ABFF ’12 | The Last Fall

25 06 2012

The American Black Film Festival concluded this weekend but the party is just beginning for director Matthew Cherry. Not only did is film, The Last Fall , take home The Grand Jury Award for Best Screenplay it was also picked up for distribution by the Bob Johnson-owned Image Entertainment.

The film tells the story of Kyle Bishop (Lance Gross), a 25 year-old budding NFL star who suddenly finds himself out of work, penniless and with no idea what to do next. Like many unemployed, ex-pros, Bishop returns home where he reconnects with his family and tries to rekindle old flames with his high school sweetheart, Faith Davis (Nicole Beharie).

After a cold reception, Kyle eventually finds his way back into Faith’ life and heart. Soon Kyle decides to permanently sever his ties with football and start a new life with Faith and her son, Von. But just when he settles into a new job and a loving life with Faith, he receives a lucrative offer from a NFL team.

Suddenly the father of Faith’s son Rell, reappears and tries to win back Faith. Once again, Kyle is torn and doesn’t know which path to follow. But this time is different. This time his decision will affect him and the people he loves. What will he decide?

The film also stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Harry Lennix, Darrin Henson and Keith David.

The deal includes all non-theatrical domestic rights (DVD, VOD, Digital Download, etc).

No word yet on a release date.


The Last Fall trailer

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