Our mission is to bring people together to unleash the transformational power of independent movies, shows, limited series, and documentary films. We seek to collaborate and create with our growing network of partners who support great storytelling and strive for equality and humanity for all as a basis for character development.
We are focused on developing a slate of projects in various stages Feature films, TV, streaming, documentary and web content highlight our mission to tell and share great stories and characters with audiences all over the world.
We are committed to ending racism, bringing economic justice, education, police and prison reform as well as climate change awareness to our communities which are embedded in everything we do and how we do it.
To join us on this exciting journey and help us create the world we want to see where every human being is valued and offered the opportunity to pursue life, love, peace and happiness, contact Marquis.
“My success wasn't based on how I could push down everybody that was around me. My success was based on how much I could push everybody up.” – George Lucas
In 1997, Mr. Smalls wrote his first feature screenplay, a hip-hop musical, “The Platinum Party”, while earning his certificate in Screenwriting at NYU. While developing his passion for creating diverse characters and wonderful stories with his students, he turned his skills into an all-out pursuit of a dream that he had suppressed for far too long, and in 1997 he started his own production company, Homegrown Productions.
Since that time, Marquis has written eleven feature screenplays, five episodes of an online hip-hop comedy series called The Chronicles that he produced as one of the first recognized web-series in 2006. He has successfully written, directed and produced 14 short films that have won various awards and have screened at over 50 film festivals including, the Cannes short film corner, American Black Film Festival, Urbanworld, HBO NYLatino, Athena, Reel Sisters, Gene Siskel Black Harvest, BHERC in LA, Langston Hughes in Seattle and Run & Shoot Filmworks in Martha's Vineyard. His most notable titles include, Papichulo, Hostage, Mean Streets, The Married Bachelor and Harriet Returns, all representing his diverse and innovative directing work.
As a 2013 New York Foundation of the Arts Screenwriting Fellowship recipient, Marquis won a grant for his screenplay MOMMAS BOY. In 2014 Marquis directed his first feature length “docu-tainment” film entitled, HATING OBAMA, which was released in May 2015 by Moguldom Studios and was available on the STARZ channel, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Prime. He also executive produced the Back to Natural documentary in 2017 that is now available on Revolt TV. Marquis has worked as an artist/educator at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, New York Film Academy in Manhattan and currently consults with P.S. 314 and as an instructional coach with Classroom Inc. an education technology non-profit that supports online and remote learning while continuing his journey in the entertainment, education, arts and progressive activist communities. He is also writing and developing a slate of feature films, documentary and episodic TV projects in various stages of production and development. Marquis will always lead by example with a positive and progressive outlook on life while creating entertaining, enlightening and relevant content for our diverse, rapidly expanding and ever-changing world.
To hire Marquis for speaking engagements, writing assignments, directing and producing jobs, or ghost writing, please contact his manager Rashidi Hendrix at
Marquis seeks a distribution home, production and investment partners who share in the desire to make innovative, creative, entertaining and relevant content for our diverse, rapidly expanding, and ever changing world where black stories and characters truly matter.