MAYBE IT'S ME
We're diving deep into intimacy with a series focused on modern day Black Love. How do we treat our most intimate loved ones and why? We're using self introspection and the relationships of seven New Yorkers to reflect our stories with beauty, honesty and care. Come take the ride with us!
Inclusion StatementWe want to empower the agency of Black women and encourage the vulnerability of Black men within the safety relationships.
About The Project
Maybe It's Me centers on the lives of seven unknowingly connected New Yorkers finding their way through love and loss as adulting becomes more and more difficult.
We are New York based actors and filmmakers who have an incredible need to tell our stories! Our project explores the pain and joy of Black love from different perspectives. We are interested in being the truth we do not see on screen!
WHAT WE NEED
An on camera project has many pieces that make up the whole. We've outlined in detail below where we're spending our production dollars.
WHAT YOU GET
Every little bit counts, and we want to personally thank each and every one of you for your contributions. When you support this campaign you have the opportunity to receive a wide variety of perks, to show our sincere appreciation. Some of the perks include: a personal shout out on the series' Facebook page, a private link to view the series as soon as it is released, or even an executive producer credit of the series!
These are unique and diverse stories need to be told; however, we can't do it without your help. Film and TV serve as powerful platforms because of their ability to reach a widespread audience.
Unfortunately, it's also an expensive platform. In order to bring our vision to life, we will need to pay for things such as costumes, sets, post production, camera equipment, editing software, permits for locations -- the list goes on and on.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
In order to reach our goal, we will need help from as many of you as possible. In addition to donating to the campaign, sharing the link to the campaign via social media will help to spread the word about this important story.
WE APPRECIATE YOU MORE THAN YOU KNOW!
WANT TO LEARN MORE
We've included a peek into our lookbook below. Check out the world and the characters we're creating!
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About This Team
LAUREN MARISSA SMITH
Lauren Marissa Smith is an artist, actor and scholar colliding movement, language and imagery to celebrate black womanhood. She studied acting at the Susan Batson Studio in New York City, and is a phi beta kappa graduate of Spelman College. Her favorite roles include Janie Mae Crawford in the stage adaptation of Their Eyes Were Watching God, Charlie in the award-winning film Charlie and Daniel, and Tillie Petunia in the AUDELCO recognized production of On Striver's Row. Other stage performances include On Striver's Row, Day of Absence, Os Confederados, Lordes, One Drop and Journey in Light and Shadow. Visit www.laurenmarissasmith.com for more info.
British born, Southern raised, Michael Oloyede is the son of Nigerian parents. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in marketing and working in the corporate world for a couple of years, thoughts of his childhood dream began to bubble up. He enrolled in the world renowned Stella Adler School of Acting and Anthony Meindl's Actor's Workshop to begin classes. Since then he has worked in film, television and stage and continues to spread his love of performance both in front and behind the camera.
Lyndsey F. Smith also known as shelyndsey is a jill of all trades. She worked in Marketing and Sales as a Brand Liaison for Def Jam Recordings with their newly presented initative “Rap Star.” She continued her work in branding as a consultant for Navier Lifestyle since the company’s inception in 2006. She was also a long time contributing writer for the Atlanta based Juice Magazine which focused on hip-hop internationally. Currently, she manages emerging talent in the Atlanta area and cohosts Dash Radio’s “Leave Your Shoes” at the door.