FIVEFEETNINE PRODUCTIONS is an organization created with the vision to sustain itself and produce quality work. I am proud to announce that we are now fully focused on making that a forceful, ongoing reality. We are expanding the scope of our endeavors to include the creation of well-crafted films. The proceeds from the films will be funneled into various community projects. The first will be the development of a co-ed Vocational Training Center. The Center will focus on working with At-Risk youngsters, to encourage and empower them with the tools and techniques to pursue professions that will allow them to be solvent, independent contributors to their communities. The center will be established in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and will also serve as the program´s national headquarters. Staff training will be conducted there, as we start expanding the program to other cities.
There is an Anthology in the works entitled WHEN BLACK LIVES MATTERED. It is a compilation of stories told by our elders from around the country, who remember the days of Community Policing. The time period encompasses the 50s, primarily. Back then, we were not as consumed with self-hatred and overwhelming mistrust for the officers who took care of the communities. The anthology will be available in hard copy as well as an online in Kindle format. It is time that we re-employ the concept of “EACH ONE, TEACH ONE”, to help eliminate the violence and hatred that is so rampant today in our communities.
As a creative writer, my intention is always to create work that uplifts and sustains the human spirit. My great hope is that the words I write will become a guide to wisdom that will fortify your heart, and bloom in your soul. The film projects are created in similar service.
We are actively connecting and collaborating with creative types who can provide varying skill sets (i.e., PR, advertising, event planning, etc.), as needed. It allows us to contribute to the larger community, by offering gainful employment.
Please check out my Facebook Page and this website for more details. We are determined to do all we can to transform dreams into reality!
In light and love