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“Black Velvet” The Movie by Director Tobias Daniels Goes To Germany: A Feature Length Documentary about an LGBT artist and the Navy
CREATOR STATEMENT: I sought to tell a fly-on-the-wall story of an underground culture in New York, but discovered a story of acceptance and struggle told through the eyes of the films main character T-Boy. Through our journey T-Boy reconnected with his estranged family and faced demons and shame from his pre “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” stent in the United States Navy. The film asks questions that I hadn’t been willing to face myself. Does being gay today still ruin your career? Is there refuge for gay artists? At the core of Black Velvet is a narrative about hope and struggle told through the eyes of an artist.
However, we need your support to complete the film. Your contributions go directly to equipment fees, crew pay, and travel expenses for the cast and crew to fly to Germany and capture the films final footage this June in Berlin as T-Boy takes the stage live at Christopher Street Day. For more information to help fund Black Velvet The Movie by Tobias Daniels visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/960790038/black-velv...
About The Creator: Tobias Daniels is an image-maker based in Los Angeles. He is the West Coast videographer for PopStar! Magazine, and has been featured on Dis411! and JIGSAW Magazine. He was co-creator of America’s first salsa dance video for kids Preferred Choice Award Winning “Salsa with Me.” In 2012 he executive produced “Janked” which screened at the Cannes Film Market. Check him out on www.tobiasdaniels.com
Press Contact: Tobias Daniels, email@example.com
Follow them on Facebook and Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBoylive & https://www.facebook.com/just.tboy
You can see photos of the Black Velvet The Movie Fundraiser in The Hollywood Hills on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Visit Diversity News Magazine at http://diversitynewsmagazine.com/2014/04/02/black-velvet-goes-to-germany-but-it-needs-your-help/#.Uz-p-vldXTo
Photos credit to: Becky Brister/Becky Brister Photography for Black Velvet The Movie