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is a comedy that explores the notion that everyone wants to be a rock star or,
in this case, a rap star. In an attempt to clean up his image, Gangster Rapper -
Taj Mahal - agrees to a publicity stunt that goes horribly wrong. His number
one fan, Sean, a mild mannered young man, wins a contest to meet his idol -
“Taj Mahal”. During the meeting, the two men switch bodies and have to figure
out a way to get back to their real lives.
cast wish list:
Mike Epps - Preacher (Next Friday, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, The Hang Over, Lottery Ticket, Jumping The Broom) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0258402/
Terry Crews - Sean's Boss (White Chicks, Everybody Hates Chris TV series, Norbit, Training Day, Friday after Next, The Longest Yard, Lottery Ticket) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0187719/
Charlie Murphy – Number one fan’s father (Chappelles Show, Lottery Ticket, King's Ransom, Jungle Fever, The Boondocks, CB4,) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0614151/
Kevin Hart - Wacko Blacko (Soul Plane, Scary Movie 3, Little Fockers, 40 Year Old Virgin, Fool's Gold, Death At A Funeral) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0366389/
Damon Wayans Jr. – Taj
Mahal (The Other Guys, Dance Movie, My Wife and Kids TV series, Happy Ending TV series) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0915458/
Michael B. Jordan – Sean the number
one fan (The Wire HBO series, Friday Night Lights TV series, All My Children day time soap, Parenthood TV series) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0430107/
Who has committed:
Terri Vaughn - The number ones Fan's Mother (Steve Harvey Show, Meet the Browns): We are extremely excited to have this beautiful, talented actress on board. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0891254/
Jamie Hector – Taj’s Manager (The Wire HBO series, Max Payne, Night Catches Us, Heros TV series) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0373100/
Chubb Rock - (Classic Hip Hop, Are We There Yet? TV series, "DA STUY") http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chubb_Rock
Dana Dane: Producer/Actor
Rob Stapelton: Producer/Comedian
Joseph C. Grant Jr.: Director/Producer
Jevon Davis: Writer
Over the last five
years Joseph C. Grant (Ghetto Eyez Publishing) and Dana Dane (Def Beat
Entertainment) have developed several independent low to no-budget projects
together and separately (Da Stuy, Passive Aggressive, Dana Says – Tana Says) slowly
creating a name for our selves in the film industry. The feature film, Taj Mahal, is our opportunity to
take our craft and business to the next level. With Kickstarters support, we
hope to follow in the footsteps of filmmakers such as Tyler Perry, the team of Matt Damon & Ben Affleck, Brett Ratner
and Spike Lee, all of whom have been able to become self-sufficient and create
a business model to produce their own films and, in turn, help employ rising
young talent and veterans in the film industry (e.g., writers, actors, make-up
artists, producers, caterers, gaffers, camera operators, editors, etc.).
How Kickstarter works: Pledge any amount of your choice corresponding to a reward.
At the end of our 60 day Kickstarter campaign, if the combined total of all
pledges for our project meets our $80,000 goal, then the credit cards of those
who pledge are charged and we receive the funds to make our hilarious feature film
a reality. If we do not meet our goal, then the money is not withdrawn from
your account and no rewards are provided. It is our hope to exceed the $80,000
goal and use the extra funds for production equipment, location crew, cast and
other miscellaneous necessities. Aside from a 5% Kickstarter fee, a 3-5% Amazon
credit card processing fee and a moderate percentage to fulfill our rewards obligations,
all funds raised will be used directly in the production of the film.
incentive: (YOU will not be forgotten): When
you support our project you will be added to our mailing lists, Def Beat
Entertainment and Ghetto Eyez Publishing, and receive updates, special offers,
invites and other exclusive rewards as we continue to grow our companies.
we will use your pledge:
Your donations will
help pay for the multitude of personnel, items and services required to make a
· We are presently in pre-production
· Taj Mahal is slated to go into production in late spring of
All of the cast and
crew will be working for less then scale on this project, while many
others will be donating their time and talents. Although we may not be
able to pay everyone, as most of us are trying to establish ourselves in
this business, we must at least provide crew and cast meals during their time
on set. Again we aspire to create other employment opportunities
in the future. Please help us bring our objective to fruition. THANK YOU, THANK