“In my work, I let my mind be the canvas, my heart its paint brush; then reality itself curates the path.” — JB Ghuman, Jr.
Best known for his award-winning musical comedy, SPORK, JB Ghuman, Jr. is excited to present his latest original art expression, a 30-minute film that took nearly five years to create, “kEEp scrEEming.” Drawing inspiration from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, the film features appearances by notable stars including Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, RuPaul’s Drag Race’sTammie Brown, adult film star Colton Ford, as well as JB Ghuman, Jr., in all his nude glory. Like his previous works, “kEEp scrEEming” is not intended to teach or lecture, but rather to activate minds and hearts. “I’d describe the film as a detailed journey on how to build the Merkaba,” he explains, referencing the divine light vehicle (“Mer” means Light, “Ka” means Spirit, ”Ba” means Body) that helps the enlightened connect with others also in tune with higher realms. “The mind is capable of seeing a reality outside of the one each of us live in. My hope is that the film inspires individuals to consider themselves part of a larger, greater force,” “kEEp scrEEming” by JB Ghuman, Jr. is available on Youtube now.
The biggest horror he sees today is what we are doing to the earth and atmosphere. “The trees, wind, and water are the most innocent of all. They give life and in return, we’re destroying them.” His hope is that “kEEp scrEEming” will expand viewers’ ability to think and feel; not only for themselves, but for all things including trees, reptilians, other humans and even distant stars.
JB Ghuman, Jr. was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. At 8 years old, he became obsessed with patterns. He would analyze the shapes and lines on his hands, on windows, and on just about anything around him, and try to make sense of them. Around this time, he also began taking note of the numerical time 11:11. He called it the “magic minute” and would make a wish on it twice a day. First, the wishes were for simple things like what he wanted for dinner that night or the video games that his mother couldn’t afford. Over time, his wishes began to open in depth, addressing global issues such as pollution and war.
It is these issues and his reflections on them that are the great source of Ghuman, Jr.’s art today.
JB Ghuman Jr. is best known for SPORK, his dark comedy musical film that toured major film festivals in 2011, winning “Best Feature” awards at several as well as the audience award at Tribeca Film Festival. He has also directed music videos for EDM musicians including Luciana and Cazwell, and Double Duchess’ “Good Girl Freak Out,” featuring friend, Kelly Osborne.
“kEEp scrEEming,” however, goes beyond JB Ghuman, Jr.’s other works. In it, he manages to dive deeper than ever before in his storytelling. He goes forward and backwards, up, down, left, and right; even directions in-between for a true mind-altering experience.