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  • LaCora Stephens

7 SHARP \\ A Written & Directed By Debut

Updated: Aug 24, 2021

In every home, in every city, there's a kitchen experiencing an unexpected conversation; here's ours:

Gammy, no formal name needed, is your typical southern matriarch that loves the Lord, her family and cooking. Like all families, there are good days and bad. What she thought was going well for her standing 7 Sharp appointment with the "man of the hour", turns into something much more when her daughter, Charlene, enters with a change of plans that will shake their world forever.

7 SHARP is a short drama from the first-time writer and director LaCora Stephens. The film stars leading ladies Aloma Wright from Tyler Perry's Young Dylan on Nickelodeon and emerging actress, Andrea Bennett. Both ladies are brilliant in their roles.

Filmmaker LaCora Stephens explains the catalyst of film below:

Families are so good at keeping secrets, aren't they? The buried thoughts we keep hidden behind our smiles can be a dangerous place. Take a moment to think about all the family secrets you found out about and how a relative told you, "What goes on in this house, stays in this house". I often think to myself, what if families decided to disrupt the pattern and began to break the status quo of what family business really looks like. But we all know that breaking the status quo can can be a daunting task. So, we don't. We leave it there and face awkward Thanksgivings because that's easiest. As a filmmaker, I've decided to tell a story. A different hopes that our film will spark a conversation amongst families to stop the secret cycle.

As the film moves into post-production, supporters are asked to share the poster below using the hashtags: #7SharpFilm and #LaCoraStephens. The goal is to get Tyler Perry, Will Packer, Viola Davis & Julius Tennon's production company JuVee Productions and/or other major studios and productions company to view, bid, negotiate, buy and partner to produce a feature film like the story of Whiplash.

There's the goal. There's the ask.

Thank you to all the supporters and backers of the film, as well as our team and crew. If you want a chance to view the film and help production, we are still taking donations via Paypal, Cashapp, Venmo and personal checks.

1. Download the flyer.

2. Share on Social Media.

3. Use hashtags and tag Ava DuVernay's Array, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Viola and Julius' JuVee Productions, Tyler, Will and his EVP of motion pictures Johanna Byers.

4. Tell them that they'll love this movie!

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