Writer, and director Noel Calloway’s ambitious film “Life, Love, Soul” hits theaters today. It took almost four years; meetings with multiple prospective backers; and several pieces of stolen equipment including a laptop with footage from the film before “Life, Love Soul” would make its way to theaters. “Love, Life, Soul” stars up and coming actor Robbie Tate-Brickle as Roosevelt, a teenager whose world is shattered when his mother (“Basketball Wives” Tami Roman) and brother die in a tragic car accident.
In keeping with his mother’s wish, Roosevelt moves in with his father Earl (“The Wire’s” Chad Coleman); a man he has never met. Needless to say, it’s difficult for father and son to bond — resulting in verbal and physical confrontation. While Roosevelt attempts to re-adjust to normal life and his new living situation he meets a classmate (Kyna Tate played by Mia Michelle) who’ll alter his life yet again.
“Life, Love, Soul” is a well-crafted film with nuanced performances from a stellar cast. Newcomer Robbie Tate-Brickle holds his own when paired with industry veterans. The more seasoned actors don’t rest on their laurels either. Coleman, and Jamie Hector — best known for his work on the award-winning HBO series, “The Wire” — are true chameleons. Calloway’s film eschews the typical Hollywood version of what it is to be Black; to be a single mother; or a teenager. All characters are written with purpose; not simply to entertain but to enlighten audiences.
Terri J. Vaughn, and television/radio personality Egypt Sherrod also star in this intensely gripping film.
VIDEO: Life, Love, Soul Trailer
The film was produced by music industry veteran Dedra N. Tate; executive producers Allen West and Benny Pough; and associate producer/reality television star Yandy Smith.
“Life, Love, Soul” is in select AMC Theaters, today.
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