Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jamil Walker Smith - "Make a Movie Like Spike" Cinequest Film Fest March 2011

Source: Cinequest and a tweet from Make a Movie Like Spike


The Cinequest Film Festival 21 is scheduled from March 1 through March 13, 2011 in San Jose, CA. For complete information on the film festival click here for a .pdf file.

"Make a Movie Like Spike" is schedule for March 4 at 7pm, March 6 at 3:45 pm and March 8 at 2:30 pm at the Camera 12 venue at 201 South Second Street, San Jose, CA. General admission tickets are $10.00.


Director Jamil Walker Smith
Producer Brittany Ballard
Writer Jamil Walker Smith
Cinematographer Matthew Blute
Editor David Au
Cast Malcolm Goodwin, Jamil Walker Smith, Christine Dunford, Justin Shenkarow, Michael Trotter, Louis Ferreira, Eddie Ruiz, Bradley Stryker, Champagne Powell, Venita Metoyer

Country United States
Language English
Genre Drama

Two young marines hold onto their dreams even in darkness.

Luis (Stargate Universe’s Jamil Walker Smith) and Ronald (American Gangster’s Malcolm Goodwin) are best friends with dreams that extend far beyond the confines of their small Los Angeles neighborhood. Ronald is a soon-to-be father and Luis is an aspiring filmmaker who’s documenting their last 36 hours at home before they’re both deployed to fight in Afghanistan.

Their story captures both hilarious and heartwarming moments at home, but when the men turn the lens back on themselves in their darkest moment in the Afghan war zone, we find that their dreams and hopes for the future mean something entirely different within the frame of the battlefield. Director and star Jamil Walker Smith’s powerful film begs us not to look just at statistics and numbers of troops deployed and casualties, but to explore the human aspects of war and the effect it can have on the people, friends and loved ones.


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