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March 6, 2014

Local movie "Boys 2 Men" premieres to great public response

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Niagara Gazette — The movie was shot using just $2,000, according to Colvin, who not only directed Boys 2 Men, but also produced and wrote it. Despite the low budget he says that they were able to “pull it off.”

Buffalo’s Market Arcade Theater on Main Street sold out for Friday night’s premiere of the locally filmed movie. The film was met with so much anticipation, that an additional showing had to be scheduled.

In the end, both showings were packed and the film drew a positive response from the public.

“It was great, everyone loved it. There was silence when it was serious, and laughter when it was funny,” Colvin of the premiere. “What really got the audience was the ending because it has so many twists and turns. They said, ‘did that really happen?’ It was just a great experience.”

After seeing the movie become a local success, the next step for the “Boys 2 Men” family is to get the movie into film festivals.

Orundi says they are applying to the American Black Film Festival in New York City as well as the Maui and Brooklyn Film Festivals. Success at any of these events would help bring exposure to the cast and crew, as well as help see Boys to Men get picked up by a distributor. Lamar noted that he would like to see Netflix add it to their selection.

Orundi also noted the possibility of a sequel to the film becoming one of his future projects.

“We just wanted to bring something different to Niagara Falls,” he said. “Everyone is excited.”

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