World Premiere of Sci-Fi Anthology Paradigm Grey

World Premiere of Sci-Fi Anthology Paradigm Grey
Image courtesy of Impakt Studio.

Chicago-based filmmaker Christopher Adams (Impakt Studio) organized six film production companies from the Chicago area to join forces and create sci-fi/thriller anthology film, PARADIGM GREY. What makes this project extra special is the fact that all directors involved and roughly 97% of the cast and crew are all African American.

The companies involved with the film are: Impakt Studio, Sei Studios, Brightseed Collab, Film Barrel Studios, Cassandra Bell Studios, 21H2, and countless Chicago-based talent. They've included genre content touching on post-apocalyptic, sci-fi futuristic, supernatural horror, political horror, and social thriller elements.

Inspired by The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror, Chicago-based filmmaker Christopher Adams has assembled a like-minded team of extremely talented fellow filmmakers, who have created what they hope to be the start of several volumes of genre-defying feature-length films and television projects, with a focus on spotlighting the African Diaspora in roles you don't typically see them in. Their first project, a science fiction anthology called Paradigm Grey, is unique in many ways that all the participating directors are African American and at least 97% of the production and post production crew is also African American.

The world premiere of PARADIGM GREY will take place on Saturday, December 2nd. Doors open at 6pm. Located at the Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60615. Tickets are available NOW.

The goal of the creation of this anthology is to break the mold for up-and-coming black filmmakers in the entertainment industry. The success of Jordan Peele's Get Out and the highly-anticipated release of Marvel's Black Panther have proven there is a large market for black genre cinema outside of common stereotypes seen in some mainstream films. “I've always hated going to see horror, action, or sci-fi films knowing that as soon as you see anyone of color on-screen, you knew they usually weren't going to survive the duration of the film, or were just added as a footnote,” stated Christopher Adams.

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