“PARADIGM GREY ANTHOLOGY AIMS TO BREAK THE MOLD FOR TEAM OF UP AND COMING BLACK FILMMAKERS”
Inspired by The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror, Chicago based filmmaker Christopher Adams has assembled a like minded team of extremely talented fellow filmmakers, who have created what they hope to be the start of several volumes of genre defying feature length films and television projects, with a focus on spotlighting the African Diaspora in roles you don't typically see them in. Their first project, a science fiction anthology called Paradigm Grey, is unique in that all the participating directors are African American, representing a demographic not known for creating within in the genre.
"I’ve always hated going to see horror, action or sci-fi films knowing that as soon as you see anyone of color on screen you knew they usually weren't going to survive the duration of the film, or were just added as a footnote. It’s obvious some exec somewhere said we need to put a black person in there, and even then they paint those characters with the stereotypical brush to try and appeal to urban markets" says Christopher, who is the CEO of IMPAKT STUDIO, a production company that has garnered nominations (three Grammy and one BET) for their numerous music video projects. He has worked with a variety of dynamic artists such as Public Enemy, Lupe Fiasco, and Eric Roberson; recently Adams spent considerable time working with controversial boxer Floyd Mayweather.
Chris, a self taught filmmaker, VFX artist, and cinematographer, built most of the props for the stories in Paradigm Grey, including a six foot tall killer robot. He and his business partner, editor Hana "Blaq" Mitchell, have been bringing their dynamic brand of visual marketing skills to clients for over twenty years. They hope to take their considerable talents to a whole new level with Paradigm Grey.
“It’s time for us to show the world that black directors and black cinema can be just as if not more creative and diverse as other cultures. Just like the tag line says, Welcome to the shift.”, says Chris