My good friend Curran of Kings Rule Together gave me a call a couple of weeks ago asking if I wanted to be in a documentary that he was producing that was highlighting the creative force that’s coming out of my beloved city of Philadelphia. I was more than honored to be recognized as one of the catalysts that’s moving the city’s culture forward. The documentary is being put together by clothing and sneaker establishment Villa and “The Coalition”: an entity made up of Curran, Bill Nearn of Abstract Thought, Chill Moody, and Beano. The Coalition serves as four entrepreneurs from Philly that combine their efforts to produce thought and creativity provoking projects. So in this project, it allows the outside world to see what the young creatives of Philadelphia are up to in 2013.
I went to the Broad Street location one rainy and mild day where I met with The Coalition in the process of recording some of the testimonials that would be used in the documentary. Filmed by incredibly talented videographer Derrick Woodyard, some of us had more of a difficult time in saying their parts, but of course I lived up to my name of “One Take Jake.” I also managed to talk to my fraternity brother and rising fitness trainer Jordan Jackson as well as DJ Sylo. We had a great time in recording our parts as well as talking of collaborations for future projects. In essence, I think that is what projects like this are all about: bringing the curators of our culture together and bring forth collaborations that may not have happened before, and I’m happy to be apart of it.
The documentary will be premiered this Tuesday, February 19th, at the Broad & Thompson location of the Villa in a special event from 7-9pm, and I look forward to seeing you all there. Once again, I thank Villa for providing us with the means to produce this project, and I thank Curran, Bill, Beano and Chill for having me involved.
See you all Tuesday.