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.”
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.”
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.