Love for Passion
TYPE: Narrative Short
Love for Passion follows Jeffrey Love, a young African-American ballet dancer, who learns the power of forgiveness when his estranged father shows up after ten years on the eve of his New York City solo debut.
Love for Passion is a film about a young African-American dancer, Jeffrey Love, on the eve of his New York City debut. Jeffrey is distracted by his estranged father, Darryl Love who shows up after being absent for ten years. In a highly dramatic confrontation, Darryl now seeks forgiveness from his son for a multitude of transgressions. Love for Passion also celebrates the breakthrough of fathers loving their sons while confronting the breakdown of the father/son relationship.
More than a film, Love for Passion is a movement that is meant to inspire, uplift and transform lives. It's a dance, a two step in many ways, that says fathers if you take one step to speak openly with your sons the next step can change the world. The movement will use the film as a platform to create a curriculum for young men of color around their relationships with their fathers, masculinity and more. We will establish residencies that facilitate artistic creation through various forms of dance and writing that help these young men move forward and hopefully prevent the next generation of fathers from making the same mistakes as their fathers.
Nathan Hale Williams - Writer/Director/Producer
Nathan Hale Williams is an award-winning producer, author, entertainment attorney & television personality. Credits: Dirty Laundry (Fox/Codeblack); The Ski Trip (MTV Networks); Leading Women; Leading Men; Real Life Divas; My Model Looks Better Than Your Model; INSIDE: Black Culture (BET); Pastor Brown (Lifetime); Kimchi Chronicles (PBS); Isabella Fiore Handbags; Jumpstart. Author: "Inspiration: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World;" "For Colored Boys..." Full Bio: www.NathanHaleWill.com
Leslie "ButtaFlySoul" Taylor - Executive Producer
Poet/Spoken Word Artist, Producer, Director. Best known as a Def Poet on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, Leslie "ButtaFlySoul" Taylor is also a published author and the star and producer of two DVD releases. He is a mentor and teacher for Momentum Education.
BJ Coleman - Executive Producer
BJ Coleman is a communications executive, publicist, journalist, blogger & TV personality. BJ has built a solid reputation in the entertainment/fashion industries and has worked with such stars as Kim Kardashian, Vivica A. Fox, and Rihanna. BJ currently resides in both New York & Los Angeles and is the Founder/CEO of Coleman Entertainment Group, a fashion and entertainment image and communications agency.
Qwynn Dolmo - Executive Producer
Qwynn Dolmo is a seasoned marketing professional with more than 17 years of experience in the Travel and Financial Services industries. Qwynn has served in leadership roles within Operations and Business Development at World Airways; Sales, Marketing and Strategy at US Airways; Airline Certification at the US Department of Transportation; Product Development at Citigroup; and Business Development and Marketing at both American Express and Bank of America.
Carol Ann Shine - Producer
Award-winning producer, Carol Ann Shine, fresh from producing ground-breaking coming of age movie Blackbird starring and produced by Oscar winner Mo’Nique and NAACP Image award winner Isaiah Washington turns her attention to Love for Passion & Guilty Innocent. Shine’s films have premiered at Cannes (2008) and Sundance (2000) and have attracted award-winning directors. Other notable projects include The Confidant, The Skinny, Walking Mele & Punks.
Vernard J. Gilmore - Choreographer
Mr. Gilmore, a member of the Ailey company & organization for over 18 years he is also the Founder of La Verdad dance company, Co-founder & producer of Dance of Light. He has choreographed for Opus Dance Theatre, Jazz Foundation of America, Fire island Dance Festival, The Ailey School & was featured with Summerstage 2005 as well as the Harlem Arts Festival 2011. He is currently performing around the world with the Ailey company.
Telly Jaswan Fowler - Choreographer
Telly received his BFA in dance Performance from the Ohio State university & his MFA in dance performance/choreography from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Telly was a principle with the renowned Ronald k. Brown/Evidence A Dance Company where he was also the rehearsal director & assistant to choreographer in setting such works as the critically acclaimed "Grace" and "Serving Nia" for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and "No More Exotica" for the Philadelphia Dance Company.
Robin Levine - Choreographer
Select credits include: Mamma Mia! (Broadway, Las Vegas), The Pirate Queen (Pre-Broadway), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York), I Love Bob (Joyce Soho), Mack and Mabel (Goodspeed), White Christmas (TUTS),Chicago, Cabaret, and Pippin, to name a few. She has performed at The Tony Awards and City Center as well as for companies including Target, Nestle and Marc Jacobs. Select choreography credits include: All Shook Up, Freewheelers (A World Premiere), Funny Girl, Footloose and Chicago.
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