Recently I had the pleasure of featuring in this short film Zincgraff, written and directed by San Franciso based filmmaker Lino Brown, his fourth short film in three years, which deals with, as Brown says, “a reclusive and hallucinative painter manages to hold onto the memories and momentum of his dearest mate just long enough to conclude his portrait of her. An internal exploration of a relationship and the timeline of dissolution & empathy, thus begging the question of “What are the stories behind a painter’s paintings?”

    The filmmaker’s own personal experience shapes his view and approach to his films. Born and raised in Cameroon, Brown came to the U.S. as a teenager just seven years ago, and he says that his latest film is “a collective of my experiences, shared conversations and memories. A modest tribute to a culture and story I had almost forgotten.” Check out the trailer and tell me what you think!


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  • 38th Notes Write Up

    38th Notes did a short write-up on my upcoming trip to the Philippines:

    Oakland artist, educator and mother Jasmine “Jazz” Hudson has been a staple in the local spoken word scene for many years now. She’s hosted and performed for notable artists and to benefit a myriad of positive community efforts. Early next year she is trying to take her local activism global with an aid trip to the Philippines via Hayward-based non-profit organization, Soulciety. On her trip she will be teaching creative arts workshops and performing, while also providing guidance, resources and inspiration to impoverished youth in the Philippines. As a mother herself, she understands the importance of investing in youth, wherever they may dwell. Here’s the thing, she needs our help.

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