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James reprimands his rapper friend Craig for lying about his character to boost exposure for his music.

  • Salif Soumahoro
  • Salif Soumahoro
  • Salif Soumahoro
  • Breon Syndell
    Key Cast
  • Salif Soumahoro
    Key Cast
  • Andrey Medina
    Director of Photography
  • Shevionte Alexander
    Assistant Director
  • Harry Cruz
    Sound Mixer and Boom Operator
  • Mark Boucher
    Sound Designer
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    8 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Salif Soumahoro

Born and raised in Harlem New York to Ivorian immigrants. I am film production graduate of Brooklyn College. I write, direct, and act. Started out in acting, but fell in love with creating my own content I decided to shift the focus to filmmaking because I wanted to tell unique stories that can reach the masses.

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Director Statement

I grew up in Harlem New York and I am also in the arts. I have seen countless people fake their personality all in the name of the arts. Consequences is never thought of when actions like that are initiated. Becoming someone else and reaping the benefits is great, but what happens when the challenges come, with the lifestyle that is being portrayed?

Being yourself and expressing the person you are is genuine and freeing since you are not hiding being any "character" I hope my film brings an understanding, that it is better to be accepted because of who you are, not because of who you want people to perceive you to be.