THE PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: WHEN THE LIGHTS TURN OFF
The short documentary film opens with an introduction from J. Holiday, an R&B recording artist, explaining who he is, what music means to him, and why he sings.
The film, decorated with live performances and street interviews, explores the factors responsible for J. Holiday's stagnant career, while It also researches the team which surrounds the artist. The filmmaker documents his current whereabouts and J. Holidays account of his musical disappearance in 2010.
By the filmmaker's attempts in shadowing J.Holiday, domestically and internationally, as he attempts to regain his fans, the story unfolds as to why he 'fell-off' and what he currently faces in the struggle to stay relevant in a constantly changing music business.
Filmmaker/Director: Tiannah Bruce
Starring: Nahum Grymes a.k.a. J. Holiday
Silver Award Chosen for best independent documentary film of 2015, by the Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival & the Spotlight Film Awards.
Audience Choice Award for Best Student Short Film-Fiction of Non-Fiction for the Gwinnet Center International Film Festival in Georgia.
2nd Place Winner - Documentary Short Film Category for the Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin, Texas.