"Milkshake" is a semi-autobiographical experimental romantic-comedy which tells the story of two millennials, Daddy and Akili, trying to figure out life while dealing with the struggles of being in long distance relationships in New York City during their first summer out of college. They meet and form a friendship when Akili begins to intern at Milkshake Magazine, a black music & culture magazine, where Daddy is a video producer and the only black employee.
Why Tell The Story
Too often, movies about young people (especially of today's generation) are not told from the view point of young people. And stories of young people of color are barely out there. This film is an observation of how technology has affected love, connection, and communication, as well as how culture of minorities is constantly turned into a business in which minorities don't control or profit from. This story comes from my experiences in the workplace and romantic life. I hope it inspires other young people to share their stories. This is not an average film made by a bunch of white men. WE DIVERSE UP IN HURR.
My birth name is literally Daddy Ramazani. I'm a 23 year old filmmaker, musician, and comedian born in Egypt, raised in Ireland and Atlanta. I graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts last year with a BFA in Film and T.V. I've interned in the video department at The FADER, worked on the video team at GQ Magazine, freelanced for brands such as Milk, Billionaire Boys Club, and more, and have directed a number of short films and music videos. I take film extremely seriously.
Check out my work at: https://vimeo.com/directordaddy
Why We Need Your Help
WE LOVE FILM AND WANT TO SHOOT ON 16MM THIS AUGUST! But film is expensive. The only financial support we need for this project is the ability to buy and process/scan 16mm film. There's no telling how much longer the opportunity to shoot on film will be available. My team and I are extreme lovers of film and would love if you helped us show the rest of the world, especially future generations, how important the power of film is.
Risks and challenges
The potential risks and challenges that come with completing our project include shooting a feature film on a limited supply of film with a small crew and capturing performances that best tell our story. But we are extremely prepared for these challenges as we are all professionals who've been working on high end projects for a number of years now.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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