"Love Yourself and Others Will Follow"
I found out, a few short months into what I thought was THE best relationship of my life, (after a fateful knock at the door at 7:33 am) that my man had another woman. So he cheated on me. Then what? I wrote 7:33 am to start the healing process. I didn't realize at the time how many people experience betrayal in what appears to be a perfectly perfect relationship. It was beguiling to me how one man could give so much to two women.
So, journalism major that I was, I spoke with my ex-boyfriend and his other girlfriend extensively to try and tap into the psyche that makes people cheat, accept cheating and continue to cheat. I wrote on and off for ten years - and as I grew, the characters grew, creating a completely organic and authentic journey told from the point of view of three people. As a writer, I used a lot of creative license to incorporate other fantastic stories I heard from women and men nationwide. I thought the journey would end with the publishing of 7:33 am, I could exhale, and move on to the next thing. But the response from the public has been tremendous. Everyone has a story. Everyone. The book clubs have shown phenomenal support and have really embraced the characters of 7:33 am; often resulting in lively and animated discussions that would rival any reality show today.
So the producing team of 7:33 am the Movie, including me, Sabrina L Gray and Director Aimee Dixon figured a film project will help start effective dialog among men and women about love and relationships on a much wider scale. Sure, men and women may be from different planets - but we need each other. We can learn and grow from one another - if we just stop and LISTEN! The director's vision for the film is to have a sensual, cinematic experience that transforms you by its beauty, its honesty and most importantly, the ability of everyone to relate.
And we need you - to not only help our dreams come true by helping to fund this project, but to send a universal message - a message about loving yourself and one another with a force so great as to forever govern your actions and those that come behind you. We thank you in advance for your consideration and your thoughtfulness and of course, your financial support.
~ Monda Raquel Webb
- (36 days)