Most of us know Michael Givens as the commander-in-chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Here he is in 2011 rallying the troops to take a more active and aggressive role in promoting Confederate heritage.
I suspect most of you are unfamiliar with Michael Givens the writer, movie director, cinematographer, and photographer. Check this out. Yes, that’s Michael Givens introducing rock star Scottie in his film Angel Camouflaged which tells the story of “a rock and roll singer whose struggle with substance abuse causes her music career to implode.”
You can check out the rest of his films or head on over to his impressive list of commercials for Iams dog food and even Trojan condoms as well as a video for 2LiveCrew and Ice-T. He even dabbles in a little photography, some of which is pretty good.
Nowhere will you find a reference to his leadership in the SCV mentioned on his website. Even his personal twitter feed is void of any SCV rumblings. It appears that these two worlds are completely separated from one another. I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised by this, but I have to wonder how many people in the SCV even know about his Hollywood moonlighting.
It’s just not what you expect of an SCV commander. I have to say that I love the idea of Givens hangin’ with Hollywood elites and rap artists. I don’t think I will ever look at the SCV the same. This is a pretty hip organization.