WILLiFEST opening night was a success. Had an awesome time Brooklyn. Met some of the most incredible people I will ever meet.
I want to thank WILLiFEST for giving me this opportunity in sharing this great festival with me. From opening night to the Big Sat 921.
Had the priviledge of hanging with the cast of "PLAY". Written by Canadian actress Kelly McCormack. Produced by Kelly McCormack and film stars of Orphan Black's (Canadian/American Science Fiction Television Series) Kristian Brunn and is Directed by Award Winning Director Alec Toller.
This was a comedy about opening night of a new play that takes an unexpected turn, which causes all of the actors to improvise the plot while live on stage. Which I enjoyed.
Among the other cast are Four-time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Colin Munch, Roger Bainbridge from the Award Winning Tony-Ho Comedy Troupe, Theatre Brouhaha Headliner Danny Pagett and Dora nominated and NOW Magazine "Actor to watch" Tim Walker.
The film was written in 2 weeks and film in 2 weeks and only for the cost of $1,000. It has been nominated for the best feature film and best original screenplay at the London International Film Festival and I was with this great cast of actors, directors and producers.
Indiemusic TV presented the indiemusic TV season 3 Award on the Red Carpet to Award singing/songwriter/guitar player to Sinem Saniya.https://www.facebook.com/sinemsaniye
Retired Educator and City Librarian Gwendolyn-Taylor Davis was featured in WILLiFEST rap single
"Runway Beauty Queen". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-Aa858qj1c
Also there dance group, Active Dancer, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSXHQL2e1lg,
Artist and Designer Philippe Valy, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEJNjJ_4Ci4
Live It Up Host Donna Drake,
Mariel Torres from BK ALL DAY PROMOTIONS and my new found sister.
Last but surely not least, Submissive 13 Dream Team, Sparda Deleon, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sparda-Deleon/127305449044?ref=br_tf, Brandon Barnwell https://www.facebook.com/bwellz and the one and only WILLiFEST featured artist Yung Smilez https://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-SMiLEZ/258365784188523. Submissive released their single at WILLiFEST BigSat921 at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. http://www.willifest.com/2013/s13
Now I will tell you about WILLiFEST BigSat921, had me a ball Brooklyn. Associated Producer of WILLiFEST Venetria Benitez, my new found friend, hit it up with her the moment we spoke, great person.
Eclectic singer/songwriter/rapper and plays a mean violin. Joya Bravo has earned a chair in the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra, that is how good she is Brooklyn. I had the privileged of seeing her perform live at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn and performing with Submissive 13. I will be letting Brooklyn know, when and where she will be performing in Brooklyn.
Thank you again WILLiFEST family for allowing me to be part of this great Film Festival, until next year my friends.
Live it up host Donna Drake
Singer Sinem Saniya
Artist and Designer Philippe Valy
Award at the Red Carpet
WILLiFEST featured artist Young Smilez with BK Promotions Mariel Torres
Mariel Torres, Kristian Brunn and Kelly McCormack
The crowd awaits
Co-founder of WILLiFEST with rap artist Gwendolyn Taylor-Davis
The crowd awaits
Alec Toller, Kristian Brunn and Kelly McCormack
At the Knitting Factory with Associated Producer of WILLiFEST Venetria Benitez
Joya Bravo with BK ALL DAY Promotor Mariel Torres at the Knitting Factory
Marino Frost, played with Jimi Hendrix's Band at the Knitting Factory