Release Date: 1/27/18; Lifetime
Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall
Studio(s): Topanga Productions Inc., Lifetime Television
Running time: 85 mins.
Cast: Toni Braxton (Antoinette Tuff), Trevor Morgan (Michael Hill), Yaya DaCosta (Kendra), David Manzanares (Benito ‘Benny’ Medina), Jesse C. Boyd (Jim Sterling), Mell Bowser (Curtis Madison), Malik Yoba (Lt. Franklin), Kelvin Han Yee (Harlon Moline).
Story: Seven time Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton stars as Antoinette Tuff, a struggling single mom from Georgia who heroically averted a tragedy, saving hundreds of lives when she convinced a deranged gunman who stormed an elementary school to surrender. On August 20, 2013, shortly after arriving to work at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia, Antoinette the school’s bookkeeper, was in the front office when Michael Hill (Trevor Morgan), a young man with a history of mental illness, snuck in, armed with an AK-47 and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. As the school went into lockdown, Antoinette was left alone with Michael, who repeatedly threatened to kill everyone. Showing enormous courage and empathy, along with nerves of steel, Antoinette convinced Michael to surrender by using her own life struggles to connect with him. Antoinette’s faith in God guided her through the toughest moments of her life, ultimately preparing her for that fateful day. Source: Lifetime.
Release Date: 9/29/17 (In Theaters)
Running Time: Unknown
Director: Chris Stokes
Studio: Footage Films
Cast: Taye Diggs (Alex), Annie Ilonzeh (Madison/Kate), Malik Yoba (Rob), Stephen Bishop (Michael), Robinne Lee (Chelsea).
Story: Michael & Madison Roland, had planned to spend the rest of their lives together, until one day Michael’s controlling ways turned their perfect marriage, into an abusive rollercoaster no woman could survive. With the help of her best friend, Madison decides to get away. After adopting a new identity, she meets Alex Stone and learns to love again. All is well, until Michael discovers Madison’s whereabouts, and recreates the nightmare she once lived all over again. Source: Flickeringmyth.
Release Date: 7/3/16; TV One (2015)
Director: Carl Seaton
Cast: Malik Yoba (Mr. Leon), Richard Ri’Chard (Tristan), Wesley Jonathan (Shawn), Pierre (Rick Gonzalez), Rob Riley (Jared).
Story: Bad Dad Rehab is about four men who are fathers to their children, but not dads. Shawn (Wesley Jonathan) wants to see his kids, but his vengeful ex-wife wants the back child support he owes first. Tristan (Robert R’ichard) would rather pay out of pocket for a pair of designer sneakers than a fraction of that for his child’s winter coat. Jared (Rob Riley) is a single guy who prefers to pay child support instead of pay attention to his teenage daughter. And rounding out the crew is Pierre (Rick Gonzalez) who just doesn’t give a damn about his son – period. After turbulence with their respective baby mamas and ex-wives force them to take definitive action, the guys sign up for Deadbeat Dad Rehab to help them get their act together. Through all the hilarity, hijinks, drama and soul-searching, the guys discover that fatherhood is less about making babies, and more about becoming men. Source: TV One.
Release Date: 8/1/16
Running Time: 76 mins.
Studio(s): Cambium Break Pictures, Princess of Suburbia Films, Green Apple Entertainment.
Director: Jean Senelier
Writer: Princess Fumi Hancock
Cast: Aleta Myles (Siberia Tonka), Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister (Tee), Malik Yoba (Alan Hamilton), Richard Neal (Jake O’Conner), Inder Kumar (Aashish Babu), John Dumelo (Jack Rubeau), Vitalis Ndubuisi (Siberia’s father), Patsha Bay (Onka).
Story: An African Immigrant’s life turns upside down when she mistakenly loses a family artifact while desperately seeking relief from her heap of debt in America! Unknowingly she unleashes a mystical power around her in America and also amongst her loved ones in Africa. She must race to save her sister’s life by retrieving the family artifact while juggling her two unexpected and very different love interests, an African US based wealthy art collector and a simple American consignment store owner. Who wins her heart and will she save her sister in time? Source(s): Official Facebook Page; YouTube.
Release Date: 4/24/15 (Theatrical Release)
Running Time: Unknown
Studio(s): Flavor Unit Entertainment, Jacavi Films, Electric Republic
Director: Jamal Hill
Cast: Keke Palmer (Jackie), Cory Hardrict (June), Romeo Miller (Sean), Eric D. Hill, Jr. (Sergio), Macy Gray (Mrs. Taylor), Quincy Brown (Chris Collins), Faizon Love (Uncle Ron), Logan Browning (Trina), Malik Yoba (Overbrook Coach).
Story: In West Philadelphia, born-and-raised basketball star Sergio Taylor (Eric D. Hill, Jr.) deals with the early pressures of fame. Alongside older brother June (Cory Hardrict), who lost his own hoop dreams to the streets to provide for the family after their father’s death, and sister Jackie (Keke Palmer), whose own musical ambitions are sidetracked by love, Sergio faces life-altering decisions on the streets of Philly. Source(s): Deadline, IMDB, brotherlylovethemovie.com.