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NIA LONG joins the cast of
DREAMS OF THE MOON

Inner City Films is pleased to announce that actress Nia Long has joined the cast of Dreams of the Moon in a leading role and will executive produce the project. Directed by Alfons Adetuyi, the film, currently in pre-production, begins shooting this April in South Africa.
 
Long is an award-winning actress known for her roles in Boyz In The Hood, Love Jones, Friday, Soul Food and The Best Man series among many other films and tv series. Most recently she was honoured by the Critics Choice Association alongside colleagues Eddie Murphy, Kasi Lemmons, and Chiwetel Ejiofor for their remarkable work throughout their careers and their impact on popular culture.  Long will next be seen this march in George Nolfi’s The Banker opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Nicholas Hoult, and just wrapped Fatal Affair for Netflix, where she is serving as both star and producer on the film.
 
“Nia is an extremely talented and versatile actress with a deep valued sense of family and community. At the root of this coming of age, adventure is a family in transition.  Nia brings to this role a nurturing strength of character, that in the story, carries her and her daughter through a great emotional challenge to a place of peace and growth,” - Director Alfons Adetuyi

 

Inspired by a true story, Dreams of the Moon is set in 1971 against the backdrop of the secret NASA Apollo 16 training mission and tells the story of an African-American teenage girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut in her small mining town.  In addition to Long, the film also stars Eden Duncan-Smith known for See You Yesterday, produced by Spike Lee and directed by Stefon Bristol, as well as Roxanne Roxanne written and directed by Michael Larnell.
 
Inner City Films (Canada) and Spier Films (South Africa) team up once again on this coming-of-age feature drama. The creative team includes writer Denis Foon (Life Above All, (Oscar-shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film), Executive Producers Cora Tonno, Lisa Di Michele (High Chicago), Gary Shapiro, Nia Long, alongside SA producer Michael Auret (Salvation) and academy award-winning cinematographer Lance Gewer (Tsotsi).

 
LOVE JACKED available worldwide on NETFLIX.
Just in time to warm things up for the winter!
From it’s opening night world premiere at the Pan Africa Film Festival (PAFF) co-founded by actor Danny Glover, Love Jacked has delighted theatrical audiences and is now available to stream on Netflix worldwide.
 
Love Jacked is the story of Maya, a young woman, who has dreams of becoming an artist, but is stuck running the family hardware store for her overbearing father. When she asserts her independence by travelling to South Africa for creative inspiration, she returns with a fiancé who is not quite what he seems. 
 
The film has a formidable multi-generational ensemble cast, featuring Amber Stevens West (The Carmichael Show, 22 Jump Street) Shamier Anderson (Across The Line, Race) Keith David (Greenleaf, Barbershop) Mike Epps (The Hangover, Meet The Black) Lyriq Bent (She’s Gotta Have It, The Book of Negros), Angela Gibbs (Black Jesus, The Fosters) Demetrius Grosse (Numbers, Straight Outta Compton) Nicole Lyn (The L Word, Student Body) and the legendary Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons, and 227).  Love Jacked is a charming rom-com with a love triangle spanning two continents: North America and Africa, directed by Alfons Adetuyi (High Chicago) and written by Robert Adetuyi (Stomp the Yard) and Linda Eskeland

Stream LOVE JACKED on CRAVE in Canada and on NETFLIX worldwide.
Enjoy LOVE JACKED's Big Chillplaylist on SPOTIFY.
The Motown-inspired soundtrack from multi-platinum producer Frank Fitzpatrick and composer Steve London features an inspiring collection of classic R&B, Neo Soul and Original Songs from the film: The playlist features classic R&B legends Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, and Earth, Wind & Fire, along with contemporary Soul artists, Bruno Mars, Ledisi, Divine Brown and Lina performing the single and film’s love theme, “Stronger than Pride”.
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