Lil Rel - In His Own Words

Lil Rel - In His Own Words

Lil Rel's story here is so authentic and under told. We hope this platform gives you greater intel into his journey. 

Feature: Rhymefest

Feature: Rhymefest

This week we highlight Rhymefest and allow him to take us on a journey through music, moving pictures and writing. The parallels this subject draws are provocative, comedic and enlightening. We had fun with Che "Rhymefest" Smith's charismatic insight that will draw you in to the end. Here is a long piece from our hour + conversation with this young activist and talent.

Feature: Erica Ash

Feature: Erica Ash

Our most recent feature story highlights one of our favorite people and actors, Erica Ash of Survivor's Remorse, on creativity and motivation.  Erica Ash is an amazing dreamer, and for the WELL, she articulates how dreams plays out in her life as an actor.

Ruth Carter on Fear

Ruth Carter on Fear

Costumer Designer, Ruth Carter, conquers our favorite quote in this clip: I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be, to inspire me and not terrify me.

LaRoyce Hawkins - Letting Go of Familiar Scenes

LaRoyce Hawkins - Letting Go of Familiar Scenes

LaRoyce has a unique perspective. He plays a cop in a city where truths and fictions walk a gray line. He calls Chicago home and has to resolve the intense and familiar scripts to avoid story lines manifesting in his own reality. A scary existence for the best actors, when they own their characters so well, that reentering their own reality becomes a part of the creative process.

Brian Babylon on the Process

Brian Babylon, comic and writer, discusses his process. Where does material go that doesn't always land in his set immediately. And how other jokes eventually could get shelved. No process is exactly alike. Here we capture Brian Babylon at his hotel while in Chicago on his process.

Nick Castle on process

Nick Castle on process

Nick has gone around the globe filming social, cultural, entertainment and political content.  Capturing content of places most will only touch through his work.  Nick describes for the Well, what it is like to capture so much footage and the emotions behind the anxiety that comes with an abundance of content and footage. He tells us how he breaks out of his own paradigm to edit and create a beautiful ending. 

Chevonne Nash on artist integrity

Chevonne Nash on artist integrity

Chevonne has dual role as publicist and writer, so her experience on integrity, straddles multiple disciplines.  Here she describes for the Well, alongside her creative husband, Raphael, what integrity means to her as a writer.  

LaRoyce Hawkins of Chicago PD on power

LaRoyce Hawkins of Chicago PD on power

LaRoyce Hawkins of Chicago PD discusses power and what he understands its meaning to be for the Well.  In an industry that thrives on power, he tells us abstractly, how to achieve it.