Last night I had the pleasure of viewing "Black Malice" the latest short film from the independent company Black Rose Films. The screening was at the newly renovated Daemen College Theatre in the Tri-Main Building and patrons received a copy of the movie on DVD with a ticket purchase. "Black Malice" is based on a true story and touched on many issues that effect our neighborhoods on a daily basis, making the film even more relevant during these trying times in America.

Tre, a misguided youth breaks into a street savy business owner's home named Marion Keyes, at the requests of his no good step brother and step brother's friend. Tre is almost beaten to death by Keyz during the burglary, but is stopped by his wife played by VH1 Love & Hip Hop's Karlie Redd.

Keyes then seeks out Tre and takes him under his wing showing him that he doesn't have to rob and steal to be successful. Keyes gives Tre a job at his laundry mat helping him to get on the right path. They become close and things are finally looking up for Tre, when the movie takes an unexpected turn. I can't tell you the rest without ruining the surprise ending. However, It seems like negativity is never far away when your aiming for success .

Tre played by Eugene Dubois, is a 17 years old fresh face that instantly captures the heart . Marion Keyes played by William Daron Bell, is an example of what we need to see more of our communities, which is business owners that have the opportunity to put young adults in a position to make an honest living.

Black Malice is written and directed by Korey Green , produced by Julian Russell, and the director of photography is Durand McCloud. This crew just won 3 awards at The Buffalo Dream Fantastic Film Festival for  another film called "The Romans" and made front page of the Buffalo Newspaper in November. They are also responsible for the Cease Fire Peace Walk shown on the news in September.

The next screening of Black Malice is scheduled for Monday Dec 8th at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia .

Below is a picture of writer and director Korey Green with the Mayor of Buffalo Byron Brown. "Black Malice" is a MUST SEE!!!!