“Zygote” (short film) – Oats Studios


Synopsis: Twenty years ago, a smattering of large, mineral-rich asteroids crashed into northern Canada and Russia. At a remote mining outpost operated by Cerberus Minerals in the Northwest Territories, an anomalous, crystalline alien object described as the “quartz” has been recovered from one of the asteroids. The quartz, apparently sentient, cognitively affects humans by transmitting gigabytes of information via bursts of light, influencing them to … Continue reading “Zygote” (short film) – Oats Studios

ADAM – episodes 1 – 3


“Adam” is an award-winning real-time-rendered short film, written and directed by Veselin Efremov, and created by the Unity Demo team. It runs at 1440p on a GeForce GTX980. Learn more about the creation of “Adam”, download the assets and the real-time version, and find complete credits list: http://unity3d.com/adam Watch the next episodes, written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, and created by Oats Studios: Continue reading ADAM – episodes 1 – 3

Short Film “17” – Directed by Bush Renz


“17” Short Film feat. Raphael Saadiq, Ty Dolla $ign, Mali Music & Elijah Blake created for Harry Belafonte’s Sankofa. The Visual EP, which made its official February 17th premiere on TIDAL, seeks to raise funds to support grassroots organizing efforts around issues of racial and social justice. It will become available on all DSPs on March 3rd. Conceptualized and directed by writer/director duo Gerard Bush … Continue reading Short Film “17” – Directed by Bush Renz

Alicia Keys (Short Film) – “The Gospel”


A music-driven short film presented as a visual prelude to Alicia Keys’ sixth studio album, Here. Keys pays tribute to the communities that raised her in four slice-of-life segments depicting the coming of age experience in New York City. *Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Premiere *New York Times Pop Critic Pick –– The Playlist *2017 One Screen Awards – Free The Bid “Best Music Video” *2017 … Continue reading Alicia Keys (Short Film) – “The Gospel”

Idris Elba speaks about Directing his debut film “Yardie”.


1Xtra’s Ace hosts an exclusive Q&A from the premier of film ‘Yardie’, chatting to Idris Elba on his directorial debut, and cast members Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson.   Watch the trailer below   Continue reading Idris Elba speaks about Directing his debut film “Yardie”.

Ash Sarkar Meets Spike Lee | BLACKkKLANSMAN


Ash sat down with Spike Lee to talk cops, Kanye, and why an honest racist is better than a respectable liberal. BLACKkKkLANSMAN is in UK cinemas on 24th August. Would you rather be around someone who is open about their racist views, or someone who hides them? We all have prejudices against each other, but it is clearly a bigger issue when it becomes racist. … Continue reading Ash Sarkar Meets Spike Lee | BLACKkKLANSMAN

Erykah Badu: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert


Aug. 15, 2018 | Felix Contreras — Some folks around the NPR Music office said they felt an almost spiritual connection to Erykah Badu during her visit to the Tiny Desk. And that was before she and her band even played a single note. It came from the waft of earthly scents that followed in her wake, to the flowing dreads and clothes that hung … Continue reading Erykah Badu: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

The Making of “Apocalypto” – Documentary


In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and later he has to fight to survive and save his … Continue reading The Making of “Apocalypto” – Documentary

Hip-Hop in Black & white photos


Hip-hop has changed so much over the past 50 years, here is a small glimpse of the many faces who helped make it a beautiful art form. Whether you like their music or not, they grab your attention and change the way you see the world. The diversity in lyrics makes this genre of music a melting pot of emotions that anyone can relate to. … Continue reading Hip-Hop in Black & white photos

The cast of “Sorry to bother U” interview and trailer.


In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of “powercalling” that leads to material glory. Director/screenwriter Boots Riley, Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Terry Crews and Steven Yeun visited BUILD to discuss the new film, “Sorry to Bother You.” Trailer Continue reading The cast of “Sorry to bother U” interview and trailer.

Black Panther Animated Series – Episodes 1-6


The Black Panther series was written and created by filmmaker and writer Reginald Hudlin, the president of entertainment for BET from 2005 to 2008 — the same man who created Shuri when he wrote the comic during the same period. The Black Panther TV show, which initially aired in Australia in 2010 and later in the United States the year after, follows T’Challa’s quest to find … Continue reading Black Panther Animated Series – Episodes 1-6