Local Filmmaking Couple Continues to Bring Hollywood to Detroit

DETROIT – Black-Smith Enterprises will host a red-carpet premiere for the highly anticipated new basketball film Warrior Pride on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Redford Theater in Detroit. The Warrior Pride red carpet experience kicks-off at 6:30 p.m. with the film showing at 8 p.m.

Warrior Pride, the first AAU basketball feature film, is a timely story that explores what it takes to really develop a pre-college level athlete. Written and directed by Janaya Black, Warrior Pride stars her husband, and partner, Rockey Black as the main character, Dylan Baxter. Baxter is the head coach of the Warriors, a Michigan-based AAU basketball team, seeking a national championship while helping his players navigate ups and downs of life both on and off the court. The film is based on Rockey’s real life experience of more than 18 years as an AAU coach.

“Warrior Pride is a great family-friendly film that helps us continue to tell stories that will connect with a variety of audiences,” said Janaya, “We are excited to premier it here first in Detroit.”

Filmed exclusively in Metro Detroit, Warrior Pride showcases a plethora of both local and national talent. The film features renowned Detroit rapper Trick Trick, R&B songstress Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley, Dez Cortez Crenshaw, and hip-hop artist Young Buck. The realistic performances of this talented cast will draw the audience to these characters and connect them to the film in a very real way.

“Our cast is incredible,” says Janaya, “One of the highlights of making films is discovering new talent and being able to provide first-time acting opportunities. We have some amazing actors, such as Darren Washington, who viewers won’t be able to tell is his first time on the big screen. He is definitely one to be on the lookout for.”

Warrior Pride is destined to touch the hearts of movie-goers everywhere. Not only will it appeal to basketball enthusiasts with its in depth and behind the scenes look into the world of AAU basketball, but it will also appeal to parents and young people a like who are fighting to make their dreams come true.

Tickets for the Warrior Pride red carpet premiere are now available for $30 and can be purchased at www.black-smithenterprises.com. Group discount rates are also available. Opportunities for sponsoring youth and youth groups to attend the premier are available. The Redford Theater is located at 17360 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI. For more information please call 734-686-2774.






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