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The Talk

A father is faced with the task of having a much-needed conversation with his son as a rite of passage on the dos and don'ts of driving while Black as racial tensions continue to rise in America.

Features actors: Timeka Scott Christopher Washington Jalen Klutz Christian Kirkland

  • Jameil Player
    Director
    Ballin in The Fall of America: When Everything Else Fails
  • Timeka Scott
    Director
  • Timeka Scott
    Writer
  • Jameil Player
    Writer
    Ballin in the Fall of America
  • Jameil Player
    Producer
  • Timeka Scott
    Producer
  • Christopher Washington
    Key Cast
    "Father"
  • Timeka Scott
    Key Cast
    "Mother"
  • Jalen Klutz
    Key Cast
    "Son"
  • Christian Kirkland
    Key Cast
    "Police Officer"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 22 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jameil Player, Timeka Scott

Jameil Player, Director, Cinematographer, Writer, Producer, and Founder of Visions Filmworks

Born in Leominister, Massachusetts and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Jameil's first love was the Culture of Hip Hop. Going under the moniker Islam Rap God, he has written and produced 3 Hip Hop albums. His entry into the world of videography would come in 2011, when the person he hired to shoot his first music video, did not show up. Determined never to experience that again, Jameil purchased his own HD Camera and with the help of one his friends, directed his first video for "That Raw", the lead single off of his second album "The Sun Rises in the West". The video was warmly received and he continued to shoot videos for himself and other artists in the Richmond and Tidewater area. In 2012, in an effort to help his friend Ahmad promote his poetry book, ",The Winters of Love", Jameil took two of his poems (Hood Movie and Ballin in the Fall of America) and made them into short films. Following the suggestion of the lead actress, Jameil hosted a theatrical screening of "Ballin in the Fall of America" at Richmond's Historic Byrd Theatre and nearly 200 people showed up. For the next two years, Jameil would continue to build his resume, shooting everything from commercials, to music videos, and even a reality show. On June 27, 2015, they would return to the Historic Byrd Theatre, with the full length sequel, "Ballin in Fall of America: When Everything Else Fails." Nearly 200 People came in the rain to see the hip independent film. Jameil is currently scheduling screenings and submitting the film in reputable film festivals across the country.

Timeka L. Scott: Actor, Model, Dancer, (sometimes Visual Artist), Director, Writer, Producer, and Founder of TIMELESS Productions

Timeka was born and spent half of her childhood in Mt. Vernon, New York. Timeka spent the other half of her childhood and many of her adult years in Richmond, Virginia. From New York to Virginia, Timeka has always had a passion for the visual and the performing arts. While living in New York, Timeka studied pantomime, drama, visual art, and dance while in elementary school. In high school, Timeka studied dance and drama (mostly dance) at George Wythe High School in Richmond. In college, Timeka attended Virginia State University where she continued to dance with the dance troupe Orchesis/Sankofa Dance Theater and she also studied and earned a B.A. in Social Work. Even though Timeka has and continues to work in the field of mental health for almost 20 years, her truest passion is and has always been in the performing and visual arts. Timeka first began acting professionally when she danced and acted in stage plays through Redemption Productions and the Richmond Community Theatre. Timeka also worked in commercials for Virginia Lottery, Busch Gardens, Checkered Flag, Colonial Williamsburg, T-Mobile, etc. Timeka also has some film and television appearances as well (i.e. House of Cards, VEEP, Nocturnal Agony, In the Sand, TURN, For My Man, Troop 491, etc.) Timeka also worked as a print model and has appeared in ads and campaigns for Lidl, ECPI, Busch Gardens, DeWalt, Chesapeake Tourism, Fredericksburg Tourism, Women's Day magazine, Coastal Virginia magazine, etc. Timeka also acted and danced in stage and theatre productions of No Time For Crying, Hear the Wind Blows, and Sistas Without Voices. As a dancer, Timeka has choreographed for the stage play "When a Woman is Loved Right", the one woman play "Purple Storms", danced in the films "Vengeance is Mine", "MacBreezy", and a commercial for WalMart. Timeka has also appeared as an actor and dancer in several music videos for the director/rap artist Jameil X Player (also known as his rap moniker Islam Rap God) of Visions Filmworks in which they later began to collaborate for films as well. Their first collaborative effort was for the short film "The Talk" which was concepted by Timeka, co-written and directed by Jameil X Player, and it premiered in December 2021. During this time, TIMELESS Productions was founded by Timeka as well. You can find "The Talk" on both the TIMELESS Productions and the Visions Filmworks pages on YouTube (and don't forget to click on and SUBSCRIBE to both pages), Instagram and Facebook. Their next short film "Ebony and Ivory" is scheduled to premiere in May 2022. "Ebony and Ivory was concepted by Timeka, co-written and co-directed by Jameil X Player.

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