Clayton State University’s Film Society Presents:
Perspectives of A Black Independent Filmmaker
MORROW, GA – The Student Film Society in conjunction with community engaged courses in Public Relations and Film & Video Production announce a lecture and screening event featuring Los Angeles-based filmmaker, Praheme. The event will take place on November 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the James M. Baker University Center in Room UC 416. The challenges of independent filmmaking will be discussed, as well as his creative process along with advice for emerging filmmakers.
Praheme is an African-American storyteller, writer, director, and producer from Richmond, Virginia. He continued his passion for the arts at Howard University, earning a BA in Film Production in 2006. In 2010, Praheme graduated from Florida State University with a Masters of Fine Arts in film production. There he worked on the Student Emmy winning short film Underground as Director of Photography, and served as producer and director for the award winning short films “Intercambios”, “Soap”, and “Soaked”. In 2011, Praheme wrote, directed, and produced his first full-length film, “Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions”, which was completed in May 2013. Praheme’s most recent film, Stuck is now in post-production and will be released in early 2018.
Through the use of film, Praheme addresses unrepresented portrayals of black youth in Hollywood. His production company, Praphetic Praduction aims to capture the black experience in ways that the silver screen has never done before. With use of the aesthetics of African-American culture along with the imagery of afro-centric idealism, Praheme has taken on the task of bringing black arts and culture into living dimension.