Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 6, 2011
Executive Producer, John Ewing III of Vendetta Filmworks, has teamed with the critically-acclaimed director, Neema Barnette ("Civil Brand," "My Super Sweet 16: The Movie," "The Cosby Show"), along with notable actors Clifton Powell ("Street Kings: Motor City" ) and Kym Whitley ("Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Reno 911") to bring audiences the outrageous new gospel musical, "Heaven Ain’t Hard to Find."
Marie Hegwood, the producer who brought the project to Vendetta Filmworks, is pleased with the outcome. “It was important for me to find a great script with talented writers who could go from stage to screen and a great director with television experience who could bring the project together on time and on budget. I met Neema Barnette through Women in Film and she was a great fit for this project. We teamed with three great writers who have had marvelous success in this arena. It was a fantastic experience.
Written by the phenomenal gospel stage play team of “The Three Wise Men” (Timothy Javon Johnson, John Trusty, Norris Bruse), who penned the successful stage play, "Whatever She Wants," this upbeat musical weaves a story of “what-ifs.” What if the church you loved is marked for demolition and the only people who could help save it have gone on to glory? For Tiffany Scott (Tasha Taylor), the lone member of the First Greater Saint New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, this is certainly the case.
First Greater Saint New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church is not your usual place of worship. It is over 100 years old and inhabited by three very vocal and mischievous spirits: Sister Hattie May (Kym Whitley), Sister Cora (Jozella Reed) and Sister Viola (Samantha McSwain-Stith), all of which refuse to leave until a new pastor can be found to revitalize the church. The sisters believe their prayers may be finally answered when in walks convicted felon Malcolm Anderson (Andre Pitre, "Love in the Nick of Time") and their world as they once knew it, turns upside down. When real estate mogul, Big Bill Herod (Clifton Powell), begins demolition, he also hatches a plan that will ruin the hopes and prayers of all those involved.
Shot on location, "Heaven Ain’t Hard to Find" features the vocals of actress Tasha Taylor (Tiffany Scott), daughter of R & B legend, Johnnie Taylor; along with Andre Pitre, Jozella Reed ("Ain’t Misbehavin’ ") and Samantha McSwain-Stith(Tony Award Nominee). The soundtrack features a variety of uplifting musical compositions, with the theme song composed by the NAACP award winning musical director, Ron Hasley("Your Arms Are Too Short to Box With God").
Vendetta Filmworks is committed to providing quality films for the faith-based genre. "Heaven Ain’t Hard to Find" can be found in various retail locations, including Walmart, Red Box and Netflix.
About Marie Hegwood
Marie is a television and film producer who has produced syndicated television in a variety of formats for several years. She was recently nominated for an 2010 Emmy for her work as a producer for a newsmagazine/adventure series on the Port of Los Angeles.
About John Ewing III
John Ewing III is a producer who has produced films, theatrical stage productions and promoted concerts since 2000.
About Vendetta Filmworks
Vendetta Filmworks is a vertically integrated film studio in business to produce, acquire, market & distribute feature films, documentaries & special interest programming to the domestic and global market place in all forms of entertainment. Our mission is to be a multi faceted home entertainment producer & distributor.
We are aggressively looking to acquire a host of genres from urban, drama, horror, comedy, music while being actively engaged in our in house film productions. We will release approximately 12 films annually. While competing in a marketplace dominated by major conglomerates with significantly greater resources we must rely heavily on our ability to anticipate the trends that drive the demand for an ever changing market & out niche the major Hollywood studios.
We strive to establish a foothold in the DVD home entertainment market and continuously expand our relationships with up and coming filmmakers as well as America’s leading retailers.