Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Arts & Exhibits

Black Velvet The Movie by Tobias Daniels Goes to Germany but Needs your Help

See also

Black Velvet The Movie is a feature length documentary about an LGBT artist and the Navy.

More Photos

Ever wonder why there are no open Gay Pop Stars? Does race and sexuality still determine who’s allowed on the Billboard charts? Similar to the exodus of African American artists during the Jazz Era LGBT artist today are forced to find acceptance and fans in Europe, but does it have to be? Black Velvet, a feature length documentary by first time director Tobias Daniels explores the life of one African American LGBT artist T-Boy as he struggles to survive in Gotham, his pre “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” past in the Navy, to his niche fan base in Germany.

"I sought to tell a fly-on-the-wall story of an underground culture in New York, but discovered a story of acceptance and struggle told through the eyes of the films main character T-Boy. Through our journey T-Boy reconnected with his estranged family and faced demons and shame from his pre “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” stent in the United States Navy." said creator, producer and director Tobias Daniels.

Black Velvet features DP work by Emmy Winning Camera Operator Greg Harriott. With scenes featuring Sherry Vine and CAZWELL. You can help fund the crew’s journey to Germany to capture the films final chapter at.

You can help their documentary crew complete filming of Black Velvet performing live at Christopher Street Day in Germany this June 2014!

"The film asks questions that I hadn’t been willing to face myself. Does being gay today still ruin your career? Is there refuge for gay artists? At the core of Black Velvet is a narrative about hope and struggle told through the eyes of an artist."concluded Mr. Daniels.

They need your support to complete the film. Your contributions go directly to equipment fees, crew pay, and travel expenses for the cast and crew to fly to Germany and capture the films final footage this June in Berlin as T-Boy takes the stage live at Christopher Street Day. For more information to help fund Black Velvet The Movie by Tobias Daniels visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/960790038/black-velvet-the-movie

About The Creator, Director & Producer: Tobias Daniels is an image-maker based in Los Angeles. He is the West Coast videographer for PopStar! Magazine, and has been featured on Dis411! and JIGSAW Magazine. He was co-creator of America’s first salsa dance video for kids Preferred Choice Award Winning “Salsa with Me.” In 2012 he executive produced “Janked” which screened at the Cannes Film Market. For more information visit his website at www.tobiasdaniels.com

Press Contact: Tobias Daniels, daniels.tobias@gmail.com

You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter: https://twitter.com/TBoylive & https://www.facebook.com/just.tboy

To View the video and more photos click to visit Diversity News Magazine

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Ted Nugent
    Ted Nugent concert at Native American casino canceled because of obvious reasons
    Music Buzz
  • NFL
    Pat Bowlen steps down as Broncos owner following Alzheimer's diagnosis
    Video
    NFL Buzz
  • Tina Fey
    See why Tina Fey is possibly the most popular woman in comedy at the moment
    Today's Buzz
  • Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger promotes 'Get On Up' in New York, including Apollo Theater premiere
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Boyhood
    The new film 'Boyhood' chronicles twelve years of one boy's life
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Buffy
    We're counting down ten of the finest episodes of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’
    Camera
    7 Photos