Jamal Hines wears many hats. He is a writer, film director, producer, cinematographer, editor, among other skills. An Ann Arbor native, he majored in film studies at Michigan State University, Lansing. He worked as a cameraman and now is directing The Union Series. This was the first interview shot using my Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. Jamal allowed me this interview on the upstairs patio of Zingerman’s Deli, Ann Arbor, September 23, 2016. https://www.facebook.com/jamal.hines
The hunt continues as Marco searches for his sister’s killer with a 2 million bounty on him and anyone associated. Meanwhile, two powerful families are locked in a battle over dead secrets that can change the city forever!
In 2017 The Union Series would be released as The Union Series: Eternal. In this chapter, the cast would change and we were introduced to Cameron Cottrell as Twinkie, Tom Doner as Raymond Fydrky, and in a continuing role, Tokkyo Faison as Marco Paige. Tokkyo Faison would become the series producer, with Jamal Hines as Executive Producer, among the numerous other hats he would wear as the series writer, cinematographer, editor, and production manager, etc. The Union Series was produced and distributed by Sterling Union.
2020 saw the Union Series enter a new phase as Tokkyo Faison joined Jamal Hines as a co-writer. As co-producer, Faison’s production company The Last Ghetto Gunfighters Productions joined the Sterling Union. This chapter would be known as “A Lonely Place to Die.” Filming was shortened because of the pandemic and the series produced one 33 minute episode. This episode starred Cam Cottrell in the continuing role of Twinkie, Foresteen Hood as Michell “Red Boss” Woods, Tom Doner as Raymond Fydryk, and Cam Melodies as DeSean “Vee” Marcus, among others.
Five days ago, the spin-off from the Union Series dropped as the pilot “A Lonely Place to Die. ” Produced by The Last Ghetto Gunfighters Productions, it stars Tokkyo Faison, Tom Doner, Cameron Cottrell, Uleisa Faison, Antoine Wells, Julius Kline III, and Cam Melodies.
In this pilot, former enforcer Marco Paige returns on a mission of vengeance and discovers home is not what it use to be. With everyone he knows linked to a 30 years ago conspiracy, Marco will soon learn that the city is A Lonely Place to Die.
In 02/01: Stella, the hunt continues as Marco searches for his sister’s killer with a $2 million bounty on him and anyone associated. Meanwhile, two powerful families are locked in a battle over dead secrets that can change the city forever!
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