BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer staff reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
JUST Another Friday, a gospel movie made by the husband and wife team of Michael and Judith Falloon Reid-Brown, opens March 21 at the RedBones Blues Café in St Andrew.
In an interview with the Jamaica Observer, Falloon Reid-Brown says the film is based on a play she wrote. It originally ran at her church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1998.
"The hope you should get from this movie is that no matter where you are in your life God is waiting, but tomorrow is promised to no one," she said.
Co-produced by BarriVision Productions, Jamaica Youth For Christ (JYFC) and its drama ministry ACTS 12, Just Another Friday stars Vanessa Clarke as Sonia; Arthur Allen as her brother Leon; Omar Letford as Cedric Simpson and Kayla Wilson as his wife Marcia.
Gospel artistes Deneese Wright, Lubert Levy, NexChange and Blu Isteppa, popular poet Denise 'Defy' Fyffe, and singer A J Brown are also members of the cast.
Shot in Ocho Rios, the movie is set in Easter and looks at conflict within two Christian families.
After relocating to Jamaica four years ago, she hooked up with JYFC's drama programme and eventually resurrected the drama she wrote over 15 years ago.
"The play had a major impact... so much so that we recorded it and it was shown on Flow and Love TV," she said.
The Browns are from Kingston and have worked in television production since 1999. Their credits include My Likkle Food Spot and Gospel Rhythms on the Flow cable channel, and Dry Land Tourist which airs on CVM Television.
Sixty per cent of proceeds from Just Another Friday will go to JYFC and the Youth for Christ movement in Caribbean countries where the movie is shown.