Let’s take back our narrative, by creating our own platforms!

Let’s take back our narrative, by creating our own platforms!

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Kyle Castaway started this petition to Black Creators and

Traditional Media has collectively failed us

Traditional Media has collectively failed us. Both the news and Hollywood has shown their clear biases. What I would deem another failure is if after all these protests, petitions and organizing, the moment passes a few laws change and some misguided media executives ‘trying to bring us together’ by creating a series of ‘feel good propaganda’ movies, shows and music that spread ignorance and stop us from examining our unpleasant history and from growing. Essentially, putting a bandage over a bullet wound causing it to feaster and possibly explode even more violently in the future.

The Film Industry has been doing the bare minimum when it comes to representation. They’ve allowed the public to become ignorant and comfortable by choosing to uplift some stories and voices while ignoring others, creating and recycling problematic narratives and stereotypes, omitting key pieces of history and replacing real people and historical figures with more palatable characters.

This is because of one thing. Money. Films are very expensive, the average feature film according to the ‘Hollywood Reporter‘ ranges from 70-90 million US dollars so the people funding these films need them be profitable not just to cover costs and still have a profit but to pay for all the other movies they’ve made that have failed financially. As white people/straight people have been the majority their perspective is often considered over truth. Another reason that films are notoriously inaccurate is the people who historically owned movie studios/theaters aren’t black and even the most well intentioned have demonstrated that they lack the experience and education to tell stories particularly those of minorities with the self-awareness and nuance necessary.

I’m developing technology to automate the creation of big budget films eliminating most of the financial risks associated with elevating unknown minority actors and directors.

I also want to make an affordable video streaming service centered around the Black and Lgbtq+ communities both of which I am a member of.

We need platforms we OWN where we can openly speak our truth and experiences.  A place where we can create art at the highest level without being censored

I’ve had my ideas critiqued by multiple industry professionals. My Startup has participated in the United Nations Development Program and been accepted into the NVidia Inception Program for AI Startups.

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