Veronica Page, a native New Yorker was born in Lumberton, North Carolina and is currently living and writing in Phoenix, Arizona.
Page graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City with an AAS degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising. She went on to attend the Wilfred Academy of Hair and Beauty Culture in New York City where she received her certificate in Hairdressing and Cosmetology. Additionally, she also received a Certificate of Completion in Independent Filmmaker and Producer's Diploma from Dov S-S Simens at Hollywood Film Institute.
Aside from her wide range of education, Veronica Page traveled the world, globetrotting from New York to Brussels then on to Los Angeles. In addition to having owned two American Hair Salons, Graffiti I and Graffiti II in Brussels, she composed a 13 hour radio series for BRT-Belgium Radio entitled Harlem, the Past, the Present, and the Future.
Page began her writing career in nonfiction as a contributor for a number of beauty and salon magazines like “ShopTalk”. Her controversial article that appeared in the widely circulated newspaper New York Amsterdam News “A Wallflowers Point of View of What’s Happening at the Hottest Black Disco” back 30 some year ago created a mass appeal to their readers, causing the late former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm to respond.
She has also co-written and produced stage-play "Prayers For The Ghetto", which received a national write-up in the Jewish Weekly by Ted Merwin "The Trouble They've Seen". Her novel ; "Confessions Of A Disco Queen...30 some years ago" is a true story of Veronica Page's life in New York City during the 60s on to the early 80s. It's sequel, L'Archiduc's Midnight Bleus, will continue the story of Page's life in Brussels and will highlight the struggle of being an American Black woman abroad, which will be pitched for a feature film.
Veronica Page has also written screen plays; "Split Ends", "Not of Sound Mind", "Hood Food" and "Nostalgia". And was the producer and owner of The First All Black Male Dramatized Fashion Show back in the late 70s.
Veronica Page is the Executive Producer of Raggedy Ends Productions, LLC.
“YOUR ENDS ARE RAGGEDY, GIRLFRIEND!” a grass-root fiction.
Completed first novel entitled “Your Ends Are Raggedy, Girl!”. he climax of this novel is the period from ‘82 to ‘86 when black
issues and world events affect the livelihood of the clients, as they
discuss their concerns in the salon.
A psychological thriller screenplay.
their head and sticking it to their salon's mirror. As a rookie back in the late 60's, Sam was
at the crime scene in Harlem when a murdered Indian woman was severely scalped and her
baby missing. The case was never solved.
o L’ARCHIDUC’S MIDNIGHT BLEUS
Working on second novel entitled “L’Archiduc’s Midnight Bleus”,
the saga of an American Black woman’s ordeal on foreign land.
o GRAFFITI AMERICAN HAIR SALON - BRUXELLES, BELGIUM
Opened and operated the first American Hair Salon in Bruxelles, Belgium at Chausee de Charleroi, and GRAFFITI II at rue de Eperonniers. Supervised a multi-lingual staff, and traveled to France, the Netherlands and Germany for imported American hair care products. Exhibited at the “Brussels Welcome Fair” and received numerous write-ups in European tabloids. ALL BLACK MALE DRAMATIZED FASHION SHOW
Gave birth to an idea conceived as the show’s producer, directress and Fashion coordinator, “ The First All Black Male Dramatized Fashion Show”, which showcased six different scenes, showing different stages of the imagination. The script tied fantasy and the illusions to the mind of the “real thing” in
“ what’s happening” today in the Black Male’s World of Fashion. The show was performed at various discotheques around New York City and made a startling comeback “ By Popular Demand”.
o A WALLFLOWER’S POINT OF VIEW ON THE DISCOTHEQUE SCENE
Wrote the most clinching article in response to Ebony magazine’s editor Mr. Herschel Johnson’s article the “ Hottest Spots on the Disco Scene”. My response appeared in the New York Amsterdam News which generated feedback to the “Dear Editor” for four weeks straight, with a rebuttal from the former Congresswoman Shirley Chislom.
My writing...Imagine being told at the tender age of seven, “you will never be a writer”, chuckled Mrs. Lippmann as she walked away shaking her head Yes, that was the 60s… The sad part…I believed her.
I’m here to tell you about SPLIT ENDS…a psycho thriller that takes place in Harlem back in the 70s. Split Ends take us on a journey through culture, social lifestyles and race. This is a story about love crossing those barriers of tradition, culture and ethnicity to be rejected, humiliated and crucified because a man stepped out of his race to love another race…the love of a Negro man to a squaw (both offensive). The lesson to be learned is we all are prejudice in one form or another. Split Ends is about “prejudice”. Prejudice can and oftentimes are learnt attitudes and beliefs usually stemming from a tradition of practices or “the way it ought to be”. Split Ends makes you think. Split Ends makes you grief. And Split Ends makes you react. Split Ends is not only entertaining, it’s intriguing, mystifying and horrific and it keeps you on the edge of your seat, covering your eyes just slightly and hearing a sound that may haunt you forever as you enter your favorite hair salon!
How you can support Split Ends and get it on 2000+ screens in the United States and Worldwide.
As one of the 99% Split Ends can do its part by putting people back to work. There are a lot of actors, above the line professionals and below the line professionals that need to jumpstart their lives again. There are graduates who are looking to get their foot in the door and there are those that are in the door but lost hope. The impact of this campaign will give those individuals hope and believe “Yes I Can”… What we need to get Split Ends on 2000+ screens is an estimated 1.4 million according to Cheetah Budget, however we are only requesting ½ a million as we will seek professional skilled volunteer support to offset the balance. We will change location, perhaps from New York to Los Angeles or have the film shot with less venues. We will have actors play more than 2 roles and be part of the “crowds” and scout for brand sponsorship. Your support is needed…as Steve Jobs once said "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward
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