Hip Hop Holiday
Director: Terri J. Vaughn Run Time: 87 min. Release Year: 2019
Starring: Daryl, Gbenro Ajibade, Trina Braxton
Larger than life hip hop diva, Leesa J, rekindles an old friendship over Christmas and her walk down memory lane forces her to reexamine her life, her habits and the real reason for the dislike for the holiday that she once loved so dearly.
Admission to the screening is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item. Items will be given to the Food Pantry at The Shalom Project.
a/perture is excited to host the screenwriter, Cas Sigers Beedles of Hip Hop Holiday for a special Q&A following the film. a/perture will also be screening Twas the Chaos Before Christmas following this showtime. Please click here for tickets & information.
Cas Sigers Beedles is a professional writer, with over 15 years of experience. Cas has written and sold over fifteen screenplays for various television networks, studios, and production houses. She has written and produced many of the highest-debut television movies for various networks. Some of her television films include Where’s the Love, Girlfriends Getaway 1 & 2, and Welcome to the Family. Other titles include, NAACP Image Award nominated, Sugar Mommas, Between Sisters and A Cross to Bear.
Under the production umbrella of Nina Holiday Entertainment (NHE), Cas, alongside business partner and actress, Terri J. Vaughn, created For Richer or Poorer, the first scripted television series for UPtv and wrote and produced Merry Wishmas. Beedles also wrote and produced the hilarious comedy, Amazon’s, #DigitalLivesMatter. Beedles also penned and produced the heart-felt drama, Hamlet & Hutch starring the late Burt Reynolds.
2019 was a busy year for Cas, who had three films released through Viacom. Angrily Ever After, Hip Hop Holiday and T’was the Chaos before Christmas, which is the highest rated Christmas film in BET history and recently nominated for a 2020 NAACP Image Award, for outstanding writing. In March of 2020, Cas’ had her writer/director feature debut, with the release of her film Open, a drama about a couple in an open marriage. The film stars Keith Robinson, Matt Cedeno and Essence Atkins. In fall of 2020, Cas directed the psychological thriller, Mediator, scheduled for a 2022 release.
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