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Eight Peace Productions


est. 2009

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Eight Peace Productions


est. 2009

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Dear Dad


letters from same gender loving sons

Dear Dad


letters from same gender loving sons


| ABOUT THE FILM |

Dear Dad is a film that peeks into the lives of your friends, brothers, cousins, co-workers, sons, and uncles. You'll meet 8 diverse same gender loving men living in "Black Gay Mecca"; Atlanta, GA. The project aims to give same gender loving men a platform to tell their varying yet universal stories about their relationship with their father and how it has shaped them as men. Ultimately, the documentary is meant to help these men and men like them appreciate what gave them hope and heal what gave them hurt."

  • The subject interviews started December 2011 and ended November 2012.

  • It was edited using Adobe Premiere Pro CS.6. 

  • The entire film was shot with Canon T1i & Canon 60D, audio equipment was utilized when available. 

  • The project was filmed guerrilla style. I wanted to capture the stories as organically as possible.

  • Dear Dad was initially developed as a web series, however, after some thought; I decided to create a documentary film instead.

Dear Dad: Letters from SGL Sons" premiered on August 31, 2013.

Download or Stream the film on VHX.TV.


| REACTIONS |

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STREAM & DOWNLOAD
DEAR DAD on VHX.TV


| INTERVIEW |

HuffPost Live Interview (October 23, 2013) Host: Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

+ Chase Simmons (Atlanta, GA) Director
+ Kevin Nelson (Atlanta, GA) Participant 
+ Guy Anthony (Washington, DC) Participant 
+ Yolo Akili  (Los Angeles , CA) Educator and Writer of 'Gay Men’s Sexism and Women’s Bodies'
+ Deron Dalton (New York, NY) Diversity and Pop Culture Journalist


| SCREENING eVENTS |


MEMPHIS, TN - SCREENING AT SAVING OURSELVES SYMPOSIUM

Thursday | June 5, 2014 - The Red Door Foundation's Saving Ourselves Symposium
View Conference Booklet here


Atlanta, GA - Emory University CENTER for ETHICS

Thursday | February 19, 2014 - Emory University Center for Ethics

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Short Film


Short Film


| ABOUT THE FILM |

PAUSE is a short film that tells four intertwining tales that connect a group of men through their decisions. The film is the central focus of a larger social marketing campaign by Eight Peace Productions in collaboration with AID Atlanta's Evolution Project. 

Writer, Producer, Director, Editor:
Chase Simmons

Director of Photography:
Romaine Phillips, Romaine Phillips Productions

Associate Producer & Make Up Artist:
Dominique Doyle, SoChevon.com MakeUp 

Boom Operator & Production Assistant:
Jeff Kitchen

**PAUSE was nominated for Best Short Film in the Hotter Than July Festival 2013 (Detroit, MI)

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Clients


Clients


FACTOR MAGAZINE

Factor is a comprehensive digital lifestyle magazine geared towards the national black gay/queer population. Factor is purposed and dedicated to the exploration of the defining facets of this community’s distinct and diverse culture.

 Factor Magazine: Behind The Scenes with Tory Devon Smith | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/ EDITOR

 

THE STILL BEAUTIFUL PROJECT

The Still Beautiful Project provides exceptional women with an unforgettable photo shoot experience to include professional hair, make-up, wardrobe styling, in a creative space. This project includes breast cancer survivors, sisters fighting sickle cell and twins embracing their albinism.

The Still Beautiful Project: Promo | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/ EDITOR

AID Atlanta, Inc.


AID Atlanta, Inc. has been saving and transforming lives since its inception in 1982.  The agency was founded as a “grass-roots” response to the devastating and fatal impact HIV/AIDS was having on the Atlanta community.  AID Atlanta quickly began expanding to offer a broad range of services and has since grown to be the Southeast’s largest, most comprehensive AIDS Service Organization.

"How Do You AIDS Walk?" 2012 Campaign Commercial | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/ EDITOR

90 Seconds of HOPE | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

AID Atlanta Honors Auto Trader.com 2012 | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

AID Atlanta Honors Gap, Inc. 2012 | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Ashlei Banks 

Ashlei is a Master Cosmetologist in Atlanta. We collaborated twice on promotional videos to exhibit Ashlei's flawless techniques. Ashlei specializes in healthy hair. Cuts, color, silk press, weaving techniques and film & production set styling.

Ashlei Banks: Micro Links (Full Head Installation) | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / EDITOR

Ashlei Banks [Brazilian Hair Sew In] | DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / EDITOR
 

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Music Videos


Music Videos


"Cash In" Music video

Nykita Garnett - Kiss + Make Up