And then this happened….
Right when I least expected it…I get not one but TWO more film festival nods for my spoken word poetry movie “The Call."
One from Lexus Short Films and the other from Sundance…yes...S-U-N-D-A-N-C-E...the biggest indie film festival in the world!! Are you freakin' kidding me right now…??!!!
Coming from someone who's good with words, I have to say I am totally speechless! My words can’t EVEN remotely express my level of excitement and how GRATEFUL & THANKFUL I am to have these opportunities come about!! Talk about blessings on blessings!!
I’ve also purchased more advanced equipment & video editing software. (see photos on my profile page).
Once again, a very special shoutout and special thank you to YOU GUYS...literally EVERYONE who continues to not only BELIEVE in me but also keep me grounded, balanced and pushing forward!
Still haven’t seen the film? Watch it on IMDB here: www.imdb.me/LamontWilkins
Be safe out there and have a wonderful weekend everyone!
*Happy Father's Day*
I don't have any deadbeat friends because a man that doesn't have his own child's back, will NEVER have my back in the end. So I don't rock with "those guys".
However...I am very blessed on this day because I've had the privilege of watching a lot of my homie's, friends and family become some pretty awesome & respectable fathers & family men!
Men that are willing to go to the end of the Earth & back TWICE for the sake of their children...Men that would rather work two & three jobs than to watch their children starve... I say I am honored knowing all of you!
See...even though I've had legal custody of one of my family members that I helped raise, I don't have any kids of my own. But if and when the day happens to come when I'm blessed with a child of my own, I am thankful that I'll be able to take the many stories & lessons learned and apply them to my own family when the times comes.
Too much negative energy and light gets portrayed on deadbeat dads, but the REAL HONORABLE men oftentimes don't get the credit they deserve.
To the men that personify and embody what a real man is supposed to act be and act like and be providers for their families and kids, I salute you guys!
To my OWN father....my dad...my "Pop"....I LOVE AND MISS the shyte outta you old man....Rest In Paradise "Bo"!
Make sure you REALLY take the time to thank the REAL MEN in your life that you know take on and accept the role of both being a loving father and a loving husband/boyfriend and family man albeit friends, coworkers and of course family.
Salute to the wonderful guys that are able to call themselves father & daddy and husband. Know that you're honored and appreciated not only on this day but in general.
I "see you" guys and I'm honored to know all of you! *Peace*
I have some very exciting news to share!
My spoken word movie, "The Call" has made it through to the "Consideration Phase" of the HBO Short Film Competition for the ABFF - American Black Film Festival! (held mid-June in Miami).
My IMDB profile and all that jazz is being worked on behind-the-scenes so I'll have an official IMDB.com (Internet Movie Database) Profile set up for "The Call" and all of my creative film-related works/credits going forward.
So that being said, I definitely wanted to give a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for being early supports and followers of my creative works! I truly wouldn't be where I am today without you offering the kinds of encouragement and support I have received thus far.
Should you want to keep track of the event details, the hashtags are #ABFF2017 and #WeAreABFF.
Wish me luck! *Fingers-crossed*
Also, much continued success to you and your efforts as well! Let's continue to keep our passions in front of us, be dream chasers and hit our goals for 2017!
Have a safe and wonderful day!
Watch my 1st spoken word poetry movie here.
I just wanted to give you the link for my live stream. I'm super excited and really hope you can attend the stream! Again it starts at noon.
Also, if you haven't done so already, check out the awesome trailer I created for the movie:
Enjoy the rest of the day and hope this finds you well as always.
Peace. Lamont Wilkins
Join me LIVE at noon on October 15th, 2016 for the release of my first spoken word poetry movie!
Watch the story of a young couple destined to be together until a chilling twist of events changes everything. Was it truly just a random act like authorities & neighbors claim? Or was it karma…staged & fueled by a jealous rage?
Stay tuned and mark your calendars for October 15th at Noon to watch the live stream video!
Go watch the trailer here:
Good morning all!
Here's my tribute piece that I did for 9/11.
We've all been there, right? Post-breakup....the stressing and sleepness nights....the depression and seeking reasoning why....the heartache, blame game and shame.....
When you've finally accepted it's over between you and your ex and it all comes spilling out next.....
Here's my story.
Happy Friday you guys and thanks as always for continuing to support me. Have a good weekend.
Good afternoon everyone!
Just as the weekend is set to kick off I have some exciting news for you!
Elisia Collins, founder & creator of Sunfire Talent (www.sunfiretalent.com) will be hosting an online streaming event which will be broadcast live via Periscope and Facebook. The event will take place on Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 1PM EST.
The panel will feature myself, Elisia, Darlene Burns (Author/Activist), Mz Eye (Author) & Addam B (Singer). On the discussion, we'll hear about important issues that are affecting our entertainment community today & you'll also be able to participate in a live chat with shout outs and much more!
All you need is an internet connection along with your computer or mobile device to watch the live event!
Catch The Live Streams Below:
Any additional details and specifics relating to the event will be announced accordingly so be sure to stay tuned...!
I hope you enjoy the rest of your Friday as well as the upcoming weekend and feel free to reply with any questions if need-be.
Take care and thank you as always for your continued support!
I wanted to share a very special spoken word piece that I wrote for Mother's Day with you! You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uYLrROGNsM
I also mentioned previously that I've recently uploaded a piece written for the single moms out there as well, which in case you missed it, can be found here: https://youtu.be/OszRrU5bFXs
Next month, I'll be releasing two pieces in similar fashion for the dads out there also! One for Father's Day and another called Single Dad Story.
Needless to say, I hope you continue to stay tuned in!
Enjoy the upcoming weekend and take care.