Hawthorne James, Bryce Wilson and Chingy Join Entertainment Industry Newcomers in 'The System Within'

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“The System Within” opens on March 2, 2006 at the Atlanta Regal Theater. Open casting for new TSW film begins on March 1, 2006 at Boy-Boy Entertainment, Atlanta

According to The System Within Film Production, LLC (TSW) and Raging Nation Films, “The System Within” which completed filming in New York City in July 2005 opens on March 2, 2006 at Atlanta’s Regal Theater.

The cast includes the award-winning veteran Hawthorne James (The Five Heartbeats, Speed, Seven), Bryce Wilson (Beauty Shop, Trois, Weekend Vibe), and Capitol Records multi-platinum rap star Chingy (Right Thurr, Ballin’ Baby) who debuts in the film.

According to actor-producer Tariq Alexander, TSW toured the nation in 2003 and auditioned thousands of talented unknown actors, singers and dancers to cast in this movie. The concept was to combine the skills of acknowledged working professionals with talented newcomers. At least twenty cast members are sharing the screen with seasoned professionals for the first time. This vision to begin a grassroots expedition seeking talent outside New York and L.A. harkens back to Alexander’s days as a struggling model in New York when agencies sought new faces.

So how was it working with amateurs? Two-time Grammy winner Bryce Wilson who had actually considered leaving the music industry to concentrate solely on acting said, “The experience was cool. There are no amateurs, really. People are all stars, the difference between an amateur and the professional is that the amateur doesn’t have enough work.”

Alexander brought his passionate enthusiasm for life and this project to the set every day, and according to all involved it shows on the screen. Hawthorne James believes some cast members had what will become the working experience of their lifetime. “This is one of the best projects I’ve ever worked on. Working with Tariq was a great experience. He’s tenacious and open.” Bryce added, “Tariq gave everyone a sense of commitment. He made it everybody’s project.” The newcomers felt the same, and James feels that with this project a few of them have the potential to have good acting careers ahead.

"The System Within" is set in contemporary America and explores imprisonment by Federal Conspiracy Laws and entrapment by unjust sentencing guidelines. The script tackles how corporations profit from racial profiling, negative capitalism, and institutional slavery while stripping youth of economic alternatives and moral values. During one of the castings Tariq made the mission of TSW clear for those who wanted to participate, “We want to make stars and we want to do projects that mean something. There is enough buffoonery. I can’t do that.”

The film also combines the sounds of past and present urban rhythms. CeCe Penniston, Raphael Saadig, Chingy, and newcomer audition winner Andre Peterson perform on the film’s stylish soundtrack.

Auditions for the next soon the be announced TSW film project will be held prior to the Atlanta premiere on March 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Boy-Boy Entertainment, 288 14th Street NW, Suite B, Atlanta, GA. The film premieres at the Atlanta Regal Theater, 371 17th Street NW, Atlanta GA on March 2nd at 6:00 p.m. & 8 p.m. It is directed by Dale Resteghini.

Visit http://www.thesystemwithin.com or call 866-888-9019 to select general admission or a VIP Package (limited number available) for the premiere

The System Within Film Production, LLC

45 Main Street, Suite 309, #165

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Contact: http://www.thesystemwithin.com
Press Contact: Amy Carr (212) 580-6636

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