|DRIVING WHILE BLACK|
|Cast: ||Dominique Purdy|
|Crew: ||Producers: Patrick DiCesare - Screenwriters: Paul Sapiano, Dominique Purdy
Driving While Black is a dark comedy, based on the experiences of a black kid from LA. and the police. Dimitri delivers Pizzas, but as a young black man, he is faced with drama from the cops while navigating the city on the daily. We see the psychology behind Dimitri's attitude towards the police through piercing flashbacks to his prior experiences with the cops and how he maneuvers in the streets now.
Paul Sapiano is a Hollywood based writer director, best known as creator of the “Boys and Girls Guide” franchise, a multiplatform, politically incorrect comedy franchise spanning movies, TV and literature.
Born in the UK, Paul moved to LA in 1996, at the age of 22 where he worked as a production assistant on numerous commercial shoots. He was soon able to create his own showreel of spec comedy work which lead to an illustrious and award winning career as a comedy commercials director.
From here it was a short step to writing screenplays, and with the release of his 2007 cult hit, “The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down”, and the slew of accompanying festival awards the film garnered, Hollywood’s doors were opened to him. Most recently he was the Executive Producer of the pilot called “The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down” produced by Comedy Central, and his bawdy, balls out, battle of the sexes comedy: “Hollywood Sex Wars” which was released through Warner Brothers in November 2011.
A highly regarded and prolific screenwriter, Paul’s work is known for its wit and authenticity, whether it be a comedy about Hollywood, or an action movie about a prison riot, the tone is always smart and edgy.
Paul’s home base in Hollywood is the esteemed digital effects shop HenryLA, which also houses Big Primpin Films, (production arm of the “Boys and Girls Guide”), and the company producing “Hollywood Sex Wars”.