TV One’s original film and 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) winning screenplay, DOWN FOR WHATEVER, premieres Sunday, July 22nd at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Written and directed by Tim Folsome, the film stars LeToya Luckett (Greenleaf), Hosea Chanchez (The Game), Bre-Z (Empire) and Imani Hakim
(Everybody Hates Chris).
DOWN FOR WHATEVER chronicles Tracy (Luckett), a young successful doctor and her detective husband, Mike (Chanchez). Although happily married, one thing has always been missing in their relationship – a sense of family. Tracy grew up in foster care and longs for the traditional family environment that she never had. When Mike suddenly loses his partner in a senseless cop-killing, Tracy is there to support him. That is, until she receives an unexpected visit from a social worker who informs her that the ruthless killers suspected in the murder are her biological sisters, Denise (Bre-Z) and Sonya (Hakim). Tracy is overwhelmed and in disbelief by the news, but before telling her husband, she decides to track her sisters down herself. Will she make it to them before the cops do?
DOWN FOR WHATEVER is written and directed by Tim Folsome. The film is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick and Darien Baldwin for Swirl Films. Casting was provided by Leah Daniels Butler (Empire and When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story). For TV One, Jubba Seyyid is Executive in Charge of Production and Sr. Director of Original Programming & Production. Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; Robyn Greene Arrington is VP of Original Programming, and D’Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production.
Watch trailer below.