Actor / Writer / Producer / Director
I started out acting, in a stage play called “From this Land.” I was cast as an African warrior, during the slave trade. My part, though small, meant the world to me. I delivered my lines and the crowd went wild. I received a standing ovation. It was the turning point in my life, to see all of my family members standing there (smile). I knew that entertainment would be my vice, even at the age of eight. I went on to sing in a group called the “Soulful Six”. As lead my hunger for the entertainment business grew. I then starred in a few more stage plays and continued to perform any place I could. I was in, as well as produced, fashion shows. I then went into movies, taking on any roles as an extra and a couple of featured parts, nothing that would move me, as entertainment once had. I then started a traveling disco troop, called “California Gold,” which was very successful. Being an MC/DJ/entertainer was a very rewarding adventure. During this time I took film classes as well as volunteered on any project that would have me. Also during these years I found my true loves, writing, producing and directing.
In 1990, I started a business called “Fade to Black Productions.” That company would go on to produce over 150 projects over the years, everything from commercials to movies. I later changed the companies name to “F2B Productions,” because a lot of people saw it as militant and not just words that are called at the end of a scene. I formed several other umbrella production companies. One for my stage projects, another for my video projects and a new one for any motion picture projects.
In 1993, I wrote a stage play called “Crossing the Color Line.” It was a great success and spawned me to make it into a motion picture. It should be out in early 2009. Thought the project was shot in a video format, it has great potential on the internet, as well as, NETFLIX, Blockbusters and Hollywood Videos, to name a few distribution markets.
I hope my passions, for this business, will come through in this project, “Inner City Snow.”
Bryan Colby Martin Sr.