Tampa, Florida 2021-01-13 03:41:48 –
Tampa, Florida — Young Tampa filmmakers Cymiah Alexander and Britnee Blake have a bold vision.
Together with a small indie crew filming around Tampa, the women are creating a fairy tale featuring a strong black character dealing with modern social issues. One title? Hansel and ghetto..
It’s all part of a larger web series called “Once Upona Crime”.
“Usually, it’s an opportunity for black people who aren’t represented by these fantastic lands to step into the space and continue talking about everything that’s happening lately,” says Cymiah.
“We not only wanted to make the black community in Fairytale look real, but we also wanted to explore modern issues such as police atrocities,” Britney adds.
The women received acting and technical training at Tampa’s Break High School, which excels in performance art.
Cymiah is a recent graduate. Britney is a senior.
They aim to make 7 or 8 different installments Once in a crime.. You can now see clips, behind-the-scenes stills, and related cool stuff on Instagram and YouTube.
“We didn’t really see enough positive light in the black community, so it affected the whole thing,” says Cymiah. “Our films are diverse because the expressions are so big for us.”
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