Name: Jimmy Duke
Lives in: Studio City, Los Angeles County, California
Occupation: Director, Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter, Theatre Director and Theatrical Producer
Film (short) by Joby Harris (Biography, Drama and Family) Producer Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. once again stars as John Turnipseed in the 3rd and final film of the Turnipseed trilogy. Torn from an idyllic life with a loving extended family in 1960's Alabama, young Johnny Turnipseed found himself in Minnesota with a father he no longer recognized, and empty cupboards. AB Turnipseed's alcoholism started a chain reaction of poverty, violence, addiction and despair that nearly destroyed three generations. From lost and frightened little boy, to gang leader, drug dealer and pimp, to one of the nation's most respected pioneers of community restoration, this is a story of transformation and restoration told with honesty, and contagious hope. Written by Anonymous
Film by David Schultz (Biography and Drama) Producer Based on the life of Rich Mullins, a musical prodigy who rose to Christian music fame and fortune only to walk away and live on a Navajo reservation. An artistic genius, raised on a tree farm in Indiana by a callous father, Rich wrestled all of his life with the brokenness and crippling insecurity born of his childhood. A lover of Jesus and a rebel in the church, Rich refused to let his struggles with his own darkness tear him away from a God he was determined to love. As he struggled with success in Nashville and depression in Wichita, Rich desired most of all to live a life of honest and reckless faith amidst a culture of religion and conformity. Written by Code
Turnipseed: Second Chance
Film (short) by Joby Harris (Drama) Producer, Director Actor Lawrence Gilliard, Jr once again stars as John Turnipseed. John spent his childhood battling demons brought on by a volatile abusive father. This intimate, true story delivers a painfully relevant portrait of one man's struggle to heal from his father's rage and find redemption from his own violent history. Turnipseed: Second Chance hits a raw nerve in today's society and touches close to home for anyone who hopes for a redemptive reconnection. This former gang leader now has a passion for rebuilding relationships. His story encourages us all to never give up on people. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by David Arcos (Action, Crime and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director An LA Story of a person in the wrong place at the wrong time willing to risk it all to protect his dream/passion.
The Least of These
Film by Nathan Scoggins (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Producer Andre James, an African-American priest with a troubled past, returns to his old Catholic boarding school to replace another priest who has disappeared, but when he begins to suspect that the priest he replaced may have been murdered by someone at the school, he embarks on a quest to discover the truth, only to uncover a darker secret as he is forced to confront his own dark past. Written by Nathan Scoggins
Film by James Duke (Drama) Producer, Director, Editor This is a story of tragic loss and blessed gain. This is the story of the experience John Turnipseed, who spent his youth fighting disadvantages and hardship, learning life by making the greatest mistakes. Mistakes that cost him a life he created and 10 years in prison, after which he came into The Fathering Center at Urban Ventures and now has built a program that reaches 600 men and 200 women. This is a story of truth. Written by Antonio Armstrong
Wide Awake: Short Film Series
Film (short) by Kevin Osgood (Drama) Producer, Director, Editorial department
Film (short) by Kevin Sage Producer Intelligent but pessimistic Gavin, a physics student who's convinced that life is a series of random, meaningless events, lives in his car, showers on campus, and dreams about Kaleen, who he's never had the courage to speak to. In one night, Gavin's pre-conceptions are shattered after unexpectedly becoming Kaleen's confidant-impacting her life forever. Written by Steve Storm
Film (short) by Nathan Scoggins (Drama) Producer, Writer When a spoiled British pop star is sent to the hospital before his first big tour, he meets a girl who gets him to see himself in a new light.
Film (short) by Kevin T. Willson (Drama) Producer A talented cast brings this haunting drama to life. It's Halloween night, and Shaun is going to what he thinks is an ordinary costume party. What he finds there is anything but normal as he is unknowingly caught up in a dark plot for his friend's life. To save his friend and survive the night, Shaun must look beyond his own reality and trust what is unseen. Written by Anonymous
The Select Fit
Film (short) by Daniel Roemer Producer In a world of sound-bytes, two angelic messengers challenge a young man to find lifes true meaning. Will he accept the challenge or will he just sink back into his artificial reality?