By Malcolm Morrow Ain’t No Love is a short film starring independent music artist Antwone Perkins. The film tells the story of a young artist na...
By Malcolm Morrow
Ain’t No Love is a short film starring independent music artist Antwone Perkins. The film tells the story of a young artist named AP that’s trying to make a name for himself. He meets a dope boy that takes an interest in his music and his star begins to rise. It’s a great take on a classic hood tale and it features several recognizable locations around North and West Jackson. The storyline flows extremely well, from the opening scenes to the last shot. Nothing seems clunky or like it’s lasting longer than it needs to. The lighting gives everything a clear, gritty look that serves the story well and makes it all seem more real. Chamber Da Threat’s camera work is also commendable throughout with some creatives shots and angles. The voiceover helps us to focus on the action onscreen, rather than have characters spouting exposition constantly.
It’s an interesting film that is very true to life here in Jackson. Everything I saw made me think of a real life situation. Especially since I’m from West Jackson and ride by those same areas on my daily commute. Jealousy is a very pervasive beast here and I think this film does a great job of personifying that. My only issue with the film was that it didn’t last longer. It truly reminded me of movies like Snow On The Bluff and YoDIE because of how it comes across like a true day in the life. Hopefully, we can see more from this talented director in the near future.
The Independent Black Film Collective along with Jackson Indie Music Week will be showing the film along with the hood classic Juice this Sunday at Offbeat. The two films have similar themes and it should make for a great double feature. It’s free of charge so pull up, grab your popcorn and relax with an evening of great movies.