Hit the Hitman at HCSFF; New Short on the Way

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E Major, DW Mattingly and Doug Mattingly at the Hollywood Comedy Short Film Festival

It’s been a busy few weeks! It seems like filmmaknig is taking up more of my time nowadays than music but I’ve been loving it. Our film “Hit the Hitman” was selected to be a part of the Hollywood Comedy Short Film Festival so we went to attend the screening a few weeks back. It was really dope to see the film with strangers and to see it on the big screen at the famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

After that we rolled right into shooting our second short film which was written by my father (pictured center) and we’ve been shooting that the past two weekends. It’s coming together really nicely and I can’t wait to get the editing process and start putting the pieces together. I’m learning so much each time we get out and shoot and it’s just been a really great experience to do that with my family.

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What I’ve Been Up To

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Photo courtesy of DJ Harvey Dent

I have been really bad about posting recently but trust I have been working my ass off! I’m just going to run down the latest and greatest so we’re all up to speed and hopefully I’ll get back on my posting grind again soon.

First lets deal with what has already happened. I recently was invited by my good friends back in Baltimore to once again be part of the Bmore Dilla event. This was the 10 year anniversary performance and the final one. I mean, 10 years is a good run, right? So you know I had to make my way back home to be part of something so special. And the whole event and weekend did not disappoint. I did Elzhi‘s “Come And Get It” from Welcome 2 Detroit which is a hell of track to try to pull off, but with the assistance of the ever talented J Soul (seen below) we did the damn thing. The rest of the artists crushed it as expected and Pete Rock ended the night in classic fashion.

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Hit the Hitman is in Post Production!

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Just a little update on our short film. I’ve been really busy so I haven’t had a lot of time to post, so a lot has happened! We wrapped¬†principal photography two weekends ago and I couldn’t be happier with how things came out. I learned quickly that no matter how much you plan (an believe me, I planned thoroughly) once you’re on set, there are factors that you have to deal with that can derail those plans quickly. Luckily I had a great team of folks that helped me to still get what I wanted and a group of actors that knew their stuff and were still able to roll with what I was throwing at them on set.

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