“I knew film was what I wanted to do, when as a child I saw peoples faces transfixed on the screen in a darkened theater. I love films.”
Projects I am working on include two features that I will direct, At The End of The Tunnel, and a project co-written by Pooch Hall (Ray Donovan, The Game)
After working on the films Mo Better Blues, Malcolm X, Jungle Fever and Crooklyn, my own short film A Gut Feeling starred Saul Williams and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, executive produced by Spike Lee and produced by Shan Browning and John Murchison. The film premiered at the Noosa Film Festival in Australia, Urban-world Film Festival in New York, and was seen nationwide on The Sci-Fi Channel. .
Variety Magazine's named me one of the Top Ten Screenwriters To Watch the same year I wrote and directed 3AM , developed by The Sundance Institute. The Showtime Original film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and starred Danny Glover, Pam Grier, Michelle Rodriguez, executive-produced by Spike Lee. The film garnered two cable nominations including one for Best Director.
Past projects include Flicker a HI-DEF long form short film I wrote and directed for the Sci-Fi Channel. An original screenplay, Dance On Two, sold to Miramax.
Christmas At Waters Edge, a television movie starring Pooch Hall, Keisha Knight Pulliam, and Tom Bosley; The King & I, a film component of the Los Angles presentation of Susan Lori Parks prestigious “365 plays in 365 Days.”
Romance Is Served, a documentary that is an “intimate entertainment experience” about romance in Los Angeles. The film premiered at the Belize Film Festival and received the award for Best Documentary. It is now available on YouTube.
Hoop Reality a documentary that chronicles the lives of schoolyard legend Arthur Agee, and Patrick Beverley, a prolific high school scorer now playing in the NBA with the Houston Rockets.
2013 I directed the West Side Girl music video for Grammy-nominated R&B artist Bilal, and the quirky tv pilot BUSH & DIX.
Film (short) Director
Mother of the Week
Film (short) by Lee Davis (Comedy and Family) Director STACEY (Jennifer Jiles), a 41-year-old career woman has it all together - with the invaluable help of her children's perfect (inside and out) nanny, MARISA (Lexi Zettle), whom the three kids love, and Stacey's husband TIM (Mark Lobene) doesn't mind looking at either. When Marisa takes a week vacation, Stacey is happy to prove herself and reassert her own role as Mom and sexy wife. Easier said than done - Stacey finds that without Marisa's help, taking care of family and work is a little more than she can handle. Written by Jennifer Jiles & Frederick Stroppell
Romance Is Served
Film by Lee Davis (Documentary) Director Romance Is Served
Film by Lee Davis (Documentary) Director Hoop Reality is the sequel to the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams" and explores what happened during the last decade from where "Hoop Dreams" left off. It follows the original basketball hero past his dream and into reality, examining where life has carried him over the decade, and taking a look at where he is today, as the torch gets passed to the next dream seeker. Along the way he mentors and inspires the up-and-coming basketball star, Patrick Beverly, who leads his team, the Marshal Commandos, for the first time since the original "Hoop Dreams", to the State Finals. Written by RL
Christmas at Water's Edge
TV Movie by Lee Davis (Family) Director For spoiled, wealthy college girl Layla Turner (Keshia Knight Pulliam, Beauty Shop, TV's The Cosby Show), Christmas usually means designer wrapping paper and holiday gift bags from Bloomingdale's. But this year, Layla will learn the true meaning of the season when an unlikely angel in disguise (Pooch Hall, Hood of Horror, TV's The Game) arrives with a very special mission: to turn this pampered brat into a caring young woman! Don't miss this unforgettable modern-day Christmas Carol - a coming-of-age story full of heart and soul. Also stars Emmy nominee Tom Bosley (TV's Happy Days, Murder, She Wrote), Earl Billings (Thank You for Smoking, Antwone Fisher) and Richard Lawson (Guess Who, How Stella Got Her Groove Back). Written by Anonymous
Film by Lee Davis (Crime, Mystery and Romance) Director, Writer The feature film directing debut of Spike Lee protege Lee Davis takes the viewer into the world of taxi drivers. Developed in the Sundance Laboratory, this film offers dove-tailing stories centering on the lives of individual taxi drivers as they reflect on and experience romance, politics, sociology, and spirituality. Written by L. J. Allen-2
Film by Radivoje Andric (Comedy) Actor Urban comedy, happening during a night in Belgrade. Mare, Pop and Gojko are three friends who grew up together. Mare and Pop have always been musicians, while Gojko (who was harassed by them in school and nicknamed 'Sissy') became a 'guy in suit', boss of his own club and recording studio. Pop and Mare call on their friend from school days to help them release the record, but all this doesn't go so smoothly. Gojko hasn't forgotten his school days and now he is surrounded by bodyguards. On their way to the club, Mare and Pop meet false Santa Claus, 'cool' cop and of course - girls. Written by Anonymous
A Gut Feeling
Film (short) by Lee Davis (Crime) Director, Writer A landlady is missing, leaving two investigating officers with little evidence to go on.
Film by Spike Lee (Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Film by Spike Lee (Biography, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Biograpical epic of Malcolm X, the legendary African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a Garveyite Baptist minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. Malcolm became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings when let out of jail, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim and changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz. He is assassinated on February 21, 1965 and dies a Muslim martyr. Written by Anonymous
Film by Spike Lee (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse. Written by Murray Chapman <email@example.com>
Mo' Better Blues
Film by Spike Lee (Drama, Music and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's and Shadow's friendly rivalry on stage which spills into their professional relationship and threatens to tear apart the quartet. Written by David <DGOWERS6@CHECLABA.SCU.EDU.AU>