The Viewfinder Podcast with Chris Hadley

The Viewfinder Podcast with Chris Hadley


On the Viewfinder Podcast, you’ll hear fascinating in-depth interviews with some of today’s most talented indie filmmakers and actors as they take you inside the creative process behind their latest productions.

My guest on today’s show is the amazing Alonge Hawes, who previously joined me on the show a few years ago to talk about the first 2 seasons of his critically acclaimed drama BLACK ON BOTH SIDES, which, like his equally honored debut series BLUE COLLAR HUSTLE, he created, co-starred in, wrote and co-produced. Now he’s back with a new series that, while more lighthearted in tone than his previous two shows, continues to spotlight the modern Black experience in America through powerful, relatable and authentic characters.

That series is called SILVER AND GOLD, an exciting, fun and highly suspenseful look at a team of skilled thieves – Charles Goldar, played by Quentin Williams, and Bahiya Payne, portrayed by Britanney Traylor – who make the move from small-time cons to big-time ripoffs.

With their new partners, skilled computer hacker Cierra Valentine (played by Alonge’s real life sister, Shani Hawes) and hard-nosed bandit Sosa Gerena (played by Roberto Cruz, Jr.) backing them up on each scam, Charles and Bahiya are out to pull the rugs, jewels and money out from their unwitting targets, but instead they find themselves in more danger than they ever could have anticipated.

SILVER AND GOLD’s first season premiered on Tuesday, October 11th, with new episodes airing each subsequent Tuesday exclusively on Jaro, a subscription service dedicated to delivering the best movies, web series, art and journalism made by and for Black audiences. All ten episodes will be available on Jaro’s web site and Roku channel. Links to both platforms are available in the notes for this week’s podcast.

SILVER AND GOLD, and Hawes’ next series – the more serious-minded drama GOOD BLACK MAN, its streaming debut yet to be determined – had their world premieres several weeks ago at the recent Minnesota Web Fest, where both shows took home several awards. In addition to sharing the honors for Best Marketing, SILVER AND GOLD won for Best Series Script, and GOOD BLACK MAN was honored for Best Representation of Communities of Color. I’m honored to welcome back Alonge Hawes to talk about all this and much more on this week’s Viewfinder Podcast.

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