Harlem native, and self made Film Director, Shanice Parker packed out the Magno Theatre in NYC for the premiere of her debut film, Benny and Chris. Benny and Chris is a short film that tells the story of a female hustler’s journey through life after the loss of her father.
During the event Ms.Parker was interviewed by Celebrity Journalist, Maurita Salkey. She took the audience along her journey of starting her own company, Billz Productions in October of 2014 to directing and selling out her first movie in December of 2016. She took the hearts of many as she shared her story of how she pursued her dreams and encouraged the rest of the audience to do the same.
Ms.Parker was joined by the cast of the movie during this celebratory event. Many of the actors are upcoming industry elites making their own name in the underground film and web series arena such as, Yamillee Jeudy (Benny),Charles Adewale (Chris), Brian Hibbler, Donnell Van Duyne, Cassandra Jeudi, Carnell Adams, Alejandro Vasquez, Christiano Sanchez, Jordan Grant, N’dack Fleming, Brian Hibbler, Terah Jené, Shaniah Francis, Russell Van Duyne, Anthony Jimenez and Jason Parker.
The film is set to be released on DVD and Youtube on Christmas Day! It could be great stocking stuffer for anyone looking to support young African- American female directors.
To view footage from the event check out www.facebook.com/BillzProductions
Thank you for visiting Tha L Spot. Follow us on social media @ThaLSpotBlog.
–Network and Be Recognized–