Friday, November 05, 2010

Trailer for Jumping The Broom

I am so excited about this cast! It's a good mix of familiar faces and some break out performances.

This is Salim Akil's feature debut and he did a great job. The film looks gorgeous. Every penny (the few we had) is on the big screen.

The trailer will be in front of "For Colored Girls" this weekend (in the States).

JTB is a small indie movie. It will be on about 700 screens. As we get closer to the release day I will try not to freak out.

I've been told already by several writer friends not to read reviews. It will be hard for me not to do so.

Opens Mother's Day 2011.

52 comments:

Sara, Ms Adventures in Italy said...

I'm so exited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yayayyayay.

Diana Strinati Baur said...

this might be too much information, but I had to jump on the potty when I read this. I'm excited like a puppy!!!!

Elizabeth said...

The trailer is fantastic! Can't wait to see it. Hope it comes to Rome...???

Megan in Liguria said...

This is awesome!!! Congrats A! So happy for you...

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Woooooohooooooo! Can't wait to see it! And I promise I won't stream it online hahaha :D

Katie Parla said...

auguri!!!

Tina said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How cool is this!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Thanks everyone. Wow, Diana..hahaha

I don't know what the foreign distribution will be like. Usually films like this are not released overseas. Per international execs they are too "small and specific."

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Such a shame if we cannot see it in the UK...The trailer is brilliant .... as Michelle says ... Wooooooohooooooooooo!

Really exciting news :-)

Liane Spicer said...

Woooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww! It looks lovely - and it's like watching dreams come true right before my eyes!

I hope it comes to Trinidad/Tobago. I've got a plan for if it does - something about interviewing the screenwriter for one of our dailies - if she's willing! :)

Sonia said...

AHHHHHHHH!!.. I'm already soo excited for you!! It looks great!! I will be seeing this... once it's available on iTunes.

Jen said...

WOW! What a cast and it looks absolutely fabulous. I can't wait to see it.

I also can't wait to see "For Colored Girls" - it was probably the most influential piece to both my writing and theater work when I was in high school, strange as that may seem.

I actually got teary at the end of this trailer. I'm just so, so happy to see this!

erin said...

yayayaya!!!!! so excited for you :) :) :) hope it's near me...I'll totally go see it. And then yell "I KNOW HER!" when your name comes on the screen ;) haaha

Nicole said...

Starlene, OMG! It is the Bold, the Black and the Beautiful up in here! Your words are up on screen, girl. This is amazing. It really is a great cast and to have it shown before Colored Girls is a huge vote of confidence. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so happy for you.

This Time Now said...

Amazing you are! I'm so happy for you!!! I will be in the States when it premiers and I'm going to take my family with me to see it!

Congratulations!

dorina said...

ooooohhhh! way to go!!! it looks so great! i can't wait to see it!

MonicaK said...

I'm so happy for you.

Here's to following your heart and living your dream...

Congratulations

Anonymous said...

Yoo hoo!, so excited and I hope it does well at the box office. Can't wait to see it. And yes, I will be seeing "For Colored Girls" this weekend. Glad to start the weekend off positive. Lol
V

gibber said...

STARLENE!!!! This looks great! So many of my favorite actors. I LOLd many times. I am so proud of you. This is so incredible.

xoxo
sis

ps. When did Lil Romeo grow up and become so cute!

Annika said...

Oh my goodness! That cast is AWESOME and the film looks GORGEOUS! SO thrilled for you!!!!

Simone said...

OMG!! Congrats and wooohoooo (I can't wait to see it!!)

Allison said...

i cant wait to see it! congratulations :)

coco cooks said...

OMG!It's really happening! Im so proud of you.

GGirl2 said...

OMG!! The cast is amazing, everything is beautiful, it is funny as hell. I am so excited and I can't wait to see it. Bravo!

Joanne at Frutto della Passione said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you - can't wait to see it!

Petulia said...

this is amaziing!!!! is it going to be showing in Italy? or Uk? when can we see it?? this is so exciting I am going to tell all my friends about it!!. Brava Arleeene!!!

Kim B. said...

sooo exciting!!!!!! I can't WAIT to see it (although obviously I'm gonna have to!)

odessa said...

i literally had goosebumps watching the trailer! i'm so happy for you!!!!!!!

CONGRATS!!! xxo.

(sorry for the thousand exclamation marks...hee)

Linda said...

So very excited for you. The trailer looks good!

Linda

tonisha said...

OMG I'M SO EXCITED!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! so proud of you :) (and also excited that i can show off that my friend wrote this :)
WOOP WOOP!

J.Doe said...

congratulations! It looks great.

Anali said...

Congratulations! Cannot wait to see it! ; )

GigiSxm said...

Sooooo exited for you!!!!!! Congratulations again! i immediately posted a link on my FB! I hope it does great and that we get to see it in theaters here in St Martin!

I loved the trailer! I want to see it now!

I'm guessing you've seen it in some form (finished or not), how does it feel hearing the characters say your words on screen? ooooh too cool getting goose bumps over here

Jannelle said...

I can't wait to see it. I will tell my friends and my friends friends to go see it. Hell, I will go see it twice. Congrats! It's looks good!

milanese masala said...

Amazing!! So, so happy for you, Arlene! Really enjoyed the trailer. I hope there'll be a way to see it here.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cast. Can't wait to see it! Complimenti!

Carole in Missouri:)

The Daily Rant said...

This looks great! I can't wait to see it - since I'm all over the US, I have a pretty good chance in catching it on one of the screens it's playing on! Oh - and I also want to see "For Colored Girls"...although, right now...Jumping the Broom looks better! :)

Congratulations!

Salena
The Daily Rant
www.salenalettera.com

Gil said...

Congratulations!!! Loved it and can't wait until Mothers' Day...

Charmaine said...

Cannot wait to see it.
So proud of you!
Charmaine

Jill said...

Congratulations, it looks wonderful and I am so excited to see it as soon as it comes out!!!

girasoli said...

WOW! This is sooo exciting!! Congratulations!!!! The trailer looks fantastic!

Tracie P. said...

i can't wait to see it arlene! that's fantastic!

Anonymous said...

this is fantastic!! i'll be there opening night! i don't know you, but i'm still excited! cheers!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It looks absolutely brilliant.

Floria (lurker in Tokyo)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Thank you everyone for the very kind comments. They definitely take the sting out of the negative comments I've read on some film sites.

amber said...

FANTASTIC!!! I'm already a fan!

Benny said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see it.

C said...

Woooooow!!!! It looks great! I can't wait to go see it! :)

Anonymous said...

I look forward to seeing this film.
Remember... I did dream that you won an Oscar so keep the faith!

Ms. Violetta

Jessica said...

This looks fabulous! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Was watching Entertainment Tonight and Jumping the Broom was mentioned as one of the movies opening in 2011 - Congrats!!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Thanks Anon. I went to ET's website. I'm surprised and excited our small movie was mentioned given all the huge movies coming out next spring and summer.