I have been producing films, arranging music, illustrating comics and telling stories for over twenty years.
Yet, a number of important and meaningful obligations of the past decade precluded me from creating, writing and producing as much as I would have liked.
So my goal (and that of those with whom I work) is to provide a varying-array of content to include production services, lectures and the establishment of innovative platforms.
By creating content that transcends different barriers my goal is to produce interesting work.
Whether it is profiling a fascinating person, business or idea or developing feature-length projects and graphic novels, my aim is to create interesting work after an overlong hiatus from doing what I enjoy.
I have been able to produce creative work for two decades due in very large part to a group of talented friends and supporters such as (but not limited to) Luther W. Truesdell, Jr., Marc Thompson, Keith Mitchell, Aaron P. Clark, Michael A. Huggins, Jr., Paul Sanchez, Jae Jacob, Keysha Nicole, Will Best, David Yewdall, Leander T. Sales, Steven L. Jones, Sam Pollard, Betsy Pollock, Richard Clabaugh, Jessica Figueroa, Mosheh Yisrael and Dave Csinos!
Some of my past work includes...
Death of a Preacher
(CAVE Entertainment 2005)
My first-ever feature film was a docudrama that featured a fictionalized version of myself in a semi-autobiographical fashion entitled Death of a Preacher.
The film was produced by a production company I co-founded called the Camorra AudioVisual Entertainment Group, or more affectionately, "CAVE Entertainment".
CAVE Entertainment was composed of Luther W. Truesdell, author Aaron P. Clark, Michael A. Huggins, Jr., Paul Sanchez, Marc Thompson, Ed Greenfield, Larry Best, Joshua J. Best, Travares Reid, Rashad Worthy, Kenton Worthy and Kristal Birch.
Pictured above was a promotional ad featuring several projects I had either written, produced or directed between 2005 and 2010.
(CAVE Entertainment 2008)
As my graduate studies allowed me less and less time to produce films, by 2007 I was producing a number of shorter projects such as Handsome Johnny starring Andrew Leggett, Simeon J. Hutchinson and Chasity Scriven.
(Cave Entertainment/Grimescorp, Inc. 2007)
Trial-N-Era 2007 (c) Jerry Grimes All Rights Reserved
While simultaneously filming Handsome Johnny, I produced a short animated comic/documentary entitled Trial-N-Era. While this project was left essentially unrealized, I have been importing many concepts from this project into a new graphic novel I am currently illustrating.