Culture Spotlight Featuring Felicia Rivers
Felicia Rivers is a independent filmmaker based out of Charleston, S.C. In two years Felicia has produced over 8 projects and has just finished wrapping up her first full length film "King Amir's Verdict ". Several of her projects can be found on Amazon Prime under her company name Geechee One. Geechee One Films has played in several different film festivals throughout the world and has even won a few awards. Felicia Rivers also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from ClaflinUniversity.
Tell us about your experience at Hip Hop Film Festival? The whole experience with The Hip Hop Film Festival was dope. I enjoy my work being on a big screen and also I appreciate this festival for also showcasing women film makers such as myself. One of the biggest things I loved about the festival is being highlighted by other media outlets and gaining exposure for our projects as well as being a filmmaker.
Why are stories from the culture important? Stories from the culture are very important. We all have a story to tell and the good thing is with film we are able to express our vision. Hip Hop actually has saved lives and has develop new masterminds that are making the world shake.
What projects are you working on now? I am now working on two full lengths. One is called King Amir's Verdict which is about a African King that banishes his wife and realizes how much he needs her. Another is called Treasure Box. Treasure Box is like a playboy mansion type feel where Daddy is over the house. His ladies consist of women who ended up there through living in the streets and running away from a past life.
Why do you think the Harlem film house and Hip Hop Film Festival is important? It is very important to have this platform to showcase the world our stories. One thing I love about film is that no one story is alike. We can witness the same event or have the same feeling but we all can have a whole different vision that makes the story our own.