BLACK ART MATTERS™
Respect and unity can only be achieved with love. That love...is art.
Rather than pointing fingers of blame for our current inequities, we as African Americans, and Pan-Africans, must draw attention to these disparities with a plan of how to correct them. We must pull together as a community, with likeminded individuals outside of our demographic wishing to join our movement towards empowerment and unity, and create opportunities for ourselves to thrive.The era of referring to each other as Ni@#!ers, celebrating current and past drug dealers, pimps and misogynist personifying stereotypes for personal and financial gain must end; if we want the world to view our demographic as more than just one subculture.
EVERETT KELSEY has been acting, writing, directing, and producing compelling content, placing in Oscar Award qualifying festivals/competitions through his production company, Organic Polyester Productions, Inc., since 2004. Only a few months after COVID-19 was detected and announced in the United States, Everett scribed his psychological thriller, CoV-Id, which became a finalist in both Final Draft’s (the industry standard screen, teleplay, and stage play software program) 2020 Big Break Oscar Award qualifying screenplay competition, and the Oscar qualifying 2020 Page International Screenplay Awards, before his political thriller, Black Skinhead became a finalist in Slamdance’s renowned Oscar qualifying screenplay competition within the same year.
In addition to his work as a published novelist, screenwriter, producer, and director, Everett has been cast on ABC’s, General Hospital, NBC’s Heroes, and featured in Director John Favereau’s hit series, Dinner For Five. Prior to portraying, Michael Davis in Oscar Award winner, Anthony Hopkins’ feature, Elyse in 2020, Everett’s film, Pillow Talk was selected as a finalist in the industry's acclaimed Oscar award qualifying, 2019 ScreenCraft International Screenplay Competition; while his German language film, Grosse Auge, (Large Eye) which he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in, premiered at the Oscar award qualifying Slamdance 2019 International Film Festival. In 2007, Everett was nominated in the category “Black Men In Film”, in the Oscar award qualifying, Hollywood Black Film Festival. Yet, to truly understand Everett’s passion for creating BLKMKT™ one must know from whom his views were formed. His grandfather, Dr. George D. Kelsey, influenced Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., greatly during the Civil Rights Movement. Everett hopes BLKMKT™ will have a similar impact when BLKMKT™ begins producing its own content. With a new age comes new methods and technology to transmit the spirit of Dr. Kelsey’s views on equality, while maintaining his Code of Ethics, to maintain Integrity, and Unity. Everett founded BLKMKT™ Media in 2020; a new interactive streaming platform dedicated to aggregating, and producing content of the Black experience, by people of African American, and Afro-Latin American decent. Through BLKMKT™, Dr. Kelsey's legacy to enrich humanity through thought provoking storytelling will live on. Everett Kelsey is utilizing his grandfather's teachings, with what he has learned over his lifetime to create this platform, which is designed to enrich society with original high quality content long after we are all gone.