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Q around the block to see this film

by Q Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2008 at 1:25 PM

A Black British indie filmmaker makes waves in Hollywood, with a low budget feature. trailers 2.30 seonds and 1.22 seconds

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The Deadmeat story began in London in 1990, having left drama school where he trained with
American Drama Coach Doreen Cannon at RADA, who taught the likes of Pierce Brosnan and
many other well known Hollywood actors. Q found work as a film actor, with Ken Russell in Aria,
and then with Bruce Beresford in Mr. Johnson, a drama set in 1920s Africa. Bruce had just
finished Driving Miss Daisy with Morgan Freeman, and he told me that with the limited
opportunities for black actors in Britain. Id have a better chance if I wrote a book or a
screenplay. I began Deadmeat soon afterwards and when it was finished. I used desktop
publishing software to design it myself. I had the first part printed as a pocket-sized, 60 page
booklet and started selling. He converted his Ford Escort into a mobile Deadmeat billboard and
sold the book in night clubs for 5 a copy. A lot of people I met thought I was crazy, but I
eventually sold almost 4,000 copies. The concluding booklet was followed by a cassette and
videotape and Q gradually built up a cult following.

Fab 5 Freddy the host of YO! MTV RAPS saw Q selling books in a nightclub in London, and was
so impressed that he interviewed him on the show and turned him into a clubland maverick.
Q finally found a mainstream publisher, Sceptre, whose approach to marketing appealed to him
and he wrote a remixed version, which a member of the West Yorkshire Playhouse
recommended to director Jude Kelly and they turned it into a multimedia drama, which starred Sir
Ian Mckellen of X-men fame, who appeared as a manipulative art dealer, and they weaved
digital film, photography, websites, rap, a live band, disc jockeys, poetry, gospel singing and
audience participation onto a framework of a straight stage dialogue. Live, filmed and virtual
characters appeared on the stage and the big screens. Did Sir Ian McKellen need to do a
project like this? asks Q, No, the fact that he was prepared to take the risk was a great statement
in favour of what we were doing.

Influenced by French films, such as Betty Blue and Largent, Q set out on his quest to make
Deadmeat into a movie, he was commissioned to make a pilot, he decided to make an interactive
short film that was linked to the imagery of his website, the short was picked up by UIP in London
and placed in front of the Keanu Reeves movie The Watcher in over 20 cinemas.

Q was discovered by the iconic fashion photographer Nick Knight when he accompanied a friend
onto a shoot, and together they went on to shoot major campaigns for top fashion designers. He
forged a personal friendship with designer Ozwald Boateng and did his fashion shows in London
and Paris, and still wears his suits to this day. Ozwald has said that Q is the only person that looks
better in his suits than him.

Q has continued to work as an actor appearing in prime time shows such as Waking The
Dead, Silent Witness and Ruth Rendell Mysteries. Deadmeat the movie brings together a
stellar cast of Britains best black actors and with the same flare as Spike Lee and Tyler
Perry, it is written, directed and produced by Q.

The film has done a clean sweep of the black festivals in Los Angeles, namely The American
Black Film Festival, The Pan African Film festival and now the Hollywood Black Film festival.
It has won the Best British Feature at the Black Filmmakers Festival in London. It has won
The Accolade Award For Excellence in California. Q was nominated for the best director of a
first feature in the Pan African Film Festival.

There is a new wave of Black British Talent who are working very successfully within the
American movie industry, such as Idris Elba and Marianne Jean-Baptiste, that is what he
aspires to do.

Q is pleased the primary film festivals in urban Hollywood have all made him
feel welcome and have given Q the opportunity to showcase his work, network and meet
their great talent in all departments of the business, it has changed the way he thinks about
making films and it has raised the bar, what more could an aspiring filmmaker ask for?

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High Q rating

by Q Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2008 at 1:25 PM

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Q here to be part of the club action

by Q Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2008 at 1:25 PM

Q here to be part of...
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Q here for an Internet Thriller

by Q Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2008 at 1:25 PM

Q here for an Intern...
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Right on Q

by Q Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2008 at 1:25 PM

Right on Q...
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Q-ing up for deadmeat

by Q Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2008 at 1:25 PM

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Q play for tomorrow

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