Writer | Director | Producer
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 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 background in fashion and fitness photography was very influential in every aspect of the films art direction. Growing up with all brothers also inspired my vision. I chose a football theme to demonstrate brotherhood and camaraderie with lots of playful humor. Ultimately, I just wanted a fun romantic comedy. A universal relationship story with a serious message and a little drama for excitement.
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, an artist 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 to produce full features. Umari was inspired by creative icons, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee 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.
WORDS OF WISDOM
Work hard to make something of life
Don't let life make something of you
Don't let failures go to your heart
Don't let success go to your head
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