MAC PERKINS: "Before splitting up and going our separate ways we swore that we would always look out for one another, no matter what..."
Our team consists of Levy Lee Simon (God, the Crackhouse, and the Devil, The Bow Wow Club, For the Love of Freedom) , John Marshall Jones (Rectify, Bosch, Call of Duty), Michael Brewer and Madeleine Liebert. We are the Cast, Director/Cinematographer, and Producer. We all have experience in the independent film world with a record of achieving high production value with moderate budgets. Our film is based on the hit stage play of the same name, written by award winning playwright Levy Lee Simon, who stars in it, along with John Marshall Jones, whose credits include 3 hit shows, currently playing: "Bosch," "Mann and Wife," and "In The Cut." We are fortunate to also have the beloved and respected actress, Marla Gibbs, playing the role of “Millie,” the neighborhood “Mayor.” Ms Gibb's illustrious career spans five decades and her well-known characters have entertained generations. Her universal appeal, is yet another reason why "The Last Revolutionary" will capture the hearts and minds of Progressive America!
Filmmaker Michael Brewer, approached Levy Lee after watching his play captivate a standing-room-only audience at the National Black Theater Festival in North Carolina in 2015. The two of them had a meeting of the minds, with the idea of adapting this timely and topical stage play to a movie, and the intent of bringing it to a much broader audience. Film Producer, Madeleine Liebert, rounds out the team and brings her experience and organizational skills, which made her most recent documentary film, “In Full Bloom,” a success.
Composer Geri Allen gave of herself and her art selflessly at a time when she was already extremely sick, unbeknownst to us. Her haunting, beautiful, edgy score was a third, and poignant voice in our film, which was her very last composition. We will miss her dearly.
LEVY LEE SIMON
JOHN MARSHALL JONES