During a time where the entertainment industry has slowed down across the spectrum due to the pandemic, actor/comedian Brian Hooks feels that his work within the space holds more purpose now than ever before.
Hooks, known for his roles in the films “3 Strikes,” “Soul Plane,” the sitcom “Eve” and more, has been able to stay active during the pandemic via his independent filmmaking and by reaching back to at-risk youths through his company Left of Bang Entertainment.
In a conversation with DeVon Pouncey, Hooks acknowledged the advantages he has had over his peers during the pandemic.
“It’s a blessing, because we entered this pandemic, and while most entertainment as actors are sort of waiting for the industry to open back up and at the mercy of them saying, OK, we’re going to go now and then things trickling out, and it’s not as much work,” Hooks said. “They’re just sitting, waiting to be called when I have all the tools to be able to make a film on my own, by myself, however, whenever with whoever.”