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Micah Music Video Shoot

I flew back to Detroit to shoot a video for a dope young 12 year old artist by the name of Micah and we had entirely toooooo much fun! I appreciate when I am given complete creative control and trust. We had a great team of people working on this project and I will be very excited to release this one! Shout out to Lil Elijah J for his cameo appearance!

Thank you for everyone who helped out on this project! I’ve never seen so many talented kids in one room!! It was great! Teamwork makes the dream work baby!!!

Stay tuned for the BTS Video and the actual premiere!


“Souls of Black Men” Movie Casting Call

Endangered Creations, LLC & Blackified, LLC. is now casting for their new feature film to be shot in May 2011.

“Souls of Black Men”  is a feature film that focuses on the struggles of 5 African American males as they work through their inner demons, adversities and life journeys together.

Casting will be held Sunday April 17, 2011

If interested, email your head shot and resume to SoulsOfBlackMenCasting@gmail.com

For more info go to http://www.TheSoulsOfBlackMen.com

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

Reverend James Clayton: (Male Age 25-55) A God fearing man who is dealing with an infidel wife that he cannot bring himself to divorce due to his immense love for her and the fear of the gossips/members of his mega church.

Steve (Male Age 25-55) A dark skin brother who was very poor and considered unattractive when he was younger. Now, with a muscular body and the chiseled face of a greek God, not to mention his wealth due to the ownership of the largest construction company in the city, he finds it hard dealing with success; financially, personally and emotionally due to a past hurt.

Jalen – (Male Age 25-55) A writer who has always strived to be the best but grew into everything by trail and error. He has dealt with a broken heart on many occasions even though he was at the center of the cause.  He is his greatest pain. He needs a woman for inspiration. He is a good man with money but a terrible mate to be had.

Lawrence – (Male Age 25-55) A high powered attorney who loves “young” women and always needs to have two or more of them to keep him satisfied, although he has a fear of commitment. His favorite saying: “I don’t want nothing old but my money!” Now he is growing old and can’t seem to keep up with the “younger” ladies any longer.

Percy: The “Ex” drug dealer who has spent many years in prison for drug smuggling. He has stashed much of his profits therefore his is rich beyond measure.  He is average looking and ruthless to those he does not know.  Women adore him for his “bad boy” image, even though he is not chasing them because secretly he prefers men.

Allen: (Male Age 25 – 55) A hourly electrician at Chrysler, making $160k per year, extraordinarily handsome, hard working, kind hearted but very shy.  He would take the woman employed at IHop if she would only talk to him.

Carmen: (Female Age 20-35) A beautiful waitress that brings drinks and delivers wit and feminine insight to the guys.  SHe is also in her last semester of nursing school.

Teenage Steve – (Male age 13-18)

Teenage Percy – (Male age 13-18)

Teenage James – (Male age 13-18)

Teenage Lawrence – (Male age 13-18)

Teenage Allen – (Male age 13-18)

Female Drug Addict – (age 20 – 40)

Carlita Pettway – (Female age 30 – 60) – Very stern, educated and slightly sexy school principle.

Rose – (Female age 25-45) – Reverend Clayton’s very beautiful but cheating wife. First lady of the church but would rather be the only lady in her husband’s life.

Young girl #1 – Super “fast” high school female that speaks with an attitude and out of her neck. Her “fastness” causes a shooting between her boyfriend and another boy in her school who was aggressively hitting on her.

Young Boy # 1 – Young, ignorant and ego driven high school male who attempts to shoot another high school student over his girlfriend.

Percy’s Grandmother – 60+ African American “Big Mama” style grandmother who tries to talk some sense into her misguided grandson.

Restaurant Owner/Management – (Male age 25+) – Typical mid-level management type who likes to control and micromanage all angles of his company.

Church congregation – 100+ extras of all ages and races for a church sermon scene.

ALL ACTORS  must be able to sell wide range of emotion with exaggerated gestures and facial expressions.

http://www.TheSoulsOfBlackMen.com


NEW VIDEO: Lil Elijah J – Do My Thang DIR: Erica D. Hayes

Not too long ago I was contacted about a really talented artist that’s currently on tour with Disney Broadway as Simba by the name of Lil Elijah J. I was really feeling the song and they were really feeling the treatment so I flew out to Philly to shoot Lil Elijah J’s new single “Do My Thang”.

It was my first time in Philly and I had a super dope time! Can’t wait to go back and knock out some more awesome projects….


Artist: Lil Elijah J
Director: Erica D. Hayes
Video Producer: Shaharah Woodward
DP: John Carr


NEW VIDEO: Intro to Intimacy by Universal Motown artist KEM DIR: Erica D. Hayes

After 5 years, Universal Motown artist KEM comes back with another HIT album! I’ve spent a lot of time with the music on the new album so I can assure you it’s the KEM that everyone has grew to love! It was such a pleasure working on this project. We had an awesome team of people and KEM is just an awesome artist to work with.

Universal Motown artist KEM shares his definition of Intimacy in this first promo video for his upcoming album entitled, INTIMACY… Listen closely and you’ll hear “Human Touch” one of the new songs on the album…

Executive Producer: KEM
Producer: Toya Hankins
Director: Erica D. Hayes
Director of Photography: Mike Berlucchi
Assistant Director: Nick Llyod
Make Up Artist: Tina Janel
Gaffer/ Grip: Dan Speice
Grip: Kevin Anderson
Grip: Johnnie Luna
Still Photography: Timothy PaulE
Production Assistant: Cindy Harrington
Behind The Scenes footage – Jeremy Brockman


NEW VIDEO – Behind The Scenes footage of KEM’s video shoot!

Check out the behind the scenes video to the Universal Motown recording artist KEM video shoot at MGM Grand Detroit directed by Erica D. Hayes. The shoot was uber fun and I’m really excited for the final video to be released! KEM is releasing his upcoming album “INTIMACY” July 2010 and I PROMISE this will be one of his GREATEST ALBUMS!!!!

Executive Producer: KEM
Producer: Toya Hankins
Director: Erica D. Hayes
Director of Photography: Mike Berlucchi
Assistant Director: Nick Llyod
Make Up Artist: Tina Janel
Gaffer/ Grip: Dan Speice
Grip: Kevin Anderson
Grip: Johnnie Luna
Still Photography: Timothy PaulE
Production Assistant: Cindy Harrington
Behind The Scenes footage – Jeremy Brockman

Video production company: Endangered Creations, LLC.



My sincerest apologies…

Sometimes you are forced to take a step back and evaluate your processes and your relationships. This is obviously one of those times for me. All night and day I have attempted to track down the source of last night’s failure, and have been unable to do so to this point. That said, I humbly send my sincerest apologies to everybody, in particular Chip Tha Ripper, Big Duke and the fans. I would however, like to let you know that somewhere in the transfer of fees last night that Chip’s payment disappeared. I am unsure of how this happened, and will continue to work diligently to solve the mystery. Meanwhile, I am re-evaluating my strategies and practices and will do everything in my power to regain your confidence going forward.

Thank you for listening,

Erica D. Hayes