Celebrity Actress, Cherie Johnson, (Family Matters/Punky Brewster) To Sign On As Producer of “The Shattered Mind!”
New and Aspiring African-American Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Talents; Rosavetta Jackson, Jubil Khan, Reb Grant, Curtis Babers and Antilla Zulkifl to gain visibility in Ann Marie “Jade” Bryan’s breakthrough film.
Jade Films and Entertainment have begun pre-production on a new drama film, from writer and director Ann Marie Bryan also known as Jade of “If You Could Hear My Own Tune” and “9/11 Fear in Silence: The Forgotten Underdogs” announcing a release date in 2014.
The film is centered upon a proud Black Deaf family with a captivating story that has never been told before in the mainstream film industry. It will star Rosavetta Jackson, Jubil Khan, Reb Grant, Curtis Babers and Antilla Zulkifl. “THE SHATTERED MIND” is a 30-minute short film that explores a black deaf family’s journey while their daughter struggles to overcome adversity; shattered family life, hearing loss, and brain trauma.
“THE SHATTERED MIND” will commence principal photography on June 24 and will shoot in and around New York City and Westchester, NY until July 7th. This epic history-making indie film will be produced and directed by the only known award-winning, African-American Deaf filmmaker, Ann Marie “Jade” Bryan, who was the first deaf filmmaker to obtain a BFA degree in film production at New York University in 1993.
Jade, CEO of Jade Films and Entertainment commented: I am very thrilled yet humbled to have the opportunity to make “THE SHATTERED MIND,” my 2nd film touching on topics about the African-American Deaf Experience with Rosavetta Jackson as the lead role and Antilla Zulkifl, Jubil Khan, Reb Grant and Curtis Babers in supporting roles. All are powerful Deaf experienced actors, which I am very excited to be working with in this film. “THE SHATTERED MIND” is fresh, honest and most importantly will give viewers an in-depth look at the Deaf Black cultural experience; ingredients that we believe will give it significant international commercial appeal.
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