Eustress Entertainment and Bent Street Films have come together to produce the compelling short film Solomon Dasko. This short film is set to go into production, February 4th-9th in Washington, D.C.
The story follows the lead character, Solomon, a recovering drug abuser vehemently holding on to his dream to become a famous blues singer. When he meets a lonely, schizophrenic guitar teacher who “sees” something in him. A convenient friendship ensues as Solomon battles to stay clean and grab hold of his all consuming dream.
Solomon Dasko was birthed from French Onion Soup, an upcoming feature film written by Washington, D.C. based, award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker, Eulonda Kay Lea. Eulonda, who leads Eustress Entertainment, has partnered with Yaphet Jackman to direct this short film. Yaphet Jackman is an international 2nd year Master of Fine Arts student at Ohio University. Yaphet is also the president of Bent Street Films.
The film is a requirement for students pursuing the directing track and aids in creating a portfolio for young directors and cinematographers seeking careers in the film industry. This collaborative project between Eulonda and Yaphet serves a two-fold initiative. It meets Yaphet’s scholastic requirement and will serve as the proof of concept for the French Onion Soup feature film.
The Solomon Dasko team is fervently working to raise the funds to meet the cost of production expenses including crew, meals, and the largest budget line items. A crowdfunding campaign has been established via GoFundMe at the link below. There are diverse donation levels listed, however contributors are encouraged to give at the level they are most comfortable with. The team embraces any and every amount enthusiastically. Contributors, as well as the public, can remain abreast of the Solomon Dasko film on Facebook or Twitter
Eulonda Kay Lea – EulondaKayLea.com
Yaphet Jackman – vimeo.com/yaphetjackman