We are proud to have produced the teaser for Tchaiko Omawale’s first feature film titled Solace. We are thrilled to have been a part of this awesome project. You know what would be even more awesome? If you helped our friend crowdfund her latest project on Indiegogo to complete the film’s post-production!
Solace is the coming of age film that Tchaiko has been dying to see all her life. After the script became a semi-finalist at the 2012 Sundance Writers Lab, she decided to take her personal film inspired by her journey with eating disorders and self-harm issues and make it to a feature film with the cast of: Hope Olaide Wilson, Chelsea Tavares, Luke Rampersad, Sydney Bennett, Lynn Whitfield, and Glynn Turman.
You can read the film’s premise below:
Hope Olaidé Wilson portrays, Sole, a 17-year-old girl whom, upon the death of her father, is forced to live with her only living relative, an estranged grandmother, Irene (Lynn Whitfield). Irene eagerly attempts to make up for lost time with her reluctant graynddaughter by recreating a semblance of family with her paramour, Clay (Glynn Turman). Things are further complicated by a looming deadline upon which Sole’s future hinges. In addition, the questionable influence of her new friends, neighborhood troublemaker, Jasmine (Chelsea Tavares), Jasmine’s girlfriend, DJ Erika (Sydney ‘Syd’ Bennett of the band ‘The Internet’), and the mysterious Guedado (Luke Rampersad), results in a clash of priorities, ideals and unresolved issues.
“I’ve always said we need diverse voices in film to represent what our world looks like,” Tchaiko says. “Diversity in the media has been a buzz phrase this year and I’m happy people are seeing the light. By joining #teamsolace, you are letting the world know that you too believe there should be diverse voices you are supporting a film with women in key creative positions: Writer, Director, Producer, Costume Designer, Production Designer, Editor and Composer, we hope we can continue working with women in other areas of post production too – color timing and hopefully sound mixing.”
Check out the film’s Indiegogo page and consider being part of this new movie, or share this with your friends and family using the hashtag #solacefilm.
The film’s Indiegogo campaign to complete post-production ends on January 28th. The goal of $25,000 is to get the film to a rough cut that can be used to apply for finishing funds via grants and help attract investors and sponsors to reach their fundraising goal of their Fall 2016 premiere.