Feeling the love with all the birthday wishes! Got so much to be thankful for and so much to look forward to!!! I’m very excited about this new chapter of my life and motivated to live much more vigorously and courageously. Can’t wait to share more stories and all that I have to offer. ~ With Love


Won Best Actor in a Short for ROUBADO

Excited! Won Best Actor in a Short for ROUBADO at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival this past Sunday! ROUBADO also won “Best Short Film”. The film has screened at over 40 film festivals so far. Happy to see people connecting with the story! Congrats to everyone who worked on the project. Directed by Erica A. Watson. Produced by Tierney Young, Daniel Willis and Joshua Clark. Cinematography by Tommy Maddox-Upshaw. My wonderful co-stars Jean Pierre Vertus, Mickaelle Bizet and Tiffany Tenille.


Planes of Fame Air Show

Awesome airshow yesterday! Had a great time checking out kickass pilots do ballet with these awesome air crafts. My 10-year-old self was really excited by all this awesomeness. It’s amazing what physics and engineering can accomplish.





World War II Aircrafts

Got to check out these awesome WW2 Aircrafts.Feeling like a kid in a candy store around these aircraft, so much to explore. So curious as to how they are able to get all this to work without all the tech of today. It’s so amazing to me, how with such simple mechanical engineering, the capabilities of these aircraft. They are all being restored now and almost all can fly. Can’t wait to try one.


Standing in front of the fastest one of its time. (Below)


Happy New Year!

Ended 2015 on the road! The year before (2014) I found myself in a small town in the middle of nowhere in Arizona, which came to be the backdrop of The Incredible Life of Darrell! So it was only fitting to start 2016 with another adventure. This time in the middle of nowhere Nevada! 2015 had been an awesome year. Very grateful for it. Met a lot of awesome people and got to learn a lot of new things. I am extremely excited to venture in to this new chapter 2016. Cheers to telling more stories, living passionately, going after your dreams and having a blast doing it all!

Extraterrestrial Highway.

Found ourselves in the small town Rachel, next to Area 51. The last place you wanna run out of gas. Also there is no cell phone signal.

Discovering snow in the desert

Road tripping with buddy Justin B Rapp.

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Back to creating!

Back to work! Back to Creating! Got that Director/Writer hat on. Miss playing in the sandbox with friends. So back to pen and paper conjuring up worlds that excite that inner child in me. Bringing stories to life like kids building a sand castle. So excited and motivated to tell stories. Can’t wait to share.


Exploring NYC and Testing VR Gear.

Got to explore the city and checked out virtual reality tech at Story Next. So much potential with story telling. Was looking at a VR sequence from Avengers, from the perspective of Iron Man. It was quite captivating, being placed in the middle of an action sequence. Have so much thoughts about it, especially in its application to Film. So much potential in storytelling. I’m excited to see how it develops in the next 5 years.

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Huffington post article on the film Roubado!

Huffington post article excerpt “The film’s talented cast is lead by the outstanding Darrell Lake (“Hawaii 5-0,” “Southland”) who portrays Alain Castelo with a beautifully stoic, intensity.”

Roubado recently screened at Urbanworld Film Festival!! Directed by Erica Watson and beautifully shot by Tommy Upshaw. Screening in more upcoming festivals!

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