(AllHipHop News) Last night (September 3), CNN broadcast Sacha Jenkins’ critically acclaimed Hip Hop documentary Fresh Dressed. The Queens filmmaker/writer has already begun putting together his next project, a look into a former professional football player that was accused of killing his ex-wife.
“I’m currently directing a doc about O.J. Simpson. That’s the main thing I’m in the middle of right now,” Jenkins reveals to AllHipHop.com. “Hopefully, Fresh Dressed will continue to create opportunities, not just for me, but other people like us.”
Simpson was a running back at the University of Southern California and in the NFL. The Heisman Trophy winner was later accused of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in 1994. He was acquitted of both counts of murder a year later.
Jenkins has been working as a journalist for over two decades. He has contributed to Vibe, ego trip, Rolling Stone, and other publications. Jenkins currently serves as the creator director of Mass Appeal.
Fresh Dressed was Jenkins directorial debut. The documentary was produced in conjunction with CNN Films and Mass Appeal. Celebrated Hip Hop artist Nas serves as a producer as well.
“I interviewed him for the cover of the first issue of Ego Trip which was a magazine me and Elliott Wilson used to publish. So I’ve been interacting with Nas since at least 1994. Later in life, he became a partner in Mass Appeal where I’m a partner too,” says Jenkins. “As a producer, obviously his credibility goes a long way. His insights on and off screen and his relationships were extremely useful.”
Fresh Dressed can be rented or purchased at freshdressedmovie.com. Read Sacha Jenkins’ full AllHipHop.com interview here.
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