mitch Ebert for making me look good. Thank you to Casting Department Kim Flowers, Michelle Payne and Valencia Wilson for casting me in this role. Thank you to Producers Hope Demps, Monica Ford, Cameron H Miller, Sharon Tomlinson and Tiffany Tyler for gathering all the money for this project. Thank you to Makeup Department Kendra Hill and Kimberly Hill for blotting all the shine off my nose and forehead. Thank you to Austreberto Hernandez and Sean Jackson for the additional direction. Thank you to Sound Department Angel Mendoza, Brent Mukai and Issac C Sida for capturing my voice. Thank you to Camera and Electrical Department Estefany Gonzalez, Med Jast, Kris Mayeshiro and Alberto Triana for working so hard to capture my performance. Thank you to Unit Production Manager Aleshia Cowser and PAs Randee Clayton, Gary Harris II, Jesus Hernandez, Cristian Jimenez, Jason Torres, Sharon Wolthers for keeping the train on the tracks.
I look forward to working with you ALL again SOON!