NOONIE G. STORY
July 19, 2005
PRODUCTION BEGINS ON EX-GANGSTER DISCIPLE CHIEF BIOPIC
Chicago, IL: The A Band Apart directing team Coodie
& Chike are currently
shooting their debut picture "The Noonie G. Story".
The documentary is narrated
by Chicago-born hip-hop legend Common, and captures Harold ‘Noonie’
dicey gangster past and fascinating ascendance into the upper
Chicago entertainment, business and politics.
Noonie is a former high-ranking member of the largest criminal
in the United States (the Gangster Disciples) and is now one of
entrepreneurial and philanthropic elite. Noonie’s
organizational genius, once used
for terror across the Mid-West, is now focused on positive, productive
business and community development projects. Noonie’s
inspirational story is the
Spring 2005 cover story for F.E.D.S. Magazine.
Coodie & Chike made their directorial debut in 2004 with Kanye
'Through the Wire' which became a Buzzworthy clip on MTV and earned
at The Source Hip-Hop Awards. Coodie & Chike have since
landmark 'Jesus Walks' and 'Two Words', featuring Mos Def and
Freeway, worked with
rappers Pitbull and Lil’ Jon on the video 'Culo', and directed
gritty 'Ghetto Rock' video.
Filming in Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Los Angeles, and New
Noonie G. Story” offers unprecedented inside perspectives
on the secretive,
seductive, and sensational world of Chicago gang life. The
narration conducted by
Common adds a valuable dimension of Chicago urban royalty.
The film is
produced by Brandon Himmel. Award-winning journalist Adam Matthews
helped shape the
film's narrative and wrote Common's script.