Cylk Cozart, Hollywood Actor, Director, Producer, Writer, Songwriter brings it back to the place of his beginning, near the Great Smokey Mountains in East Tennessee, known as “Knoxville, Tennessee”. Young Calvin “Cylk” Cozart started acting beginning with the childhood story, “The Three Little Pigs”, according to his beautiful, Cherokee Indian Mother, Mrs. Cozart. She knew her son had a special God-given gift.
As Calvin grew, he became a football and basketball star in high school, college and later, the National Basketball Association Entertainment League (NBAE) and the NBA Summer Pro League until an injury sidelined him changing the course of his life.
Instead of becoming a professional basketball player, he became a professional model with huge billboards across the country (GQ & Sports Illustrated Magazines)
as well, as acting in over 40 films and 20 TV shows – including the movie the late Basketball Legend, Kobe Bryant told Cylk that was his favorite movie, “White Men Can’t Jump”. By the way, Cylk combined films has grossed over $1 billion to date.
Now, Mr. Cozart’s life is coming full circle like a basketball, by being a director and producer with many other incentives. He wanted to return home to debut his 14 year development of his documentary movie about the History of Basketball and it’s GLOBAL Impact.
“Ball of Confusion” will be released Nationwide in 2020.
Cylk has portrayed basketball players; has been THREE TIME 3 Point Shooting Champion for the NBA Entertainment League; and star player in the NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND Celebrity Basketball games. He always gives motivational, inspiring speeches to the youth at his friend, NBA Houston Rockets, Assistant Coach, Elston Turner’s Annual Summer Basketball Camp in our hometown Knoxville. Also, he continues to receive numerous awards and gives back from his foundation to make a difference in so many people lives.
On February 20, 2020, the Red Carpet was laid out for Director Cylk Cozart; Executive Producers Keith Zimmerman and Steven Baroue; and Co-Producers Rick Clark and Jim Johnson who presented their private movie premiere in Cylk’s hometown with two SOLD OUT Theaters at the highly, impressive Regal Cinebarre West Town Mall.
Their brilliant minds brought us “Ball of Confusion”. A film tracing the historical beginning of Dr. James A. Naismith, who created the game of basketball and saw his game in action at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany in 1936. Through the many exciting years of basketball evolving, it is still uniting social and cultural differences world-wide. To see all those basketball legends on screen was a thriller such as, Oscar Robertson, Rick Barry, Michael Jordan, the Globetrotters, etc. And to see Cylk and others’ chronological experiences for the love of basketball with many surprises is worth seeing.
Everyone who traveled from different parts of the United States and locally were very pleased with the presentation Cylk exhibited on this dynamic, rewarding evening.
After the movie showing, the audience could not wait to converse with each other about the movie and to “Meet and Greet” their hometown hero, Cylk Cozart, in Regal’s luxurious atrium.
Cylk Cozart and Rick Clark introduced Cylk’s New Country Road beer along with Brewmaster Marty Velas. The beer was widely accepted by movie goers and now it is served at the Regal Theater.
After we left the movie theater, Cylk had more incentives to introduce to his family and friends so we continued the celebration.
Cylk introduced us to his tasty BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato) Sandwich or (“SAMITCH” as CYLK says) and Cylk’s Tennessee Blended Whiskey
Bourbon, which also makes the special sauce for his sandwiches. I guarantee once you try his products you will keep coming back for more.
I am so thankful for the experience of this beautiful, exciting evening and watching everyone enjoy themselves.
I am so proud of the humble spirit Mr. Cylk Cozart possesses and how he continues to show his love and passion through his many projects. What he has accomplished thus far is phenomenal. Cylk still has more goals he wishes to achieve, more historical information, many experiences to share, and more movies to direct and produce under CozArts Entertainment. Such as, “The B.B. King Story”; “James Earl Ray”; “Elvis, Then & Now” (starring Elvis Presley’s son, Michael Presley); “The Body Farm” (Horror); and “Inherit The Land”.
After all the excitement, I asked Mr. Cozart how he felt about his “Ball of Confusion” premiere, “I feel relieved, it is finally done. It felt like a baby being born and this was the exciting day for it. I walked in both theaters to watch the people viewing my movie, I felt real happy and proud of my hometown with a great turnout. Also, how my teams contributed to the success and made me feel like I’m leaving something to respect. All the hard work was worth it.”
And for you music lovers, make sure you listen to the movie’s Title Song, “BALL OF CONFUSION” you may just hear the singing voice of not only the great Nate Evans from the Temptations, but also the lead vocalist, Director, Cylk Cozart.
So, make sure you check out his movie, sandwiches, whiskey, and beer in 2020. Cylk is still busy doing what he loves, giving back to the communities, making a difference in this world and enjoying watching his beloved mother smile.
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Cylk’s Website for his Foundation is…Keeping Dreams Alive Foundation
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