I know some good people, people who are living their dreams, making it happen and got some big thangs popping.
One of those folks is my friend, filmmaker/writer/director Monica Mingo who in collaboration with NFL Defensive Player of The Year Terrell Suggs as executive producer, just debuted their FIRST FEATURE FILM at the American Black Film Festival this past weekend.
*Squeals like a teenage girl*
The film is titled THE COALITION and here’s what you need to know about it:
The bad boys club is really not all that bad. Young,
rich and handsome…the boys know how to have a good time. They love
women, fast cars and doing whatever they want to do. There comes a
time in life, however, when karma is helped along. When it’s done by a
group of scorned women…it can prove to be devastating.
Prime Alexander is a professional athlete living the life most men
dream of. He has a huge guaranteed contract, beautiful women chasing
him and the best friends a man could want.
He gets what he wants, when he wants it and doesn’t believe in
explaining himself to anyone, especially Autumn, the beautiful woman
he’s been dating for a little over a year.
Autumn Singletary is a wealthy socialite who doesn’t understand the
word no. Her relationship with Prime has more to do with appearances
than real feelings but that’s of no consequence when Prime decides to
end their relationship by publicly humiliating her in the presence of
his new interest, Skylar.
The bond Prime shares with his boys, Lonzo, Kalif and Dallas has been
nurtured throughout the years as the main constant in their life.
They are always together. They are always taking care of each other.
They are a true pack and have the secrets and the code to prove it.
1080 for life.
Lonzo, Prime’s very best friend, is an actor on the verge of being the
next big thing. He’s falling in love with the beautiful Katalina, one
of Autumn’s best girlfriends. He believes he’s at the age where he
needs to think about settling down and look to his parents’ marriage
Kalif is the youngest of the crew and is seriously addicted to women,
especially his fiance, Shanita. He’s a hot A&R executive and his
career allows him the flexibility to juggle multiple women. Kalif and
Shanita have been together since their teenage years and she’s the
love of his life. He’s messed up a few times and has children by
other women to prove it. He truly loves Shanita more than anything in
the world and he couldn’t imagine life without her so he takes all of
the steps necessary to make sure she’s happy and doesn’t go looking
Dallas is a super arrogant playboy without a care in the world who
prides himself on the chase. Women are a game for him and he loves
adding to his conquests. He loves the strategic nature of the hunt
and plays the game a little too well.
A chance encounter gives Autumn the ammunition she needs to create an
unlikely alliance by which to shut Prime and his pack down and she
doesn’t give a damn who gets hurt. As a woman scorned, she is out for
revenge. By forming a coalition, Autumn proves she will show no mercy
while getting what she thinks she wants.
Everyone always wants the riches and the fame professional athletes
have. “The Coalition” shows us that all that glitters is certainly
not ideal and forces us to consider how difficult love is within the
confines of the industry and all that money can buy.
CHANTA NOEL PATTON
AND INTRODUCING JAMES PHILLIPS
MUSIC BY GEORGE FONTENETTE
VISUAL EFFECTS – NICK GAY
SOUND DESIGN – AARON WOLD
EDITOR – RICH VOLIN AND HILTON CARTER
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – HILTON CARTER
GAFFER – PRUITT ALLEN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – TERRELL SUGGS
PRODUCED BY RICH VOLIN AND MONICA MINGO
WRITTEN BY TERRELL SUGGS AND MONICA MINGO
DIRECTED BY MONICA MINGO
View the trailer: https://vimeo.com/25867123
Monica Mingo, I am so PROUD of you! You wrote it down, you made it happen! Congratulations!!