Last week I caught up with Dan Adams, a writer/director who is currently crowdfunding his first feature film, A Complicated Love Story through Indiegogo. The film is a romance about creative people caught in a love triangle.
Dan is a passionate artist, and when we spoke about his motivations for making the film, he told me his mission was “to provide the content that’s the answer to negative stereotypes, stigmas, and inaccurate portrayals of people of color and minorities in TV and film.” He explained to me that his purpose was to educate the public. “I’m a strong believer in the notion that we’re better than that… All of us don’t act how certain images portray us [in the media]. I want to show we have class. We have dignity. We have style. We have grace. And that’s what I want to portray in my film.”
The Script for A Complicated Love Story is currently an official selection the Houston Black Film Festival and the National Black Film Festival and is set to star Tobias Truvillion (Empire, Hitch, Brooklyn’s Finest), Brave Williams (RnB Divas LA, Bad Dad Rehab) , and Dennis L.A. White (Notorious, Atlanta) and will be filmed on location in New York City later this year.