Kali Hawk, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Terri J. Vaughn, Thomas Mikal Ford, Rodney Perry, David Mann, Tamela Mann and singer Musiq Soulchild, who will also be making his big acting debut.
|(top) Kali Hawk and Musiq Soulchild; |
(bottom) Terri J. Vaughn and Darrin Henson
In the Meantime was written by Nzinga Kadalie Kemp, who was the grand-prize winner of the second GMC Faith and Family Screenplay Competition presented at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in 2012.
Jazmin “Jazz” Welles (Kali Hawk) and her long-time artist fiance “Blac” (Musiq Soulchild) are on their way to wedded bliss. Or, are they? With their relationship in a slump before marriage, the vow “’til death do you part” begins to weigh heavily on Blac’s mind. He convinces Jazz to take six months off to discover themselves and decide if what they have is really true love. After Jazz loses her job, her sister (Terri J. Vaughn) recruits her to teach for an adult literary program at a local community center where she meets Kwame Davis (Darrin Dewitt Henson), a litigator focused on career advancement, who reluctantly volunteers his Saturdays to teach adults to read in an effort to please his boss. As Jazz and Kwame reach into the community and find new and creative ways to engage their students, guiding them toward individual success, they find themselves drawn into an unlikely friendship that surprisingly blossoms. With her six months relationship break set to expire, and her walk down the aisle getting closer, Jazz finds her life changing in ways unimagined.
“Jazz thinks she knows true love,” said Roger Bobb. “However when she expands her definition of what love truly is, through helping others and rekindling her love of community, family, and her faith, she discovers the strength and the foundation needed to change her life. I feel blessed to be a part of the creative team and to be once again working with GMC to bring this wonderful story to life.”
In the Meantime will make its world television premiere on GMC TV this July.