ImageNation/Sōl Cinema Cafe (fka RAW SPACE)
2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
New York, NY 10027
(WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm) Produced by Novo Novus Productions, The Breeding, an erotic thriller about a young artist whose obsession with a taboo fetish leads to life-altering consequences. The story centers on discontent, sex-positive queer cartoonist Thomas, whose artistic inspiration comes from erotic escapades that are unbeknownst to his loving boyfriend Amadi. A chance restroom encounter with a recently divorced financier named Lee leaves Thomas curious about exploring the taboo fetish of race play. But when the game gets too real, chilling actions are taken that will forever change the trajectory of these men’s lives.
Q&A will follow the film with Dwight Allen O’Neal (Executive Producer) Daniel Armando (Executive Producer),
Dane Harrington Joseph (Founder & Executive Producer)
Dane Harrington Joseph (Founder & Executive Producer) is a writer & producer out of Harlem by way of Detroit. He is the creator of DRAMA QUEENZ, a hit web series that ran for three seasons and featured in numerous publications & “best of” lists (www.dramaqueenztheseries.com). Most recently, he wrote & produced the indie feature-length thriller, THE BREEDING, which won Best Feature at the 2018 Harlem Int’l Film Festival, as well as an official selection to the Capital City Black Film Festival and the HBO NYC Latino Film Festival. He created the Bravo series YOUR HUSBAND IS CHEATING ON US, starring R&B superstar Ginuwine. He also wrote & directed the award-winning film SUBWAYS (Winner, Best Feature, Harlem Int’l Film Festival), and served as executive producer on the film BWOY (2016 Chicago Reeling Film Festival Centerpiece Selection), which was directed by Sundance & Tribeca alum John G. Young & starred Anthony Rapp (A Beautiful Mind, Rent, Star Trek: Discovery). He earned a masters from Columbia University, a bachelor’s from Seton Hall University, and graduated from the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy. Proud member of Writers Guild of America-East.
Daniel Armando (Executive Producer) is an award-winning filmmaker and producer raised in California now residing in New York City. He has produced five micro-budget indie films, including DADDY’S BOY (Official Selection Cinequest Film Festival), WHAT IT WAS (Official Selection HBO Urbanworld, Outfest, NewFest, and Frameline film festivals), THE BREEDING (Winner, Best Feature, Harlem Int’l Film Festival), and BWOY (starring RENT & STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’S Anthony Rapp). His first project, the short BOYS LIKE YOU, won him “Best Short” at the 2011 North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. He was also the co-Executive Producer of the award-winning stageplay REFLECTIONS IN A DITCH (winner, Best Play, New York Theatre Festival). He is graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy and as a performer starred in the international tour of FAME: THE MUSICAL.
Dwight Allen O’Neal (Executive Producer) is a New York-based producer and TV personality who continues to rise in the entertainment industry through the launching of fresh multimedia projects; full of unique content with relevant messages. Dwight Allen O’Neal has always been a class act with qualities that tagged him as Little Rock, Arkansas’ very own local celebrity, having eminence that allowed him to stand out from the norm tagged him with the phrase O’Neal Appeal. When leaving the South in pursuit of his Hollywood dream, Dwight decided to buff his talents to perfection at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Working as a professional entertainer under the name Allen O’Neal, he’s been seen on the big screen in Hitch, as well as on Comedy Central, MTV, in Rolling Stone, and in several commercials, modeling campaigns, and much more.When the opportunity arrived for O’Neal to write an advice column in Teen People magazine, it opened his eyes to his ability to assist teenagers with the many issues they may face. He was thus inspired to mentor LGBTQ youth through the arts by writing, creating, and producing Christopher Street, a hit series now available on DVD and On Demand through TLA Releasing. In addition to his artistic endeavors, O’Neal has recently become a celebrity make-up artist, counting Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester as one of his favorite clients. Dwight was also named one of the hottest rising “out celebrities of color” by Instinct Magazine, and has developed an interviewing dating show titled Dating Dwight. He also works as a media correspondent for TheFutureForward.net with his very own column “Dishin’ It With Dwight,” where you can expect for O’Neal to talk to viewers/readers about dating, fashion, beauty, exclusive interviews with celebrities, and hearing this GAYLEBRITY rant as he continues down his journey of staying forever young, looking fabulous, and making his way towards greatness.
Black Queer Cinema Wednesday Nights at Sol Cinema Café, 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10027 will explore the Black LGBTQ experience. Works are curated to encourage storytelling, cultivate new dialogues and educate communities about the cultural and social contributions that Black LGBTQ-identified people have made globally.