After being raped by a dirty cop, and losing her job, a young, Black, Muslim, single-mother in Baltimore, rebels against her religious Imam father, and to provide for her daughter on her own terms, takes over her cousin’s drug- dealing operation; embracing the violence that comes with the crown.

Preproduction Day 23

December 6, 2010

Day 23:

Rehearsal today was great. 🙂 My actors are stepping up their game. 3 more days…

Allison stars as "Shug."












A tense moment between brothers "Jamal" and "Hasan."










Justin and David rehearsing a robbery.



Mikey watches and learns.









The cast listens to Nia.









"I want more energy."









Nia explains it to Kwasi.









"Do it again, just like that."









A tense family moment.









Nia is directing and thinking simultaneously!









You got it!









You two, over there.









Uh huh.









Justin and the Script.









Cheating off book.









Allison and Antar discuss the script.









Nia only answers the phone during rehearsal if it's the producer, Dawn!











"Jamal," "Gina," and "David" smiling uncharacteristically for the camera. 🙂





3 responses

  1. Ian

    Love it – thanks for the pics, Nia! Can’t wait to see some footage. Keep it up!

    December 7, 2010 at 10:22 am

  2. Looks great so far. Thanks for sharing.

    December 7, 2010 at 12:13 pm

  3. Wendy Hicks-Garrett

    Nia, I am so proud of you!!!

    August 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

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