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A new UStream video interview conducted by ‘We the Party’ cast members Yg, Mario Van Peebles, Mandela Van Pebles, Makaylo Van Peebles, Maya Van Peebles, Patrick Cage II and Tiny Lister has been released. The actors of the new independent comedy, which is now playing in select theaters and will be released in six additional markets this Friday, discussed their personal experiences in shooting the film. The cast spoke about such topics as their funniest moments on the set, helpful tips and advice for up-and-coming actors and what it was like working with Mario, who also directed ‘We the Party.’ ‘We the Party’ follows five high school friends, including Hendrix, [ Read More ] »
- Karen Benardello
Working in movies isn’t just a dream for Mandela Van Peebles -- it’s practically his birthright, given that he's the son of Mario Van Peebles ("Ali," "New Jack City") and the grandson of Melvin Van Peebles, the "godfather of black cinema," whose revolutionary 1971 film "Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song" remains one of the highest-grossing indie films ever made.
Just as Melvin cast Mario in his films, Mario cast the 17-year-old Mandela to star in "We the Party," a multicultural teen comedy that attempts to fill the gaping hole "House Party" left in 1990. The movie, inspired by all-ages underground clubs, features rappers Snoop Dogg, Yg, The New Boyz, The Rej3ctz and The Pink Dollaz.
The multi-talented Mario also coproduced music videos for two soundtrack singles by Mvp Boyz, a rap duo he formed with his brother Makaylo; and he's hard at work on his directorial debut, the short film "Flipped, »
- Cassie Carpenter
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