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Providence is the story of two sisters, two families, two lives that collide in a heart-wrenching tale of love and the pursuit of happiness.  Built upon the backdrop of the ex slaves (African-Americans) first trip to Liberia and the relationships formed with the indigenous people, Providence explores the history of Liberia and the very fabric of its existence.

Richlou Dunbar is an accomplished business man.  In the wake of his grandmother’s death, he is summoned to return home for the reading of her will and the subsequent running of daily operations of their family hotel/lounge business.  Upon landing, his parents have already arranged a dinner date for him and his potential bride, an Americo-Liberian girl who happens to be the president’s granddaughter..  Unfortunately for them, Richlou’s heart beats for only one woman and that is Yassah, an indigenous maid who happens to be his soul-mate.  Sparks begin to fly when he sees her for the first time after 10 years.  Insisting on riding together to the reading of his grandmother’s will, the two begin to rekindle what they once had.  Upon arriving at grandma’s house, they find a diary in her room.  Through instant flashbacks, they journey into an unknown world, a place known as Providence Island, the birth place of the Americo-Liberians.  Through stories in the diary, a beautiful tale of love, trust, betrayal, forgiveness, begins to unravel.  Issues of race, discrimination, oppression unfold as the history of the woes between the ex slaves and indigenous people that they met there begin to unfold.  Here, we meet Richlou Dunbar, an African-American politician who married into the Smith family to sustain a lucrative position in the government.  He later fraternizes with one of the house maids and subsequently begins a heated affair with her.  Mary’s sister Louisa, who is promiscuous and adventurous has a thing for local guys.  She falls in love with an indigenous man named Flomo, who would later on become her husband.  She becomes pregnant for him and is disowned by her family.  Left to suffer with the indigenous people,  she assists Flomo in becoming a powerful figure in the community.  The feud between the 2 families will come to last as long as the feud between the indigenous and Americo-Liberians that has plagued Liberia since her existence.  

The tale of two sisters, two families, two lives.  The mere existence of the love between Richlou and Yassah depends on it.  You see, Richlou is the by-product of a forbidden love in the Dunbar family, just as Yassah is the same for the Flomo family as Richlou’s great grandfather and Yassah’sgreatmother were each other’s soul-mate. Destined to be together, their love affair cost them both their families and a love child.  

Can the feud between these 2 families cease in time to give Richlou and Yassah a second chance at love?  Can grandma’s revealed secrets in her diary bring 2 loving people together in the pursuit of happiness?  Join us as we journey through time into the history of the ex slaves and the Liberian people and finally bring closure to our oppressive nature.

 
 
 
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ROGER BOBB DIRECTS “PROVIDENCE”, A FILM ABOUT THE REPATRIATION OF EMANCIPATED SLAVES TO AFRICA STARRING VIVICA FOX, VAN VICKER, DEMETRIA MCKINNEY, LISA WU

 

ATLANTA, GA. March 1, 2017-  Divine Entertainment Intl, Sky+Orange Productions, Armstrong and Associates in collaboration with BobbCat Films present the critically acclaimed “Providence”, a film about the ex-slaves return to Africa after the abolishment of slavery in the American Colonization Society’s pursuit of repatriating the slaves by establishing Liberia, a small America, land of the free.  The movie stars ace Hollywood actress Vivica A. Fox (Generations, Soul Food, Independence Day), award-winning international phenomenon Van Vicker (When One Door Closes, Skinned), Demetria McKinney (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, The Quad), Lisa Wu (Atlanta House Wives, Hollywood Divas), Siaka Massaquoi (Consinsual), Juliet Ibrahim, Jose Tolbert, Eddie Watson, Shoana Cachelle, and ahost of other international actors and actresses.  Providence was directed by the exceptional director/producer Roger Bobb (producer of numerous Tyler Perry movies/tv shows including Daddy’s Little Girl, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, House of Payne, etc.). Christabel Peters was flown in from the UK to serve as Director of Photography and Gerald Barclay, a reknown US-based editor/filmmaker served as editor.  The film was produced by Dr. Clarice Ford-Kulah, Van Vicker, Roger Bobb, Lisa Wu, Okeke Browne, Elizabeth Armstrong, and Sheela Logan and associate produced by Hesta Baker, Dr. Dawn Cooper-Barnes, Mai Urey,  Carnley Norman, Aries Dean, Gerald Barclay, and Christabel Peters.  The executive producers of “Providence” are Dr. Clarice Ford-Kulah, Van Vicker, Okeke Browne, and Elizabeth Armstrong.

 

The producers pulled out all stops to ensure that this production was a huge success.  This included, but was not limited to, months of preparation, costume design, flying in Hollywood, Nollywood, and Ghollywood actors and actresses, conducting a Providence 2 Day Film Workshop. The innovative workshop was aimed at educating independent filmmakers and film students, uniting filmmakers, as well as celebrating creativity.  It was facilitated by industry experts from Hollywood, Nollywood, Ghollywood, and Lollywood with a collective 20 plus years of experience. Participants were afforded opportunities to learn and develop practical filmmaking skills from industry greats from all walks of life. The final crew was selected from the pool of participants.

 

Shot in Liberia, West Africa and Atlanta, “Providence” tells the story of two sisters, two families, two lives that collide in a heart-wrenching tale of love and the pursuit of happiness.  Built upon the backdrop of the ex-slaves (African-Americans) first trip to Liberia and the relationships formed with the indigenous people, Providence explores the history of Liberia and the very fabric of its existence. Richlou Dunbar, an accomplished business man returns to Liberia for the reading of his grandmother’s will and hopes of rekindling a long lost love.  While at grandma’s house, he and Yassah discover his grandma’s diary, opens up and begins to read.  Through instant flashbacks (1822), they journey into an unknown world, a place known as Providence Island, the birth place of the Americo-Liberians.  Through stories in the diary, a beautiful tale of love, trust, betrayal, forgiveness, begin to unravel.  Issues of race, discrimination, oppression unfold as the history of the woes between the ex-slaves and indigenous people that they met there begin to unfold.  Here, we meet Richlou Dunbar, an African-American politician who married into the Smith family to sustain a lucrative position in the government.  He later fraternizes with one of the house maids who subsequently begins a heated affair with her.  Mary’s sister Louisa, who is permiscuous and adventurous has a thing for local guys.  She falls in love with an indigenous man named Flomo, who would later become her husband.  She becomes pregnant for him and is disowned by her family.  Left to suffer with the indigenous people, she assists Flomo in becoming a powerful figure in the community.  However, the discourse between the 2 families will come to last as long as the disharmony between the indigenous and Americo-Liberians that has plagued Liberia since her existence.  Can the feud between these 2 families cease in time to give Richlou and Yassah a second chance at love?  Please join us on this magical journey of love and historical preservation.

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For More Information, please contact Dr. Kulah at (404) 200-7789 or Visit our Website at www.providenceislandmovie.com

 

CAST & CREW

VIVICA A. FOX AS GRANDMA   Vivica A. Fox was born in South Bend, Indiana, on July 30, 1964, and is the daughter of Everlyena, a pharmaceutical technician, and William Fox, a private school administrator. She is of Native American and African-American descent and is proud of her heritage. She is a graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and, after graduating, moved to California to attend college. Vivica went to Golden West College and graduated with an Associate Art degree in Social Sciences. While in California, she started acting professionally, first on soap operas, such as  Generations  (1989),  Days of Our Lives  (1965) and  The Young and the Restless  (1973). In another early role, she played  Patti LaBelle 's fashion designer daughter, "Charisse Chamberlain", on the NBC-TV series,  Out All Night  (1992). Her first big break was in the film,  Independence Day  (1996), along with  Will Smith , and also  Set It Off  (1996). She has earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of "Maxine" in the 1997 motion picture,  Soul Food  (1997), which netted her MTV Movie Award and NAACP Image Award nominations. In 2000, she was casted in the medical drama,  City of Angels  (2000), as "Dr. Lillian Price". She has had roles in many other movies ever since, such as:  Teaching Mrs. Tingle  (1999),  Two Can Play That Game  (2001) and  Kill Bill: Vol. 1  (2003). In 2004, Fox was in an episode of  Punk'd  (2003), where her pregnant friend pretended to go into labor, but they became angry when a paramedic appeared to care more about taking pictures than delivering the baby. Vivica also took another television role, from 2004 to 2006, as she starred in the drama series,  1-800-Missing  (2003), on the Lifetime Television Network. In 2007, she was a contender on  Dancing with the Stars

VIVICA A. FOX AS GRANDMA

Vivica A. Fox was born in South Bend, Indiana, on July 30, 1964, and is the daughter of Everlyena, a pharmaceutical technician, and William Fox, a private school administrator. She is of Native American and African-American descent and is proud of her heritage. She is a graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and, after graduating, moved to California to attend college. Vivica went to Golden West College and graduated with an Associate Art degree in Social Sciences. While in California, she started acting professionally, first on soap operas, such as Generations (1989), Days of Our Lives (1965) and The Young and the Restless (1973). In another early role, she played Patti LaBelle's fashion designer daughter, "Charisse Chamberlain", on the NBC-TV series, Out All Night (1992). Her first big break was in the film, Independence Day (1996), along with Will Smith, and also Set It Off (1996). She has earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of "Maxine" in the 1997 motion picture, Soul Food (1997), which netted her MTV Movie Award and NAACP Image Award nominations. In 2000, she was casted in the medical drama, City of Angels (2000), as "Dr. Lillian Price". She has had roles in many other movies ever since, such as: Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), Two Can Play That Game (2001) and Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003). In 2004, Fox was in an episode of Punk'd (2003), where her pregnant friend pretended to go into labor, but they became angry when a paramedic appeared to care more about taking pictures than delivering the baby. Vivica also took another television role, from 2004 to 2006, as she starred in the drama series, 1-800-Missing (2003), on the Lifetime Television Network. In 2007, she was a contender on Dancing with the Stars

VAN VICKER AS MR. DUNBAR/RICH   Van Vicker, a passionate, private yet entertaining person is one of Africa's hottest actors.  Born Joseph Fiifi van Vicker on August 1,1977 to a Liberian-Ghanaian mother and a Dutch father, this African movie icon is considered one of the most sought after Nollywood and Ghallywood actors.  This is due to the fact that Van has create a name for himself through his hard work, sacrifices and connection to his fans. Van is no stranger to the limelight.  He has several years of experience as a TV and Radio personality and starred in Ghanaian soap operas.  To date, he has been featured in over 100 movies.  He recently starred in the critically acclaimed docu drama “Skinned”, Lisa Raye McCoy’s directorial debut. This “Prince of Nollywood” films is an asset to the African movie industry.Van Vicker has received numerous nominations and awards including Best Actor in a Leading Role.  In 2008, he was awarded the Creative Achievement Award at the prestigious Pan African Film Festival, the largest Black festival in the US.Van has recently added to his repertoire,directing and producing. He is also the Owner/President of Sky Orange Productions, based in Accra,Ghana.

VAN VICKER AS MR. DUNBAR/RICH

Van Vicker, a passionate, private yet entertaining person is one of Africa's hottest actors.  Born Joseph Fiifi van Vicker on August 1,1977 to a Liberian-Ghanaian mother and a Dutch father, this African movie icon is considered one of the most sought after Nollywood and Ghallywood actors.  This is due to the fact that Van has create a name for himself through his hard work, sacrifices and connection to his fans. Van is no stranger to the limelight.  He has several years of experience as a TV and Radio personality and starred in Ghanaian soap operas.  To date, he has been featured in over 100 movies.  He recently starred in the critically acclaimed docu drama “Skinned”, Lisa Raye McCoy’s directorial debut. This “Prince of Nollywood” films is an asset to the African movie industry.Van Vicker has received numerous nominations and awards including Best Actor in a Leading Role.  In 2008, he was awarded the Creative Achievement Award at the prestigious Pan African Film Festival, the largest Black festival in the US.Van has recently added to his repertoire,directing and producing. He is also the Owner/President of Sky Orange Productions, based in Accra,Ghana.

Demetria Dyan McKinney  (born August 27, 1979 is an  American  actress and singer. She is known for her work as Janine Shelton–Payne on the TBS comedy sitcom   Tyler Perry's House of Payne   (2006–2012). She was nominated for a 2009  (NAMIC) Vision Award for Best Performance in a Comedy, in recognition of her work on  House of Payne . [5]  McKinney has been a guest star on   The Real Housewives of Atlanta   airing on the  Bravo  Television Network since its 7th season premiere on November 9, 2014. Ms. McKinney is currently on the hit BET tv show “The Quad” and stars as Whitney Houston in the tv one new biopic

Demetria Dyan McKinney (born August 27, 1979 is an American actress and singer. She is known for her work as Janine Shelton–Payne on the TBS comedy sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne (2006–2012). She was nominated for a 2009  (NAMIC) Vision Award for Best Performance in a Comedy, in recognition of her work on House of Payne.[5] McKinney has been a guest star on The Real Housewives of Atlanta airing on the Bravo Television Network since its 7th season premiere on November 9, 2014. Ms. McKinney is currently on the hit BET tv show “The Quad” and stars as Whitney Houston in the tv one new biopic

SIAKA MASSAQUOI AS FLOMO   Siaka Massaquoi is an actor and assistant director, known for  Hunger for Love  (2015),  Match.con  (2016) and  Saidi's Song  (2010).  Siaka also stars in Consual and a host of other films.   

SIAKA MASSAQUOI AS FLOMO

Siaka Massaquoi is an actor and assistant director, known for Hunger for Love (2015), Match.con (2016) and Saidi's Song (2010).  Siaka also stars in Consual and a host of other films.

 

LISA WU AS LOUISA    Lisa Wu  started in this industry as A backup dancer that toured and opened shows for artists such as Public Enemy, Candy Man, Epmd and many others. She became a rap artist herself in a group called 19 after several studio sessions and meetings with label executives "19" was on their way. They were offered a record deal but Lisa had a change of heart and answered her calling to the ministry. In 1999 she wrote and produced a Gospel stage play "A change is gon" come" directed by a little known Tyler Perry. Little did she know a change was coming, she was thrust back Into the industry she was not supposed to leave. Lisa produced and was the host for an entertainment show called "The Industry" that aired on UPN. She wrote,produced and starred in a independent feature entitled "Blackball" , Co Produced the feature "Tapped out" She was cast on the Real housewives of Atlanta seasons 1,2 and 3. Lisa has acted in several movies; "Must be the Music" with Charles Dutton and Tasha smith, "Envy or Greed" with Rockmund Dunbar and Dorien Wilson, "First impressions" with Lamman Rucker and Elise Neal, "The Internship" with Vince Vaughn& Owen Wilson , she has guest starred on television shows. "Meet the browns" , "Born Again virgin" and many others as well as appearances on CNN and countless talk shows. She is currently one of the Hollywood Divas on TV One. Lisa has written written several books and co authored a book with Miasha Coleman entitled "When the cake is made" which is being adapted for the screen.   

LISA WU AS LOUISA

Lisa Wu started in this industry as A backup dancer that toured and opened shows for artists such as Public Enemy, Candy Man, Epmd and many others. She became a rap artist herself in a group called 19 after several studio sessions and meetings with label executives "19" was on their way. They were offered a record deal but Lisa had a change of heart and answered her calling to the ministry. In 1999 she wrote and produced a Gospel stage play "A change is gon" come" directed by a little known Tyler Perry. Little did she know a change was coming, she was thrust back Into the industry she was not supposed to leave. Lisa produced and was the host for an entertainment show called "The Industry" that aired on UPN. She wrote,produced and starred in a independent feature entitled "Blackball" , Co Produced the feature "Tapped out" She was cast on the Real housewives of Atlanta seasons 1,2 and 3. Lisa has acted in several movies; "Must be the Music" with Charles Dutton and Tasha smith, "Envy or Greed" with Rockmund Dunbar and Dorien Wilson, "First impressions" with Lamman Rucker and Elise Neal, "The Internship" with Vince Vaughn& Owen Wilson , she has guest starred on television shows. "Meet the browns" , "Born Again virgin" and many others as well as appearances on CNN and countless talk shows. She is currently one of the Hollywood Divas on TV One. Lisa has written written several books and co authored a book with Miasha Coleman entitled "When the cake is made" which is being adapted for the screen.

 

KORTO DAVIS AS ELIZABETH   Korto Davis is a Liberian hail from Bong County.  Born April 11 1987. Attended the film school Eagle drama college of professionalstudies in Accra Ghana 2011.  Starred in couple of movies in Ghana,  Nigeria,  and Liberia.  Some movies she starred in was Providence, Just one kiss,  Comfort Zone,  Living With Trisha,  Crazy Maid,  Heart Attack,  etc.

KORTO DAVIS AS ELIZABETH

Korto Davis is a Liberian hail from Bong County.  Born April 11 1987. Attended the film school Eagle drama college of professionalstudies in Accra Ghana 2011.  Starred in couple of movies in Ghana,  Nigeria,  and Liberia.  Some movies she starred in was Providence, Just one kiss,  Comfort Zone,  Living With Trisha,  Crazy Maid,  Heart Attack,  etc.

PRODUCER(S):  Dr. Clarice Ford-Kulah, Van Vicker, Roger Bobb, Elizabeth Armstrong, Okeke Browne, Lisa Wu, Sheela Logan    PRODUCED BY:  Dr. Clarice Ford-Kulah, Van Vicker    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Dr. Clarice Ford-Kulah, Van Vicker, Okeke Browne, Elizabeth Armstrong    

PRODUCER(S):  Dr. Clarice Ford-Kulah, Van Vicker, Roger Bobb, Elizabeth Armstrong, Okeke Browne, Lisa Wu, Sheela Logan

PRODUCED BY:  Dr. Clarice Ford-Kulah, Van Vicker

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Dr. Clarice Ford-Kulah, Van Vicker, Okeke Browne, Elizabeth Armstrong

 

DIRECTOR:   ROGER BOBB  ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:  Van Vicker   

DIRECTOR:  ROGER BOBB

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:  Van Vicker

 

EDDIE WATSON AS ATTORNEY WASHINGTON    Eddie Samuel Obong Watson Jr.  (born May 22, 1980) is a  Liberian -born [1]   Ghanaian  actor and producer. He received his first  Ghanaian Movie Award  in 2014 for his film Ebola which he wrote, directed and produced. [2]  [3]   Watson's professional acting career started in 2010 with Labour of Love. He later went on the same year to star in the  African  war movie,  Somewhere in Africa , [4]  where he had a supporting role. Costar  Majid Michel  [5]  suggested Watson to the director,  Frank Rajah , for the role of a new character being introduced in the sequel  4Play  Reloaded of the already popular  4Play  by Venus Films. His supporting role in  Frank Rajah ’s  Somewhere in Africa  earned him a nomination at the  Nollywood & African Films Critics Awards  ( NAFCA ). [6]  Since then, Mr. Watson has starred in numerous films both in Nollywood and Ghollywood.   

EDDIE WATSON AS ATTORNEY WASHINGTON

Eddie Samuel Obong Watson Jr. (born May 22, 1980) is a Liberian-born[1] Ghanaian actor and producer. He received his first Ghanaian Movie Award in 2014 for his film Ebola which he wrote, directed and produced.[2][3]

Watson's professional acting career started in 2010 with Labour of Love. He later went on the same year to star in the African war movie, Somewhere in Africa,[4] where he had a supporting role. Costar Majid Michel[5] suggested Watson to the director, Frank Rajah, for the role of a new character being introduced in the sequel 4Play Reloaded of the already popular 4Play by Venus Films. His supporting role in Frank Rajah’s Somewhere in Africa earned him a nomination at the Nollywood & African Films Critics Awards (NAFCA).[6] Since then, Mr. Watson has starred in numerous films both in Nollywood and Ghollywood.

 

Musulyn Sweetz Meyers as Harriet    Musulyn Sweetz Meyers is a popular musician in Monrovia, Liberia.  She is a recording artist and performer who is passionate about giving back to girls through mentorship and entertainment.  Born in the US, Sweetz moved to Liberia as a teenager.  She has performed on many programs and shows.  She was also a finalist in Project Fame in Nigeria, a performing arts show that aired all over West Africa and was sponsored by MTN.  Quite recently, she teamed up with singing phenomenon Quincy B (RIP) in a beautiful duet called “I Pledge.”

Musulyn Sweetz Meyers as Harriet

Musulyn Sweetz Meyers is a popular musician in Monrovia, Liberia.  She is a recording artist and performer who is passionate about giving back to girls through mentorship and entertainment.  Born in the US, Sweetz moved to Liberia as a teenager.  She has performed on many programs and shows.  She was also a finalist in Project Fame in Nigeria, a performing arts show that aired all over West Africa and was sponsored by MTN.  Quite recently, she teamed up with singing phenomenon Quincy B (RIP) in a beautiful duet called “I Pledge.”

Juliet Ibrahim as Michelle    Juliet Ibrahim  is a  Ghanaian  actress, film producer, singer and humanitarian of  Lebanese ,  Liberian  and  Ghanaian  descent. She won the  Best Actress in a Leading Role  award at the  2010 Ghana Movie Awards  for her role in   4 Play  . She has been referred to as the "Most Beautiful West African Woman" according to A-listers Magazine

Juliet Ibrahim as Michelle

Juliet Ibrahim is a Ghanaian actress, film producer, singer and humanitarian of LebaneseLiberian and Ghanaian descent. She won the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards for her role in 4 Play. She has been referred to as the "Most Beautiful West African Woman" according to A-listers Magazine

SHOANA CACHELLE AS YASSAH   Shoana Cachelle is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, TV host, and international photographer. After studying Broadcast and Mass Media at Temple University, Cachelle's career began to flourish as she poured her energy into establishing and developing Cachelle International, a marketing and advertising firm. CI became the umbrella company for her non-profit project,  the Cachelle Creative Arts Center (a performing arts program that provides scholarships to underprivileged children throughout Monrovia, Liberia). Shoana is originally from the continent but works both in the US and West Africa. She plays one of the lead roles in the movie Providence

SHOANA CACHELLE AS YASSAH

Shoana Cachelle is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, TV host, and international photographer. After studying Broadcast and Mass Media at Temple University, Cachelle's career began to flourish as she poured her energy into establishing and developing Cachelle International, a marketing and advertising firm. CI became the umbrella company for her non-profit project,  the Cachelle Creative Arts Center (a performing arts program that provides scholarships to underprivileged children throughout Monrovia, Liberia). Shoana is originally from the continent but works both in the US and West Africa. She plays one of the lead roles in the movie Providence

JOSE TOLBERT AS RICHLOU,JR.   Born in Bong County Liberia, West Africa on May 29, Josephus Tolbert, moved to Accra Ghana in May 2014, for the purpose of developing as an Actor and a Volunteer after his first movie 'Lines of Deception' in 2009, in Monrovia Liberia, followed by other local film projects. Going to Ghana was a positive step and a success. With films such as True Lies, I DO, Family Album, Any Other Monday, The Slave King, and Providence, Jose has enjoyed the opportunity to work with some of Africa's best actors and other talented professionals, as well as nonprofit organizations and some public institutions over a period of just three years.  Jose is current project manager for ArtofheartsInc @  www.artofhearts.org  and 2016 Nominee for best actor in a leading role - Ghana Movie Awards. Jose aspires to work in a more broad based, cosmopolitan industry to enhance his growth by learning; in order to inspire a younger generation and meet the demands of an international marke

JOSE TOLBERT AS RICHLOU,JR.

Born in Bong County Liberia, West Africa on May 29, Josephus Tolbert, moved to Accra Ghana in May 2014, for the purpose of developing as an Actor and a Volunteer after his first movie 'Lines of Deception' in 2009, in Monrovia Liberia, followed by other local film projects. Going to Ghana was a positive step and a success. With films such as True Lies, I DO, Family Album, Any Other Monday, The Slave King, and Providence, Jose has enjoyed the opportunity to work with some of Africa's best actors and other talented professionals, as well as nonprofit organizations and some public institutions over a period of just three years.  Jose is current project manager for ArtofheartsInc @ www.artofhearts.org and 2016 Nominee for best actor in a leading role - Ghana Movie Awards. Jose aspires to work in a more broad based, cosmopolitan industry to enhance his growth by learning; in order to inspire a younger generation and meet the demands of an international marke

GEORGIA HOLDER AS GRANDMA CLARA (OLDER)   Georgia Owens-Holder is an actress born in Liberia.  She is the daughter of Leonard Edward Owens, an American from Chicago and her mother is Roberta Moore from Liberia.   She is married to Mr. Holder of Monrovia, Liberia.  Mrs. Holder has an MBA from the University of Liberia, but her passion is acting and producing.  She has produced and starred in numerous films and has won a Best Actress Award.  Some of her movies include “Complex Decision”, “Complications”, “Foolish in Love”, etc.

GEORGIA HOLDER AS GRANDMA CLARA (OLDER)

Georgia Owens-Holder is an actress born in Liberia.  She is the daughter of Leonard Edward Owens, an American from Chicago and her mother is Roberta Moore from Liberia.   She is married to Mr. Holder of Monrovia, Liberia.  Mrs. Holder has an MBA from the University of Liberia, but her passion is acting and producing.  She has produced and starred in numerous films and has won a Best Actress Award.  Some of her movies include “Complex Decision”, “Complications”, “Foolish in Love”, etc.

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News & Updates

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - The Van Vicker Foundation announced today that its first annual Providence 2 Day Film Workshop will be held in Monrovia, Liberia on January 4t h and 5t h at the Paynesville City Hall at 7:30am. Sponsored by Divine Ent., Sky+Orange Productions, and Armstrong & Associates . The innovative workshop which is aimed at educating independent filmmakers and film students, uniting filmmakers, as well as celebrating creativity will be facilitated by industry experts from Hollywood, Nollywood, Ghollywood, and Lollywood with a collective 20 plus years of experience.

Participants will be afforded opportunities to learn and develop practical filmmaking skills from industry greats from all walks of life. Workshop topics will include Directing, Acting 101, Producing, Cinematography, Editing, Film Financing, Writing, Film Distribution, Film Marketing, and Hair/Make-up. The 2 Day Workshop will culminate with an on the job, hands-on film shoot of the movie “Providence”, a film about the ex-slaves return to Africa after the abolishment of slavery in the American Colonization Society’s pursuit of repatriating the slaves by establishing Liberia, a small America, land of the FREE. Directed by Roger Bobb (The producer of 11 of Tyler Perry’s movies and 6 of Tyler’s tv shows, The Rickey Smiley Show, Director of many movies/tv shows in Hollywood) and Liberia’s own Van Vicker, produced by Dr. Kulah, Van Vicker, Elizabeth Armstrong,Okeke Browne shot by Christabell Peters and Gerald Barclay in both Liberia and the US. “PROVIDENCE” will provide students from the workshop real experiences as film makers. “Providence” is Associate Produced by Sheela Logan, Carnley Norman, Hesta Baker, Dawn Cooper Barnes, Shoana Solomon and has gained a lot of support from Chris Wolo, Jonda Morris, Ade Captain, Mai Urey, Amin Amode, Evelyn’s Restaurant, Aminata Gas Station, Coke, Brussels Air, and others. The movie stars Hollywood’s Lisa Wu (Atlanta Housewives, Hollywood Divas, etc), Demetria McKinney (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Saints and Sinners), Siaka Massaquoi, a surprise Hollywood actress, Van Vicker, Juliet Ibrahim, Eddie Watson, Jose Tolbert, Shoana Cachelle, and a host of local Liberian actors/actresses.

For more information about the Providence 2 Day Film Workshop and Film Shoot, please reach Chris Wolo ( bluetag.c@gmail.com /0886586622 ) or Dr. Kulah ( kulahc@hotmail.com ). Audition for the film has been extended to December 10th. Kindly email your recorded 1 to 2 minute audition clip with a picture and resume (if you have one) to divineentertainmentintl@gmail.com .