The DL Chronicles RETURNS after a 3yr hiatus! The creators will be bringing new episodes back in 2012. It was announced yesterday via their Facebook Fan Page that they started filming promos for the upcoming season. The DL Chronicles tells the stories of men of color who by consequence and by choice, live sexually duplicitous and secret lifestyles....The DL Chronicles RETURNS will continue as an independent venture. We are making sure that the series is easily accessible through VOD, Web, Social Networks and Mobile. No more worry about not having or paying for a cable channel that may not be available in your state or spend a subscription fee for a channel whose other content doesn't interest you. Go to their Facebook Page and like it at www.facebook.com/TheDLCHRONICLES
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Last evening I had an opportunity to watch on the big screen the movie of Finding Me Truth which was written and directed by Roger Omeus with an amazing caliber cast from Derrick L. Briggs, Raymartell Moore, Eugene Turner, Maurice Murrell, J'Nara Corbin, and so many other talented actors and actress that all steped up and out to make Finding Me Truth a great success. My standout stars of the movie were Maurice Murrell and J'Nara Corbin who had everyone laughing and hollering thru out the entire movie. You can purchase the DVD which came out last nite here via TLA Rising http://www.tlavideo.com/gay-finding-me-truth/p-322765-2 also below check out the interview i did with the cast back in May.
Monday, September 19, 2011
After a very long wait the NYC premiere of the highly anticipated sequel to the hit black gay indie film will be making its NYC premiere tomorrow in NYC at Village Cinema at 7:15pm which is located at 22 EAST 12TH STREET then afterwards their will be an after party/DVD Release Party @ POP PUB (83 University Place, New York, NY.).an witness black gay cinema on the big screen.
Friday, September 16, 2011
I know a lot of you have asked when is THE SKINNY coming out. The short answer: I'm not sure...yet. As u know, films cost money. I was able to scrape together the money to shoot it- from my own shallow pockets & a handful of investors...But the harsh reality is- I do not have the money to finish the film- post-production, music, sound mixing, etc. So more money-raising must be done. Unfortunately, money-raising is the part of this process that I hate the most. I'm bad at it and I hate doing it, always have, always will. But I'm figuring it out. Just takes time.
Meanwhile, I'm editing the film myself (no money to hire editors & I know I'll work for free lol). And I'm writing music for the film's soundtrack with the help of some talented musician friends who've donated their time & talents. So the train's forward momentum has not been lost. It's just slow-going until I get the money I need. I have personally sacrificed to get this film in the can- but I have no problem suffering and sacrificing for my art in the hope & belief that it will pay off in the end. But the money is not the main reason I'm in this business. I do what I do because I believe in the importance of telling our stories. These are the stories I want to see. And I decided a long time ago, if no one else is telling our stories, then I'll tell them myself.
If you want to support my efforts, then email me at TSBBPRODUCTIONS@GMAIL.COM & I'll gladly tell you how you can do so. But for now, I do not know when THE SKINNY will be released. I'm dancing as fast as i can- but the jukebox needs more coins.
Thank you, Patrik-Ian
The Skinny TRAILER has been viewed 30,000 times. If I got just $1 per view, I could finish this movie. #justsayin
Just getting in from Adrain Alicea Fashion Show here in NYC as part of the Mercedes Benz NY Fashion Week as Adrain closed out fashion week with a BANG!! I will say having to wait an hour and a half for the show to begin was well worth the wait because Mr. Alicea did not disappoint at all. I coming from a non-fashion background knows nothing about fashion, was able to attend 5 fashion shows thru out NY Fashion Week and this showcase was by far the best of the shows that I attended. So kudos to Adrian Alicea of Nico & Adrain for an absolute fantastic showcase. Opening the show was legendary great Melba Moore who tore the house down and was recieved with an 2 minute standing ovation once she had finished performing.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Drag City: DC gives a behind the scenes look at the lives of 6 drag queens and what they go thru when it comes to the business of being Female Impersonators. The show stars my good friend Ms. Shi-Queeta-Lee and has 5 other cast members which includes Chanel Devereaux, Tyria Iman, Lacountress Farrington, Epiphany Bloomingdale, and Raquel Savage. Get into their first episode of their show below:
Its been 15 years since the death of Tupac Amauri Shakur who died today after leavin the Mike Tyson Fight in Vegas. Its been 15 years and the best rapper in the game who shot and killed to soon. Andresflava takes a look back at some of the hits that made us love Tupac so much. From his hit albums from starting with his first album 2Pacalypse Now to his last album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory before he died and 8 Posthumous albums under his name Tupac will forever be known as the greatest rapper of all time. And how can we forget his acting abilities from Juice which was his first starring role to then Poetic Juice where he starred along Janet Jackson. RIP Tupac you are truly missed.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Well Its been 4 years and 6 seasons of ADTV the youtube channel brought to you by Derrick L. Briggs the Founder and creator the popular youtube channel and today he bid farewell to youtube and says this is not it for ADTV just goodbye to youtube so get into the Finale and check out their website at http://www.adtvnow.tumblr.com/
As the 10 year Anniversary of what is by far the most horrific day in the lives of alot of people across the country, we here at Andresflava takes a look back on the day as I was living in South Florida at the time I was waken by my grandmother after the first attack and watched in horror as with the rest of the country when the second plane hit the second tower live on Good Morning America. I couldnt help but feel sad and heartbroken as to what I was witnessesing at the moment. I immediately started calling friends in DC and NYC and to no luck no answer for several hours but after a day or so I was able to get ahold of all my friends. I wasnt personally affected by the events that took place 10 years ago, but as an american citizen and a human being you have no choice but to feel for the lives lost.
As the day went on I went on a date actually later that day and found my first love which was an great expierence but I was unable to really enjoy the moment cause we were at the movie theaters and as the movie was about to start we were told that we had to leave due to the theater closing at the request of President Bush who had requested that alot of attractions and businesses be shut down due to the terror attacks on the nation.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
You know even though I commend Rapper "The Game" for coming out and speaking up on his support for the Gay Community but I still feels his words were very harmful to the LGBT community when he links being Gay to HIV/AIDS which is not true. Get into his comments below and let me know if you agree with his comments?
SEASON 3 PREMIERE!
The boyz are back, dealing with the inevitable ups and downs that come with living and loving in New York City. Davis has an unexpected run in, Preston makes some tough choices, and Jeremiah tries to balance his work life with personal conflicts.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Flesh to Flesh is an anthology that explores the always interesting subject of sex and relationships amongst gay Black men. A casting call is currently being set in D.C. for a series based on the book's edgy concept. Though it has a strong sexual content the series will boldly touch on subject matters without being pornographic. Some nudity is required for certain roles. We need bold, attractive and sexy actors who aren't afraid to take risks.
There are five male leads and one female role. The character list is as follows:
1. (Male, Black, late 20s)-driven and ambitious. Tall, brown skin, toned body, appealing clean cut image.
2. (Male, Black mid 20s)-athletic build, naturally attractive, a playboy with "hood swagger".
3. (Male, Black, mid to late 20s)-handsome, distinguished look, manipulative.
4. (Male, Black, mid to late 20s)-handsome, laid back appearance.
5. (Female, Black, late 20s to early 30s)
6. (Male, Black, early to mid 20s)-a "light skin shorty"
Acting experience isn't mandatory, but a natural talent to act as well take direction is important. Please email all head shots and resumes (if available) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
22 year old Donald Young advances to the round of 16 with a win earlier this afternoon after winning his match in the US Open (7-5,6-4,6-3) the2 hour match was very grueling for the young up and coming tennis player and is currently unranked. Young stands at 6'0 feet and is 160 from Chicago but currently resides in Atlanta. In 2005, Young, became youngest year-end World No. 1 in junior rankings at 16 years, 5 months (one month younger than Richard Gasquet in '02)...Won Australian Open junior title at age 15 to become youngest-ever and first African-American boy to be ranked No. 1 in the world...Also first American to win Australian junior title and finish No. 1 since Andy Roddick in 2000...
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Media Guru Lonnell Williams of 3LWTV gives you a sneak peek of Inferno DR 2011 sorry folks its now to late to take part in 2011 festivities but you can always book your flights and take part in 2012 campaign which will be taking place Sept 2-6 2012 in Punta Cana...
Its the end of summer and you know what that means its time to party and there will be a mass exodus for thousands of gays and lesbians as they descend on the city of Atlanta for their Annual Black Pride Festivities as well as the new hot spot Dominican Republic in Punta Cana for Inferno DR which is goin in its 3rd year. So whereever you decide to be this Labor Day Weekend, make sure you are using protection and safe out their this holiday weekend. For folks traveling to Atlanta you have