DARYL BROWN

 
 
 

INTERVIEW 1 : DIRECTOR

DARYL BROWN IS A VIDEO DIRECTOR FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. CURRENTLY 21 HE’S WORKING ON HIS DIRECTOR’S WITH PAOLO SANCHEZ FOR THEIR DEBUT FILM “SUGA BABY” SET TO RELEASE MAY 11TH.

Suga Baby centers around Dawn, young woman of color who frequently goes on casual dates with “Sugar Daddies” to help make ends meet. These dates are usually quite lucrative and safe for Dawn, however, an aggressive altercation leads her to seek extreme measures to protect herself.

 

TOMMY: SO TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF.

DARYL: I GREW ON THE SOUTHSIDE OF CHICAGO OVER BY THE US CELLULAR STADIUM. I JUST HUNG OUT WITH THE HOMIES. I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL OVER THERE AS WELL. I ENDED UP GOING TO COLLEGE IN CONNETICUT.

T: WHAT INSPIRED YOU INITIALLY TO GO INTO VIDEOGRAPHY? 

D: WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I WAS WATCHING A BUNCH OF SHIT I WASN’T SUPPOSE TO. I LATER FOUND THAT THOSE MOVIES FOR VERY SIGNIFICANT LIKE DO THE RIGHT THING, PULP FICTION, THE MAC. IT DIDN’T HIT ME UNTIL LIKE HIGH SCHOOL THAT I WAS LIKE “HEY I THINK I DO LIKE MAKING FILMS”, “I WANNA MAKE A FILM OR MOVIE THAT HAS AN IMPACT LIKE THOSE FILMS DID”

T: YOU NOTED SPIKE LEE, WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR OTHER FAVORITE DIRECTORS?

D: *pauses to ponder a moment* I LIKE AVA DUVERNAY, WES ANDERSON. YEAH, IN TERMS OF DIRECTORS FOR ME IT’S MAINLY JUST SPIKE. I WOULD SAY I DON’T HAVEALOT OF FAVORITE DIRECTORS MORE OF JUST FAVORITE MOVIES.

T: WHAT OTHER ART FORMS DO YOU DABLE IN?

D: I’M A HUGE FAN OF MUSIC. IF I WAS CREATIVE ENOUGH I WOULD DEFINITELY MAKE MUSIC. AND DEDICATE MY LIFE TO MAKING MUSIC.

T: I HEARD FROM SOMEONE RECENTLY THAT YOU HAVE A MIXTAPE ON MYSPACE?

D: NAHHHHHHH. *he laughs suprised* YEAH I DO. BACK IN 7TH OR 8TH GRADE I WAS MAKING A BUNCH OF MUSIC WITH MY FRIENDS. WE CREATED A DISS TRACKS, LIKE A WHOLE MIXTAPE. THAT WAS THE EARLY STAGES OF MUSIC AND WE JUST ALL WERE INTERESTED IN MAKING MUSIC. BESIDES FILM AND MOVING PICTURES MUSIC IS DEFINITELY IT.

T: SO DO YOU WANT THE FAME OR THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT?

D: I’D RATHER HAVE THE ACKNOWLEDGE AND CREATE SOME SHIT WHERE PEOPLE ARE INFLUENCED, INSPIRED, OR CONNECT WITH IT. I’D RATHER BE NOTED WITH SOMETHING THAT SOMETHING THAT CONNECTED WITH SOMEONE. LIKE MOST OF THE FILMS MADE NOW ARE NOT AS GOOD AS SOME OF LOW BUDGET, NON-HOLLYWOOD CONGLOMERATE MOVIES. SO I’D RATHER HAVE THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.