(BPRW) Dance Film 33rd & Memphis by Center Stage Management, & Outreach Productions Premiere Monday, August 22 in Silver Spring Maryland. (VIP media session Sunday August 21)
Memphis Braxton, 16, wants to dance, but without her parents’ approval, her love of dancing will die. Memphis must make a decision that could cost him everything, but he would rather die than not dance. Written and co-directed by Shawn Cosby
(Black PR wire) Silver Spring, Md. – Centerstage Management Group and Outreach Productions present the dance film “33rd and Memphisin Silver Spring MD on August 22, showcasing local talent. The film is written and co-directed by award-winning actress and choreographer Shawn Cosby, with musical production by Zimbabwe Reid (Zim Digital). “33rd & Memphis” chronicles the journey and heart of Memphis Braxton, an avid teenage dancer with cardiomyopathy. Will he risk it all for the dance? Audiences will learn that and more during the moving family production.
Filmed at the start of the pandemic in the spirit of community and creative outlet, 33rd & Memphis spotlights artists from the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas, including rising stars Nathan Butts (lead actor), Amber Miller Moore (lead actor), Mike Brooks (Lead Dancer) and another triple threat talent.
“The DC Metro area has been hugely overlooked when it comes to talent,” says Shawn. “At the height of the pandemic, I wanted to create something beautiful in the midst of so much tragedy. Something that would be a positive representation of family, love and the arts – and showcase the dynamic talent we have here.
About Shawn Cosby
Shawn Cosby is a professionally trained performer, choreographer, and artistic director for the CenterStage Academy for the Arts, home to famed Showbiz Dancers and Showbiz Next Generation Performers. She has appeared in several feature films and TV shows such as: House of Cards, NBC, BET’s Trophy Wife, and is the writer and lead actress in the soon to be released independent film “33rd & Memphis”.
Shawn has choreographed for numerous artists and movies, including Step Up, and over 400 off-Broadway musicals. She was also featured by NBC during The Wiz Live as part of a public school arts spotlight. Ms. Cosby is considered a master dance teacher and has taught masterclasses from DC to South Africa and is a recipient of the Alvin Ailey Award for Choreography.
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Film poster: Download here
Film assets: 33rd Media Folder and Memphis
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