Atlanta Hip-Hop Film Festival & Choke No Joke Productions
to Present Screening of I Am…Choke No Joke, the film in ATL
Atlanta, GA – Aug 08, 2006- Following
two successful screenings in New York and Miami, the multi-talented Choke
No Joke continues with an unveiling of I Am…Choke No Joke the film in
Atlanta. The former BET Rap City
producer, former personal videographer/producer for Roc-A-Fella Records and Dash
Films, music video director
for VH1’s upcoming reality series,
and just added, debut director of the feature film “The Last Hustle”, which
is being shot in Miami this fall, has aligned forces with the Atlanta Hip-Hop Film Festival
to bring his film to Atlanta. I Am…Choke No Joke will screen
on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at the historic Auburn
Avenue Research Library located at 101 Auburn Avenue. There will be special invited guests and the screening is
free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:00p.m and the screening
will start at 7:30 p.m. Branding opportunities are currently available.
The must-see bio documentary is a sharp
fusion of Choke’s vast experiences, initial foray into film, amassed
documentation of hip-hop history and camera witnessing of one of the most
critical occurrences in hip-hop history, the
fall of Roc-A-Fella
Records. The film includes
appearances by Jay-Z, Damon Dash, State
Property, Memphis Bleek, Kanye West, the Diplomats, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent,
Destiny Child, John Singleton, Justin Timberlake, Foxy Brown, Nas, Mobb
Deep, Lil Kim, LL Cool J, Irv Gotti, Ja Rule, Puff Daddy, Method Man, Ghostface
Killah, Raekwon, DJ Kay Slay Jagged Edge, Scarface, Kevin Liles, Dr.
Benjamin Chavis and many more.
film’s debut, the film his received critical acclamation from a bevy
of hip-hop insiders. Big Ced of Industry
Cosign expressed “The bio documentary, ‘I Am Choke
No Joke’, impressed me greatly and it’s hard to impress me,
especially in this stage of the game. I hosted a private screening at Negril Village
for the film and by looking at most of the reactions; there was not one
disappointed person in the place”.
Following the screening at the Auburn Avenue
Research Library, Choke No Joke will engage in a brief Q&A discussion
with the audience.
The mission of the Atlanta Hip-Hop Film
Festival is to allow aspiring entertainers, an avenue to reach the masses
with their product and skills, providing exposure and networking
opportunities for all those within the film industry. In addition, we will
celebrate and embrace the collaboration of Hip-Hop meeting film by awarding
upcoming and established filmmakers, as well as known Hip-Hop artists for
their outstanding accomplishments. Our festival foundation will support art
indiscriminately and provide education in the form of seminars to empower
entrepreneurs with the adequate skills to prosper in their given industry.
To learn more about the Atlanta Hip-Hop Film Festival, please visit
About Choke No Joke
Very much on the vanguard of direction,
production and videography, Bronx born Renaissance man Arthur “Choke No Joke”
Alston has made a quantum splash in the world of hip-hop. His accolades are
astonishing. He is a former Associate Producer for BET’s Rap City, and has produced
and edited other BET shows and specials, including Ray-J’s 4th of
July BBQ special and segments for 106 & Park, SOS- Hurricane Katrina
Relief Telethon, BET Style, Student Center and much more. He worked as a personal videographer/producer
for Roc-A-Fella Records and Dash Films for 2 years, producing &
directing over 20 Roc-A-Fella commercials. In addition he produced,
directed and edited Roc-A-Fella’s weekly online radio show Roc Radio.
He is the creator, producer and director of the wildly popular Tunnel
nightclub DVD series, which has sold over 200,000 units collectively, and
he’s producer/director/videographer for NYC’s Street Funk TV.
For more info on Choke No Joke and Choke No Joke Productions, please visit www.myspace.com/chokenojokeprod