May is National Foster Care Awareness Month.
This episode we talk about short film, “Aged Out.” Writer / Director Tomeka M. Winborne talks with Filmmaker Brigette “B-Rock” Rock, Singer/Songwriter Tedra Goethe and Actress JaMara Smith about their journeys and roles in “Aged Out.”
“Aged Out” is about a widow that grieves the loss of her husband until a desperate looking teenager knocks on her door to offer handyman services. After hiring him for odd jobs around her house, she connects with him and becomes compelled to help this young man after learning that he has AGED OUT, which in turn reignites her purpose to live.
“Aged Out” has been screened at the Bronze Lens Film Festival and the CineOdysee Film Festival.
The Department of Human Services in Newport News, Virginia also hosted a public screening to bring awareness !
The ladies all share how they learned about youth aging out of foster care. B Rock shares her personal account of aging out of the foster care system. We talk about the state of youth aging out of foster care. We hope to use the short film, “Aged Out” to start a conversation to bring awareness to youth aging out of foster care.
Brigette Rock mostly known as B-Rock has been in the film industry for over 10 years. She’s a Producer, Screenwriter, Director. B-Rock started her journey as AD (Assistant Director) and she fell in love with filmmaking. She worked in many departments because she felt knowing many roles would help her to be a rounded filmmaker. She has worked on Independent films, Short films, Music videos and Reality TV.
Tedra Goethe was first inspired to the amazing world of music at a young age while harmonizing to the musical, “THE SOUND OF MUSIC.” She served on several choirs, co-created a high school singing group and entered singing talent shows, earning first place award. As she pursued a personal career goals in the healthcare industry while dabbling in real estate and cosmetology, she never lost focus of her God given talent of singing and songwriting. She often compared singing as a gateway to inner peace and hopes to impart the same to others as she writes the next chapter in her life.
JaMara Smith, of Virginia Beach Virginia, is honored to be cast in We’re Left Behind. She is trained in Scene Study and Dramatic Acting with a resume that includes television, theater and film. Television roles include, Tyler Perry: The Have And The Have Nots and The CW: Sleepy Hollow. Theater roles include, Terra Vizion Entertainment: Railings and Charlie T. Productions: Hurts. Film credits include, Lavender Reels Production: We’re Left Behind as well as CineOdyssey and BronzeLens Film Festival selected Aged Out. JaMara is looking forward to working in the next award winning production and gives all praise and honor to God.
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