So are you like me, and have been wondering what Taimak has been up to lately?
Well, now I can answer that question. The still beloved
star of The Last Dragon will soon be
appearing in a new sci-fi short film titled Transporter
(not to be confused with those Jason
Statham movies), written and directed by Daman Colquhoun.
Colquhoun, a winner of Ron Howard’s Project Imaginat10n photo contest, calls his film,
which stars along with Taimak, Phil
Oliver, Petronia Paley, Nelcie Souffrant
and Quadiri Bolare, an all-black
sci-fi psychological thriller about a young man (played by Oliver) at a crossroads in his troubled life.
As the filmmaker’s synopsis says the young man has “long
dreamed of escaping his dysfunctional family and their monstrous family
business. However, his manipulative mother (Paley) is convinced that he’s the
key to the success she craves. In order to gain his freedom, and earn
redemption, he must outwit his mother, and survive his envious and violent
brother, and save his girlfriend. The film explores themes of escapism,
ambition, envy, and culpability. It’s set in the world of human trafficking –
Colquhoun has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise a modest amount of funds to help complete the film, and he’s already
past the half-way point towards his goal.
To go to Transporter’s Kickstarter page click HERE. Check out the video pitch below: