C Sharp Video Productions is proud to have offered its talents to San Jose’s Festival of India, a large celebration of India’s rich culture and heritage that was held in August. Through our media and videography expertise, we were able to provide support for a celebration of of one of the largest cultural demographics in the Bay Area. This in mind, it is always an honor when a member of
Hollywood circles joins and supports local organizations to foster good will. The Festival of India was honored by the support of Hollywood comedian Eddie Griffin. Griffin, most known for his work in Malcom & Eddie (1996), Undercover Brother (2002) and
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), was born in Kansas City, Missouri and began as a standup comedian before finding work in film. Griffin proudly stepped on stage of the beautiful California Theater in Downtown San Jose to say a few words regarding his support for the organization.
His speech touched on his view on creativity and the role of media, Hollywood and Bollywood in particular, in fostering unity and understanding that transcends barriers of race, religion, and language. He argued that instead of political ideologies and a military force to bring about significant change, it is as effective to have, ” [a] joke, a good script, and the ability to feel to change lives.” It was a well-received message resulting in applause from the audience, no
doubt encouraging and inspiring artists of all different mediums to use their abilities to make people laugh, cry, and feel to change lives in a positive way.
Griffin, ever the entertainer, showed no hesitation showing off his dance moves on the stage as well. With C Sharp cameras rolling on the front and side of the California’s wide stage, he joined dancers in a traditional Indian dance on-stage, having a good time and adding his own flavor to the dances.
Watch the rest of the videos from the event below.