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Comedian Wil Sylvince Launches Kickstarter Campaign For His New Film ‘I Am Maurice’!

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An inspirational tale about a Haitian immigrant who comes to America after the earthquake of 2010 to fulfill his dream of being a boxer.

I am Maurice is co-written by comedic powerhouse Wil Slyvince along with his writing/producing partner, Bryan Kennedy. The pair joined forces to bring this unique tale to light. Armed with the conviction to create a film that tells their story, they created a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to bring this script to the silver screen.

To see more details about the campaign, see the short video and to make a donation please visit this link:

Wil Sylvince as "Maurice"
Wil Sylvince as “Maurice”


Brwilliant Minds Productions

Bryan Kennedy and Wil Sylvince are the creative force behind this production company where they serve as writers, actors, and producers.

“Br”(Bryan) + “Wil”(Wil) = Brwilliant

(It also happens to be the way Wil pronounces “Brilliant”)

They teamed up together while working in comedy clubs in the early 2000’s and started writing sketches together. They brought their skills as actors and writers to the web series, The Patrice O’Neal Show Coming Soon! and have continued to write together ever since. They punched up movie and television scripts for others and then decided to start writing their own shows and feature films. They have written 9 feature scripts so far and have chosen I am Maurice as their first to produce.

Wil Sylvince (Writer/Actor/Producer)  

Wil Sylvince is one of the most explosive comedians performing around the world today. His comedic performances on COMEDY CENTRAL, HBO’S DEF COMEDY JAM and SHOWTIME, all garnered standing ovations, a feat rarely seen accomplished by many performers. His unique perspective on political and social issues, with a twist of his West Indian Haitian culture, makes Sylvince a comedian in high demand.

He has been hand-picked by comedian heavyweights Dave Chappelle, Damon Wayans, D.L. Hughley, Wayans Brothers, Katt Williams and Gabriel Iglesias to tour the country.

Wil on stage at Radio City Music Hall
Wil on stage at Radio City Music Hall

Bryan Kennedy (Writer/Producer/Actor)  

Bryan is a writer, producer, actor and comedian from New York. As a voice-over artist, he has narrated over 100 books. His voice has also been heard on Saturday Night Live’s TV FunhouseWord GirlPoppy Cat and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS. He has booked and produced countless comedy shows for Carolines on Broadway, Governor’s Comedy Clubs and The New York Comedy Festival.

Bryan is a proud member of the Friars Club where he roasted Omarosa. Bryan has appeared in several television commercials and has been featured on Sirius/XM Radio as well as in Time Out NYThe NY Daily News, and The NY Times.

Bryan in studio, narrating an audiobook
Bryan in studio, narrating an audiobook

Jerry Lamothe (Director)  

Jerry is a writer, director, and producer born and raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. His debut award-winning film, Amour Infinity, is regarded by many as an underground cult classic. He has since gone on to build a distinctive body of work, which includes BlackoutNora’s Hair Salon, and The Tombs.

LaMothe has won numerous film festivals for Amour Infinity including the Atlanta Independent Film Festival, the Jamerican Film Festival, and the Hollywood Black Film Festival. Blackoutpremiered and was an official selection at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, and the film also appeared at the Chicago International film festival, the Zurich International Film Festival and Urbanworld, where Lamothe received the “Director’s Spotlight” award. His short film, The Tombs, enjoyed a successful film festival circuit run in the states and abroad, showing at the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival in London, the Act Now/New Voices at BAM, the Atlanta Film Festival, the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, the Pan African Film Festival, and several others.

The Tombs was also nominated for a 2012 Black Reel Award for Best Independent short film. LaMothe has directed many talented actors including Michael B. Jordan, Jeffrey Wright, Jamie Hector, Zoe Saldana, Saul Rubinek, Latanya Richardson-Jackson, Turron Kofi Alleyne, Melvin Van Peebles, Jenifer Lewis, Tatyana Ali, Tamala Jones, Lil’ Kim, and Whitney Houston.

Director, Jerry Lamothe
Director, Jerry Lamothe


Wil, Jerry and Bryan at the 10th Anniversary screening of "Blackout"
Wil, Jerry and Bryan at the 10th Anniversary screening of “Blackout”

MUSIC – Great Elk

We are so proud to have Brooklyn rock band, Great Elk to be first music group to sign on to the “I am Maurice” team! They were the first band we thought of to be part of the soundtrack of our film and we are thrilled to have them on board.

Founded in 2009, Great Elk band members Paul Basile, Patrick Hay, Bryan Trenis, Tommy Harron and Bryan Bisordi have collaborated on several acclaimed albums including: Great Elk, Autogeography, February, and Star Stuff.

The New Yorker says – “The Brooklyn rockers Great Elk display the control and restraint of a band with deep chemistry, as they sway gracefully between gentle ballads and mid-tempo indie-rock tunes.”


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