Phatal Industries’ executive MC, Hostess, Actress and Poet, Dior Ashley Brown, has just finished filming her first independent film, “End of Occupation.”
For three unsuspecting telemarketers who are about to lose their jobs, their last day of employment is spent making you laugh. This dark comedy is a series of short films about lives interrupted by a call from a telemarketer. 21 short stories are connected through the telephone lines and back to one of the telemarketers played by Ryan McMullin, Regina Lee, and Dior Ashley Brown. Each call they make interrupts a different story already in progress; from kidnappers to a man on death row, and from lovers to killers. The calls change the environment just enough to makes us laugh at ourselves.
In the film, Dior’s character is “light-hearted, free-spirited and isn’t afraid to take risks,” she explains. In working with director Michael McMullin, Dior’s character took on the many different facets of a black woman. “I wasn’t pigeon-holed,” she says. “I was agressive, passionate, funny and alluring.” The entire experience of working on “End of Occupation” taught Dior to take chances and maintain versatility. “This role really pulled me out of myself.”
“End of Occupation” Written by Bill Williams, Directed by Michael McMullin. Running time: 75 minutes. Currently in post-production.