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Culture Spotlight Featuring Randolph Lewis


Randolph Lewis is a sharp director well-versed in executing producer vision while having discretion over show look, planning, and execution. Highly talented in directing multi-camera programs and serials. Randolph Worked on 30+ projects in Film, Commercial Television, Music videos including Tasters Choice, Coca Cola, K-Mart, Nissan, Dave Mathews Band, Mobb Deep, Oil Factory, FOX-NHL, more.


Tell us about your experience at the Hip Hop Film Festival?

I first experienced the Hip Hop Film Festival through a film I was working called 'Jamaica House' with Director Al Gragg. The following year the festival featured another film I did called "VerseAtility III: Rewind". CR Capers was one of the first people I met, her, the staff, the National Black Theater in Harlem, all great. I've always felt right at home with them.


Why are stories from the culture important?

Stories from the Culture is important because it's lit. We are the Culture that entertains the world, we run the world. What other stories would you want to hear, right? Also, it's great that we can see each other at work, at our best, the Producers, Directors, Actors, behind the scenes folk, learning from each other. That's why.


What projects are you working on now?

Right now I'm working on 'WVOE: the Voice of Ebony', a documentary about the 1st All African American Radio Station, Novelty Soundbytes Inc, 'NSB Anonymous Podcast' on Spotify. My book 'Six Strange Tales' on Etsy. A musical project called Rhyme Va-Lor 'Historical' released on Sony / Orchard. Check us out, get involved. Look for the NSB Logo. Check our store out on Etsy, get you a fresh pair of Rhyme Va-Lor faced socks.


Why do you think the Harlem Film House and Hip Hop Film Festival is important?

HFH is family, HHFF is family. They feel like family. Make no mistake, this is the business world, it's Show Business. Like EPMD, Strictly Business, Unfinished Business, Business Business. When was the last time you went out and did some business and the whole time it felt like family? That counts for something. That's why it's important. Other cultures have their family business, now we have ours. And we get to watch some dope movies along the way, right...




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