I’m thrilled to announce my next film, Rotimi Rainwater’s “Sugar,” is coming out on Nov. 22.
I play Bishop in the film, the voice of reason for Sugar, a runaway youth who becomes homeless on the streets of Los Angeles.
I’m told the film has a limited release and will be screening for a week at the Downtown Independent (251 South Main Street, Los Angeles, Calif.), starting on Friday, Nov. 22. Screenings will continue throughout November and December.
This film is a labor of love for Rotimi, who himself was homeless not long after serving in the military. His focus with this film is to increase awareness of homelessness, including how many young people are homeless today.
The “Sugar” team chose November as it is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month and they hope, through partnering with several national level organizations, sharing the film will spread the world about homeless issue. What’s particularly important about the release date is it is during “Homelessness and Hunger Week,” which features events and volunteer efforts from organizations and non-profits around the country. Many of these organizations will use “Sugar” to increase of awareness.
You can keep up on the screenings at the movie’s website, www.thesugarmovie.com. This site also includes information on youth homelessness and offers information on the producers’ campaign to feed 10,000 homeless youth.
If you get a chance to see it, please let me know what you think!