Malik Yoba Talks Latest Film, Paradox & Other Upcoming Projects
After watching a recent episode of Unsung Hollywood: New York Undercover; I was left wondering what would be next for Malik Yoba. Luckily I had the opportunity to ask him myself as I sat down to talk with him. If you’re a fan, you’ll be glad to know that he has many projects lined up, starting with his new film, Paradox.
Parlé Mag: So Malik, tell the readers what this new film Paradox is all about and how did you get involved with it?
Malik Yoba: Paradox is a fast-paced, sci-fi thriller time travel film that’s very interesting. It was directed by Michael Hurst and also stars Zoë Bell. There are some scary moments and fans will get to see me doing something different; and in a different genre. If you enjoy me, come see me. It’s an independent film and I’d love for you guys to support it.
In the film, a group of young scientists are working on a secret project that may allow them to travel ahead in time and Yoba plays a master manipulator looking for a big payout. They test it by sending one of their own ahead, one hour. He returns pleading with them to shut it down, explaining that even going ahead one hour can be deadly. Look for it in theaters now and on VOD and iTunes.
Parlé Mag: You’re right, this does sound like something different than what we’re used to seeing you with that British accent is another unexpected surprise. Are you working on anything else we should know about?
Malik Yoba: Yes, I’ve been very busy and I’m currently working on a film called Deadbeat Dad Rehab, written by Kiki McKnight, winner of the 2015 ABAF screenplay competition. It’s an honest and heartfelt look on four men that are in denial of their poor parenting skills. They attend a rehab for deadbeat dads that use some unusual methods to help them become true fathers and real men.
I’m also working on directing a music video for a new singer-songwriter named Raphelle. She’s a model and has a beautiful voice. I’d say she’s a blue-eyed soul kinda girl. She’s based in New York and has the potential of Adele.
There’s also a project I’m working on with Nicole Franklin called Little Brother and it’s aimed at helping young boys of color grow up to be successful men.
We’re certainly excited to see that Malik has many upcoming projects he’s actively working on in the near future. Make sure you stay tuned in to see more of him and follow him on social media.
Watch the trailer for Paradox below: