Philadelphia based Eli Lu Entertainment is marking its second red carpet appearance since the premiere of Broken Tables Spoken Word Stage Play in February 2019 to a sold out audience of over 700 people. On Saturday, April 4th 2020, the celebration will feature a live interactive experience with props from each short film, red carpet with photo opportunities in front of a step and repeat backdrop, door prizes and the premiere of “Sound Mind” Cinematic Spoken Word Mixtape. Tickets go on sale soon.
Eli Bevins and Lu Bevins have worked with Executive Producer, Derrick Dean and their small production team made up of writers, creatives, artists, photographers, and other filmmakers for almost two years to complete their “Sound Mind” cinematic spoken word mixtape. Eli Lu Entertainment also worked with approximately 120 actors, talent, and crew in the Tri-State area but mainly from Philadelphia.
Rather than shooting in the style of a music video showcasing the artist, the poetic/rap pieces focus on the visuals that will draw audiences to pay more attention to the lyrics, message and thought-provoking storylines. Sound Mind is made up of various genres, subjects and times period pieces with a mesh of spoken word, dance, rap and film. The short films were shot in various locations around Philadelphia such as “The Eastern State Penitentiary,” the historic “Belmont Mansion” and “Joe’s Boxing Gym” to name a few. Combining various forms of art, Eli and Lu target various social issues such as breaking stereotypes seen in the “Doors Off Hinges” film, to inspiring one to love their true beauty, which is the underlying theme in the spoken word folk tale film “Amaryllis”. “Although this project contains some heavy content, the goal is to inspire, enlighten and ignite conversations that will evoke change.
The cinematic mixtape consists of the following short films/tracks: “Kiss of Judas”, “Breaking Me Down”, “Evil People”, “No Longer Home”, “Habakkuk”, “Same Ol’ River”, “The Epidemic”, “Doors Off Hinges”, “Sincerely Dream”, “Too Soon”, “Amaryllis”, and “Sound Mind.”