Brooklyn Rapper Jean Grae Launches Her Online Sitcom “Life With Jeannie”

Jean Grae, Brooklyn’s multi-auteur rapper/writer/director/comic, has unveiled a new sitcom called Life With Jeannie. It is wry and personal; the laugh lines pile high while the tone succeeds in remaining deeply understated and naturalistic. Its premiere episode, “My First Baby Jesus,” launched on Christmas, and the second installment is slated for Valentines Day.

Life With Jeannie

You can check out Jean Grae’s music on Bandcamp.

Jennifer Phang’s Film Half-Life by Released on DVD & Digital VOD

Half-Life

The film “Half-Life” is a trip. It’s funny, it’s weird, it’s upsetting and it’s sweet. It was home-grown in the Bay Area by Jennifer Phang who shot it in the Diablo Valley, with visual effects out of the SF Academy of Art CG program and sound by Novato-based Audiosfx. I caught it at South By Southwest and got pretty excited about it.

As of December 29th, it’s on DVD and VOD (through Warner Digital). The movie’s site and blog are each worth checking out.

Here’s a couple teaser trailers: