FILMMAKERS & FILMS Cont.-
Fox - Writer / Director
Born and raised in the small town of
Hendersonville, North Carolina, Blu Fox
always had a knack for entertaining. By the
age of 12 Blu was writing, directing,
producing, and acting in school plays, and
continued to be a creative force throughout
high school. At 17, he received a
scholarship to the prestigious North
Carolina School of the Arts where he notably
enhanced and further developed his passion
In 2000, Blu decided to leave North Carolina
to pursue God's will on his life,
filmmaking. Arriving in Hollywood, he
immediately began working as an actor in
various commercials and independent films,
and appeared on hit television shows
such as NYPD Blue, Boomtown, and General
Hospital. He quickly realized there was a
need for quality character driven films and
stories that depicted real life. So, he
decided to write, direct, and executive
produce his own films.
The Gift a.d.
- 11 Min.
Some decisions may cause you your life.
The Gift is based on a harsh but true
story revolving around a severely
scarred, Adam Jacob. A product of
generational behavior turns him into the
thing that demoralized him as a youth.
Through his tragic scars he loses all
hope and finds his refuge in the gift.
James Hurd Jr. - Co - Writer / Director
Dr. Linda Bannister - Co - Writer
James E. Hurd, Jr. was raised in
Wewahitchka, Florida, and began his theatre
work at Florida State University and Florida
A&M, where he starred in "The Mighty Gents"
and "Room Beneath the Blues." His leading
role L.A. stage work includes "Sentence of
Silence," "No Longer an Alien," "Living on
the Edge," "The Split," "Room 1222," (which
he also wrote and directed in workshop),
"Peeled" and "Speaking of Charlie," which
opened at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los
Angeles in October 2005. Hurd recently
completed the feature films Columbus Day,
Jive Chicken, Duplicator, Red Herring, Able
Edwards, Compton Cowboy and Consignment. He
appeared in episodes of "General Hospital"
and "Murder She Wrote," and he starred in
the film "Repo Jake." His film debut was in
"Something Wild" with Melanie Griffith and
Poet of the Swingin' Blade - 24
The story of one raucous Saturday night
in the lives of Black Turpentine Workers
enslaved under debt peonage in the pine
forests of the Florida Panhandle, 1937.
Turpentiners often became Runaways,
seeking to escape their oppressed
circumstances in any way possible,
sometimes even in death. "Poet" tells
the story of three Black men who "fled"
the turpentine camps: The Runaway, on
foot, with the aid of the Woods Witch;
Jake, through his stories and with the
help of a White boy; and Tush, killed in
a skin game.