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“THE B WORD” is a cinematic short narrative depicting two sisters on conflicting paths; both leading to a destructive cycle.
“THE B WORD” is a cinematic short narrative depicting two sisters on conflicting paths; both leading to a destructive cycle.
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“THE B WORD” is a cinematic short narrative depicting two sisters on conflicting paths; both leading to a destructive cycle of fear, blame and uncertainty. The story is set around the disease of “Bulimia Nervosa”, and how it’s debilitating factors can transform a sisterly bond into one of dysfunction; ultimately becoming unhealthy and toxic. This short is a fictionalized take on a growing epidemic in our community that has yet to be addressed on a grand scale.
The estimated cost to produce the “The B Word” is $5,000. Of course, in order to bring this groundbreaking and socially conscious short to the masses, we need your help. We setup a Kickstarter campaign and invite you to generously donate to our project. Please understand in order to bring this effort to the community, we need your help and support; any funding or awareness you can contribute is appreciated. In order to receive the requested amount of $5,000, we must reach or exceed our goal. All monies will be used for production cost such as gear, crew, locations, etc.
Awareness is priceless. “The B Word” hopes to start a conversation in the African-American community regarding bulimia. Gone is the time where we ignore the “elephant” in the room. Too long have we ignored our physical and mental health issues while eradicating our youth and children’s futures. Please donate to a cause close to our hearts and lets begin to start the conversation.
MEET THE CAST:
SHEMA JONES AS "NICOYA"
SHEMA JONES AS "NICOYA"
SHAYLA HALE AS "NADIYA"
SHAYLA HALE AS "NADIYA"
 
LAMON ARCHEY AS "RASHID"
LAMON ARCHEY AS "RASHID"
Desirae Whitfield as "Nakia"
Desirae Whitfield as "Nakia"

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Risks and challenges

As in any task we undertake there is possibility of failure, however this is not an option and there can be no nobler cause then the one we are undertaking. We here at Celistan & Co Films paired with our desire to bring awareness to the disease of bulimia, and is backed with 10+ years experience in television and film.

In production we may face many obstacles and challenges. However, we're doing God's work and know we have a supportive and nourishing community behind us. Nothing worthwhile is usually easy and hard work is a staple of our identity, as well as faith. We are confident of the project set before us and believe we will find a way to complete it.

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    A sincere "THANK YOU" from the bottom of our hearts from the producers, cast and crew! Five Dollars could make a massive difference in our lives. In fact, if every one of our Twitter followers gave $5 today, we'd make our goal and our dream come true. For $5 - you get the satisfaction knowing you made a difference, you get our undying gratitude, and you get exclusive updates! Let's start the conversation!!!

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