Chedda Boy Films is set to premiere its latest film, OFF THE PORCH, on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Executive produced by Kwende “Streetlord Rook” Ried, and written and directed by Ronnie Kirk, the film stars Jamal Ward, Glen “Looze” Cannon, Sysko “Lavon” Green, Darnell “Lil Blade” Lindsay, Crystal “The Doll” Hughes, Overlord Scooch, Snap Dogg, Streetlord Rook and Streetlord Juan.
The thriller/dark comedy is a cautionary tale of how dire circumstances can lead to desperate choices. In the course of one chaotic summer, the lives of an emerging rap artist, an established rap artist and a music video director are dramatically transformed by their involvement in the drug and gang wars of Detroit. Glizzy (Ward) is the hottest newcomer in the streets, and he is also a high school kid enticed by the street life romanticized in hip hop music. Dope dealer and number street gangster turned rap superstar, HOAX (Cannon), taunts his enemies through his hit music, which has made his career and put a huge target on his back.
Randolph “Ralph” Blue (Green), a former marine, is trying to make his way in the music industry through his videography and photography. There’s no line he won’t cross to provide for his family as he struggles to make ends meet in a neighborhood ravaged by drug dealers and gangs. Profound self-awareness from the characters is a key element of the film’s unconventional structure as they face faith vs. doubt, human vs human, sacrifices for love, disillusionment, hypocrisy, and greed as a down fall.
“Off the porch, commonly known as “jumping off the porch,” is another way to say loss of innocence,” explains Kirk. “For most people from inner cities, it’s associated with the day they started building their name in the streets. We are telling multiple stories of layered characters that intersect. What connects them is their desire to escape their circumstances and they learn that doing whatever it takes to make it out, should come with limitations.”
“It’s 10 times harder for Black males to survive the harsh realities of the streets because hood life comes with so many pressures,” adds Ried. “Pressure to get money for girls, pressure to get money so they can get out of the streets, pressure to leave behind the messed up circumstances they come from. A lot of people succumb to the harsh realities in some shape or form, whether it’s sex, drugs or money.”
The OFF THE PORCH soundtrack features Lil Blade, Snap Dogg, Sada Baby, Streetlord Rook, and Streetlord Juan. OFF THE PORCH premieres Saturday, December 10, 2022, 7:30 p.m., at the AMC Livonia 20 located at 19500 Haggerty Livonia, MI 48152.
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About Chedda Boy Films
Chedda Boy Films is a global independent film company that offers a unique combination of film distribution, commercial production, music video production and film production. Founder and CEO, Kwende Ried launched Chedda Boy Films 15 years ago, after his release from prison. He has become an eminent filmmaker after living a lucrative street life during his teens and early adulthood. Ried is one of the original members of the pioneering Detroit hip hop group, Streetlordz. Ronnie Kirk, the COO of Chedda Boy films, also serves as the head writer and director. His writing credits include One More Flip, Chedda Boys and the award-winning short film, Incline. Ried and Kirk aim to tell stories from authentic perspectives while providing others with opportunities for success. Chedda Boy Films’ 2021 release, One More Flip, has over 1M views on Tubi.
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