Set To Make Its New York City Premiere at NYC International Film Festival
Online PR News – 04-June-2013 – New York, NY – Solvan Naim aka Slick The Misfit is one of New York’s Hip-Hop music world’s fastest rising stars. The cinema world will soon be awed by this raw new talent. After a successful world premiere at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, SLI Entertainment’s Feature Film Full Circle makes its New York City debut at the New York City International Film Festival, Friday June 14, 2013 8:00 p.m. at the SVA Theatre (333 W. 23rd St.) and Sunday June 16, 2013 6:00 p.m. at the MIST Theatre in Harlem (46 W. 116th St).
Full Circle is a wildly entertaining urban-action tale about a young pizza delivery boy, Anthoni (with an “i” not a “y”) who faces a life-changing crisis when his curiosity pulls him away from his delivery order into an adjacent apartment’s open door. When he stumbles across a large sum of money in the aftermath of what seems to be a drug deal gone bad, he simply can’t resist the temptation. After taking the money, his life is thrown into turmoil as everyone he knows and cares about is put in jeopardy. His focus turns to revenge, when a close friend is mistakenly killed for his actions. Anthoni goes on a comically charged journey for vengeance as outlandish characters banter throughout in this musically in-fused escapade. Anthoni is set on avenging the death of his close friend even if it means going up against the neighborhood’s most notorious thug.
Full Circle is the feature film directorial debut for Solvan ‘Slick’ Naim, a 23-year-old Algerian-American rapper and music video director from Bushwick, Brooklyn. Solvan co-directed, wrote, produced, and makes his acting debut as Anthoni (with an ‘i’ not a ‘y’) in this urban action tale, which takes place almost entirely in his very own neighborhood. Slick and music composer, Chris Hierro, crafted an exclusive soundtrack that captures the heartbeat of Brooklyn’s trendy revitalization.
Full Circle features Rob Morgan of the critically acclaimed, award winning film “Pariah” and “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” executive produced by Alicia Keys, and Kelvin Hale, Eden Marryshow of the TV Series “Blue Bloods” as well as Devale Ellis, former wide receiver with the Detroit Lions making his acting debut.
Full Circle production team also includes award winning Finnish Co-Director & Executive Producer Olli Koivula (14085); Director of Photography, Chris Cannuciari (Onion News Network and several shows on Comedy Central); Music Composer, Chris Hierro; and Producer and Casting Director Tiandra Gayle (The Challenger, Black Dog Red Dog and Blue Caprice).
Solvan 'Slick' Naim also known as ‘Slick the Misfit’ began SLI Records shortly after graduating from the prestigious NYU's Clive Davis School of Recorded Music in the fall of 2010 with the sole purpose of making music, producing and directing music videos. As Slick's brand was quickly burgeoning and the production of his first feature film looming, the New York based ‘SLI Entertainment’ was forming.
In fact, the idea for Full Circle came from four beats that Slick received from a fellow producer. The beats made him feel four different emotions which led him to four different stories. Through music beats, the screenplay for Full Circle began. First written as a short, he decided to make it a full feature on the advice of several industry professionals. Once script and casting was complete and crew was hired, SLI Entertainment was born to encompass Slick’s newest endeavor. Slick launched this independent film on a limited budget, and at the time of production was the youngest producer to register with the New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television.
Now that SLI Entertainment’s first feature is in the can, the company is now poised as a one stop shop production house that produces quality music, music videos, films, and commercials. Slick, along with an in-house crew of seasoned professionals can now take a concept from beginning to final product. Writing, Directing, and Producing a feature film is certainly a lot of work, but through it all many life experiences were conquered and lessons were learned.
Solvan ‘Slick’ Naim has produced commercials for Nike, G-Shock, music videos for himself, and other artists, as well as content for Mike Tyson, Talib Kweli and others. His major influences in the film and music world are Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino, Roman Gavras, and rappers Jay Z, Nas, and 2Pac.