|Courtesy of Tarik R. Davis|
From the prolific dome of actor, artist, and writer Tarik Davis (@tarikrdavis), Addison Hadley is the "scribe of the terrifying and macabre" all the strange kids should grow up watching and the weirder adults would naturally embrace. Addison (performed by Davis) made his debut in Ego Trippin', the NYC monologue and comedy showcase developed by LeMar McLean. Since, the astoundingly handsome, grim soothsayer resides in a budding YouTube series.
Addison Hadley brings to mind Vincent Price with a sharp delivery that is both chuckle inducing and reflective. Much of Tarik's passion for genre work lies in his ability to make stark commentary on our collective and personal fears within the intersection of race, gender, and class. Tarik as Addison, describes unsavory yet seemingly mundane everyday instances and uses verbiage in such a manner that seals you within its classic gothic horror container.
"Smile No More" deals with street harassment and the toll in takes on its recipients. The horror of unsolicited and unwanted attention from strangers that alters the way women navigate their paths and behavior to maintain some semblance of safety is real. And Addison doesn't let these men off the hook either.
Produced by Jamtown Films
Producer -- Don P. Hooper
Cinematographer -- Jesse R. Tendler
Lead Animator -- Brian Waddell
Music Composer -- Dan Laureano
Location Manager -- Sam Martin
Production Assistant -- Tyler White
Learn more about Tarik and his commitment to the arts here.