Sunday, July 31, 2022

Brownie Babii: Talks Creating A Viral Web Series

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.95″ background_layout=”light”] Our Instagram crew members have spoken. And, they have voted for Brownie Babii, the creator, writer, and director of the “Cold Wold Web Series” to be featured on Black TV Film Crew. Season Two of Cold World just premiered with 14,591 viewers for the first episode. With more than 4k subscribers and 250k views for the first season, folks love the gritty, realness of Cold World. Black TV Film Crew took a moment to chop it up with the Executive Producer, herself, Brownie Babii. She’s a New Yorker, born and bred, and loves the support she’s received for her series. She’s grinds like she’s out here trying to make a difference. She is. She’s reminding us of the fact that we live in a Cold World. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_testimonial _builder_version=”3.0.95″ url_new_window=”off” quote_icon=”on” use_background_color=”on” quote_icon_background_color=”#f5f5f5″ background_layout=”light” background_color=”#f7bb18″]

When did you start filmmaking? 

I started my journey in 2006 when I shot and starred in my first Web Series.

[/et_pb_testimonial][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.95″ background_layout=”light”] Cold World is a New York City based web series which shows the trials and tribulations of men and women as they go through relationships and finding their way in the Queens jungle. With more edge than a razor, in this show you’re either getting it or you’re getting got.  There is no in between. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_testimonial _builder_version=”3.0.95″ url_new_window=”off” quote_icon=”on” use_background_color=”on” quote_icon_background_color=”#f5f5f5″ background_layout=”light”]

What motivates you to create your projects?

Life’s moments and people’s truths, and the environment in which we were molded. There are  so many untold stories.

[/et_pb_testimonial][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.95″ background_layout=”light”] In season one, Brownie’s character, Kimberly, has remained faithful to her man on lockdown. But when he gets out, he starts acting real shady with his text messages. Hello, side chicks of the world!  When Kimberly finds out, she goes Shaka Zulu on him and detonates the relationship. Not one for a whole lot of tears and Kleenex, she moves on and keeps it moving. In real life, Brownie has dealt with being the black sheep of her family, a high school drop out and a problem student. But she’s also been a leader, ambitious and a motivator among her peers. She’s a mom and works hard to make her dreams come true. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_testimonial _builder_version=”3.0.95″ url_new_window=”off” quote_icon=”on” use_background_color=”on” quote_icon_background_color=”#f5f5f5″ background_layout=”light” background_color=”#f7bb18″]

What’s your favorite thing about yourself?

I have ambition and I’m a leader.  I’m a Black woman and I dare to stand out in a world that is male dominated. I don’t use my body but knowledge to get the job done.

[/et_pb_testimonial][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.95″ background_layout=”light”] Role models, leaders, and change agents come in all shapes and sizes. They come with GED’s and PhDs. They come gritty and pristine. They come ready to fight or ready to talk. The point is they come. We salute Brownie Babii for working hard make her vision a reality. Check her out on the internets… Peace!        Subscribe Facebook: Cold World Web Series   Instagram @coldworldwebseries Twitter @COLDWORLDNYC **Do you know of a Black TV Film Crew member deserving of a spotlight. Hit us up! And don’t forget to subscribe to CREW NEWS so you don’t miss updates and gigs. ** [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.95″ background_layout=”light” background_color=”#f7bb18″] Join 65k other viewers and check out the pilot episode of the Cold World Web Series.  [/et_pb_text][et_pb_video _builder_version=”3.0.95″ src=”” /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]
Yasmin Shiraz
Yasmin Shiraz
Yasmin Shiraz is a Screenwriter and TV producer who has worked for Lifetime, A&E, Bravo and PBS. She's a best selling author of more than 11 titles and the founder of Black TV Film Crew. She is the CEO of Still Eye Rise Media.

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