Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Cassandra Hollis Invited to Join Panel at International Black DocuFilm Fest

Atlanta, GA September 2007. Last month Award-winning filmmaker Cassandra
Hollis taught a filmmaking workshop in Barbados. On Labor Day weekend, Hollis
traveled to Ontario, Canada for the World Premiere of the third installment
of her short film series about the Underground Railroad. With a focus on
Family friendly and Faith-based films, this innovative indie filmmaker found
a global audience. On Friday, September 14, 2007, Cassandra will be a panelist at the International Black DocuFest in Atlanta, Georgia at the High Museum of Art Walter C. Hill Auditorium located at 1280 Peachtree St., at 6pm, for a conversation with other international filmmakers. The event is free to the public.

Hollis gave students an opportunity to work with her on a real film project
during the filmmaking workshop that was part of the international arts
symposium and conference in Barbados.

Holy Hill Productions recently completed a trilogy of films about a slave couple’s escape on the Underground Railroad. Mattie, Johnny and Smooth White Stones: Parts I & II were both selected as Programs of the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. Mattie, Johnny and Smooth White Stones: Part III continued the freedom seeking couple’s journey of escape into Canada and features an actual Black Settlement, The Elgin Settlement. Hollis said the story of the Underground Railroad is not complete without including Canada’s

Cassandra will discuss these projects and other issues related to international
filmmaking with other panelists at the International Black Docufest. For more information contact:


Thursday, August 9, 2007

Cassandra Hollis Back from Barbados!

Wow! I am back in Atlanta after spending a wonderful week in Barbados for the 2007 Kingdom Arts Symposium. It was such a blessing to Praise the Lord and fellowship with Dancers, Ministers, Artists, etc. from all over the Caribbean..the world. Praise God!

I taught a filmmaking workshop in which I gave my students an opportunity to work with me on a real film. STAY TUNED for More on that project coming soon!!

Shouts out and thank you to Marcia and Dave for your warm hospitality and warm hearts; to Tasman, Marc and Renae for all the laughter and fun; to the Praise Academy of Dance Team who took good care of us; to my El Retreat compadres; hey Cameron, hi Auntie Mary; great working with you Robert!; to all the special people I met and all the people of Barbados! May the Lord continue to Bless you richly is my prayer.
..I'll be back :D

Love and Blessings,


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Cassandra Hollis Upcoming Appearances

April 29, 2007
GABPC, Georgia Big Picture Conference
Atlanta, Georgia
Featured Panelist: Independent & Documentary Filmmaking Panel

May 3, 2007
National Day of Prayer
Atlanta, Georgia
Cassandra is Director of the Atlanta Chapter of the Hollywood Prayer Network (ATL HPN). She was invited to pray for the Media, Hollywood and the Entertainment industry at the state capitol National Day of Prayer event. Contact:

June 2, 2007
Mahogany Row Event for Youth: Uncovering the Plight of The Homeless in America
Evansville, Indiana
"The Altar" screening and Q & A with Award-Winning Filmmaker Cassandra Hollis and Renowned Actress and Homeless Advocate Elisabeth Omilami

August 2 - 7, 2007
International Arts Symposium
Cassandra will be present at special screenings of all of her films; participate in panel discussions and discuss Faith in Cinema and Hollywood.

September 3, 2007 - Labor Day
International Premiere of "Mattie, Johnny and Smooth White Stones: Part III"
Ontario, Canada
More Details coming soon!

For more information about Cassandra Hollis' speaking engagements and/or to submit invitation, contact:

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Award Winning Filmmaker Cassandra Hollis Featured in Popular Magazines

Popular Atlanta-based magazine, Home and You, featured Filmmaker/Actress Cassandra Hollis in its Special Black History edition,"Born In Slavery: The Untold Stories", February 2007. In the feature article on page 22, "Filmmaker Dedicates DVD Series to the Underground Railroad," Cassandra talks to Xina Sy about her experiences writing, producing, directing and starring in the nationally recognized dvd series, "Mattie, Johnny and Smooth White Stones: Parts I, II & III."
Download the article here: C%3A%5CMy%20Documents%5CHome%20%26%20You%20article.pdf

Also, check out the March 2007 edition of Black Enterprise magazine. Cassandra wrote a Letter to the Editor commending the magazine for its December 2006 feature, "Reel Prophets" about Black Hollywood and they published the letter in the March issue, "Top 50 Hollywood Power Brokers"!
You will find her "shout out" on page 20...Hooray for Hollywood..and Holy Hill!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Celebrate Black History Month With Holy Hill

Hi Everyone,
I just love the responses from the youth who come out to the screenings of "Mattie, Johnny and Smooth White Stones: Parts I & II." Today, we screened the films at Adams Park Library in Atlanta and in the audience were three bright young ladies who asked the most amazing questions! Finally, after addressing them all and letting them know about the upcoming sequel, one of the girls asked me, "So what was it like (for you) being a slave?" ...priceless

Hey - if you're in the Atlanta area come out and Celebrate Black History Month with us at one of the screenings listed below. In the meantime, let me know how you're celebrating this month.

Peace and Blessings,

Join Award-winning filmmaker Cassandra Hollis throughout the month of February for special Free Film Screenings of "Mattie, Johnny and Smooth White Stones: Parts I & II" at the following Atlanta-Fulton County Public Libraries!

DATE: Saturday, February 10, 2007
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
LOCATION: Adams Park Library, 2231 Campbellton Rd.,

DATE: Tuesday, February 13, 2007
TIME: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
LOCATION: Adamsville Park Library, 3424 M L King Dr. SW,

DATE: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
LOCATION: SW Regional Library, 3665 Cascade Rd.,

DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2007
TIME: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Adams Park Library, 2231 Campbellton Rd.,

Cassandra will be available at each film screening to discuss the films. You can also purchase or order your copy at the screenings.