Meet Award-Winning Screenwriter and Director Robert L Butler Jr.
Robert L Butler Jr.is an award-winning indie actor, writer, editor, producer, and director. His company is called RLB JR Production LLC. He has acted in, written, produced and directed five short films and one feature film called The Alliance, and is currently filming the sequel, The Alliance 2 The Hunt for Breeze.
Robert has won a total of 173 awards and 102 nominations from various film festivals around the world. His award- winning film The Alliance is currently streaming on Amazon Prime and Tubi TV.
Photo Credit: Edward Dose
What motivated you to become a producer and a screenwriter?
As a young kid, my dream was always to be an actor, after seeing Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon. So after I retired from the Marines following 20 years of service, I decided to pursue that dream. What made me want to be a screenwriter was the fact that there were no scripts being written that would cast a person of color or give them a chance to be a lead or even to have a supporting role. I wanted to change that and create stories and films with a diverse cast.
What are some of the projects that you are currently working on?
I am currently working on my second feature film, called The Alliance 2 The Hunt for Breeze. Let me give you a synopsis. Family ties are revealed when a new enemy surfaces, as the hunt for Breeze is on! The screenplay has already won 40 awards and 6 nominations.
Is there a particular story that you would like to produce?
I have another project called Real Love that I will produce in the future, but a story I would love to do would be the Marvin Gaye story.
What have been some of your challenges while working as a screenwriter and a producer?
The main challenge is coming up with a compelling story and creating interesting characters and dialogue to keep the audience entertained. You also need a great story so that actors, actresses, and cameramen want to be involved with the project. Putting a great team together is the key! Teamwork makes the dream work!
What's your dream, your ultimate goal? Do you feel like you're on the path to this goal, or do you feel as if you already achieved that dream?
I have achieved my goal of completing a full feature film and having it streamed online. But I am far from done, I will continue to create compelling stories with a diverse cast in mind.
What is your message for our Heart Of Hollywood Magazine readers?
If you have a dream, regardless what it is, never let anyone talk you out of it! You can't succeed or fail if you don't at least try! Don't sit back and wonder, what if? People who say they can or can't are both right! Be the one who says I can!
CONNECT WITH ROBERT
IG: @robertlbutlerjr @the_alliance_2019 @thealliance2_2021 @we_need_to_talk_movie @real_love_a_film_by_rlb_jr
Poster made by: Dan McCormack
Photo Credit: Dan McCormack
HMU: Sonia Carrillo, Remy Blaustein, Tessa Klopp, Kyla Russell
Talent: Rashan Mitchell, Fabiola Lubin, Cynthia Holloway, D Lamont Hall, Nicole Kitchi, Robert L Butler Jr, Mandy Baker, Lawrence Sankey, Simi Sadiya, Michael E Bell, Natalie Mazzoni, Carolina Pizarro, Red Caldura, Jannylee Yepez Rodriguez.
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