M. J. SOLOMON PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
a music video by Malcolm J. Solomon
2008 / 4 mins 58 secs
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[ synopsis ]
Wack Attack (Crack Attack) reveals the duality of a crack addicts existence, exploring the truth versus the crack userís fanstasy that all is well. Steeped in denial, the crack user insists she is fine while her appearance deteriorates, her friends overdose around her, she prostitutes herself for drug money and ultimately lands herself in the back of a police car.
[ about the director ]
Born in Houston, Texas, Dr. Malcolm J. Solomon is a composer, writer, director and independent filmmaker. He earned a bachelor’s degree in classical composition from the University of St. Thomas, followed by master’s and doctoral degrees from Rice University.
Malcolm has written, directed, produced and scored three short films. His first, The Contest is a romantic comedy and was an Official Selection of the Jamerican International Film & Music Festival. Malcolm composed all of the modern classical music showcased in the film and performed one piece himself along with international classical singer Robert Gerber. The Stairwell, a surreal drama, was also an Official Selection of the Jamerican International Film & Music Festival, where it won the Final Draft Screenwriters Award for best short script. He recently completed a third short film entitled, Fallen Diva, which is a surreal drama.
Malcolm combined his love of filmmaking with his love of music in three music videos he produced, directed and edited. In each case, he wrote the lyrics and composed and arranged the music. That’s Life was an Official Selection of the Toronto Online Film Festival and reflects upon the growing apathy of mankind. Wack Attack (Crack Attack) explores the duality of a crack addict’s existence. X-Man examines the war with Iraq, focusing on the horrors faced by American soldiers. X-Man has been chosen as an Official Selection of the San Diego Black Film Festival, an Official Selection of the Hollywood Black Film Festival and as an Official Finalist in the Canada International Film Festival. It also won the Silver Remi Award for Creative Excellence at Worldfest - Houston International Film Festival.
Malcolm is a prolific writer. His screenplays, which range in genre from comedy and romantic comedy to horror and drama, have won and been finalists in a number of international writing competitions, including Scriptapalooza, Screenwriting Showcase Awards, Final Draft Screenwriters Awards and the Sundance Feature Film Program. Malcolm has also been honored as a classical composer by the American Festival of the Arts and the Sonoklect International Concert Series of 20th Century Music. His film scoring has drawn praise from such notable figures as Isaac Hayes, James Mtume, Chuck D, and Ken Sutherland and won the film scoring competition at the Acapulco Black Film Festival.
[ filmography ]
X-Man, (music video) 2009
Fallen Diva, (short film) 2008
Wack Attack (Crack Attack), (music video) 2007
That’s Life, (music video) 2004
The Stairwell, (short film) 2002
The Contest, (short film) 1998
[ credits ]
|Producer||Malcolm J. Solomon
|Director||Malcolm J. Solomon
|Composer||Malcolm J. Solomon
|Editor||Malcolm J. Solomon
|Assistant Editor||Leslie D. Duvall
|Vocals performed by||Antonio Parker
|Drums performed by||Cliff Wallace
|All other instruments performed by||Malcolm J. Solomon
Special thanks to the Carrboro Police Department
for their cooperation and participation in the filming of this video.
[ production stills ]
[ technical notes ]
Wack Attack (Crack Attack)’s running time is 4:58 minutes.
It was shot in digital video in North Carolina on a Sony HVR-HD1000 camera in 2008.
Malcolm J. Solomon edited the music video using Final Cut Pro and incorporated footage of both the Gulf War and the current Iraq War. The music was recorded into and edited in Pro Tools and Digital Performer.
[ contact information ]
Malcolm J. Solomon
M. J. Solomon Productions
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