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Straight line

Clear cut. 

Sharpen your resolve. 

Steer your vision. 

Never forget your purpose. 

Reinvent your wisdom. 

Praise your courage. 

Clean your fogginess. 

Train your insight. 

Play your soul strings. 

Swim with the best. 

Challenge your most feared. 

Get your treasure at the end. 

 

DD

 

Reach

Cultivate the fighter in you.

Get used to pushing yourself.

Your endurance is a muscle.

You'll lose all concept of time and exist in the zone.

Work from burning love. 

Trap the discourager and squash it. 

The world wants you to succeed. 

Reengineer that psychology. 

Don't worry about what sounds corny. 

That's the fear seeping in. 

You are allowed to be a tremendous force in this world. 

The apathy you see around you is a contagion. 

Do not allow it to penetrate. 

It is only energy. 

And you have discernment. 

Become a magnet for greatness. 

It will bind to your wishes. 

Be the person that someone will write a book about. 

Or tell around a camp fire. 

Become a legend. 

A brave warrior. 

You have the light. 

 

DD

Misfortune to Open the Chelsea Film Festival!

OPENING FILM

MISFORTUNE By Desmond Devenish

90 min | Drama | United States | 2016

NY Premiere (Out of Competition)

CINEPOLIS CHELSEA – Thursday, October 13th | 7pm

Doors open at 5.30pm.

In attendance: Desmond Devenish (Director/Producer/Co-writer/Lead Actor), Xander Bailey (Lead Actor/Co-Writer) and Sarah Kinga Smith (Manager/Executive Producer).

The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF), non-profit organization is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. 

SYNOPSIS:

After being released from prison, Mallick hunts down his ex-partner’s son, Boyd, an out of work mechanic, whom he believes could lead the way to the missing stolen diamonds which landed him in lockup years earlier.

With the threat of death and chance at a potential small fortune, Boyd, his diner-shift gal Sloan and best friend Russell, a small time crook, set out on a rugged search through the treacherous desert. As events spiral out of control, the prospects of a criminal fugitive lifestyle become an inevitable reality.

DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY:

Born and raised in New York City, he received his B.A. in theater from Marymount Manhattan College. His focus on directing was showcased in staged productions of No Exit by Jean-Paul Sarte and Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. He studied film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and The Los Angeles Film School, where his thesis project Split found distribution at the Cannes Film Market with Shorts International. Produced, directed and acting in by Devenish, his second short, Closure, a film about psychosis and spirituality was inspired by real events. It played twenty festivals worldwide and garnered several awards, including best dramatic short at Spiffest and Houston Worldfest. His third short, Pull Away, a post-breakup road movie just completed and was filmed in seven states on a Black Magic Design Pocket Cinema Camera. Shot in the Sonoran Desert, Misfortune, a gritty dramatic-thriller, marks his debut feature film. It boasts a well-acted ensemble cast, with the likes of Steve Earle, Kevin Gage, Nick Mancuso and a collection of strong emerging talent.

Devenish was an original cast member of the 1995 Broadway production of On The Waterfront, along with Steppenwolf founding member, Terry Kinney; David Morse and James Gandolfini.

http://www.chelseafilm.org/opening-film-2016-misfortune/

Half Time

Finding the best way to fall in sync with your own personal life force, requires you to tap in to all of your fears, all of your cravings, all of your highest ideals. Leave little room for self sabotage. Spot your weaknesses the minute they float into your mind. If you can't cut them off before you act upon them, then recognize them so that you will preempt them next time. Nothing is too grand of a wish. If we can sink to the lowest depths and the deepest depressions, we can also rise to the highest glory and the greatest victories. It really is as easy as that. You have the life you choose. You can rival everything. It is all a dream. A real living dream. And yours for the taking. DD