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'Black Velvet' Goes To Germany - Feature Length Doc About LGBT Artist & The Navy (Fundraising)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 15, 2014 at 11:37AM

'Black Velvet' Goes To Germany - Feature Length Documentary An About LGBT Artist & The Navy (Fundraising)
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Black Velvet

Details on the upcoming project via release from the filmmaker, Tobias Daniels, follow below...

Ever wonder why there are no Gay Pop Stars?  Does race and sexuality still determine who’s allowed on the Billboard charts?  Similar to the exodus of African American artists during the Jazz Era LGBT artist today are forced to find acceptance and fans in Europe, but does it have to be?  Black Velvet, a feature length documentary by first time director Tobias Daniels explores the life of one African American LGBT artist T-Boy as he struggles to survive in Gotham, his pre “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” past in the Navy, to his niche fan base in Germany.  Black Velvet features DP work by Emmy Winning Camera Operator Greg Harriott.  With scenes featuring Sherry Vine and CAZWELL.  You can help fund the crew’s journey to Germany to capture the films final chapter at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/960790038/black-velvet-the-movie.

I sought to tell a fly-on-the-wall story of an underground culture in New York, but discovered a story of acceptance and struggle told through the eyes of the films main character T-Boy.  Through our journey T-Boy reconnected with his estranged family and faced demons and shame from his pre “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” stent in the United States Navy.  The film asks questions that I hadn’t been willing to face myself.  Does being gay today still ruin your career?  Is there refuge for gay artists?  At the core of Black Velvet is a narrative about hope and struggle told through the eyes of an artist. 

Tobias Daniels is an image-maker based in Los Angeles. He is the West Coast videographer for PopStar! Magazine, and has been featured on Dis411! and JIGSAW Magazine.  He was co-creator of America’s first salsa dance video for kids Preferred Choice Award Winning “Salsa with Me.”  In 2012 he executive produced “Janked” which screened at the Cannes Film Market.  Check him out on www.tobiasdaniels.com  

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBoylive; https://www.facebook.com/just.tboy

Here's his video pitch, followed by Kickstarter widget:

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