Filmmaker Keion Jackson Explores the Underground World of Christian Hip-Hop with His Upcoming Documentary BLESS THE MIC

KEION JACKSON – FILMMAKER – ‘Bless the Mic’

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Bless the Mic is a documentary film that follows secular-turned-Christian hip-hop artist Flash as he sets out to leave his wild past behind, “live for God,” and make it as a gospel rapper. But when he discovers that he and his girlfriend, Nadia, are expecting a baby, being an independent artist and man of faith becomes even more complicated.
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Set in the emerging world of Christian hip-hop, the film explores fame, forgiveness, religious tradition, and what it really means to “come as you are.” Heart-breaking, hilarious, thought-provoking and inspirational—Bless the Mic is a gritty look at faith from a young, urban perspective.

 

“I’m excited for people to see the film because it has so many layers,” says director Keion Jackson.  “It’s about transformation and it’s about music. But it’s also about young people expressing their faith in a way that feels organic to them—being brave enough to make it their own.”

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Bless the Mic has been in production since April of 2014.
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Keion admits he didn’t know anything about the genre before he began researching for the project.

 

“The crowds get hype and the beats hit hard,” he says of the concerts.  “The film deals with some serious issues, but it’s also a lot of fun.  We’ve got concert footage that’ll have people rapping along and dancing in their seats.”
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Bless the Mic is slated for a 2016 release.
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BIO:

Keion Jackson – Director/Executive Producer

Keion Jackson is a creative writer and independent filmmaker.  He graduated from Clark Atlanta University in 2008 with a degree in Mass Media Arts.

He has written and/or directed six short films.  His comedy Full-Time was an Official Selection of the Kansas City Film Fest and the BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, where it received a Best Short award nomination from BET Networks.

One of his original feature-length screenplays was an Official Selection of The 2015 Las Vegas Black Film Festival.  His short film script Final Draft was a semi-finalist in ScreenCraft’s 2015 Short Screenplay Contest.

He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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