Patrinell has been selected for the Oakland International Film Festival

We have completed the final touches on Patrinell: The Total Experience and are planning a year-long film festival run. We are already hearing back from some of the festivals and are thrilled to announce that Patrinell: The Total Experience has been selected as an early entry in the 17th Oakland Film Festival!  The festival isn’t until September so we will have our world premiere before then. … Continue reading Patrinell has been selected for the Oakland International Film Festival

Trouble at Mt Zion

Women of Mt Zion Baptist Church made the news yesterday when they held a press conference to draw attention to episodes of bullying and an atmosphere of “toxic masculinity” and discrimination against women ministers at the church who dared to raise questions about church finances, specifically what happened to $4 million the church raised by selling off property. One minister even said she felt physically … Continue reading Trouble at Mt Zion

“Motherless Child”

During the summer of 2017 we followed Pastor Patrinell Wright to New Orleans where she met with high school students who were rebuilding homes as volunteers for  Shirts Across America. We had the privilege of filming her heartbreaking performance of several Negro spirituals at the Whitney Plantation slavery museum. This performance of “Motherless Child” in the plantation’s old chapel really spoke to us. The figures … Continue reading “Motherless Child”

A former choir member bears witness to the power of faith

Our producer/co-director Tia Young recently received this message from one of the very first Total Experience Gospel Choir members: Hi Tia – I wanted to share my experience as a TEGC choir member: I was a music student in the Franklin High School Gospel Choir September 1973. Pat saw something in me she identified as a gift. So I became a student director, mentored by … Continue reading A former choir member bears witness to the power of faith