I Ain’t Leavin

January 14, 2020

A year ago I got up really early in the dark and rain, about like it is this morning, and drove to the Atlanta History Center. I don’t mind getting up early if I have a place to sit and hold a coffee. There is something about just holding the warm mug — perhaps you don’t even need the drink. But back to the early morning... I don’t like the act of rising up or having to drive places in the dark. Once I made it to my rocking chair I calmed down and thought over my lines. I remember sitting on my hands because it was so cold. I was sitting on the front porch of a cabin built in the mid 1800’s in the backwoods of Buckhead. Just through the trees, there were million dollar homes all around. I watched all the hustle and a bit of bustle from the film crew and soon they said it was time to begin. ACTION! I told my story many times in the early morning light.

When daylight had won out over murky night, and the noise of cars and airplanes began to make themselves present, it was all over. I took my great-grandmother’s rocking chair home with me and a year went by. Now the short film is complete and I would like to share it with you.

I AIN’T LEAVIN was written by my friend Weston Manders. He directed it and pulled it all together. I was impressed by all the crew and folks there before sun up for the joy of filmmaking. This isn’t my regular happy funny role but I am glad I could lend my voice and mannerisms to a creative endeavor such as this. We have now made 3 films together — 2 for him and 1 of my own. I hope we can make many more. Short film enthusiasts, I hope you enjoy.

Fun times to you,
Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks

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