Montage Film Series 2024

Ali Cultural Arts Center
Jun 27 | 7:00 pm | FREE

The event is hosted by Black Cat Media.

Cathleen Dean - Black Cat Media

Montage is an exciting program that unites aspiring filmmakers, industry professionals, film lovers, and the general public are invited to participate in candid discussions intended to build a community of support for emerging filmmakers.

June 27th 2024 Screening - A Hero of 1,000 Faces


A Hero of a Thousand Faces Project seeks to discover what makes a hero as it pertains to black men as they seek inclusion and contribution to a society that might see them otherwise. Hero #14 George Gadson - Artist.

George Gadson is a self-taught artist whose artworks express different spiritual aspects and values of life. His unabated passion for creating translates into exuberant and joyous figurative sculptures, abstracts, photography and more, inspired by his surroundings, people and their environment, and mundane objects of everyday life that often go unnoticed.

Drawing on many sources and ideas for his work, including his personal life story and experiences makes the creative process to be as equally important as the final work. The allows him to feel, explore, and discover the insight, enchantments, and spiritual empowerment that the experience of creating brings.

Gadson seeks to bring to life the forgotten history found in many communities and capture civic memories through creative design works for public spaces. Such efforts aid in rebuilding the tangible and intangible characters of a community, bringing disparate groups together, creating safer neighborhoods, promoting a greater sense of place and belonging, and breathing new life into the “soul” of a community and its residents.

About the Producers:

Michael Anderson is a highly experienced and creative technical professional with over 23 years experience in digital media as well as Broadcast Television. Project management, producing, and directing are some of Mr. Anderson's areas of technical expertise His work ranges from live events and historical documentaries to feature films, commercials, web series and reality TV. Michael Anderson has worked closely with companies such as WLRN Public Media Channel 17 Miami, Discovery Channel Latin America, Accord Productions, Cineworks Digital Studios, and SuperGroup International. He has a great capacity to not only meet deadlines but also a keen ability to work under pressure.

His latest projects include the 2021 Suncoast Chapter Emmy award winning show "Troubled Waters: A Turtle's Tale.” "Hometown Hero" is part of WLRN’s 50th Anniversary of Apollo’s Moon Landing short films series. 2020 Suncoast Chapter Emmy nominated “The Secret Weapon That Won World War II'' produced for WLRN Public Media which is currently in distribution to PBS stations nationwide. The short film “Midway Home” has received a Producers Guild of America award. He is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Suncoast Chapter. Michael Anderson continues to use his talents and experience to tell the stories of our communities.

Gabriel Andrews is a filmmaker and designer residing in South Florida for the past 10 years. He has over 15 years of experience producing a variety of projects from short promotional campaigns, online magazine interviews, music videos, short films and features. With the belief that visual media is one of the largest influencers of behavior, he operates Lightening Studio, LLC, a full service production company, as a vehicle to promote social change through creative visual media projects. He lives in Atlanta.

Montage Film Series 2024