Native Speak Media

Native Speak spent a whirlwind week in Kenya looking for dreamers, doers, realists and characters to help us make our fi...
01/12/2015

Native Speak spent a whirlwind week in Kenya looking for dreamers, doers, realists and characters to help us make our first feature film. We came back with some new friends and some good stories. Here are some highlights. Follow our progress at www.nativespeakmedia.com

In Swahili, "harambee"  means "pull together."
01/12/2015

In Swahili, "harambee" means "pull together."

Timeline Photos
01/01/2015

Timeline Photos

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12/31/2014
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We’re off to a great start! Landed in Nairobi yesterday to get our first feature film project rolling and encountered this little welcome committee. Can someone say “camera-ready?”

Click here to learn more about what Native Speak Media is doing in Kenya. MORE TO COME!

"...our fourteen days in Nairobi next month will be spent listening learning, building partnerships and begging talented...
11/12/2014
Heading to Nairobi, Searching for Authenticity

"...our fourteen days in Nairobi next month will be spent listening learning, building partnerships and begging talented professionals to get involved. Yes, we’ll visit the Kibera slum, but we’ll also be meeting Kenyan filmmakers, actors, journalists, writers and teachers so that we can present a story about the REAL Africa-- a place that is more than a few hysterical headlines on CNN."

Art by Chagmion Antoine and Colin McGreal Sometimes get sidetracked. In the last few months I’ve been so focused on fundraising, fact-finding and Ebola-debunking in preparation for my upcoming trip to...

HEY FRIENDS, WE'RE FINALLY GOING TO KENYA!!!WE'RE THROWING A PARTY TO CELEBRATE!JOIN US! RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/10x3Hk...
11/10/2014

HEY FRIENDS, WE'RE FINALLY GOING TO KENYA!!!
WE'RE THROWING A PARTY TO CELEBRATE!
JOIN US!
RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/10x3HkY

NATIVE SPEAK MEDIA
09/22/2014
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handmade “thank you”s, going out today.
#stayedupallnight #thankyou #backtobusiness #nativespeak #Nairobi #Kenya #film #illustration #drawing

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09/05/2014
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NATIVE SPEAK MEDIA

Roundtable discussion on slavery in #film at the #UN @rememberslavery (at United Nations Headquarters)

We LOVE THIS!  People of color are leading the free world (President Barack Obama, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon) but...
07/29/2014

We LOVE THIS! People of color are leading the free world (President Barack Obama, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon) but Hollywood’s utopia is still blonde and blue-eyed. Huffington Post Blogger Olivia Cole wants to know why. What do you think? http://bit.ly/1iVBUNL

OUR CO-PRODUCER OPENED HIS PLAY IN NYC THIS WEEK AND WE'RE SO PROUD WE'RE BLOGGING! bit.ly/1qiGrCa
06/27/2014

OUR CO-PRODUCER OPENED HIS PLAY IN NYC THIS WEEK AND WE'RE SO PROUD WE'RE BLOGGING! bit.ly/1qiGrCa

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06/04/2014
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UPDATE: Nairobi in Our Sights!

Hello Friends!

As you may know, we’re going to Kenya to begin work on MERCY, our first feature film, this year. We’re able to do this because of your generous and ongoing support. Thank you for helping me reach my personal fundraising goal of $3,000. With your partnership, we’re connecting to our communities in Nairobi and Mombasa to lay the groundwork for a film that will tell a new story about a continent that has many more to give. If you donated, watch your mail. You should be receiving a thank you gift from us very soon.

As you may also know, my film-making partner Patrick Lee had slated our trip for this coming July, however, I’m happy to announce that we’ve pushed back the date for the best possible reason. Patrick’s original play, Nights Without You, a piece he wrote and directed, will be opening in late June. We’re super excited for him and we hope you’ll come out and support. You can learn more about Patrick here.

In the meantime we’re gearing up for an amazing trip in late December 2014.

Thanks again for continuing support. If you’re just joining us and you like what you see, click here to check out our donation page and please stay tuned!

Best!
Chagmion Antoine
Film-maker/ Founder, Native Speak Media”

Supporting Co-Producer Patrick "Perfect Hair" Lee at the MatCH Asian Film Panel, Columbia University.   #NativeSpeak #As...
04/24/2014

Supporting Co-Producer Patrick "Perfect Hair" Lee at the MatCH Asian Film Panel, Columbia University. #NativeSpeak #AsianFilm #PerfectHair

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04/24/2014
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Director/Co-Producer Patrick Lee representing the team with Asian Film Pioneer Christine Choy at the MatCH Film Summit, Columbia University! #GoTeam

"Dedication sounds like an easy concept to grasp but hard to find. Jamaal and I share the same passion for films. We wan...
04/14/2014

"Dedication sounds like an easy concept to grasp but hard to find. Jamaal and I share the same passion for films. We want to live and die making them." - Guerilla Filmmakers Wilson Mbiavanga and Jamaal Greene. Read our full interview with them here http://bit.ly/1n6FLO7

Mobile Uploads
04/12/2014

Mobile Uploads

The best thing about making a film is meeting other filmmakers! Read our interview with this inspiring sister team out o...
03/27/2014

The best thing about making a film is meeting other filmmakers! Read our interview with this inspiring sister team out of Kenya! http://bit.ly/1i036Lp

#sistertosister #NativeSpeak

In order for film to really compete with great TV offerings, it doesn’t just have to make itself accessible on the sam...
03/26/2014
In order for film to really compete with great TV offerings, it doesn’t just have to make itself accessible on the same platforms (like VOD); it needs to find a way to provide equally compelling content, without sacrificing its bottom line. What’s necessary, perhaps, is a complete rethinking of the role film studios play for their corporate parents - perhaps, in fact, success lies in making less expensive films.

In order for film to really compete with great TV offerings, it doesn’t just have to make itself accessible on the same platforms (like VOD); it needs to find a way to provide equally compelling content, without sacrificing its bottom line. What’s necessary, perhaps, is a complete rethinking of the role film studios play for their corporate parents - perhaps, in fact, success lies in making less expensive films.

Zachary Wigon Film doesn’t just have a platform disadvantage against TV, it has a content disadvantage too.

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03/26/2014
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naimadnaimad:
“ Namibian Chic



Love this. Buttoned up and Silver-Screen-ready.

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03/25/2014
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NATIVE SPEAK MEDIA

Still shot from the film "Flourescent Sin". Directed by Amirah Tadjdin, Seven Thirty Films

"When you do something different you get so many rejections, but something inside of me just won't let me quit." Carla R...
03/20/2014
Carla & Cecil

"When you do something different you get so many rejections, but something inside of me just won't let me quit." Carla Rhodes, Comedian and Ventriloquist. #NeverQuit #Trailblazers #PeopleWeLove #NativeSpeak

Carla performs using an unlikely instrument.

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02/21/2014
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The streets have heart too. (corner of Grand and Orchard St.) #LES #headquarters #NativeSpeak

Public recognition for some of our more private supporters. See more ways to help here! http://bit.ly/1obmieb
02/10/2014

Public recognition for some of our more private supporters. See more ways to help here! http://bit.ly/1obmieb

Did you know that we're developing our first original feature film? Check it out and find out how you can get into the a...
01/29/2014
PROJECTS

Did you know that we're developing our first original feature film? Check it out and find out how you can get into the act. #seewhatwedidthere? #NativeSpeak #Projects

MERCY [IN DEVELOPMENT] MERCYis a feature film drama that follows a meek Kenyan journalist who becomes the unlikely champion of a six-year-old street child as he struggles to save her from a world of...

We've come a long way since our launch party at the World Trade Art Gallery last year.  Were you there?
01/22/2014

We've come a long way since our launch party at the World Trade Art Gallery last year. Were you there?

NATIVE SPEAK MEDIA
01/20/2014
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NATIVE SPEAK MEDIA

Happy MLK Day! Here’s a little something for our fellow comic-nerds-slash-history-buffs.

Oh, hi! Come on in!
01/14/2014
Native Speak Media

Oh, hi! Come on in!

NATIVE SPEAK MEDIA - FILM . MUTLIMEDIA . STORIES

01/08/2014

Welcome to NATIVE SPEAK MEDIA'S Fan Page. We're an independent multimedia production company. This is where we'll be posting updates about our most recent projects. Thanks for joining us!

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