Someone?s Filming A British Movie Titled ?iBrotha?—No, Really

While eating lunch here at The Mac Observer Towers, a few of us spit Jolt Cola out of our nostrils when we read that Brit film director Jake Barnes is seeking actors for his short movie titled -- get this -- "iBrotha," a film about people who love their Macs.

You can guess who we would suggest for the starring role.

According to an article at Macworld UK,

the movie tells the story of a man so passionate about the platform that he turns into well-known revolutionary leader, Malcolm X.

Now, we most definitely know who should star in this movie grin

Seriously, though; we contacted the director and he reveals that came up with the idea independent of our own iBrotha:

Peopleis devotion to the Mac can touch on the fanatical/ religious, hence the use of Malcolm X to portray this. Itis an affectionate look at Mac radicalism but also a recognition that itis a bit silly. By equating the popularity of an OS with a human rights struggle we can show the lack of perspective that sometimes affects Mac heads.

Itis also something Iive passed through myself. There was a time when the highlight of my day was the updating of Macsurferis and I would go into shops just to check the Macs were running fine and at optimum levels (virtual memory off, cursor blinking on fast etc.) . But thatis mostly passed now.

Seems to have struck a chord with people on the race and platform level. The reactionis been almost unanimously good. Itis also a London thing, style, attitude and music wise. Copland is a yoot.

So, if youire in the London area, love the Mac and want to flex your inner thespian muscles, send an e-mail to Barnes. According to Macworld UK, heis looking for people to play the roles of "Copland," the main character; "Newton," Coplandis right-hand man; another character who is the “founder and spiritual leader of the Temple of Mac”; yet another character who is “a Rastafarian from Birmingham [probably not Alabama]”; and one more character who is “an overweight mid-forties software programmer”; among others.

The filming will occur over four days in June in London. Actors will be paid £38 plus expenses per day. Upon completion, Barnes plans to enter the film in as many major competitions as he can, thanks to support from the British Film Council.

Still interested? Write the director at jake@hiphop.com.

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