The New Black
Jessica's frustrated with a lack of diversity in Silicon Valley and moves her technology startup to Detroit. “The New Black” is a contemporary "dramedy” set in downtown Detroit's creative community. Surrounded by challenges, a female tech firm driven to succeed as Detroit rushes to face the future.
Keep it Colorful
Inclusion StatementDiverse images and narratives about women of color are starting to materialize but there is still a void when seeing roles created about women in Technology. A multi-cultural cast will help dilute bias with honest portrayals of the human experience as they confront stereotypes and snap judgments.
About The Project
This project is a new concept and idea that needs to be seen. Technology is able to connect the world, pushing society further into the future. Yet, we don't see mainstream media images and characters about women in technology.
The only ones I can think of are in sci-fi movies, and I absolutely love this genre!
What if we saw weekly relatable and dynamic images of women leading technology firms?
Creating and developing this type of narrative has the potential to motivate young women to pursue careers in Technology. It's okay to embrace the spirit of technology and beauty.
Why would I set the story in Detroit?
Detroit was known as the auto capital of the world but after bailouts and emergency managers, Detroit lost its identity as an automotive leader.
With the persistence and dedication of Detroit's residents, who helped to usher in Detroit's renaissance through art, culture and hard work.
Detroit has made its comeback and is surely moving from the red to the black. The title, The New Black; is a play on words inspired by an entrepreneurial spirit and local retail store- "Detroit is the New Black".
Detroit has a vibrant creative community, surrounded by so much talent, innovation and hustle.
This scripted series will showcase all the new development and progress happening in Detroit. It will provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs, artists, youth and communities to show their Detroit pride, including Detroit culture.
The style of this story will be very visual using graphics, animation, and art to compliment the storylines. Music will be modern and driven by independent artists, and some local Detroit musicians.
I am writing mini-segments to showcase on this platform but raising funds to create the pilot which is still in development. I have four main characters cast, but still looking for 4 other main characters. Locations, equipment, the crew, creative services are also a challenge but a necessity. A lot of times the requirements for access is, well, money.
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About This Team
I work with a dedicated group of talented creatives in Detroit. Our film and creative community aren't that large so it is strongly based on support and collaboration.