A destination wedding is plagued with secrets in Aurora: A Love Story, the latest film written and directed by Noel Calloway and starring The Best Man: The Final Chapters‘ Tobias Truvillion and Dynasty‘s Wakeema Hollis.
In the exclusive trailer above, a blended family about to be joined by marriage starts uncovering some issues that test the love between the bride and groom. According to the official description:
We all have secrets and this complex, whirlwind love story, “AURORA” is no different. Kenny Gaines (Tobias Truvillion/ “The Best Man: Final Chapters”) and Giselle Xavier (Wakeema Hollis/ “Dynasty”) are set to marry on a beautiful beach in Puerto Rico in front of their closest friends and family. When Giselle disappears on the day of the ceremony it sets off a crazy chain of events unearthing secrets, lies and betrayal that threaten to destroy the fairytale love story. ‘Aurora: A Love Story’ asks the question: how far would you go and how much would you forgive for love.
The film also stars Marc John Jeffries, Ambre Anderson, and Julito McCullum. The film is produced by Jay Stern, KO Creative’s Kristi Kilday and Tough Dog Media’s Devon O’Reagan. The film is the first project of a collaboration between Tough Dog and production company Ten Media.
Aurora: A Love Story comes to theaters Jan. 27.
Shadow and Act spoke with Calloway in 2013 when his first film, Life, Love Soul was released. He talked about his journey as a director, something he didn’t know he wanted to be at first.
“Early on I just loved movies…I wanted to write them. I didn’t know I wanted to direct them. I didn’t know that I wanted to produce them. I just wanted to write them originally,” he said. “I had no intention of directing [Life, Love, Soul], but when I started talking to directors about the script no one fully understood the vision. So actually I was pushed into directing the film myself by the producers of the project.”
“At first I was like ‘Wait I don’t really know how to do that.’ But they would hear what I was saying to the other directors we were interviewing and they said, ‘No you need to direct this because you have a very clear vision of what you want this film to be and that is what directing is.’ although I had go to school for it and sort of learn the technical side,” he continued. “And for a young man growing up in Harlem, I’ve never known a movie director before. The first set I was ever on was as the director of my film. I didn’t know until then that I had this skill set and the acumen to do it. But midway through the first day of shooting, as I was interacting with the cast, I felt very very comfortable. That I can convey a message to the cast, the crew everyone, and to translate your vision to the screen, and I think that I’ve really found my sweet spot.”