Brought to you by Merchants of Reality, “poprocks” is a short film featuring the hilarious Chris Love, the sincere Karla Mi Lugo, the dashing Joshua King, and the mind bending Baraka Noel.
The film was directed by John Espey, Emelia Loomis, and Baraka Noel. It is the first dialogue driven short film produced through Merchants of Reality. The team also included cameras from JD Basquiat, Meredith Connor, Bisi Obateru, and Kym Wells.
Special thanks in the credits go to Jack Morris for the use of his audio equipment, making for a much more exploratory and rewarding editing experience.
ladies and gentlemen…in TECHNICOLOR!
it goes thusly…
(timpani drums. The sound of metal hammers -hammering. Ooo! Fire!)
a baby is born. Or goes to college? Married? Recently divorced?
Big city life. a wild night on the town.
It is a streetlamp lit night…
[slow pan (maybe from a third story window of an apartment building?)]
there is a lone woman (late twenties/early thirties) wearing a uniform that implies that she is a single mother (and rent ain’t gettin’ any cheaper!).
there is an old woman and an old man that meet as widow and widower and fall in love. -tilt head, inhale and exhale slowly and audibly-
They engage in shenanigans->Steal things? then laugh about it? kiss.
[all of this with some eighties pop song, something like, “I’m walking on sunshine,” but not cause that would be to cliché. (kids in america? Whoa!)
there is an orchestra, according to the orchestration of the constitution of a solid epic homecoming [army? or hostages? Zombie attack survivors? (maybe slow motion running for the reception of hugs?)]
someone saves somebody else. Or a a beloved animal (a horse)
there is a bad boy. A nerdy boy. A pretty (but bookish) girl. A slutty girl (she’s pretty too). A brooding man. A lonely woman. And that one guy who is in everything. (what’s his name?). there are more but you get it.
somebody dies. Its sad. Or not.
So now lets roll that again only this time…(he gets louder now)…with more ENERGY!
There is popcorn.
Hopefully a standing ovation.
-batting of eyelashes-
King Love Ventures. A taste of completion, the light at the end of the tunnel.