Our appearance on Good Day Sacramento
Boyz and the Beez appeared on Love Liberty & Lipgloss Radio with Donna Lyons McClelland
BUZZFEED ARTICLE ABOUT US:
HUNTINGTON BEACH NEWS…
KELLI TO APPEAR IN A FEATURE FILM..
Kelli Lewis to appear in a *Feature Film ONE LITTLE FINGER (Genre: Drama) is a Hollywood Feature film with a theme of “Ability in Disability” in order to bring awareness about the human rights issue globally!
Over a billion people live with some form of disability. This corresponds to about 15% of the world’s population. People are disabled by society, not just by their bodies. One child in twenty is disabled, but physical disability is not a chance, unfortunate occurrence, it is part of the human life cycle.
The statistical probability that a portion of every life will be lived with a disability pertains to everyone. 38% of people believe disabled people are a burden on society. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of people have admitted they avoid disabled people because they don’t know how to act around them. One hundred and eighty disability hate crimes are committed every day in western countries.
The film is Directed by Rupam Sarmah, International Award Winning Director from California. Some of the notable award winning actors are Siedah Garrett (USA), Tamela D’Amico (USA), Jon Stoddard (USA), Jaya Seal, Malaya Goswami, Pabitra Rabha, Sayomdeb Mukherjee (RJ Den), Abhinaya (South India), Jeeza Ghosh, and many others.
You will be pleased to know that the persons with disabilities have acted in this film. Over 65 children and young adults have acted and played major roles in this film which is quite unique. This film is a result of many years of research about the subject, collection of facts, and music therapy. One Little Finger is a Drama and Musical. Music Therapy based on the concept of sound and vibrations, and OMKARA will be an integral part of this movie. Many international artists, Oscar® nominated artists, Grammy® winning musicians are collaborating in this project.
Current Status: 2 years of Filming completed in threes phases in India and USA (June 2017); currently in Post-Production
Regarding the film:
“I am so grateful to our entire team and so many people who supported and helped us in every steps along the way over the years. It was quite challenging to start with many unknowns as we had many children and young adults with disabilities acting in this film along with other award winning international actors. Some of them are with genetic disorder, cerebral palsy, hearing impairment, autism, down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and so on. But it all came to reality when we completed shooting in many locations in India and USA exactly the way we planned. Disability is a matter of perception created by society in so many ways. As per stats, 38% of people believe that disabled people are burden on society. 65% of people admitted that they avoid disabled people because they do not know how to act around them. Never underestimate their abilities. It opened my eyes. Our Thoughts – Words – Actions matter a lot. We are all going to face the challenges with disabilities as we age or take turns in our life. In fact, we all know someone or our loved ones in our families with some disabilities who needs our Love — could be our parents, friends, brothers, sisters, children… so treat them well with respect as a person, and give them love and a helping hand, if you see someone on the road, home, cafe, school or anywhere. They do not need our pity; people comes first, they need our love as a human being, as our brothers, our sisters.. One Little Finger (Ability in Disability) is a feature film to be released in 2017 — it’s a Drama and Music Therapy is part of it. It’s more than that… a movement. Let’s get united! Continuing to collaborate with global organizations and people around the world in this journey! Please join our hands. “ ~ Rupam Sarmah
Boyz and the Beez have received a JOSIE MUSIC AWARDS *NOMINATION for:
Artist/Group of the Year – Folk/Bluegrass/Americana – Awards to be held at the Nissan Stadium, in Tennessee
“SHOE TREE” CD TO BE RELEASED SOON! Sisters Kelli Lewis and Wendi Kilman will soon be releasing this CD which honors the life of their dad, Fred Sherry Smith. Date to be announced… stay tuned…
July 14th – Radio interview with Smallest Gifts Radio
July 17th – The Beez will be backing Kelly Corsino at Spaghettini in Seal Beach
July 20th – Radio Interview with Love, Liberty & Lipgloss
July 21st – Radio Interview with The Josie Show