We all know about the lack of diversity in Hollywood, well I am very proud and happy that my young cousin is trying to change all of that. He will be my guest this week.
Rashim Cannad, Is a screenwriter and independent filmmaker from Los Angeles, California, but he grew up right here in the Deleware Valley. That’s right, Rashim was born and raised in Philadelphia. Since moving to Los Angeles, he’s written a number of screenplays, one of which was turned into a feature film. He’s also written, directed and produced a number of short films, including the film “Hit Me” which has been playing on Showtime for years. Rashim is with us today to talk about two feature film projects he’s producing now. One, is a mystery called “The Upper Room”, which Rashim wrote and is directing. The other, “Dinner for Two”, was written and will be directed by his producing partner, Orlando Bishop. Not waiting for the big studios, these two are working hard to get their projects off the ground. On Sunday, May 25, I’ll be running a marathon from Ojai to Ventura to raise funds for our films. They say “the race is not given to the swift nor strong but to those that endure until the end.” I’ll endure those 26.2 miles, just like Rashim Cannad and I have endured to this moment. We’re ready to win this race. I’m “Running For Our Lives.” Orlando Bishop.
If you believe there’s a lack of diversity in Hollywood you are right and you can help change that. They have a fundraising campaign for the two films that they are producing, Please help by giving @ http://www.gofundme.com/8jyrbk
Watch the short video “Running For Our Lives” by Orlando Bishop @
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