Newcomer Rayven Ferrell leads the cast of the indie film ‘Through Her Eyes’

Rayven Ferrell

Newcomer Rayven Ferrell leads the cast in the independent film Through Her Eyes. Written and directed by Trenton Lumpkin, Ferrell stars as Rosalee Wimbush, a teenager with dreams of becoming a radio host. Ferrell joined rolling out to discuss the film’s message. Through Her Eyes is streaming now on Amazon Prime.

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine of ‘The Chi’ juggles love in ‘Farewell Amor’

Now that his run as Ronnie on Showtime’s “The Chi“ has come to an end, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine juggles love and liberty in his latest role as Walter in the Sundance award-winning film, Farewell Amor. Speaking to rolling out, Mwine discusses the film’s themes of romance and reconnection when a family reunites after 17 […]

Urbanworld Film Festival guide: 5 independent films you should be watching

Urbanworld Film Festival

The Urbanworld Film Festival kicks off its 24th year this week with a slate of new films. Founded in 1997 by Stacey Spikes, Urbanworld, and its founding partner, HBO, is a premier platform for diverse content creators. This year’s event, running from September 23 through September 27, will feature 100 official selection panels and conversations. […]

Jerod Couch and team take season 2 of ‘#Washed’ to the next level

Being an independent filmmaker, be it a TV series or full-length feature, takes a certain amount of ambition. It’s exclusive to the brave creatives who step out boldly to realize their dreams. Some have said that this type of grit is especially common in millennials. Millennials are known to be brave and tend to not […]

Geno Brooks debuts new series, ‘Jones’

Geno Brooks, a filmmaker from Chicago, has been inching his way into Hollywood since 2009 with a variety of web-series. On Feb. 14, he and his Artistic Standard collective debuted his newest venture, Jones, an original love story about transitioning through a breakup. For those who don’t know who you are, tell us a little […]

Inaugural ‘I See You Awards’ held in honor of low-budget independent filmmakers

The first annual I See You Awards® was recently held in Detroit at the Bel Air Luxury Cinema. The awards program was specifically designed for low-budget independent filmmakers and was created to be a black-tie, Hollywood-styled awards affair where attendees could walk the blue carpet, network with like-minded people, and be honored with awards. One special […]

Taylor Ri’chard discusses his new horror film, ‘The Final Project’

Before he was dubbed one of the “Important people to watch under 25,” rising filmmaker Taylor Ri’chard first got his start at Urbanworld Films as an intern. After graduating from Dillard University in New Orleans with a bachelor’s in communications and film, Ri’chard has dedicated the last 10 years to writing, producing and directing. Some of […]

Isaiah Washington is back and better than ever with new film, ‘The Sin Seer’

Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington is back on the Hollywood scene after a long hiatus. Washington is featured in the new independent film The Sin Seer, which he co-produced with director Paul D. Hannah from Marriage Chronicles. The small screen project tells the story of Rose Ricard (Lisa Arrindell Anderson) who possesses the ability to sense the sin […]

LeToya Luckett talks starring alongside legendary actress Ella Joyce in ‘Lucky Girl’

R&B songstress LeToya Luckett is giving married life a test-drive in her lead role in urban comedy Lucky Girl produced and directed by Greg Carter. Luckett plays the character of Selena Jackson in the  film along with an all-star cast that includes Columbus Short, Ella, Joyce, Billy Sorrells, Parker McKenna, Malik Yoba, Shanti Lowrey and more. ” Selena […]

Harold Dennis talks acting, inspiration and immersing himself in the art

One thing is certain: there is no shortage of talent in Chicago. Chicago-filmed shows like “Empire,” “Chicago PD,” and “Chicago Fire” have tapped into this deep pool of talent. As a result, the attention spills over to the independent film scene providing a unique look into the essence of Chicago. These independent films are cast with many […]

Filmmaker Angela Hutchinson on Oprah, Ava DuVernay and new actors in Hollywood

Filmmaker Angela Hutchinson spoke to rolling out and shares her thoughts on Oprah, Ava DuVernay and the best new actors in Hollywood. Oprah has affected the Movie business by … Starting the Oprah Winfrey Network, allowing for filmmakers of color to have a distribution platform to showcase our voices. Ava DuVernay means what for Black […]

5 questions with the Lucas brothers on their new documentary ‘Bucket’

Twin Chicago filmmakers Jerome and Jerrell Lucas have put together a compelling documentary entitled Bucket, which is a close up look at the lives of the street performers commonly referred to as “bucket boys.” The full length documentary captures the lives of a handful of the boys as they use their fascinating bucket drumming skills […]

‘Moses’: A film about soccer and sex trafficking of African boys in the US

The independent film Moses is a powerful and frightening look into the sexual slavery of young African boys. In African countries where soccer is popular, scores of young black males are being tricked into slavery by fake sports agents. The family members are given a few hundred dollars and the young man is promised a […]

Lucy Mulloy’s debut film, ‘Una Noche,’ takes audiences on a journey

Lucy Mulloy Writer, director Lucy Mulloy was extremely lucky to have Spike Lee as a mentor and sounding board for her debut film, Una Noche (One Night), which tells a story few audiences have seen of Havana Cuba and its young people.  This is a really good story with characters you can identify with.  How […]

Red carpet premiere of new movie, ‘Inner Demons The Thrillogy’

The creators of the new film Inner Demons The Thrillogy recently held a red carpet premiere in Atlanta. Inner Demons The Thrillogy is a feature length film in which consist of three psychological thrillers (Short Films). Each of these films deals with issues of the human mind. The films include Inner Demons  by Nasir Rahim, At Peace With […]

‘Versailles ’73’ movie screening in Atlanta

Coffee Bluff Pictures held its screening for the much-anticipated independent film, Versailles ’73 at the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta. With many former African American models on hand for the screening, the evening was graced with the likes of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member and model Cynthia Bailey, who looked stunning, and shared stories with former […]

Pharrell and Dania Ramirez Steam Up Web in Short Film

Continuing to expand upon his creative repertoire, producer-singer Pharrell is now displaying his acting chops in the previously unreleased independent short film, Ecology of Love, alongside actress Dania Ramizez. According to Complex, a three-minute snippet of the N*E*R*D front man’s film debut was released to the Web back in 2004 to create buzz for the […]