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The Hip-Hop Kid

This Hip-Hop History Comedy was partially shot under Los Angeles’ famous (but now defunct) 14th Street Bridge former major motion picture filming location. There, Michael Douglas Goodman stars as a young, hungry, rambunctious, Hip-Hop hopeful seeking the tutelage of down-and-out old school, Hip-Hop great Kango - played by prolific SoCal actor Phillip E. Walker. But wanna be rapper Benji finds far more than he bargained when he meets Sunny, an attractive, edgy, female skateboarder played by Salina Marie Carter, who tears the house down at the movie’s end. Ron Duncan’s educational film Previewed at Hollywood’s famous TCL Chinese 6 Theatre and WORLD PREMIERED at New York City's Harlem International Film Festival, en route to Miami Independent Film Festival competition, Atlanta's Rejected Reel Film Festival and #RoxFilm20! in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. All preparing for a 2019 Worldwide Black History Month celebrations tour and beyond!

With only a glimpse of it during Superbowl 52 halftime, the 89th Academy Awards show opened with Justin Timberlake flanked by dancers busting #Do The Philip moves created in “The Hip-Hop Kid” elder Phillip E. Walker’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” official music video florist principal dancer performance. www.DoThePhilip.com. Now see "The Hip-Hop Kid's" Sherpa in J. Cole’s “ATM”, the first music video from the streaming record breaking “KOD” album https://youtu.be/vUTI4bPdlgE

  • Ron Duncan
    Director
    The Burning Dream & Dream X
  • Ron Duncan
    Writer
    Red Light Green Light
  • Ron Duncan Films
    Producer
    Yo! MTV Raps
  • Walker Entertainer Academy
    Producer
    Lew's Up First, Darkroom & I'm Back Bitches
  • Michael Douglas Goodman
    Key Cast
    Michael Douglas Goodman started acting at the age of three. When his family realized his immense acting ability, they moved him from Annapolis, Maryland to Los Angeles to kick start his career. Ever since then, Michael has landed several national commercials with DISNEY, INFINITY and PANERA BREAD and showcased his acting ability in the short films, WHEELZ and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Michael is a handsome, smart and extremely talented actor at the tender age of twelve with a great future ahead of him. And when Michael's not auditioning or studying hard in school, you can be sure to catch him riding around performing tricks on his skateboard.
  • Salina Marie Carter
    Key Cast
    Salina Marie Carter has been writing and creating for as long as she can remember. But a 2nd grade photography class is what first placed her behind the camera. Fine tuning her body of work, she earned a California State University-Los Angeles BFA in Broadcast Journalism: Television, Film & Media. Salina is a director, writer and producer who hails from Rochester, New York. She is known for acting in: Disney Descendants: School of Secrets, General Hospital, No Ordinary Family and Sons Of Anarchy. In addition to voice-over, theatre, film, commercial and TV projects, this creative is a songwriter/music producer with a captivating voice and message to present to the world. One of her songs, "Chemical Messenger" is receiving great industry reviews. So stay tuned for what Salina will create next!
  • Phillip E. Walker
    Key Cast
    A http://EntryLevelActing.LA author represented by BMG Models and Talent plus Me2Management, Phillip E. Walker earned his MFA in Acting before performing in more than five hundred (500+) different productions during his first 3½ Tinsel Town years. As an actor/dancer he is a major player in today’s Hip-Hop music scene. For example, PhilE opened 2018 performing the lead role for Skx’s “Weekend Superstars” official music video https://www.rivnow.com/programs/music-video-skx-weekend-superstars?autoplay=true. Included in 78 official music videos Walker has shot to date are: Pulitzer Prize winning Kendrick Lamar’s 1st Grammy Awarded “I”, two Big Sean productions, “UpTown Funk” plus Phil is the 2nd person appearing in Beyoncé’s multi award winning long form official music video “Lemonade”. Theatrically, this June Phillip Walker will appear co-starring opposite "Arrival’s" five-time Academy Award nominated Amy Adams in the pilot of her HBO-TV mini-series “Sharp Objects”. Having just been seen as a co-star opposite Dan Stevens in the hot Marvel Television series “Legion” episode #207, as well Phillip Eugene co-starred as the lead’s father for Academy Award in Directing nominee John Singleton’s hit FX-TV series “Snowfall”. Being a full-time actor, Commercially Phillip will soon be seen in a major USA Food & Drug Administration internet promotion directed by five-time Academy Award nominee Darren Aronofsky. Further, Mr. Walker has spots currently running for: State Farm, Jimmy John’s, Nike and Popeye’s in addition to the Russian and European launch of Heineken 0.0 - where he was shot solo close-up by "La La Land’s" 2017 Cinematography OSCAR winner Linus Sandgren. With "The Hip-Hop Kid" being one of fifty-one short films in which the Chicago Southside Walker’s 2nd son has acted since discovering the art form six months after his LA arrival, to date Phil Walker’s intense dramatic leading man performance in "Darkroom" http://DarkroomMovie.net has garnered that Movie’s 36 selections and counting in 13 countries, on 6 continents and 9 United States including Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Educational
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 24, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD video
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Best World Films Fair
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    United States
    October 11, 2019
    BEST DIRECTOR ~ Ron Duncan
  • African American Film Marketplace
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 26, 2019
  • S. E. Manly Short Film Showcase
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 27, 2019
  • Hip Hop Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    August 1, 2019
  • WALKER Family Reunion
    St. Louis, MO
    United States
    July 3, 2019
    Missouri Debut
    AADC's 4th Phillip E. Walker Short Film Acting Retrospective Series
  • AADC's Phillip E. Walker Short Film Acting Retrospective Series
    Aiea, HI
    United States
    February 5, 2019
    Hawaii Debut
  • World Film Fair
    New York City, NY
    United States
    October 27, 2018
    BEST DIRECTOR ~ Ron Duncan
  • Indigenous People Fest
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    United States
    October 8, 2018
  • Film Festival of Columbus
    Columbus, OH
    United States
    August 11, 2018
    MidWest USA Debut
  • Roxbury International Film Festival
    Bostion, MA
    United States
    June 30, 2018
    New England Debut
  • Rejected Reels Film Festival
    Avondale, GA
    United States
    June 9, 2018
  • Miami Independent Film Festival
    Miami, FL
    United States
    May 7, 2018
    Semi-Finalist
  • Harlem International Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    May 5, 2018
    WORLD PREMIERE
  • Indie Night Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    February 24, 2018
    Local Preview
    TCL Chinese 6 Theatre
Director Biography - Ron Duncan

New York City World Film Fair 2018 Best Director Ron Duncan began his career at MTV as a Production Assistant. He worked his way up to producing on the Network’s ground breaking, popular Hip-Hop show, “Yo! MTV Raps”. He also produced a half-hour special for HBO featuring Mary J. Blige plus several promos for that Station. Mr. Duncan studied film production at The New School of Social Research in New York City where he wrote and directed several short films. One, in particular, “Red Light Green Light”, was awarded by the Bronx Council on the Arts as the best narrative short in the Bronx where he grew up. Ron currently resides in Los Angeles where he has worked in the writing department on Fox award winning TV shows ”Glee”, “Scream Queens”, “American Crime Story: The People v O. J. Simpson” and “9-1-1" produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

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Director Statement

This short is old school vs. new school and the Karate Kid of Hip-Hop