All right. So it’s official. The tickets for the Water In A Broken Glass premiere are on sale right now. Please, click on the link and get your tickets early because they are moving fast. I want to sincerely thank you all for the support you’ve given me and this project. I dreamed that something like this could happen but didn’t truly believe that dream would ever come true. Now, Thursday, March 1, 2018, Water In A Broken Glass the film will premiere at the Senator in Baltimore at 7 pm. I would absolutely love for you to share this special day with me. So get your tickets as soon as possible. Thank you a thousand times. See you on March 1st.
Well, the Indiegogo Water In A Broken Glass Finishing Funds Campaign has wrapped. And thanks to the generosity of our friends and family, we raised $5,140 of our $45,000 Goal, and we had 99 Backers. It was a great campaign. And while we did not reach our goal, we truly appreciate each and every person who shared and contributed to our campaign. So now we are getting ready for the premiere, which will be Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Senator Theater in Baltimore, 7 pm sharp. The red carpet will be rolled out and we hope to see you strutting your stuff on it. Stay tuned for information about tickets and the after party. Once again, thank you so much for all your help.
On Saturday, December 2nd, a few friends and I got together with the Black Writers Guild of Maryland to form a panel entitled From Journey From Book to the Big Screen. It was one of the best meeting the Guild has ever had. In addition to myself, the panel featured author and filmmaker, Teresa Davis, rapper, videographer, and filmmaker, Kang Cole, Filmmaker and designer, Devin J. Ricks, and filmmaker Jamelle Williams-Thomas.
We discussed everything from when Jamelle first read Water In A Broken Glass to how to write a screenplay. Also, several members of the Guild pitched their novels to Jamelle, Devin, Teresa, and Cole to get feedback on what it would take to adapt their books to a movie.
I had an absolute ball and so did the members of the Guild.
What’s goin’ on, People? As you know, we are in the middle of our Indiegogo Finishing Funds Campaign for the film version of Water In A Broken Glass. Our goal is to raise $45,000, most of the money will go to paying the wonderful cast and crew who worked on this film. So far we’ve raised 10% of our goal, $4,375. We have about two weeks to go. I know that we will get the funds we need to bring Water In A Broken Glass to the big screen. The premiere is set for Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Senator Theater in Baltimore City at 7 pm. It’s going to be a wonderful event. To help support the film, Click the Link and Pick A Perk. It’s that easy.
I will see you all on the red carpet. 🙂
A few weeks ago we launched an Indiegogo Campaign to raise finishing funds for the film Water In A Broken Glass. So far we have raised $3,070 of the $45,000 needed. We are so thankful and happy for the support we are receiving. We couldn’t do this without it. So, I’m happy to announce that the premiere for Water In A Broken Glass will be Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Senator Theater, 7 pm sharp.
For those of you have contributed to our campaign we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. For those who have shared it with your friends and family, thank you as well. Word of mouth goes a long way in the world. We still have time, so please click on the link and support our campaign. See you on the red carpet.
Thanks you 🙂
On Sunday, Jamelle, Tekoa, and I shot the crowdfunding video for the film. Right before the shoot, Jamelle announced that she’s decided to change the name of the film to match the book. So Water the Film is now Water In A Broken Glass. Yea!! So stay tuned for other great news about the Water In A Broken Glass the film.
Okay, so they say that the third time is a charm. I believe who said this is right. In my previous post I talked about the two different covers I had for my novel In the Mirror and how something is missing from both. Well, this time I got it right. Everything I wanted for this cover I got and more, much, much more. And guess what! For you viewing pleasure, I recorded some behind the scenes footage that puts you in the middle of that wonderful shoot. I do have to warn you, though. While this video shows several photographs, I do not reveal which picture I chose for the cover. You’ll have to wait for the re-release to see that. So click on the link below and enjoy.
Jamelle and I had a wonderful time with host Nate Couser and Big Mama Ama on the Artist Exchange Radio Show. We talked about everything having to do with my novel, Water in a Broken Glass and the film Water, based on book. Nate and Ama asked some very intriguing questions. They did their homework and had a genuine interest in the novel and the film. I’m usually very nervous during an interview, but they had me completely at ease. Please take some time to watch us and continue to support The Artist Exchange Radio Show.
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Nate, the host of The Artist Exchange Radio Show, will be interviewing me and Jamelle on Friday, February 17, 2017. We will discuss everything from writing, acting, movie-making, and of course how Water in a Broken Glass made its way to the big screen. Tune-in and call in. Thanks in advance. I be listening for your call on tomorrow night.
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I had an absolute ball with the Liberty Lite Bookclub. Everyone was so welcoming and we had a great discussion. I love it when readers can tell me things about my work that I didn’t even see. I want to thank Liberty Lite Bookclub for featuring Water in a Broken Glass and for loving it as much as I do.
Here is the link to the interview Jamelle and I did on On Time with Marcus Washington. I did okay. Jamelle did a better job of talking about the film. She’s a natural at this.
Click on the link below. Happy Viewing.
On Wednesday, January 25th, Jamelle and I had the wonderful privilege of being guess on Channel 13’s On Time show with host Marcus Washington. It was a great interview. Jamelle did a better job of talking about the film than I did. I was so nervous. But I had fun. The show will air Sunday, February 5th at 6:30 AM on Channel 13 in Baltimore. I hope you will be able to tune in.
Water the Film’s web site has been updated. Check it out.
Hey Ya’ll. Check out the promo video for Water the Film. It’s awesome. Jamelle Williams-Thomas does a great job of describing the story. Click on the link below. 🙂
Y’all are gonna love this cast. They are so talented.
Guess what, y’all!
Filming for Water started about three weeks ago. And let me tell you, it has been an amazing experience. When I wrote Water In A Broken Glass over sixteen years ago, I never thought this would be happening. I dreamed about it, wished for it. But I don’t think I ever believed it would really happen. Or maybe I did and that’s why God let it be.
Where should I start. Okay, first, in case you don’t know, Water the film is directed by Jamelle Williams-Thomas. She is a DC based filmmaker and owner of Lodge Street films. Jamelle contacted me back in 2009 and asked for the rights to turn Water In A Broken Glass into a film. So, it’s been a long process, some ups and down, but here we are some six years later and Lodge Street Films along with IKam Productions are in Baltimore shooting this film.
Baltimore. My city. All my novels take place in Baltimore, because I love showing the side of Baltimore people rarely focus on. And don’t think the characters in my stories don’t have any problems. They have plenty. They just have something other than drugs and killing on their minds. Baltimore is way richer than that. So it’s cool going to different areas of Baltimore filming. So far Jamelle and her film crew have filmed on the campus of Morgan State University, at The Book Escape on Light Street, Whitelock Street, Nubohemia Café and Lounge on Biddle Street, in the Arts District on Guilford Avenue, Druid Park Lake Drive. They are truly doing Baltimore justice.
I will try to write something every day about the making of Water. Next I’ll talk about the cast and crew. Stay tuned. Love you for all the support y’all have given me over the years.
And for more information, visit the Water The Film website at http://www.waterthefilm.com/
Love y’all for all the love and support.
Check out the new web site for Water The Film.
On Sunday, August 23, 2014, I had the enormous pleasure of being on set for the filming of the movie trailer for my first novel, Water In A Broken Glass. Guichard Cadet of La Callie Nous Publishing took a chance and published Water back in September 2000. Who would have guest that almost 15 years later, it would be made into a film? Not me. Even while I was on set I hard a hard time believing I was out there for one of my books. As I write this post, it is still surreal to me. But I think the most difficult thing I had believing was seeing Tonya and Satin walk around in real life. Tonya is played by the beautiful and talented Shauntice Donita Wyatt and Satin is played by the beautiful and talented Okema T. Moore. But to simply say these women play Tonya and Satin is an understatement. Shauntice is Tonya and Okema is Satin. That’s what made the day even more unbelievable for me.
I want to thank Jamelle Williams-Thomas for loving Water In A Broken Glass enough to want to put it on the big screen. She is a marvelous director. I also want to thank producer Danielle Mooney, who still doesn’t realize the great contributions she is making to bring Water to life. Tekoa Smith is also doing a fantastic job making sure everything has what they need so this film goes off without a hitch.
And we all want to send a big thank you to Andrew, the owner of The Book Escape. He was gracious enough to allow us to film part of the trailer in his beautiful store, which is located in Federal Hill at 805 Light Street.
None of this would be possible without the love and support of my family and friends. Michael has been with me and encouraging me pretty much from the first day we met. Brian, Marcus, and Nina remind me everyday why my writing is so important and fun. My mother, who sparked my love of reading by reading to me, lets me know how proud she is of me. My sister, Rachel, who makes me smile and blush when she tells random people that her big sister writes books. One day I will be able to write down the names of each and everyone of my friends who support me, but for now, I want say thanks for everything.
Below are some pictures we took of the shoot. I can’t wait to see the trailer! And then it’s onto the actual film. Stay tuned.
My first novel Water In A Broken Glass was published September 15, 2000. It was my first novel, my baby. I worked on Water for about 3 or 4 years before it was finally published by the small press, La Callie Nous Publishing, Inc. That day was a dream come true for me. People were going to read this story that I love so much and hopefully they will love it, too. My hopes were realized when Water received glowing reviews from readers and book critics. People didn’t just fall in love with Water. They fell in love with the characters. They fell in love with my writing. They fell in love with everything there is to love about a great story.
Now, Almost 15 years later, Water In A Broken Glass will be made into a film. This is beyond my wildest dreams. I still have a hard time believing this is happening. To have people love my book so much they want to put it on the silver screen says a whole lot. Check out the three women who have made this all possible — Jamelle Williams-Thomas, Rahima R. Rice, Danielle S. Mooney and how they plan to make this film happen.
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