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September 24, 2014

MEET GOGO LOMO-DAVID

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GOGO LOMO-DAVIS PORTRAIT

 

Gogo Lomo-David. Don’t forget that name! SMEF predicts you’ll be hearing a lot from this talented young actor in the near future.

You can see Gogo on the big screen starting this weekend in the major motion picture Field of Lost Shoes. In this Civil War drama, Lomo-David portrays the slave Israel, whose family is taken from him for auction by slave traders.

We recently caught up with the actor at his North Carolina home. He’s understandably jazzed about his forthcoming cinema appearance.

“When I auditioned for the role of ‘Israel,’ I was under the impression there were no lines involved. But when I got there I discovered that it was actually a featured speaking part.”

 

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Field of Lost Shoes is based on a true Civil War story of the Battle of New Market in May 1864. A group of privileged teen-aged cadets are drafted into service to defend the Shenandoah Valley. The title comes from the fact that the muddy environs often pulled the shoes off the soldiers as they marched to battle.

Acting has always been a big part of Gogo’s life.  Born of a Nigerian father and mother from Mississippi, he appeared as a youngster in plays that his mother wrote and staged in the early 1990s. He didn’t get officially bitten by the acting bug until freshman year in high school when he was cast as Vince Fontaine in a production of Grease. That role was an epiphany for Gogo.

“’This is it!’ I thought. This is what I want to do with my life! In the play I had to do a recorded voice-over that was played during the show. Later, I started doing them professionally. Who could ever imagine I would be making a living doing this?”

 

Gogo Lomo-David poses for the still photographer flanked by his screen wife, Brandi Feemster (l) and slave-trader John Rixey Moore (r).

Gogo Lomo-David poses for the still photographer flanked by his screen wife, Brandi Feemster (l) and slave-trader Jake Lawson (r).

 

Lomo-David graduated college with a BFA in Professional Theater and a BS in Business Management from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. It was only a few weeks after leaving school that he landed his role in Field. What was it like working with Hollywood types like Keith David and Lauren Holly?

“Everyone was so kind to me. I received all kinds of encouragement and support from (director) Sean McNamara and actors John Rixey Moore and Brandi Feemster, who played my wife. It was an education that you can’t get in a classroom.”

Actually Field is not Lomo-David’s first picture. He has appeared in a long series of industrial films, commercials, voiceovers, and other film work. He portrayed a young version of  Christopher ‘Play’ Martin’s character ‘Nate’ in the unreleased film, The Return.

Gogo is also a motivational speaker. You can find his inspirational series Pursue Passion on YouTube. And this writer was greatly impressed with the multi-part video diary of his trip to Nigeria several years ago to meet his extended family and connect with his roots. It’s compelling filmmaking.

What’s next for Gogo Lomo-David? The rising young actor has a featured part in the thriller One Church. This off-beat film stars former Iraq POW Jessica Lynch and involves a world that is split asunder by religious fervor.

“I want to keep growing and become the best performer I can be,” he says. “In order to take advantage of any opportunity, you must be prepared for it—and I want to be fully ready for the next step in my career.”

Check out Gogo Lomo-David’s YouTube series, Pursue Passion and his journey to Nigeria https://www.youtube.com/user/gogolomodavid. You can learn more about the actor at http://gogolomo.nowcasting.com/

#smefunhouse @sammaronie @gogolomo @FOLSMovie #fieldoflostshoes All rights reserved Sam Maronie’s Entertainment Funhouse (SMEF)

All Field photos (c) Brookwell McNamara Entertainment; Lomo-David portrait courtesy of the artist.

 

 






2 Comments


  1. I am so excited about this!


  2. Ilawrain Ingleton

    GoGo is not only a rising actor, he is also a young man of courage, character, and intelligence. He is destined for greatness and statue.



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