A Christmas Blessing

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Release Date:  2013
Genre:  Drama/Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  90 mins.
Studio:  Uptoparr Productions; TV One
Director:  Russ Parr

Cast:  Lisa Arrindell Anderson (Pamela), Omari Hardwick (Earl James), David Banner (Charles), Jahnee Wallace (Kara).

Story:  This moving family drama chronicles the parallel hardships of Pamela Cleveland (Lisa Arrindell Anderson), a mother of four whose husband, Charles (David Banner), has been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan, and Earl James (Omari Hardwick), a fresh divorcee. While Pamela combats immeasurable grief and a flood of concerns as a new widow, Earl combats anxiety and struggles to maintain custody of and contact with his two sons. Pamela and Earl’s lives are forever transformed when their seemingly separate paths intersect and together, they learn the realities of dating and single-parenthood, the importance of family and the true meaning of Christmas. Source(s): Shadow and Act; Moviefone.  Photo Source:  TV One.

Hear No Evil

See No EvilRelease Date 3/14/15 (TV One); 6/21/14 (American Black Film Festival)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio:  Swirl Films, UpToParr Productions LLC
Director:  Russ Parr

Cast:  Jahnee Wallace (Shelby), Jill Marie Jones (Kate), Richard T. Jones (Samuel), Jackie Long (Jason), Leander Suleiman (Jennifer).

Story:  A freak accident jolts Shelby Carson — a 15-year-old hearing impaired student — from her peaceful world of silence and seclusion into the world of the hearing. When she begins to hear messages from God, Shelby discovers that more than just her hearing was restored in the accident. Filled with chaos and confusion, Shelby struggles to cope with her newfound circumstances. She battles with what she should do with the knowledge of startling realities — including compromised health and well-being — facing the people around her. What initially seems to be a blessing on the surface could very well be a curse that unravels the bond between her dearest loved ones. Relationships are tested and secrets are revealed in this compelling story of family, faith and the resolve of a young girl. Sources: IMDB, Deadline. Photo Source: Shadow & Act.

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Comeback Dad

Comeback DadRelease Date:  7/12/14; UP TV
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  Unrated
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio:  UpToParr Productions LLC; Distributors GMC
Director:  Russ Parr
Cast: Tatyana Ali (Nina), Charles S. Dutton (Othell), Loretta Devine (Malinda), Brad James (Spence).

Story:  Nima Babineaux looks like a woman who has it all – she is an accomplished pianist who runs her own music school and is engaged to Spence, a successful engineer who adores her. But, in truth, she has never recovered from her alcoholic father, Othell, walking out on their family and it has made it hard for her to truly trust anyone. When Othell decides it is time to make amends and tries to reenter her life, Nima begins an emotional and eye-opening journey she could have never expected.  (Source:  UPtv.com).

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