Producer Christopher Jones Taps Into His Passion, Joins Studio 11 Films
What drew you to this project?
It was Sharon Tomlinson’s and Mel Jackson’s dedication — the founders of Studio 11 Films — they showed great enthusiasm about the project. With their passion and will to win, there was nothing keeping me away from getting involved and dedicating myself to this project. I don’t believe in failing and neither do they. It was a perfect [match].
Where you were born/where you were raised:
I was born and raised in Columbus, GA (East Urban Heights)
Zodiac Sign: I’m a VIRGO to the core.
What do you hope viewers walk away with after seeing this project?
[I hope they agree that] The Promise is a great movie, one of the best movies they’ll see this year, period, the production is well thought out and I hope they ask: “Where can this movie be purchased?
Who are your personals idols in the industry?
Spike Lee, Denzel Washington, Tyler Perry, George Tillman Jr., Danny Glover, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Stephanie Allain Bray, Martin Lawrence, Rob Hardy, and Will Packer to name a few of the greats
Performer you would drop everything to go see:
T.I., Jay-Z, Diddy and R. Kelly
Pop culture guilty pleasure:
ABDC. I don’t watch much TV. I’m an ESPN kind of guy.
What’s on your music playlist?
T.I. – “Still Ain’t Forgave Myself,” R. Kelly – “Tempo Slow,” Usher – “Mars vs. Venus,” Trey Songz – “Love Faces,” Miguel – “Vixen,” Young Jeezy – “Hustlaz Ambition,” Wiz Khalifa –“ Mezmorized,” Wale – “Lotus Flower Bomb,” Tyrese – “On Top of Me,” Young Jeezy – “U Ain’t Perfect,” Robin Thicke – “It’s in the Morning,” R. Kelly – “Pregnant,” Memphis Bleek –“ Round Here” (Remix), Rick Ross – “Everyday I’m Hustlin’,” T.I. – “What’s your name,” Jay-Z – “So Ambitious,” Fabolous – “Makin’ Love,” J.Cole – “Sideline Story,” just to name a few.
MAC or PC?
MAC and PC – They both serve different purposes and are so very helpful in their own way.
Worst job you ever had:
In high school, I worked at my church in the summer picking weeds out of the garden in 100 degree weather. It taught me a lesson of hard work and long hours which partly made who I am today.
Three things you can’t live without:
My cell phone, vehicle and watch – I’m a watch fanatic.
Facebook, Twitter, Primerica Shareholder Services and ReadAnyBook.com
Last book you read:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Last good movie you saw:
Safe House (another Denzel classic to add to the collection)
Some films you consider classics:
Scarface, The Godfather, Training Day, Boyz N Da Hood, Men of Honor, The Lion King, School Daze, The Jacksons: American Dream and Juice
Favorite screen or commercial opportunities:
The 11Eleven11 Project
One In The Same Entertainment (Party Promotional Company), Korleone Sapphire (Holding Company), One In The Same Construction (Construction Company), Project Manager (Consolidated Facility Services – CFS Construction), and Sales Manager (The BassMint) – I’m working and blessed at the same time!