Wednesday, TV One announced the production of their original film, Down For Whatever, which was the 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) screenplay-winning project written by Tim Folsome. He will also direct.
Production of the film will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. It stars LeToya Luckett, Hosea Chanchez, Bre-Z and Imani Hakim, and is slated to premiere at the 2018 ABFF in June, followed by a TV One premiere in July
“The production of the ABFF Screenplay Competition winning selection is one of our favorite projects of the year because it is when we get to see a young writer’s vision literally come to life. Our team reads hundreds of scripts during the competition process and Tim’s gift for storytelling resulted in a compelling page-turner. We look forward to sharing the final product with TV One’s viewers next summer,” says D’Angela Proctor, TV One Head of Programming.
This is the network’s first original action-thriller production. It chronicles Tracy, a young successful doctor and her detective husband, Mike.
It’s description: “Although happily married, one thing has always been missing in their relationship – a sense of family. Tracy grew up in foster care and longs for the traditional family environment that she never had. When Mike suddenly loses his partner in a senseless cop-killing, Tracy is there to support him. That is, until she receives an unexpected visit from a social worker who informs her that the ruthless killers suspected in the murder are her biological sisters, Denise and Sonya. Tracy is overwhelmed and in disbelief by the news, but before telling her husband, she decides to track her sisters down herself. Will she make it to them before the cops do?”
The film is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick and Darien Baldwin for Swirl Films.