Actor/Screenwriter/Filmmaker Ty Granderson Jones was inspired to write, produce and direct films in order to create opportunities for himself and his very talented constituents in front of the camera and behind the camera without depending on Hollywood calling, nonetheless, all on deck and available as hired guns when the industry does call. As a screenwriter and filmmaker, Ty was/is inspired by writers and filmmakers such as Stanley Kubrick, John Cassavetes, David Lynch, Roman Polanski, and The Coen Brothers. He is obligated and committed via his company Creole Celina Entertainment to a constant conceptual inquisition of how to reinvent the narrative of film with an honest and visionary effort to create original, vanguard content-- characters and dialogue for motion picture in the most avant-garde manner, yet with a tacit social and political consciousness. The creative inspiration for Diamond was on two different levels-- Hollywood is finally recognizing how the worm is turning, and how public demand is increasing in terms of female character driven action thrillers that are smart and empowers women and their voice as a whole. The film industry is finally acknowledging the void of such distribution. Talent such as Angelina Jolie set a precedence for such demand and genres years ago with Tomb Raider to Salt, as well as Zoe Saldana in Columbiana, Kate Beckinsale in the Underworld franchise, even before them, Mira Sorvino in The Replacement Killers, and before them all, the great Gena Rowlands in the classic Gloria written and directed by her husband, the late, great John Cassavetes. Finally Hollywood seems to get it as films such as the reboot of Ghostbusters is happening with an all women cast, not to mention Marvel’s upcoming reboot of its Thor comic book as the first female Thor. Gender is transcending. The second level of inspiration for Diamond is what has been going on with women’s rights politically and socially in the United States as America’s good ol’ boy, conservative, hypocritical culture has constantly stammered and undermined positive change and progress for women, gays and all minority rights whether it be health or social issues, hence, not embracing how the world is changing and refusing to acknowledge such change and do the right thing. Hence, the film Diamond -- An ode to women in film, scripted and shot in what aspires to be an entertaining, disturbing, dark, poignant, political and provocative action thriller.
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