Stay Home added to the TallGrass Film Festival

We are excited to announce that our short film Stay Home will be featured in the 2020 Tallgrass Film Festival on October 16-25. Visit tallgrassfilm.org for additional information on how to participate! Due to Covid-19, this will be a virtual festival and you can watch from the comfort of your home or mobile device!

“Stay Home” added to Scary Movie Mondays

Extremely happy to announce that our short film “Stay Home” has been added to the line up of intermission shorts during Scary Movie Mondays at Starlite Drive-In in Wichita,Ks.

This is especially exciting because since doing the Save the Drive In campaign powered by Honda I had imagined having a film screen in a drive in before they were all shut down. Thanks to a worldwide pandemic it looks like it is going to happen. What’s even more exciting about having Stay Home screened in a drive-in is that it comes as part of the Nightmare on Elm Street double feature in its two showings! Freddy has inspired the next short we have in production called GoodNight so this is just big big big for me.

I am appreciating every bit of what has came from taking the risk in jumping from documentary to narrative film. That doesn’t mean I am done with documentary because I have plenty of stories I wish to tackle but I started filmmaking to be the next name in the horror/thriller genre.

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Transforming for Stay Home

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Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who has watched Stay Home short film. The response has been amazing and bigger than my wildest dreams! I have a goal to get to 100k views we have a long way to go but I have faith! Making Stay Home was a transformative process not just from documentary to narrative but physically as well. I knew that I wanted to go method actor lite with this and show some real hair growth and 

bread mangle making this film to show how 14 days could progress. With Stay at Home orders in full effect, there wasn’t any way to get nice shave and haircut so the temptation was low.
Going into the shoot day for bathroom scene I had a decent growth on my beard and neck and my Continue reading

STAY HOME Watch it NOW!

Ready to watch STAY HOME : SHORT FILM HERE or on Facebook.com/arowefilms or youtube.com/arowefilms. It would mean a lot to me if you all hit the like buttons and share it with your friends. Help me get this to an audience. Part of this is self-promotion because I want my hard work to be seen but also because in the process making Stay Home, a film in which I was the sole cast member (with voice by Carla Ayala) and crew, this became much more than a first time film. With the development of COVID19 in America developing in real-time, it became important for me to not just be a character that happens to be black but to provide context to what that means in the narrative of this pandemic mesh with the black experience. How we as people of color poorly deal with our health, not seeing doctors, not taking things seriously, and improperly deal with mental health as the demographic hardest hit by the COVID19 virus. I made last-minute changes to help create an undertone to the visual narrative because to me the role of an artist is to entertain, create perspective, and say something. Without those last-minute tweaks, I believe I would have done the audience a disservice as an artist. For me this is more than a film or short film, it is a fracture of the black experience during a health crisis. Thanks for watching and I look forward to your feedback!