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Director Swift Sloan Teams w/ Jamal ‘Gravy’ Woolard & More for Circumstances 2: The Chase



Independent writer / director Swift Sloan is set on captivating audiences with Circumstances 2: The Chase, the follow-up to his fan-favorite film Circumstances which premiered in 2017. The film will stream on Amazon Prime, IMDbTV, TubiTV, Pluto, Roku, ITunes and more, debuting first on Amazon Prime December 22, 2020 via Swift Motion Pictures.

Movie lovers can watch now on Amazon Prime here and watch the official trailer on YouTube here

The first Circumstances film follows a man on a fateful journey to save his family from harm, while Circumstances 2 finds us entrenched in a murderous saga, where the streets and the police clash in a frenetic race to riches. Milwaukee native Swift Sloan co-wrote the screenplay alongside Sareta Cheathem, co-directed alongside Beasy Jones, co-executive produced along with his father, Ron Sloan Sr., and also co-produced with Steven Love and Erin McKenzie.

Based on Swift Sloan’s book Motivation II: The Chase, the film Circumstances 2 tells the story of Keyshawn Watson and T.A. Smith, played by Kenyatta DeEtt and Demaris Harvey, who are both living on the edge. Enter bad FBI agent Li Chan, played by Ciera Angelia, and all chaos ensues. DeEtt and Harvey are reprising their roles from the first movie, as more characters enter the fray.

“The cast and crew were phenomenal,” says Swift of the production. “We shot the film in ten days, and once we wrapped no one wanted to leave. The chemistry and unity was incredible. Everyone clicked so well, and we all worked hard to make sure this project was done right. One of the most memorable moments was the warehouse scene. Harvey Hunt, who plays Fox P, is such a live wire in real life. He brought that same energy to his character.”

Circumstances 2 also boasts an appearance from Jamal “Gravy” Woolard, a respected Hip Hop lyricist who rose to fame in the role of Notorious B.I.G. in the major motion picture Notorious in 2016. He followed with a role in Ice Cube’s Barbershop: The Next Cut, and reprised his role of Biggie Smalls in Benny Boom’s 2017 Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me.

“Gravy did a great job bringing the role of Tiahmo to life in Circumstances 2,” Swift Sloan asserts. “His character is a serious guy who’s there strictly on business. When you see Tiahmo, that means you’ve screwed up big time. So let’s just say, you don’t want to see him.”

In recent years, Swift Sloan has put his talent to good work, bringing stories to the screen from a unique perspective. He filmed the documentary of rapper Coo Coo Cal, a cautionary tale about the Milwaukee-based chart-topper whose career derailed at the height of his success. Juggling the jobs of producer, writer, and director may seem like a lot, but Sloan takes it all in stride as he builds his empire with a stellar team.

Swift Sloan recently launched his own film sales agency, Core Exclusive Entertainment, in an effort to assist other creatives in getting their work produced and distributed.

“I want people to see that at Swift Motion Pictures, we’re putting our all into these films. It takes much patience, a team, and dedication to do what we’ve been doing. I think that our supporters know and appreciate that, and we are grateful for each one of them. We have many projects in development, from movies and documentaries, to docuseries and a reality show. Our goal is to continue telling stories that entertain and to deliver some with meaning. Be it fiction or non-fiction, all of our pieces have gems, and touch on perspectives of the environment in which myself and countless others have inhabited.”

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SPEECH – A Different World (Reaction To Capitol Insurrection)




 “This song had to be made to become proactive in shaping our collective future, because the rebellion that happened on January 6, 2021, in Washington D.C. was the curtain being pulled back on race, lies, and darkness in America,” Speech explains. “It’s obvious that about half of America is living in a fictitious bubble and are responding accordingly. That’s why I wanted to share facts about the lawlessness and hypocrisy that was occurring. We may be at the start of another Civil war and a lot of bloodshed.” -SPEECH

Atlanta, GA…Like millions of other Americans, Grammy Award-winning artist Speech of the legendary Afro-centric Hip Hop group Arrested Development watched in horror as a swath of die-hard Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. As the dedicated MC he is, Speech put the pen to paper and spit out the single “A Different World,” an anthemic call-to-action that both preserve his artistic integrity and passion for socio-political issues.

“On the night of the terrorist attack that already killed five people, I did a YouTube post, I posted various things on social media, but none of it seemed adequate, especially from a music documentation perspective,” he said of the song’s evolution. “So, I went into the studio, pulled out my Beat Thang, sampler, etc. The jazz/boom bap energy for this song was intentional, meant to be a throwback energy from the ‘90s-type approach. In my opinion, those sensibilities lend themselves to reflection, grooves, and hope, while still showing the urgency of this moment. I also purposely rhymed with a higher pitch, cuz I wanted my emotions of helplessness, rage but also engagement to come through.” -SPEECH

“A Different World” follows Expansion Pt. 1, Speech’s first solo EP in 14 years, and will appear on his upcoming full-length album Expansion. As he flirts within the song’s breakdown, “This is a time for good-hearted people of all races that love Hip Hop to show the world a path to peace and truth! Plot, Plan, Strategize, Organize and Mobilize. Please spread the vibes. We aren’t helpless, we can make a different world.”

Watch the teaser video and get “A Different World” below on preferred platforms.

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Melissa Meeks Hopes To Use Prior Experiences As Empowerment To Help | @msmelissameeks




Melissa Meeks Hopes To Use Prior Experiences As Empowerment To Help People

You may know Melissa Meeks but if you don’t I’m sure you know her ex-husband American fashion model and Actor Jeremy Ray Meeks. Melissa Meeks is the former wife of Jeremy Meeks a convicted felon who rose to fame after his sexy mugshot was posted on the Facebook page of the Stockton Police Department went viral. The media nicknamed him ,”Hot Felon”. Melissa Meeks Hopes To Use Prior Experiences As Empowerment To Help People Who Aspire To Change Their Lives. Melissa Meeks is now controlling the narrative about her life and what is going on with it. She has already made herself well-known, building a solid platform. Now, this platform will be used to help others, as Meek has been fortunate to make major changes in her life. Continuing to make personal strides, Melissa Meeks has a new team, with CEO-ISHHH taking over as her publicist. With the new team in place, Meeks’ goal is to help people empower themselves. Many people have many struggles, and as a woman who has publicly struggled, Melissa Meeks wants to help women, along with anyone else, help overcome those struggles to create a better life for themselves.

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