MOURNING MEAL

A Psychological Thriller written by Jamal Hodge.

About

A grieving mother adopts a new philosophy after the tragic loss of her son. Cheryl's new philosophy is one that changes her outlook on life and grief. One where suffering has become a dear friend...that must be shared.

Filmmakers
ABOUT THE POET

Linda D. Addison

Linda D. Addison grew up in Philadelphia and began weaving stories at an early age. She currently lives in Arizona and has published over 300 poems, stories and articles. Ms Addison is the first African-American recipient of the world renowned Bram Stoker Award(R) and has received four awards for collections:

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR/WRITER

Jamal Hodge

Jamal Hodge is a multi-award winning filmmaker. Since May of 2016 Jamal Hodge's films have been an official selection in over 60 Film Festivals and have won 18 awards. In 2018 he also directed the first season of Investigation Discovery Channel's 'Primal instinct'.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Koshi Kiyokawa

Kiyo was born and raised in Japan. He has spread his name in the industry by shooting more than 600 projects for commercials and music videos. He arrived in NYC in 2013. He recently film feature Films called " The Garden Left Behind" (selected by IFP in 2017), “Fair market Value” and a Netflix original drama "Erased" 12 episodes.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE PRODUCER

Ruya Koman

Ruya Koman is a film producer, director and actress and the founder/president of Koman Filmworks. On the acting side, Ruya is currently playing "Mother" on Gotham. She is also developing her feature film, a biopic of a historical American female figure and being coached by Susan Batson.

ABOUT THE SUPERVISING PRODUCER

Lamar David Mackson

Lamar David Mackson has over twenty years of experience in event management, video and film production. He worked as a freelance Assistant Director for television commercial and music video production companies and from 2007-2014. Nickelodeon, Amazon, ATT, NFL, THULE, Sprint and Microsoft were just a few of the success as well as 2013 MTV’s VMA Best Pop Music Video, Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors.

ABOUT THE GAFFER

Ron Varga

Ron Varga is an incredible Gaffer, Grip & Electric, who has worked for over 10 years in the business. If there was a set on NYC he's boots have walked through them, working on shows such as Marvel's Luke Cage, Unique Rides, Iron Fist and many, many more.

The Cast
Brandon

Nicholas J. Valentino

Nicholas J. Valentino is a child acting prodigy, with a presence on screen that demands your attention. Empathetic, inquisitive, and insightful well beyond his years, his emerging talents have been seen on such successful shows as The DEUCE, PRACTICAL JOKERS, JOHNSON & JOHNSON and others.

Lead Actress

Ruya Koman

Ruya Koman is a film producer, director and actress and the founder/president of Koman Filmworks. On the acting side, Ruya is currently playing "Mother" on Gotham. She is also developing her feature film, a biopic of a historical American female figure and being coached by Susan Batson.

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