"Being an interracial, recently engaged couple, we have made a conscious effort to create content that represents the extremely culturally diverse environments we all experience every day. The goal isn’t to scream, “this is diversity!” Rather, the goal is to show diversity through normalizing it, showing people of all race, gender, and sexuality in “slice-of-life” stories like Good Hair and Pop-Pop Is Dead."
"As the closing credits of Fray Forde and Catherine Dee Holly’s Good Hair rolled, I realized that I wanted a garment that both of the film’s main characters were wearing, a shirt that has Joe Biden eating the ice cream cone off of Atlanta’s own Gucci Mane’s face. I also realized that the rom-com concluded exactly where it began — in the bathroom. I was a fan of that."
"Fray Forde and Catherine Dee Holly- a couple from seemingly opposite worlds but not quite, are chasing their Hollywood dreams one kick a** independent film at a time. Together the curly-haired duo, formed Coki productions named after their beloved pomeranian. What a lucky dog!"
"We've talked on the show about making movies you know you can actually make, as in writing films you reasonably might be able to make. Our guests this week, Fray Forde and Catherine Dee Holly from Coki Productions, knew that's what they had to do, and now it's time to present their film Pop-Pop is Dead to the world!"
"This is the "how to" guide for making your own movie from concept to completion. My guests, Fray Forde and Catherine Dee Holly, of Coki Productions shares all their lessons learned to hard way from writing and directing two movies. After hearing this interview, you will never watch a movie the same way again..."
"Filmmaker Fray Forde said there’s the belief amongst people in the entertainment industry that a comedy can’t survive past 30 minutes. So Forde and his fellow moviemaking partner in crime, Catherine Dee Holly, set out to disprove that adage with the production of Pop-Pop is Dead, an hour-long indie comedy film..."
"When we first started working to gather, we learned quickly we had to take time to nurture both our relationship and our business. We’re still not perfect at it; we just took out first trip that wasn’t for business last month and we’ve been together two years. But every day, we find the balance more and more!"
"A couple in real-life, Holly and Forde developed the plot for “Good Hair” based on a real-life incident. 'That was our first fight,' says Forde. 'I used all her conditioner and she got very livid. And then a couple weeks later I was like, ‘Yo, that’d be a really funny movie.’
Yes, that’s actually the plot of the film."
This story starts, like many great stories do, with an argument over hair care products. In the film, the argument uncovers anxieties lurking under the surface of the couple’s relationship.
Forde says, “Khi had a lot of dreams that he didn’t achieve. And it’s the first day of her dream job. So he’s watching her do everything she wanted to do while he feels like he’s getting left behind.”
"Lois Reitzes speaks with filmmaking team Fray Forde and Catherine Holly about their new, feature-length film “Pop-Pop Is Dead.”"
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Treats | Costume Contest | Improv Games
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Date: Sunday, October 22nd
Time: 4PM - 7PM
Location: The Vue Los Feliz Rooftop
Address: 1800 N New Hampshire Ave
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