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In Loving Memory of Prof. Carl Twarog

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Last week, we lost one of the most genuine, kind, funny, intelligent, inspiring, and caring difference-makers that I’ve ever known in academe, Animation Professor Carl Twarog. Very sad news for me but Carl no longer has to suffer. His painful cancer battle is over. Personally, I probably won’t be totally restored from losing this man, meant in the truest sense of the word, for a very long time. In fact, I’m barely able to finish this post without stopping to dry my eyes. Thank you God for allowing me to befriend and learn from such an extraordinary spirit.

Yup, it hurts badly to lose ya man. Love ya Carl! ~ Ken


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Inaugural WyattWorks Scholarship Winner Announced!

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Congratulations to film/video student Juliana Lane from East Carolina University on receiving the first annual WyattWorks Scholarship! CELEBRATE and get back to making more films and videos!!!

Check back for more details on you can apply for the upcoming 2019 WyattWorks Scholarship!

Once again, way go Juliana! 


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“Black Border Warriors: The Seminole Indian Scouts” (hot new documentary)

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Had the pleasure recently doing some consultant work for director/producer Joseph Hill’s unparalleled documentary, BLACK BORDER WARRIORS: The Seminole Indian Scouts. It’s about an elite group of 1/2 black, 1/2 Indian commandos for the U.S. Cavalry during the Indian Wars in the American West in the 1870’s and 1880’s, primarily shot in TX and OK. His documentaries garnered several major accolades including a Peabody nomination, Cable ACE award, Beacon award, and National Association of Black Journalist award.

I first met “Joe,” a reporter/producer for 22 years, when we worked at a TV station in Rochester, NY. He talked about making this film one day — and that day has indeed arrived! When I saw the rough cut of BBW, I immediately thought, “Why wasn’t any of this mentioned in school?” Way to go Joe!

He also does invited lectures about the Black Seminole and the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts, as well as other historical subjects including the History of Haiti, Canadian towns settled by fugitive slaves, and Black Migratory Patterns in the U.S. All compelling stuff!  ~ K


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Funded!

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Just got word that I received $1400 in funds from ECU’s School of Art and Design towards exhibiting my new “coming of age drama” entitled Booyah!  Thank you so much ECU School of Art and Design, ECU College of Fine Arts and Communication, and ECU.  As they say in radio, “Keep it here for more details” about the film.  Ken Wyatt


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Look out for the release of “Learning Man”

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Over the weekend, did a post-production consultation for the award-winning team of writer Marilynn Barner Anselmi and director Evan Kidd for their upcoming drama, Learning Man!  

Summary: The ghost of a former slave wanders an old North Carolina textile mill waiting on a promise. She believes a young construction worker is her long awaited teacher. Can he become the promised Learning Man? Click here / see trailer!

Pssst… See the entire film. You’ll be in for a massive heart-felt experience. ~ Ken Wyatt


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A Story That Needs To Be Told

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Just finished some post-production consulting for the soon-to-be-released, Our Side: The Other Atlantic City. Watch trailer

A story that’s needed to be told for decades, the film documents AC theatre director Travis Love‘s adaptation of Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash’s and the Northside, a book penned by AC native Turiya S. A. Raheem. Read book

Thanks Ellen Reynolds, a long-time friend/key collaborator in Philadelphia’s vibrant indie filmmaking scene, for inviting me to share comments, solutions, and opportunities to mend our world through film!  I really respect you as a filmmaker.  As in the mid-90’s, we vied for screen time, at venues such as International House and others, to show off our projects while receiving unflinching Philly straight-no-chaser-feedback from cultured audience members!  One of the best places to speed up your learning curve in the world for indie filmmaker!  Indeed!!!

 


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GOT YOUR BACK!

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I challenge all of my filmmaker friends to donate as I’ve done to help those whose lives have been forever changed by Hurricane Harvey.

“TEXAS! You were there for us BIG TIME during our time of need, (especially your Red Cross). Stay hopeful. I’ve already donated funds your way!”  ~ Ken Wyatt, Hurricane Katrina Survivor


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New Improvements to the Website in progress!

We’re currently in the process of finalizing our new website.  All WyattWorks news, releases, and event info will be up-to-date and back online shortly.


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Best Film/Video on Matters Relating to the Black Experience/Marginalized People!

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 IT HAPPENED! 

CHAIRMAN JONES” won its first international film festival award!

HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT!

Anna Jones, Filmmaker posing with portrait of her dad, James Jones", an unsung share chopper who became a North Carolina's version of Martin Luther King!

filmmaker Anna Jones

 

Congrats Director Anna Jones!!!

Dream + Action = Reality!


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Exciting Times! May 12-14

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Come out to the Black International Cinema – Berlin Film Festival see Dir. Anna Jones’ Chairman Jones – An Improbable Leader as well as my workshop, “So, You Want to Make a Documentary.” ALSO, an amazing slate of films from across the African diaspora will screened in one of the most eclectic and welcoming cities on the planet, Berlin!

 

 


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