Lick City

During the 80’s and 90’s an aggressive crew of young ghetto entrepreneurs from Jefferson Park, an urban community in the beating heart of South Central Los Angeles, hits licks for a living.

Much of the action in Lick City takes place in Jefferson Park, AKA the Hood, South Central, the ghetto. Violence, drugs, poverty and danger are everyday realities. It’s a decidedly blue collar environment chock full of run down houses and apartment buildings, pawnshops, liquor stores, cheap motels, mom and pop eateries and dope houses. It’s populated by working people, winos, drug addicts, gang- bangers and church people - all living congested, on top of one another.
But Jefferson Park has a lot in common with the rest of Los Angeles. It’s only a hour drive to the snow in Big Bear. The sun baked beaches along the Pacific Coast Highway are minutes away. Exclusive areas like Beverly Hills, Malibu, the Hollywood Hills and Newport Beach are easily within striking distance of this urban underworld. And if it’s in striking distance, it will be struck.
Hip hop culture blew up in the 1980’s. Rap music, break dancing and graffiti gained world wide popularity among the youth. In Los Angeles another social phenomenon became dominant - gang culture.

  • Terrence Meeks
  • Terrence Meeks
    LA 2 DA BAY, Malibu Countdown
  • Ilunga Adell
    Sanford and Son, Avenging Angels
  • Marche Meeks
    Malibu Countdown, Avenging Angels
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Television
  • Genres:
    Drama, Action
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    30,000,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    2 Cameras / Red Dragon
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Terrence Meeks

Captivating writer, director, producer, and entrepreneur Terrence Meeks began his television and film career while attending W. Texas A&M University. There he wrote his first feature entitled “Lick City.” Since then, Lick City has been adapted to into a TV series.

After college, Terrence created and shot his first pilot called “Ins and Outs” of Professional Football starring NFL players Chad Johnson, TJ Houshmenzadah, Dennis Northcutt, and Antonio Chapman. Terrence would later create the brand “LA2DABAY”
volume 1 and 2 promoting west coast hip hop featuring artist like E-40, Too Short, DJ Quik, Kam, Kokane, Bad Ass, and east coast rapper Rampage from the Flip Mode Squad.

His most recent collaboration was with brother March’e Meeks creator of the innovative music video hybrid reality show entitled “Malibu Countdown” starring Tiffany Haddish. Terrence Meeks is passionate and driven with a sincerity to do God’s works through storytelling.

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Director Statement

"A compelling look into a life unseen"