Last Saturday, July 13th, ICON MANN Black Men in Entertainment and Multimedia hosted its Summer Luncheon just hours before the Trayvon Martin verdict was delivered. As the group of African American actors and executives left an afternoon of wonderful fellowship and celebration they learned of the verdict, actor Omari Hardwick (Being Mary Jane, Sparkle) couldn’t shake the feeling that something had to be done.
“My belief in us, as the human race, sharing the same planet, motivated me too create LITTLE BOY WONDER a Dedication to Trayvon Martin,” said Omari. The emotionally gripping poem that Omari penned the night of the Zimmerman verdict was then shared with his friends and together they decided to shoot this [insert number of minutes or seconds] video, “LITTLE BOY WONDER: A Dedication to Trayvon Martin.”
On Wednesday July 17, Omari filmed the video (directed by Mp alongside Eriq LaSalle, Marlon Wayans (The Heat, G.I. Joe), David Oyelowo (The Butler, Middle of Nowhere), Wren Brown, Sugar Shane Mosely, Bill Duke, Gary Dourdan (ABC’s Mistresses), Jay Ellis (BET’s The Game), Wesley Jonathan, Brian Dobbins, James Lopez (Screen Gems), Pastor Toure, Mo McRae (Ray Donovan, The Butler). “I am thankful to my friends and peers who came and lent their support,” said Omari.