Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Check out photos from the recent Atlanta screening of the popular YouTube series GIANTS. The viewing was presented by the Morehouse College Cinema, Television, & Emerging Media Studies Program (CTEMS) in partnership with Morehouse Safe Space organization and took place at the Bank of America Auditorium.
Dr. Stephane Dunn
The evening started with a welcome delivered by CTEMS director—Dr. Stephane Dunn—before introducing GIANTS producer Takara Joseph and creator and star of the series, James Bland.
GIANTS is presented by Issa Rae and Executive Produced by Jussie Smollett
The evening included a screening of episode 201 followed by a preview of the upcoming second season. Following the screening, Dr. Dunn welcomed Bland and Joseph back to the stage with special guests Ryan Davis, motivational speaker and author of “Who Are You?” and Ramon Johnson, president of Morehouse Safe Space, for a conversation on the themes and inspiration of the digital series.
“The main objective for me with GIANTS is to be honest,” responds Bland when asked if he had any hesitation on writing about many of the taboo topics shown in GIANTS. “I’m not creating this show with a censor or filter,” he continues.
Ryan Davis + Ramon Johnnson + Takara Joseph + James Bland
GIANTS follows three black millennials (Malachi, Journee and Ade) each battling their own inner giant as they approach the age 30. The series is presented on Issa Rae‘s YouTube channel and is executive produced by Empire Star Jussie Smollett.
Watch the entire episode 201 below:
Catch new episodes of GIANTS every Wednesday on YouTube
Photo Credits: Donna Permell / Prime Phocus