LOVE JACKED starring Keith David, Amber Stevens West, Mike Epps, Lyric Bent, Nicole Lynn, and Marla Gibbs – PLaying At PAFF
LOVE JACKED is a sophisticated small-town romantic comedy centered around Maya, a headstrong 28-year-old with artistic ambitions and her father Ed, who wants a dutiful daughter to run the family store. Ed is shocked when Maya, asserting her independence, decides to travel to Africa for inspiration and returns with a fiancé who is not quite what he seems.
ALFONS ADETUYI is an award-winning producer and director who has been recognized for both navigating the complexities of financing international co-productions and producing successful cross-cultural films and television series.
His producing and directing credits include episodes of the gritty medical drama JOZI H (nominated for Best Dramatic Series, Gemini Awards), the critically acclaimed EKHAYA: A FAMILY CHRONICLE aka MOLOFISH (Best Dramatic Series, Cinema Tout Ecran, Geneva International Film and Television Festival), and the award-winning SURVIVORS (1st Place Chris Award, Columbus International Film Festival; Golden Sheaf Award, Best Drama, Yorkton Film Festival; Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival).
Alfons initiated the first official co-production between Canada and South Africa and is also known as an experienced executive producer; his credits include Gemini Award-winning SKIN DEEP and the drama series NORTH/SOUTH (CBC). He also produced the award-winning documentary feature GANESH, BOY WONDER (Best Documentary Film, MIAAC 2010 Festival, New York; Official Selection 2009 Hot Docs International Documentary Festival; Official Selection Montreal International Film Festival).
Alfons most recently executive produced the feature film BEAT THE WORLD, distributed by Sony in the US, Wild Bunch in Europe, and eOne in Canada. He also directed HIGH CHICAGO, a feature film released in the winter of 2012 and nominated for an African Academy Award.
Mother/daughter duo Marla Gibbs (known for Jeffersons and 227) and Angela Gibbs appear together on screen for the very first time, playing family members.
Amber Stevens West (Ghosted, The Carmichael Show, and 22 Jump Street)
Shamier Anderson (Labyrinth, Across The Line, Race, and Pitch)
Keith David (Greenleaf, Barbershop and Crash)
Michael Epps (The Hangover, Meet The Black and Talk To Me)
Lyric Bent (She’s Go a Have It, The Book of Negros and Shoot the Messenger)
Marla Gibbs(The Jeffersons, Checking In and 227)
Angela Gibbs (Black Jesus, The Fosters and Girl United)
Demetrius Grosse (Numbers, Straight Ou a Compton and Saving Mr. Banks)
Nicole Lyn (The L Word, Student Body, co-host and DJ MTV2’s Hip Hop Squares)
- February 14th – 8pm
- February 19th – 8:55pm
- Cinemark Rate 15 Theatres
- Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza located at 3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
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