Prince “Cinnamon Girl” music video

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Here’s a Prince video I made, for the first time in full resolution.

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Prince asked me to write a story about post 9-11 muslim racism inspired by the lyrics. I spent that entire summer working with him on this clip. Perhaps my most rewarding filmmaking experience. He pushed me creatively and as always he pushed the boundaries. Starring Academy Award nominee Keisha Castle Hughs.
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U.S. shoot with actor Barkhad Abdirahman

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Minneapolis shoot with Barkhad Abdirahman

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Delighted that Barkhad Abdirahman who starred in Captain Philips with Tom Hanks could join the cast for “Launched”. Barkhad was filmed by second unit in Minneapolis, directed by my friend Philip Harder. Brendan O’Neil

Yoko The Cherry Blossom 2nd screening Montreal

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Our second screening was even better than the first. It was good to hear from folks who seemed moved by the story.

taking photos of the movie is strictly forbidden

taking photos of the movie is strictly forbidden

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a nice turn out

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Director Gen Takahashi and a fan of the film

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Q & A

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Phil and Danny Nevitt