While making the rounds at the Javitts Center in New York for the New York Comic Con, Melvin James talking about the lastest films coming out this summer, he mentioned his cast for his next film, “Caramel”, a coming-of-age film similiar to ‘American Graffiti’. Melvin James: Right now, we have Chingy, the group Cherish, Teyana Taylor and we’re closing to having Lauren London and Meagan Good.
James, who had previously directed the indie films, ‘Honeybee’ and ‘A Miami Tail’ with Trina, also had directed the first season of BET’s College Hill. “Caramel” is a story that I wrote, based on an original story by Cris Cartier. It’s about two high school friends that grew up together in Jamaica Estates, Queens. They are best friends, and the coolest in school. It’s sort of a love story, a throwback to a film called ‘American Graffitti’. It’s about teenagers and their cars, and their cliques. It’s an all around coming of age story.