The Preacher’s Son
Dramatic Feature (1:35 min)
Director: Trey Haley
Writer: Carl Weber
Producers: ND Brown, Carl Weber, Veronica Nichols, Tracey Moore
Executive Producers: Walter Nixon, Jeffrey Dumpson
Associate Producer: Christian Keyes, Reginald Jones
Dir. Of Photography: Eric Wycoff
Editor: Chris Peppe
Score: Matt Head
Production Company: Urban Books Media LLC & Tri Destined Studios
This will be a world premiere red carpet event. Director Trey Haley and Actress Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) will be walking the Red Carpet and participating in a Talk Back with the Audience.
THE PREACHER’S SON’ is based on the characters from New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber's novel "The Preacher’s Son."
Bishop T.K. Wilson, his wife & two children are a well respected family in their community — yet the Wilson kids are fighting temptations, and the Bishop’s son, Dante, has plans that don’t include taking over his fathers church.
Some of the plans Dante ends up making will ultimately have the Wilson family facing their demons and discover what family values are really about.
Kellita Smith’s acting career spans over two decades in television, film and theater. Currently, she stars as an action hero, playing the role of Lt. Roberta Warren in the hit drama series “Z NATION” produced by The Asylum on the SyFy channel. As well, she’s currently starring as First Lady Katherine in the syndicated comedy show, “THE FIRST FAMILY” produced by Byron Allen Entertainment Studios, earning her another NAACP Image Award nomination for ‘Best Actress in a Comedy Series.’ She’s most widely recognized as Wanda Mac on the hit Fox Television series “THE BERNIE MAC SHOW,’ where she’s earned three NAACP Image Award nominations for Best Actress in a comedy series. The Bernie Mac Show has garnered several awards and nominations, including an Emmy, Peabody Award, and the twice recipient of both the Golden Satellite Award, and the Humanities Award.
A celebrity in her own right, Kellita is well known for her endless television credits, including several recurring roles on networks like CBS, FOX, and Warner Bros. Also lending her talents to the film industry, she’s worked with production companies such as Miramax, New Line Cinema, Searchlight, and Foxx 2000. New York Times Best Selling Author (18 times) Carl Weber, is slated to adapt his best-selling novels to screenplays in a seven-picture deal with Tri-Destined Studios. Kellita Smith is tapped to star in at least three of those films, in the newly released, “MAN IN 3-B”, and soon to be released “PREACHER’S SON and “CHOIR DIRECTOR.”
It doesn’t stop there. The theatre community has affectionately coined her ‘Special K’ where she’s received prestigious awards for her many accomplishments in theater. After extensive training and working successfully in Los Angeles, the fruit of Kellita’s labor is paying off. If you’ve been watching, one could see the arrival of her star rising to its own place.
Anonymous philanthropy also happens to be a passion of Kellita’s. She’s responsible for numerous secret donations and charitable gifts to various organizations that are close to her heart like ‘Women of Essence’ a breast cancer support group in Los Angeles. “ I was introduced to the “Women Of Essence” ten years ago when I hosted their annual Mother’s Day luncheon, and was so impressed with the courage, dignity, and spirit of these extraordinary women, I knew I had to do something.” Kellita was inspired her to continue her efforts in supporting them, and bringing more awareness to eradicate the disease. Also Kellita was a columnist for “GIRLFRIENDS,” a women’s magazine, writing on health & spiritual issues. In addition she lends her voice and heartfelt truths to THE ONE BILLION WOMEN RISING CAMPAIGN in a P.S.A. to end violence against women.
With Tae Kwon Do, boxing, fencing, and dance training among her hobbies, Kellita is making her mark in the action world. With her own production company STRANGE FRUIT INC., she plans on developing impactful and meaningful vehicles for herself and other talented artists. Kellita is a ‘lifetime member’ of THE ACTOR’S STUDIO.