Oh, the Incongruities!

A black Newport Beach filmmaker with a Nordic/Israeli/Italian-sounding name? Meet American Guns Aric Avelino

Wait a tick: I've just been passed something that obviously has a typo on it. You indicate you're a "black man." But I thought you were from Orange County???There is a whole bunch of us here, my friend, and now they're letting us make movies!!! I grew up with a large group of guys with soul and melanin and now these same cats who went to Mater Dei and Servite and Brea Olinda have their own online media companies, coach Division I college basketball, and work in various forms of banking and finance. All Orange County black men.

Okay, seriously: so you're out promoting this right now, but I suspect you must have something else in the works. What's next?I'm finishing up my script for a crazy picture called Live at Five about the most popular news show in the history of broadcast news and the fame-driven reporters, producers and anchor people that made the show work. It's a satire about those same people that don't mind cutting into the State of the Union address to show you a car chase.

Avelino: Straight outta OC
Avelino: Straight outta OC
Whitaker, a real pro
Whitaker, a real pro

American Gun is reviewed here.

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