As if life couldn’t get any sweeter for Brooklyn documenter DJ Scripz, it has. His film, The Haitian Polo Documentary was awarded Best Documentary Film by the Motion Picture Association of Haiti, Inc’s Haitian Movie Awards.
The MPAH Movie Awards which commences in Boston, Massachussets, honors actors and filmmakers for work displayed in theaters or released on DVD.
Scripz’s The Haitian Polo Documentary focuses on New York City at a time where Polo, Nike, Fila, Tommy Hilfiger, Bally and other high end fashion was a no-brainer to have for the affluent and a necessity for the neighborhood hustler.
Haitians were also looking to have that signature look like everyone else but faced ridicule. The documentary, produced, directed and funded by DJ Scripz has been the talk of the town locally in NYC with Scripz appearing on Power 105 and Hot 97 . “Man I was so happy to receive this award,” DJ Scripz told RESPECT Magazine by phone. “It’s great to be honored for my work and this is just the beginning. It was awesome to come out to Boston, Massachussetts for the momentous occasion. Kudos to the MPAH for acknowledging our project.”
Check out DJ Scripz and CBS’s Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson Chatting About Haitian Polo Documentary
The film features Thirstin Howl The 3rd (Original Lo-Life Founder and Hip Hop Artist), Sadat X From 90’s Hip Hop Group Brand Nubian, and Moses “Rafe” Vernau of the hit web series Money & Violence and directed by Judith Destin, MPA.
Motion Picture Association of Haiti, Inc. is a non-profit corporation located in Boston MA and founded April 2007. Their long term goal is to make the Haitian cinematography a professional career for all Haitian filmmakers, to create a structure in the market, to influence the distribution of the Haitian films in the international market and to protect and defend the rights of the Haitian writers, directors, actors and other specialists in the field of film making.