Fundraising Campaign For Gay Muslim Dramatic Feature ‘Naz And Malik’
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Fundraising Campaign For Gay Muslim Dramatic Feature ‘Naz And Malik’

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As I’ve mentioned before, we get bombarded with requests

from filmmakers all over, asking us to feature their project fundraising

campaigns. But this time, however, it was different.

I actually came across this by chance through someone

else, and it definitely intrigued me because it is original, to say the least.

The film, titled Naz

and Malkik, was shot this past summer by writer and director Jay Dockendorf, and tells the story of two gay Brooklyn-based African American first

generation Muslims, played Curtiss Cook Jr.

and Kerwin Johnson Jr., who are “friends,

classmates, business partners, and lovers.

And while wrestling with the decision to tell their family

and their community about the true nature of their relationship, their partnership also sets an FBI agent “on

their trail, who grows convinced that the boys are engaged in “violent

radicalism,” [as] her pursuit becomes increasingly menacing and the stakes

surrounding the boys’ hapless hustling and lies grow. What began as a struggle

to protect their sexual identities evolves into a crisis much larger – a fight

to stay alive.

Now doesn’t that sound rather interesting, to say the

least? And you have to admit that it is rather unique as well.

Right now there are currently 9 days left for film’s Kickstarter campaign to raise $35,000

for post-production work (they’re almost there). To contribute, go HERE.

And to find out more

about the film, you can go to its website HERE.

Here’s a short video about the project:

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