Class of 1995
Miningham directed the feature film, "Blue", which won Best Narrative Feature at the Hollywood Black Film Festival, Audience Choice Award at the American Black Film Festival, and was an Official Selection at the Spaghetti Junction Film Festival. "Blue" was picked up by Showtime and Starz networks, and will begin airing later this year. He also wrote and directed, "Knuckle Sandwich", which was distributed in 2007 through Westlake Entertainment. He has worked on "Men In Black 2", "Planet of the Apes" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". Miningham is a film and media arts graduate of Temple University. He is the son and stepson, respectively, of Dalton residents Anne Miningham and Matt Morrison, and the son of Tampa, FL resident, Bill Miningham.
When asked about his latest project, Miningham responded, "What attracted me most to Douglass U was revisiting the most staggering time of a young man's life, college."
"Douglass U" was written by the film's star, actor and producer, Hari Williams (Studio, My Letter to Hip Hop). In this urban comedy, we see a portion of the freshman year journey of an African American kid ("Aaron" played by Williams) as he transitions from a predominately white high school to a HBCU. Through it all, he finds that he has the support of his professors and his three closest friends, "Rafael" (Johnny Soto - Ocean's 13, Zoey 101), "Kwazi" (Catfish Jean - Out of Time, Bad Boys 2), and "Darryl" (Ashford Thomas - Prince Among Slaves).
"This is an outstanding add to the film," stated Douglass U producer, Wiley B Oscar. "Ryan possesses all the qualities that we were seeking for this project."
For more information, visit http://www.douglassu.com.
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