Short Films

“E.B.T. – N.Y.C.” MOZIM ON HIP HOP LYRICS

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Nasan Fitz Henley (Mozim Messiah) explores and shares deeper meanings and spiritual themes in the lyrics to his original song “E.B.T – N.Y.C.”  (Entry By Troops – New York City).

Topics explored: Progression and striving for better in our lives.  Living for the fame? Creating music for inner and social nobility.  Why living for fame leaves us weak and exposed to the whims of others. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. Dr. Joy DeGruy’s theories of why African American’s act and think they way they do, their residual behaviors from trans-Atlantic slave trade passed down over generations, and why this needs to be remedied. Music is a remedy. Why Mozim’s music is inspired by the message of Baha’u’llah, which is a healing message for humanity.

AND HIP HOP FOR ALL – SHORT FILM

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And Hip Hop For All
is a short film that I produced, shot and edited in 2002.  It is about a relatively unknown hip hop scene that exists for higher purposes.  This underground movement attracts people of different colors in the spirit of unity and encourages women to compete as equals.

I edited this short film with Final Cut Pro and After Effects.

JAM MASTER JAY, A TRIBUTE – SHORT FILM

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I am very proud that this video has generated over 128,000 YouTube hits, and a ton of positive feedback!

Jam Master Jay, A Tribute, is a short documentary film that I produced, shot and edited in the wake of Jam Master Jay’s untimely death in 2002. When I heard the news on the radio that morning of Jay’s death; I grabbed my video gear and hopped on a train to Jamaica Queens NYC where I interviewed fans of his who assembled to pay their final respects, outside of the recording studio that he was murdered in.

I edited this short film with Avid Media Composer and After Effects.