Saturday August 3, 2019 | 4 – 7 pm
Hosted by Black Public Media (BPMplus)
Co-hosted by the African Artists’ Association (3As) & The In.flux Lab
AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE
2021 N. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
REGISTRATION* REQUIRED: https://bpmplus-vr-mixer-aug-3-2019.eventbrite.com
(*3As Members are Free & Non Members are $15 at the door)
CO-HOSTS: the African Artists’ Association (3as) (http://www.the3as.org/)
The In.flux Lab (https://www.theinfluxlab.com/)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The 3As is pleased to be a co-host and provide this amazing opportunity to our members & friends, but we need your help! We need 6-10 volunteers to assist with set up and breakdown, etc. to help make this exciting VR opportunity a success. RSVP by JULY 31, 2019 to Kola Akingbade at Kola@the3as.org to sign up.EVENT: Virtual Reality (VR) mixer on Saturday, August 3rd, at American Film Institute. Join us for this thrilling opportunity to mix and mingle with professionals working with VR! The goal of this BPMplus mixer is to introduce black filmmakers, journalists, creatives, executives, and coders to VR (as a storytelling medium) and connect them with like-minded professionals.
PANEL: Tameka Kee, founder of The In.flux Lab, will interview VR producer Amanda Shelby and Kaylon Hunt*, VP of development & production at JuVee Productions (Viola Davis’ production company) (http://www.juveeproductions.com/).
*Kaylon Hunt is an award-winning filmmaker and actor born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. His work has been featured in national media outlets and publications including IndieWire and Variety Magazine, which deemed him “One to Watch” in their Hollywood New Leaders issue. Hunt briefly studied mathematics before entering the University of Southern California’s prestigious film school where he produced a number of projects, including Turbo which won an Emmy Foundation’s College Television Award. His short film, The Brink, also found acclaim among festival audiences and critics and is currently being developed feature film. He is an avid fan of technology and art and finding innovative ways to blend the two together.
FILM SCREENINGS: We will screen three VR films: Traveling While Black, which just received a 2019 Emmy nomination; the pilot for Operation Othello: I Am Not What I Am, which JuVee Productions debuted at Cannes XR; NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism, an animated, sci-fi short that debuted at Sundance in 2017.