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BLOKHEDZ ® is a copyright of Street Legends Ink, a dba of ImajiMation Studios inc.

 


 

  • Mark & Mike Davis

    aka The Madtwiinz

    Mark & Mike Davis are identical twin brothers making up the two-man art team known as The Madtwiinz. They've worked in the fields of animation, comic books, toy design and live action film. Their versatility and dynamic style has them working alongside most major Hollywood studios. They've worked on a wide range of animated tv shows from Boondocks to How To Train Your Dragon: Riders of Berk. The twins currently work on animated series for Fox and Dreamworks. Their creator-owned intellectual property, BLOKHEDZ, has been published as a graphic novel in Germany, South America, and North America through Simon & Schuster. BLOKHEDZ also landed a development deal with Cartoon Network. Whether working on animated tv shows, comics, or crafting original pieces for international pop art shows, the twins' styles are constantly evolving while they continue to create engaging content across numerous media platforms.

  • Josh Geisler-Amhowitz

    aka Self Uno

    SELF UNO is an artist, illustrator and graphic designer. He moved to Los Angeles from New York City in 1996 to pursue a career in Visual Effects and has contributed to more than 20 Hollywood films while working with Disney and Sony Pictures. In 2007 SELF began creating cgi modeled and textured environments at ImajiMation Studios with the goal of creating an independent feature film, ultimately bringing comic book BLOKHEDZ to life as a series of animated shorts for the web and working with Cartoon Network on the BLOKHEDZ pilot. Throughout the years SELF has also contributed to various publications, created logos for artists and businesses and illustrations for tee shirt companies. His work is influenced by youth culture, animation, character design and typography and isn’t limited to any medium or process. His personal work can be found at www.selfuno.com

  • Michael Schultz

    Mr. Schultz achieved a distinguished career in the New York Theatre in the late 60’s early 70’s. He began directing off-Broadway in 1968 as a founding member of the world famous Negro Ensemble Company. The following year he directed his first Broadway play, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie starring Al Pacino, Hal Holbrook and Lauren Jones. Pacino won the Tony award for best supporting actor, Mr. Schultz was nominated for best director and his wife, Gloria (A. K. A. Lauren Jones) was nominated for best supporting actress. Mr. Schultz made the transition from theater to film in 1971 with a 90 minute film for PBS television based on an off-Broadway play called, To Be Young, Gifted and Black.

    He began his Hollywood career with Cooley High for American international Pictures. It is a landmark film in Black Cinema and has become a classic. Car Wash, another classic, for Universal Studios followed in 1976.It was the first film directed by an African American accepted in major competition at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1977, Car Wash won two Cannes film Festival awards.

    He then directed Greased Lightning for Warner Bros. and another box office hit for Universal Studios, Which Way Is Up?. In 1978 he directed the first feature-length music video which was based on the Beatles music, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. There after in quick succession Mr. Schultz directed Scavenger Hunt, Carbon Copy which introduced Denzel Washington, and then was brought in to finish Bustin' Loose for Universal Studios, another Richard Pryor vehicle.

    In 1984 he directed The Last Dragon for Tri-Star. In 1985 and 1987 Mr. Schultz produced and directed the Warner Bros. rap musical film Krush Groove which was the first major studio film centered around Hip Hop music.

    Mr. Schultz and his wife Gloria formed a production company to develop film and television properties. Through this company he financed, produced and directed a one-hour concert film titled Earth Wind and Fire In Concert distributed by HBO. Livin’ Large, was released by the Samuel Golden & Co.

    And his latest feature film, Woman, Thou Art Loosed won the 2004 Santa Barbara Film Festival grand Prize.Mr. Schultz has also directed several highly acclaimed telefilms and television series both dramatic and comedic. He enjoys work that pushes him to invent new dramatic and technological solutions.

    Various episodic series : Arrow, Hart of Dixie, Chuck, Brothers and Sisters, Cold Case, New Girl, Blackish, Everwood, Jack and Bobby, Starsky and Hutch, LA Law, The Practice, Ally McBeal, JAG, Chicago Hope, The O.C., and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, to name a few.

    The work with which Michael Schultz has been associated has consistently drawn praise for its humane qualities, humor, warmth, and it's life-affirming optimism.

  • Brandon Schultz

    After graduating from Morehouse College, Brandon worked in entertainment in several capacities before co-founding and serving as Producer for ImajiMation Studios, an animation studio targeted for hip hop and global youth culture and music themed content.

    ImajiMation's clients included Disney, Nestle, TBWA/Chiat-Day, Nike, Cartoon Network, Jive Records, Paramount, and New Line Cinema among others.

    Brandon wrote and produced “BLOOD THIRSTY” an animated short featured on New Line Cinema’s “BLADE TRINITY” soundtrack, wrote a 1-shot comic book for Marvel comics and Atlantic records, and co-wrote and developed the breakthrough award-winning comic book “BLOKHEDZ” created by the illustrating twin brothers, Mark and Mike Davis.

    With BLOKHEDZ ® as the flagship, Brandon developed original content and co-founded Street Legends Ink, a toy production, comic book producer. As president of Street Legends Ink, he brokered licensing and sponsorship deals with several major brands including Adidas, Gatorade, Image comics, Def Jam, Carhartt clothing, and Simon & Schuster among others.

    In addition to this work, enjoys the opportunities he’s had creating programs for high school youth, acting as a jurist for Pan African Film-Fest and speaking on writing for animation, hip hop and comics, and Black masculinity in fiction, at USC School Of Cinema/TV, Georgia State University, and Brown University.

    Brandon is currently co-producing the reboot of the classic Hip Hop film Krush Groove in development with Warner Bros. and developing the BLOKHEDZ animated series he produced and co-wrote for Cartoon Network.

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