a/k/a Island in the Sun
Release Date: 6/12/15 (American Black Film Festival); 7/25/15 (TV One)
Running Time: 85 mins.
Studio(s): G.R. Entertainment Group, Island in the Sun, TV One.
Director: Dianne Houston
Cast: Lorraine Toussaint (Naomi Holloway), Erica Tazel (Vonda Hines), Aisha Hinds (Lara Cook-Nordholm), Leon Thomas III (Evan Holloway), Tom Wright (Raymond Tepper), Melanie Liburd (Kira Geoffries), Thomas Q. Jones (Raphael Burrows), A. Russell Andrews (Reverend Clinton Hines).
Story: Runaway Island introduces us to a secluded 1700s Gullah Sea Island resort run by an interracial couple. Through their holistic lifestyle, visitors of the island are confronted with the notion to examine their relationships and insecurities, and are challenged to rebuild their love for one another. Among the island guests are the couple’s “wiser-than-her-years” teen daughter, the island care taker, a newly widowed affluent Capitol Hill grandmother and her wayward grandson, a successful pastor and his wife who recently lost their daughter to leukemia, and a media socialite whose engagement to an NFL star poses threat to her cultivated bad girl image. Source(s): Datzhott; IMDB. Photo Source: Blackfilm.