Wes Stands with Standing Rock

Wes Stands with Standing Rock

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in Slider |

On Oct. 2, 2016, my son Kholan and I loaded up an SUV and hit the road for Standing Rock to show our support and dedication to protecting the lands and livelihood for all indigenous peoples. We’ll be here as long as possible to show our support for the movement. I’ll be keeping everyone updated on my Facebook and Twitter accounts. Water is life and we plan to do whatever we can to show our support to those defending the water, land, and sovereignty of the indigenous peoples of the world. Oil pipe lines have a notorious record, with oil companies covering up the numerous spills that have occurred over the years. Despite the inherent dangers, they continue to build pipe lines, threating the lives and livelihood of those near the pipeline and down stream. Severely increasing the danger of a pipeline spill in Standing Rock is the fact the pipeline would be built under the Missouri River, a water supply for millions of people. Studi warns indigenous people living closer to the environment will be the first to be affected by water contaminated by energy extraction, but those living further removed, in cities, will not escape the effects if companies continue poisoning our world at the same rate. The Studi men are calling on the oil industry and world to make better energy choices. I believe this demonstration could be the beginning of a worldwide movement to begin the end of fossil fuel use, and the start of a more focused search finding a different source of power and energy. It’s time we as people begin to phase out fossil fuels in favor of energy production less detrimental to our environment. Oil companies could use their wealth to research more and different alternative energy for our use. There is only so much oil to be found in our earth, and its extraction through fracking has been the cause of increased earthquake activity throughout the US, if not the whole world. We can only hope corporate and government powers can work together toward these ends. But we must first put a stop to the practice of uncontrolled greed and accumulation of goods, material, resources and...

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Wes at Rose City Comic Con

Wes at Rose City Comic Con

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Blog |

It’s official. I’m going to pop my Comic Con cherry at Rose City Comic Con this Sept. 20 and 21 in Portland, Ore. It looks like I’ll be in some great company, and they’ve still got more guests to announce. I can’t wait to see who else I’ll get to work alongside. You can learn all the details of the show there. www.rosecitycomiccon.com. I’ll be there both days, Saturday and Sunday, signing autographs, participating in a panel or two, and even posing for photos. You’ll get all kinds of chances to come up and chat. Tickets are only $30 for both days. I hear they sell out pretty quick, so you might want to grab yours while you can: rosecitycomiccon.com/tickets/ See you...

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Sugar Released May 6

Sugar Released May 6

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Blog |

At long last, Sugar, a moving film about youth homelessness, is coming out on DVD, iTunes and VUDU on May 6. If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend one of these screenings, here’s your chance to have it for your own. I understand HULU and Amazon will have it shortly after May 6, and then on June 4 you can find it for rental on Cable VOD, across Cox, Comcast and Verizon FIOS. Based on true events, Sugar is the story of a young girl coping with PTSD on the streets of Venice, California. She survives on the fringes of society with her outcast friends, running from the torments of her past. Her new world begins to crumble when her uncle finds her through a social worker, forcing her to confront the demons she’s been trying to escape for the past two years. Sugar takes a realistic look at what forces so many of our youth on to the streets and what they go through to survive. It is not a story of redemption, it is a story of reality. I share the screen with Shenae Grimes (90210, Degrassi), Corbin Bleu (High School Musical, DWTS 2013), Marshall Allman (True Blood, Blue Like Jazz, Hostage), Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart, Saw 3, We Bought a Zoo), and Nastassja Kinski (Cat People, Tess, Saviour.) Have you seen it? What do you...

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Wes Appearing at the Durango Film Festival

Wes Appearing at the Durango Film Festival

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Blog |

If you’re in Durango, Colorado, Feb. 26 through March 2, come on down to the Durango Film Festival. I’ll be there for several days of the event. Here’s a look at my schedule: Thursday, February 27 at 4:30-6:30 pm Native American Film Reception Sorrel Sky Gallery 828 Main Avenue Saturday, March 1 at 10-11am “Lying to Tell the Truth” panel discussion Durango Arts Center 802 E. 2nd Avenue Saturday, March 1 at Noon-2pm “The Only Good Indian” screening w/ Q&A Gaslight Theater Main & 5th Street To learn more about the events of the festival and how to attend, visit their website at...

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Sugar Starts Screening Nov. 22

Sugar Starts Screening Nov. 22

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in Blog |

I’m thrilled to announce my next film, Rotimi Rainwater’s “Sugar,” is coming out on Nov. 22. I play Bishop in the film, the voice of reason for Sugar, a runaway youth who becomes homeless on the streets of Los Angeles. I’m told the film has a limited release and will be screening for a week at the Downtown Independent (251 South Main Street, Los Angeles, Calif.), starting on Friday, Nov. 22. Screenings will continue throughout November and December. This film is a labor of love for Rotimi, who himself was homeless not long after serving in the military. His focus with this film is to increase awareness of homelessness, including how many young people are homeless today. The “Sugar” team chose November as it is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month and they hope, through partnering with several national level organizations, sharing the film will spread the world about homeless issue. What’s particularly important about the release date is it is during “Homelessness and Hunger Week,” which features events and volunteer efforts from organizations and non-profits around the country. Many of these organizations will use “Sugar” to increase of awareness. You can keep up on the screenings at the movie’s website, www.thesugarmovie.com. This site also includes information on youth homelessness and offers information on the producers’ campaign to feed 10,000 homeless youth. If you get a chance to see it, please let me know what you think!...

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