South Central’s Calmatic Dishes On ‘House Party,’ Loving Music, and the Impact of the L.A. Uprising

Right now is a great time for Black creatives and filmmakers. From TV shows like Abbott Elementary and Bel-Air reshaping the game to artists…
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South Central’s Calmatic Dishes On ‘House Party,’ Loving Music, and the Impact of the L.A. Uprising

Right now is a great time for Black creatives and filmmakers.

From TV shows like Abbott Elementary and Bel-Air reshaping the game to artists like Muni Long and Jazmine Sullivan shifting the musical landscape, the transition from Mayberry PD to a multifaceted and melanated viewing experience has made audiences root for everybody Black.

For Calmatic, a Los Angeles bred-artist, music producer, and filmmaker behind the upcoming House Party and White Men Can’t Jump remakes, has consistently been “The People’s Champ” since first helming Ab-Soul’s “Nothin New” in 2011, which also featured Jhené Aiko. Crediting his love of J Dilla and MF Doom with informing his rhythmic approach to filmmaking, the man born Charles Kidd II, has shot eye-popping, grounded clips for the likes of The Internet, Tyler, the Creator, Lizzo, Anderson .Paak, and Kendrick Lamar.

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2HJYN8H Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert and starring Michelle Yeohm, James Hong and Jenny Slate. An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.

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How House Party throws a rager for a whole new generation with the help of LeBron James – directed by CalmaticDaniels & ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ won five Critics Choice Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.‘Pitch Perfect: Bumper In Berlin’ Scores Season 2 Renewal At Peacock. Todd Strauss-Schulson serves as a series Executive Producer, and directed two episodes of season 1.Apple TV+ series ‘Pachinko,’ executive produced by Justin Chon, won the Best Ensemble award and is nominated for Best New Scripted series at the 2023 Spirit Awards. PRETTYBIRD UK Signs Award-Winning Young Director Lucrecia Taormina
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