In 1991, fine artist, Jamaal Fort, began his career in Hollywood as an Art Director, Production Designer and Special Effects Technician for films such as Judge Dredd and The Fifth Element. He later moved on to directing and applied his highly visual style to projects for Showtime and Taurus Entertainment, as well as producing and directing short films and videos for his company, Black Box.
In 1993, after completing his education in Fine Art, Aaron Mays moved his life from the hills of southern Ohio to the west coast in pursuit of his dream to become a filmmaker. Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, Mays met Fort on the set of a music video and they both soon recognized that they worked well together and became close friends. Mays and Fort went their separate ways for a few years as Mays found his way through the entertainment industry, utilizing his intimate knowledge of construction, to eventually become a construction foreman for films such as The Majestic and One Hour Photo.
In 2003, Fort, with producing partner Aaron Mays, formed his new company, Fourth World Media. Aggressively pursuing the evolution of digital media, Fort and Mays developed radical new economic and production models for the creation of "micro-budget" film, Television and video projects. Redefining products and markets is the mission of Fourth World Media.
Introduced to Harvelle's nightclub by Toledo Diamond, creator and front man of The Toledo Show, Fourth World Media soon became the resident media entity for the club. Fourth World Media has assisted Harvelle's with the identification of its brand through the creation of commercials, live music videos and the construction of their website, www.harvelles.com. In a moment of clarity Fort realized that a feature documentary film about the club had to be pursued once he witnessed, on March 2nd, 2005, blues artist Mickey Champion as she exposed her soul in an impromptu interview at Harvelle's and belted out an a cappella rendition of the well known gospel hymn "His Eye Is On The Sparrow". "This is where the film began", Fort has since stated. This interview, coupled with Fort's interest in creating spiritually themed films told from a unique perspective, acted as the catalyst for the creation of this film. "I realized, in that moment, that I had involved myself with a community of artists who live solely on their passion and their faith," said Fort. Stories from the Red Room is the first documentary feature for the filmmakers, Director Jamaal Fort and Producer, Aaron Mays.
The team's current slate includes The Block, a gripping urban drama that takes place in Los Angeles, Sideshow, a surreal look into the mind of FISHBONE'S eccentric front man, Angelo Moore, and King's Shadow, a narrative feature currently in development that is based on one man's transformation through The Blues.
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