Locomotive Distribution Launches New Genre Shingle “Firebox” For The Film “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You”

Hi. This is Colleen Seldin from Locomotive Distribution. We’ve announced today that we’ve launched a genre label called FIREBOX and the first film under the new shingle will be “YOU’RE NOBODY ‘TIL SOMEBODY KILLS YOU“. And don’t forget, the movie premieres tomorrow night at WILLiFEST in Brooklyn! Here’s the press release about FIREBOX: Locomotive Distribution Read More »

NYC Assemblyman Michael DenDekker in New Hip-Hop Horror Film

Attention New Yorkers. Take a close look at Michael DenDekker. Does he look familiar? You might know him as a prominent face in New York City politics. He’s currently the Assemblyman for Assembly District 34 in Queens (Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and Woodside). But if you look DenDekker up on IMDB, you’ll see his name Read More »

You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You – Exclusive Scene [video]

We’re really excited to release this clip from our new movie “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” from director Michael A. Pinckney. Michael shot Doug E. Fresh in the studio, and the rhyme was originally not recorded over music. What’s so cool about this scene is the original beat that was produced afterwards to the Read More »

Ricardo Sarmiento: Cinematographer for YNTSKY

Ricardo Sarmiento has built a body of work that makes him increasingly recognized for his ability as both an artist and a professional. Born in Bogota, Colombia and since graduating New York City’s Hunter College‘s acclaimed film program, Sarmiento has spent the last 20 years infusing his career with breadth and depth.  From his work Read More »

Getting to Know Al Thompson, The Actor Playing “Cipha” in YNTSKY

Playing the part of “Cipha” in Michael A. Pickney‘s film You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Kills You is New York based actor, Al Thompson. A “Jack of all Trades,” Al Thompson wears the hats of actor, writer, producer, and director in his projects. Since entering the entertainment industry, Thompson has worked hard to experience success not Read More »

Meet The Director: Michael A. Pinckney from YNTSKY

Michael A. Pinckney is the founder and managing director of Black Noise Media, a full service production house based in New York City. He got his start over twelve years ago under the tutelage of filmmaker Spike Lee and soon after joined The Director’s Guild of America. Pickney’s latest project is also his feature film Read More »

Nashawn Kearse as “Manchild” in YNTSKY

Best known for his recurring roles on such TV hits as Desperate Housewives, Entourage, and The Sopranos—Nashawn Kearse is New York based actor of Stage, Television, and Film. He started his acting career with the City Kids repertory company with actors like Malik Yoba and Donald Faison. They performed everywhere from McDonald’s parking lots to Read More »

YNTSKY Cast Profile: James McDaniel

Actor, James McDaniel, is one of the main characters in “Your’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You.” You might recognize him from both film and TV. Here’s his bio below: For seven seasons, acclaimed stage, screen and television actor James McDaniel portrayed Lt. Arthur Fancy on legendary television series NYPD Blue. McDaniel recently completed shooting Bunker Read More »

“YNTSKY” Scheduled to Premiere September 2011

After years of post-production delays, it looks like Michael A. Pinckney‘s independent hip hop thriller, “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” is finally getting released. We’re working very closely with Michael and his distribution partner, Locomotive Distribution, to bring you the inside stories behind the making of this film and its release. Currently the film is scheduled to premiere in September 2011. Read More »

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NYC Assemblyman Michael DenDekker in New Hip-Hop Horror Film

Attention New Yorkers. Take a close look at Michael DenDekker. Does he look familiar? You might know him as a prominent face in New York City politics. He’s currently the Assemblyman for Assembly District 34 in Queens (Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and Woodside). But if you look DenDekker up on IMDB, you’ll see his name listed as an actor in major studio films like Inside Man, Miracle at St. Anna, American Gangster, The Happening and Meet Dave.

Before DenDekker got into local politics, he was very involved in community theater and acting and had the opportunity to share the silver screen with A-list actors like Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster. His last movie project was Michael A. Pinckney‘s forthcoming film “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You,” executive produced by Spike Lee. In the film DenDekker plays a reporter.

How did DenDekker juggle both his Assemblyman and acting gigs? The majority of “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” was actually filmed in 2007, well before DenDekker took office. The film premieres later this month on September 23 at the Williamsberg International Film Festival (WILLiFEST).

If DenDekker get tired of politics, we have an idea on what to title his next film project: “You’re Nobody ’til You’re An Assemblyman”

Ricardo Sarmiento: Cinematographer for YNTSKY

Ricardo Sarmiento has built a body of work that makes him increasingly recognized for his ability as both an artist and a professional.

Born in Bogota, Colombia and since graduating New York City’s Hunter College‘s acclaimed film program, Sarmiento has spent the last 20 years infusing his career with breadth and depth.  From his work on the celebrated Latin short film “New York de Maca” to his role as 2nd Unit Director of Photography for Oscar-nominated WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE, he is consistently inspired by and proud of his contributionto “meaningful filmmaking.”

Sarmiento has done his best to surround himself by the best.  He hasworked under acclaimed industry leaders, most notably Oscar-nominated Spike Lee (having worked with him steadily since MALCOLM X 1997 and most recently on INSIDE MAN), John Singleton, Matthew Libatique, Butch Robinson, and acclaimed music video directors Jake Nava and Hype Willliams.  Among his myriad of professional projects and relationships, Sarmiento has worked with major brands and celebrities: Nike, Budweiser,
muscian Kelis, actors John Leguizamo, Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster.

With a professional range that includes motion picture features, documentaries, commercials and music videos, Sarmiento prides himself on his ability to be adaptable.  He is bilingual (Spanish and English) and has worked in many countries worldwide (NYC-local, LA-local, Singapore, Haiti, Jamaica, Japan, Colombia, Venezuela, Spain).

This summer, as Director of Photography, he wrapped principal photography on 40 Acres and a Mule thriller YOU’RE NOBODY…TIL SOMEBODY KILLS YOU (2011) and looks forward to next great challenge in his increasingly accomplished career.

“YNTSKY” Scheduled to Premiere September 2011

After years of post-production delays, it looks like Michael A. Pinckney‘s independent hip hop thriller, “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” is finally getting released. We’re working very closely with Michael and his distribution partner, Locomotive Distribution, to bring you the inside stories behind the making of this film and its release.

Currently the film is scheduled to premiere in September 2011. We hope to have much more to post in the upcoming weeks, but here’s a final cast sheet and synopsis. Check out who the Executive Producer is!

YOU’RE NOBODY ‘TIL SOMEBODY KILLS YOU – Horror / Crime
Status: Post Production / Complete Sept. 2011

Writer/Director: Michael A. Pinckney (Assistant Director: The 25th Hour, The Best Man, Inside Man)
Executive Producer: Spike Lee

Cast: James McDaniel (TV’s NYPD Blue, Emmy and Peabody winner for Edge of America), Michael Mosley (TV’s Third Watch, Law and Order), Assiatou Lea (Zooey, Driving Fish), Nashawn Kearse (TV’s Sopranos, Desperate Housewives, Entourage), Michael K. Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire), Kevin Carroll (Being John Malkovich, Paid in Full), Julito McCullum (Akeela and the Bee), with Doug E. Fresh, Ed Lover, and Big Daddy Kane (Hip Hop Pioneers)

Synopsis: You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Kills You is an action packed hip hop horror from Executive Producer Spike Lee. It’s the gritty story of two New York City homicide detectives that are forced into the high-stakes world of the hip hop music business. A complex web of murder, sex, money and music unfolds as the homicide detectives track a serial killer with an appetite for some of hip hop’s biggest stars.

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