by Sophia B.

Hello All,

My dearest, dearest friend, Gabrielle Aliké Hawkins, is working on a really exciting film project entitled "Criminals." I'm so excited for her and for this project to come to fruition, but she needs a little help from the crowd to make this happen. But first, here's a little bit about the film: 

The year is 2040. In this dystopian society, Ian and Ariana are the last surviving members of an underground movement called the E.G.O. Igniting a massive manhunt after them, for infiltrating the notorious officer program and stealing confidential government files, they escape into the woods fighting to reach their last hope of survival. Will they make it to Nuevo Acuerdo, a society untouchable by the government? 

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I will leave you with a few words from the filmmaker herself:



A Christmas Tree in Brooklyn

by Sophia B.

This is one of my favorite times of the year mainly because I get to decorate our Christmas tree, and I'm always rearing at the gate to do so. There's nothing like the smell of pine, the warm glow of Christmas lights and a cup of hot chocolate to make everything right. 

A Halloween Post (That's Long Overdue)

by Sophia B.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It's an excuse to let your creativity run wild, but more importantly, it's an excuse to watch horror movies, lots of them. I'm a huge horror fan. Ever since I was a kid I'd only want to watch horror movies, screw all that Disney jazz. I was into R.L. Stein and Stephen King. Just about anything that would give me goosebumps and ultimately nightmares, I loved. (Hmm, I wonder if this ever concerned my parents...). I'm not into the gory, torture stuff, but the classics, the more psychologically unsettling stuff: the Hitcocks, Kubricks, Polanskis, Romeros, and oh my god, Candyman! Let's stop right there. Now I will segue into costume talk. This Halloween (which already feels like ages ago!) I went as...maybe I'll let you guess?! It was a really last minute, thrown together costume, but I thought the idea rocked. I didn't have to buy too many supplies -- which made me happy because I'm cheap and I don't see the point of spending $150 on a pre-packaged sexy witch costume, for example. If you do spend $150 on a sexy witch costume, you better rock that costume every. single. day Halloween. In any case, I knew I hit the jackpot when someone said, Don't take this the wrong way, but you actually look like a dude. Mission accomplished!