Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rockmond Dunbar Directorial Debut, "Pastor Brown"

Rockmond Dunbar, the gorgeous and multi-talented actor many of us love best as Kenny Chadway from "Soul Food" is sharing his talents in front of as well as behind the camera in his directorial debut "Pastor Brown", a Rock Capital Studios film.

Also starring in this drama is more familiar faces, including Salli Richardson, Keith David, Tasha Smith, Dunbar former "Soul Food" castmate, Nicole Ari Parker, Tisha Campbell Martin, and Michael Beach. With that kind of cast, I'm looking forward to a great movie experience when it's released in theatres later this year.
The film centers around "Jesse Brown". She steps off stage and into the pulpit when her father, Joseph Brown, the pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, becomes gravely ill and requests her to take his place. Ordinarily such a transition may not be so difficult, but when Jesse's usually on stage there are no microphones, just poles.

Now before you start thinking this is going to be a typical preachy "come to Jesus" movie, watch the trailer. Though there may be a universal message in the film, I don't believe this film will be that overly simplified. Here's a review from fellow blogger, Rantings of a Creole Princess, that saw the film at the American Black Film Festival in Miami last month. A release date has not been announced.


Anonymous said...

Rockmond is STILL Fine! Good to see him doing his directing thang.

Anonymous said...

What has Salli Richardson been up to? Is that Tisha Campbell I see in that poster? Where she been?