Veteran Canadian Actor Richard Yearwood Reveals his InSecurity

Posted in culture, film, TV on November 30th, 2011 by urbanguy

Even during an 8 a.m. call, Richard Yearwood’s energy seems boundless as he cracks jokes and generally exhibits the warm, charismatic personality that’s carried him as a successful Black actor in Canada.

It’s a verve that’s working for Yearwood (currently seen as the “Ligerian” spy Benjamin N’udu on CBC’s InSecurity  tv sitcom)and stoked an enduring career spanning more than three decades of film, television, theatre and voice-over work.

“When I first started out, there were hardly any leading roles for people of colour in Canada,” he says. “You almost had to resign yourself to guest spots or playing the best friend of the main character. Flash forward to today and there’s so many opportunities for people of colour in series’ leads. It’s amazing, and night and day from when I started.”

Check out my full article on actor/producer Richard Yearwood (CBC’s InSecurity) over at Sway Magazine.

Screenwriting 101 For Geeks

Posted in film, TV on September 16th, 2011 by urbanguy



Being a writer isn’t just about selling your product, it’s about selling yourself.”

Quoted for truth. Pitching my ideas is something that I need to get better at. Like yesterday.

As for this:









Crazy but increasingly true.


Ira Glass on Storytelling

Posted in film, TV on August 27th, 2011 by urbanguy

Keep it moving. Ass in chair and all that.

the urbanguy chronicles episode #2: “Shaun Boothe”

Posted in film, music on August 23rd, 2011 by urbanguy

Episode #2 “Shaun Boothe”
Talented Toronto-based rapper/producer Shaun Boothe talks about his new album “Waiting Room” and more. (10min)

More about Shaun Boothe:
Special thanks to Aki Abe/Cosmos Records ( 652 Queen Street West)

Film & Edit: Ryan B. Patrick

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Dwayne Morgan launches Her Favourite Shoes and Idle Hands

Posted in culture, film on June 29th, 2011 by urbanguy

A short promo piece I did for Dwayne Morgan’s recent book/album launch. Check it.

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the urbanguy chronicles episode #1: “More or Les”

Posted in culture, film, music, TV on June 28th, 2011 by urbanguy

Episode #1 “More or Les”

Neither a novelty act or your average rapper, Toronto’s More or Les (real name Les Seaforth) is a passionate hip hop aficionado whose quirky style and deadpan delivery challenge conventional thinking about hip hop.

film/edits: Ryan B. Patrick

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“Believe” – Lenny Kravitz (Video)

Posted in film, funky snob, music on April 11th, 2011 by urbanguy
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Directed by Michel Gondry. But of course.

Underrated track. Taking a lot of meaning from this over the past few weeks.

And if there ever was a song that should be in Rock Band, this is it. I’d kill the hell out of those drums at the end.


Melanie Fiona – Gone And Never Coming Back (Video)

Posted in film, funky snob, music, TV on April 3rd, 2011 by urbanguy
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Great song, good visuals but don’t feel the video adequately captures the vibe. Elements are there but think a new, more frenetic edit would make this vid really pop. Yeah I noticed stuff like that and no it’s not a diss on the director/editor. Not really.

Jumping the Broom Trailer

Posted in film, funky snob on February 26th, 2011 by urbanguy
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This looks half decent…I really hope it does well.

George Clooney is…The American

Posted in film on September 5th, 2010 by urbanguy

Heard the film has been getting mixed reviews but damn if this isn’t a cool ass poster:

And look at how the logo has some fool that dared cross the path of “THE AMERICAN”!

Nice touch.

in aj lee online