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‘Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat’ movie premier

Hey Friends,

How you been? Today I’m celebrating my nephew’s birthday. He’s so tall and beautiful and smart!

Speaking of things to celebrate. Congratulations to Diane de la Haye and Peter Sagnia on the premiere of their film Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat. They will be holding a screening on March 8 at Caribbean Cinemas on St. Maarten.

Diane and Peter are collaborators on The Wonderful Counsellor. Fab 4 was written by Diane and directed by Peter. The super funny comedic short film was shot on St Maarten and stars Rita Gumbs, Shama Flurton, Clarisse Glasgow and Kedisha Vidal.

Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat

Faced with a myriad of issues as they approach 40, a group of loud, feisty Caribbean friends travel to Nepal for a Silent Retreat.

Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat is loosely based on a group of actual friends from Jamaica, all born in December, who meet up somewhere in the world to celebrate milestone birthdays and experience a memorable adventure.

I’m grateful to have met Peter through Onicia, thrilled at his brilliant execution of the project and touched by how well the talented actresses in St. Maarten brought my words to life.” — Diane de la Haye.

Diane de la Haye - Jamaican screenwriter
Diane de la Haye, Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat sreenwriter

A sketchy dinner date with a broke sugar daddy—Just Being Funny

Whoring ain’t easy. Mess around with the wrong stranger, and we’d end up like that girl in Taken. And ain’t nobody looking for two broke black girls who were last seen in a hostel. KEEP READING

Big Man Dan: Heartbreak Happens

TBT to Kafi Kareem’s (@KafiKareem) super hilarious animated web series Big Man Dan.

In May 2018, reports of a shootout between two police officers shocked the nation of Trinidad & Tobago. In “Heartbreak Happens,” Dan of Story Play TV’s Big Man Dan re-imagines how he would have handled the heartbreak that led two officers to open fire on each other.
Heartbreak Happens – #BigManTing PSA 1

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News Onicia Updates

Blast into Adventure! – Onicia Update

Amma be honest with you. Emotionally, I’ve been feeling like a smooth 5/10. Then, my aunt passed away in November, and I dipped to a rocky 4/10. Now that I’m rested and replenished my ice cream levels (Thanks, Donni), I’m feeling like a 5 again. It’s not great, but it’s better than where I was. 

So, what’s new?

Blast into Adventure!
Chicago writer and corruption connoisseur, Paul Dailing created an amazingly spooky and funny audio drama Blast into Adventure. Synopsis: A COVID-quarantined suburban dad starts listening to a 1940s radio show that shouldn’t exist. Then the show starts listening back. 

It was a pleasure voicing Amaya Watkins. While my on-camera acting is usually best described as wet cardboard, thanks to my wonderful acting coach and co-star Devin Whitlock, I can confidently say that I did my thang. Skip ahead to episode 8 if you want to hear me act out a marital dispute that rivals Scarlett Johansson’s and Adam Driver’s performance in Marriage Story.

Caddy Club
Story Play Media‘s latest animated project, Caddy Club is going into production. Synopsis: A group of young troublemakers who become crime-fighting superheroes when they discover a magical portal at a youth golf program. After reading the script, I’m excited to see Kafi Kareem‘s film. Caddy Club is a wonderfully funny story that reminded me of C.S Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. I loved the elements of magic and Caribbean folklore. Please help bring this project to life by shopping their merch and sharing their other project Big Man Dan.

2021 Resolution and Goals
Friends, I ain’t making no plans for 2021. This morning I had a fleeting thought about writing and workshopping a half-hour stand-up comedy set. But really, I just want to relax more, enjoy more art, encounter new characters, and play. If you have enough hope in your tank to make plans for 2020, check out ASE Beauty’s 8 Health and Wellness New Year Resolution Ideas .

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Lastly, I want to thank the GOOD web developer erica dreisbach for creating my new WordPress website. Holla at her. 

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