Neva How U Want It

Mark Mann, after serving a brief prison term has decided to kiss the game good-bye. But the transition will not be easy; there are many obstacles in his way. A hustler turned businessman, Omar Price has a master plan that will change the city of Newark forever. Mark's is respected in the streets because of his leadership; a valuable commodity Omar needs to make his plan successful. Introducing a person who is dangerous to them both, Leo Brown aka "BADNEWS" a street smart detective who TAKES full advantage of what the streets have to offer. Mark has now emerged from the shadows and is in a better place because of his choices; he is just one move away from changing his life forever but of course you know sometimes things are NEVA HOW U WANT IT!

  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, Music
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 31 seconds
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Director Biography

Neva How U Want It was written, directed and produced by Ken Andrews AKA Black 45, hip hop catalyst and the front man for 45-Vision films. He is no stranger to the city of Newark or its people. For more than 18 years he has provided a platform for up and coming hip-hop artists. Ken produced the famous Lyrical Combat which inspired the movie 8 Mile. He executive produced Hip Hop for the People for Mayor Ras Baraka, which supported the largest gang truce in Newark and included the legendary Bill Cosby. He has also produced shows for the hip-hop political convention. At one time he partnered with Sa’d Ali of Parliament and Funkadelic in a business located in downtown Newark. He was one of the founding members of MTP (Meet the Producers), a monthly beat battle and networking competition for producers. Ken also produced the show Newark Hip hop TV on Cablevision’s Public Access. He has been the youth football coach for the East Orange Wildcats for 10 years and has won 7 championships. He was also the assistant director for the Shani Baraka Skillz and Drills Camp.

Ken started writing the script for Neva How U Want It last summer as part of the treatment for a video he was directing. The storyline sparked such interest within the community that it grew from a small project to a movement all its own. He is inspired by the classic underdog story where those who have been counted out by society triumph in the end and road to the top is paved with hard work and dedication

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Director Statement

A piece of my creative vision, and the passion I have to share with others.