UK blogger Michelle Owusu at SceneTV recently caught up with Brown Paper Dolls, an LA-based production company made up of three ambitious and talented ladies, who aim to show and tell more diverse stories and perspectives through TV and film.
The ladies from Brown Paper Dolls have also released a trailer for their production Milk + Honey, which is executive produced by British actor Idris Elba.
Check out Michelle’s interview below.
Who are ‘Brown Paper Dolls’? Who is involved and how and why was it created?
Brown Paper Dolls is made up of three ladies, Dana Gills, Asha Kamali May and Jeanette McDuffie. We are a production company, all Chicago, IL natives now living in Los Angeles, that began to work together three years ago on our first project, Milk + Honey. Our goal is to tell and celebrate untold universal stories from unique perspectives. We were all at a point where we were seeking opportunities in our individual careers and felt that it was time to do what we wanted to do individually and tell the stories that we, and our audiences, wanted to see.
Can you tell us a little bit about your projects such as the Milk + Honey series? Any exclusive information on what’s next?
We are working on a number of projects. Milk + Honey is our tent-pole project–it is a scripted series we have created for TV & the web. We envision it as content that will live on multiple platforms. As you might know, to take projects from page to screen is a process and we are currently in talks with distribution companies to bring Milk + Honey to screen soon! Brown Paper Dolls has a slate of upcoming projects, including documentaries, films and web series.
How did the UK’s very own Idris Elba get involved in the project?
As producers, we’ve thought intensely about who we wanted to partner with. Idris Elba has always been at the top of the list, as we are big fans of his work, his brand and his talent. His brand and audience lines up with our creative direction for Milk + Honey and as our executive producer, he brings a unique, global perspective that allows a great synergy between us. Continue reading…….