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Web series, web series, web series! We love them and if you don’t you are so late to the party that it’s practically the next day! Here at HeyMikeyATL.com, we have seen just about everyone of them, but one series in particular is now near and dear to our hearts–TWISTED! 

Rahim Brazil and Toni BryceFilmed and directed by Rahim Brazil, Twisted, the series begins with a woman being dumped from a car in the middle of nowhere. We soon learn that woman is Vanessa (Toni Bryce) a counselor at a local counseling center who runs a support group. There she is instrumental in the lives of the community, in particular, three young men–Nick, Alex, and Star.

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Nick is an all-around good guy who is looking for love with the wrong guy, Robert (Robert Brown). Alex turns tricks on the Atlanta stroll, desperate to take care of his drug addict older brother, Marcus (Chris June). Star (Siren Chanel), however, is stuck in the support group as part of his probation. Still, he has not cleaned up his act, moonlighting as a “delivery boy” for drug dealers Duke (November) and Money (Deon Christen).

Herein lies the motif and tapestry of Twisted as each of these characters’ lives and story lines intertwine to make an “experience”–not your typical web series. Rahim Brazil has brilliantly rallied together mostly fresh, raw talent and seasoned it with his own experience, style, and decision to become a true show runner. When you watch the series you will be amazed by the aerial shots, visual aesthetic, and most of all stellar acting. We are particularly impressed with the talent of Toni Bryce–a name we are sure will be a household one very soon!

Last night we attended a private screening of Twisted at The Hangout, a local safe space and charitable organization for the LGBT youth of Atlanta. There, the entire cast gathered with their family and friends as Rahim presented the first three episodes of the series. Attendees included Anthony Bawn (director of H.I.M., Blackville, Cheetah In August, and District), Brandon Karson (H.I.M., Triangle, District), Cardo Ricardo (Pharm: The Series), and Thomas Mackey (About Him: The Revolution, Uncle Joey, Last Night In ATL). 

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Hosted by our very own Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning, the screening was followed by a Q&A with the cast. The message reiterated from the cast overall was one of unity, support, and storytelling; that LGBT stories are viable and must be told! As Chris June so simply stated, “It’s about us…” Kudos Rahim Brazil, Kudos!

Be sure you come out this Sunday, to the Suite Lounge (375 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313) for an all-black party and public screening for Twisted!

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Ready, Set, GO IN! Guy Code ATL’s Season 2 Premiere Was LIT!

It is rare that a screening or event leaves us hype and wanting more, but Antonio Mincey and Rajhiv Staten (7th & Love) definitely have us hooked on Guy Code! Guy Code, the hit web series, centered on nine friends in Atlanta determined to make it in the entertainment industry.

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It is rare that a screening or event leaves us hype and wanting more, but Antonio Mincey and Rajhiv Staten (7th & Love) definitely have us hooked on Guy Code! Guy Code, the hit web series, centered on nine friends in Atlanta determined to make it in the entertainment industry.

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Flash forward to this past Monday and the second season premiere; and not only have one of the series’ regulars been gunned down, but there is more mayhem, drama, and of course DANCE SEQUENCES! Yes this web series stands out in the Web World has being the only series incorporating dance and choreography, much in the same way the cast of Glee broke out in cover songs! This season premiere was the place to be as the event was attended by a few stars of the Web World including Ryan “Rah Rah” Kennedy (Living 4 The Weekend, LIT, House Boys), Lando King (Hurt, About Him: South Africa, Kingdom Heights), Toni Bryce (Twisted, Girls), Tramel Harris (G-Status ATL Hustle, The Corporate Mouth), Carl Levonzell (Twisted 2: Family Secrets, The Corporate Mouth) and our very own Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning.

We have to say this was the best web series screening/event we have yet to attend; setting a new bar. There was food, drink, music, dance routines, and an impromptu dance competition that would put most ballroom “kidz” to shame! The Category was “Dance Realness” and they SERVED!

 

Grade: A+

What We Liked:

-The cast consisted of a slew of new actors we have never seen. FRESH MEAT!

-The cinematography, sound, and lighting were on point. A lot of thought was put into the details of this series.

-Seeing Rah Rah Kennedy! Anything he is in is always worth watching!

What We Loved:

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Christopher Emerson

-THE DANCE SEQUENCES! No other web series is doing this. More so, they were completely on point. The choreography was fresh and new. We felt like we were watching a mainstream music video!

-Christopher Emerson is amazing! His dancing style is so smooth and it flows.

-The acting in the series was on point, you definitely need to binge watch the first season. Trust us you won’t regret it!

-Antonio Mincey’s message of horizontal networking/”reaching across the table” with people on your level to make bigger moves.

What We Hated:

-Absolutely NOTHING!

 

 

 

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[REVIEW] Vanity, Tragedy, & Transparency–Get into AConnectionTV’s (@aconnectiontv) Hit Series, “H.O.E.!”

(Singing) “Once upon a time not long ago I was ‘H.O.E.!'” Sorry guys but we are not talking Mariah Lyn this time. Instead our crosshairs and gaze are set on AConnectionTV’s new hit web series, H.O.E! The series is directed by Toni Bernard (About Him Season 2: The Revolution, Red Carpet Hashtags & Heartbreak) and created and written by Wesley Henderson (Culture Klubb, The Mona Simone Show, While You Were Sleeping) is set in Atlanta and centers on a trio of friends, Hawk (Rodney Glover), O’Neil (Ryan K. Sanders), and Elizabeth (Tiya Rene’e). Together the first letters of their names make the acronym of “H.O.E.”

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(Singing) “Once upon a time not long ago I was ‘H.O.E.!'” Sorry guys but we are not talking Mariah Lynn this time. Instead our crosshairs and gaze are set on AConnectionTV’s new hit web series, H.O.E! The series is directed by Toni Bernard (About Him Season 2: The Revolution, Red Carpet Hashtags & Heartbreak) and created and written by Wesley Henderson (Culture Clubb, The Mona Samone Show, While You Sleep) is set in Atlanta and centers on a trio of friends, Hawk (Rodney Glover), O‘Neil (Ryan K. Sanders), and Elizabeth (Tiya Rene’e). Together the first letters of their names make the acronym of “H.O.E.”

Hawk is Instagram famous with a knack for having casual and selfish sex with his followers (Yeah he’s an asshole). Meanwhile, O’Neil is a hopeless romantic determined to not be a gay, promiscuous stereotype all while struggling to move away from his ex-boyfriend Chance (Ryan Marcus) when the latter cheats on him. Finally, Elizabeth loves the ladies and gents and is perfectly comfortable with and casual about dating multiple people at once. The three friends tackle life and love in Atlanta while struggling to maintain their own near familial bond. The series as a whole will have you questioning what makes anyone a hoe, and you may even question are you a hoe? Overall the series actually has a story and you will find it refreshing to finally see a web series sprinkled sex and not a porn with dialogue! You can see H.O.E. for yourself by SUBSCRIBING to AconnectionTV.com, click the link here.

Grade: B+

What We Liked

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-The story line was unique and actually tells a story. There is not a single series in the Web World like H.O.E. Trust me we checked and it is REFRESHING.

-The show definitely runs off an Insecure vibe at times, especially when Hawk is on the scene.

-The locations and shots of Atlanta definitely did our city justice.

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No More “LIT!” Creator, Corey Knott, Announces New Direction for HD Productions (@HDProNetwork)!

Lit, lit, LIT! That is what we have been yelling since the hit web series, “LIT,” first debuted on HD Productions. For two season we have watched the shenanigans, drama, hijinks, and mayhem of the dancers and their lovers on the hit series. Well now the creator of the series, Corey Knott, has announced its cancellation, opting to end LIT on a high note and in a bid to move HD Productions in a new direction.

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Lit, lit, LIT! That is what we have been yelling since the hit web series, “LIT,” first debuted on HD Productions. For two season we have watched the shenanigans, drama, hijinks, and mayhem of the dancers and their lovers on the hit series. Well now the creator of the series, Corey Knott, has announced its cancellation, opting to end LIT on a high note and in a bid to move HD Productions in a new direction.

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Corey Knott

As you may already know HD Productions has proven itself to be quite the powerhouse this year under Corey Knott’s guidance, earning a slew of awards from the National Youth Pride Services (NYPS) in a host of categories. Corey reveals that he feels LIT has run its course and that he now would like to make content that will appeal to a wider audience of viewers. “There’s a lot of talent here at HD Productions and I want my actors to have all the opportunities I know they deserve. That means working on more content that appeals to more people and hiring quality talent. I want to move away from just Instagram stars and people with a following…”

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We wholeheartedly agree with Corey’s vision for HD Productions, but are really going to miss LIT! The series had an amazingly sexy cast both seasons with beaus like Zahfar, Justen Ruff, Rashad Lawrence, Gorgious Montana, Sherrod Willis, and Mustang. Corey has revealed to us there are a number of new series he will be debuting in January that he is sure will be runaway hits.

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“The audience is really going to like what’s coming next, so they just need to stay tuned!” HD Productions’ flagship series, Real Eyes Realize Real Lies, is also making its curtain call with a series finale set to debut this month. It is the end of an era at the network, but we will be tuning in for all the new series! Check back here for reviews and interviews!, and make sure you catch the series finale of LIT on December 8th! Happy Viewing!

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