San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
*Advance Ticket Holders Receive Reserved Seating
Complimentary refreshments provided by Ambiance Network
Music by DJ Shaolin
WATCH MIX & MINGLE!
Single life isn't what it used to be. Now, in 2013, dating is more outrageous as ever, and trying to find true love, romance and connectivity with someone special can be a daunting, arduous and often exhausting task. However, it can also be extremely fun, rewarding and overwhelmingly hilarious, if you allow yourself the privilege to laugh. Black & Single takes a humorous approach to dating, from an African American perspective, examining all of the virtues, stress, awkward moments, idiosyncrasies and fumbles that we endure as we search to find the one. There's no better therapy for loneliness than laughter, and there's no better way to learn ourselves than looking in the mirror.
Black & Single is a popular comedic web-series that began a year ago, and premiered on April 30th 2012. Since then, the show has grown to over 115,000 online viewers and our mission is to spread the word!
According to Jay Ali, the creator, writer and director "I created the show because I didn't see a show out there that humorously tackled the issues and the cultural nuances of our people. It was also born out of a desire to hone my craft as a filmmaker... but it has evolved into something that has grown beyond my expectations."
Black & Single is a web-series that follows the lives of Oni and Jesse. Two young, single and black professionals that work in the same office building and are seemingly perfect for each other. There is one problem. They never meet. They intersect each others lives at hilarious and various moments while searching for love when true love passes them by everyday unwittingly. Will they ever meet? Only time will tell.
Currently, we are developing a series of exclusive screening events in conjunction with the 17th Annual American Black Film Festival, taking place on Miami Beach, in June 2013. We will be crashing some of the hottest cities with these unique screening-mixer events where we combine the atmosphere of a red carpet premiere with a sexy co-mix-n-mingle party vibe complete with live music, including DJ, special guests, photo opportunities, concessions and refreshments.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Please join us on Friday, March 29th for a very special, exclusive screening of new and favorite episodes, as we celebrate our recent launch and raise awareness about the show. Come meet the cast and crew as well as network with fascinating industry insiders and sexy people. Attendees will also learn more about the 17th Annual American Black Film Festival, June 19-23 and receive exclusive discounts to attend the festival with us in Miami. Our goal is to expose and create more support and opportunity for the project to grow into a national and global phenomenon.
Looking forward to see you there!
Black & Single Team
The ABFF film program is primarily composed of world premieres of narrative, documentary and short films. As such, it is the leading film festival in the world for African American and urban content. Since its inception, the ABFF has showcased more than 600 films, rewarding and redefining artistic excellence in independent filmmaking.
With diversity and social responsibility at its core, the festival supports aspiring actors, filmmakers and industry executives in unprecedented ways, and has generated a tremendous amount of goodwill in Hollywood. In addition to its cinematic showcases, the ABFF nurtures its attendees in a variety of disciplines, offering panel discussions, workshops and symposiums hosted by leading media companies. Upscale entertainment and exclusive social events complete the festival experience.
The festival program continues to grow by adding innovative programs and activities. In 2010, the ABFF introduced the Pro-Hollywood Initiative, a pilot program designed to give professional athletes a crash course in the art of moviemaking and introduce them to the various disciplines and careers in the film business. 2011 ushered in the gmc Television Network Faith & Family Screenplay Competition, which offers writers a chance to be discovered and their work optioned. A new mobile entertainment section was launched at the 16th ABFF, to showcase quality short form content ideal for distribution via the internet and mobile devices.
Each year, the ABFF attracts approximately 5,000 artists, executives and film fans, providing a strategic vehicle for companies to reach this trendsetting and influential audience. Top-tier corporations have engaged in partnerships with the festival to promote their products, services, multicultural initiatives and branded entertainment content. This support fuels the growth of the festival and furthers the evolution of the Black independent film community. HBO is the festival's founding sponsor.
When & Where
245 Media, Eye 4 Eye Film and Mamou Worldwide
245 is a creative media, production and development company committed to producing original cutting edge art and entertainment programming. From
concept to completion, 245 specializes in content development for web, film, television, video, music, literature, advertising and other progressive media. 245 also offers innovative marketing, production support and consultation services for live events, brand activations, fulfillment, exhibitions, installations, concerts, touring, and theatrical endeavors. A unique 'one-stop' boutique company with an integrated marketing component built into the creative process, our destiny is to embrace and cultivate extraordinary projects, maximizing their potential, impressions and overall impact.