I wrote Rebound Sex as an indie feature with no A-List actors. I knew it had to be over the top funny, visually attractive and colorful to grab attention. Today's young social media generation have one tracked minds. Who's Hot and who's Hotter (sad but true). That was part of my motivation for the film. My artistic background as a fashion and fitness photographer was very influential in every aspect of the films production and design. Growing up with all brothers also inspired my vision. I chose a football theme to demonstrate brotherhood and camaraderie with lots of playful humor. A universal relationship story with a serious message and a little drama for the making of a fun romantic comedy.
WRITER - DIRECTOR - PRODUCER
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. As a teenager, Umari was a Mouseketeer and a dancer for Disneyland. He was an accomplished fashion photographer and a fashion marketing director for many years before he began film-making. Umari's first short film, "The Donut Shop", won multiple festival awards and received immediate distribution offers. That acknowledgment led to the birth of Umari Entertainment and his first full feature, "Rebound Sex". Umari was inspired by ground-breaker, Antoine Fuqua and creative icons, Spike Lee, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino for shattering traditional ideas of film-making. He continues to move forward as a multi faceted artist who is not limited by stereotyped expectations of his work. IMDB page
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