A few readers alerted me to this today, and I wanted to get as much info as I could on it before writing about it here (to be honest, I initially wasn't sure if it was a *real* project or not. It is). But then I thought I'd just go ahead and, at least, let you know that it exists, while I wait to learn more from the filmakers.
So, here you go...
What I know thus far:
- "NE Heartbreak The Movement" is creative team that comprises of New Edition fans, who hope to eventually produce a feature film that tells the groups story. To help raise awareness for the project, The Movement has put together what they're calling a "sneak peek" trailer, asking that, if you're as much of a New Edition fan as they are, you should help spread the word about the collective's efforts to bring the R&B group's story to the big screen.
- The film will be directed by Bobby Huntley, an independent filmmaker from Atlanta, and produced by Nikki Wade. The rest of the production team includes cinematographer Calisha Prince; lighting designer Mark Alston; post-production designer and sound editor, Brandon Cordy & hair professional Jameelah Crump. All of them are part of a team of New Edition fans who spent 6 weeks auditioning for the cast, and another 6-week period of rehearsals, to shoot the fan-made trailer embedded below, which they say was created with no budget.
All the above information was found on the project's website, which you can access here. There you'll find a bit more on the project, and those behind it.
When I receive more info on the project, and what the filmmakers plans are from here, I'll update this post.
In the meantime, watch the full trailer below: