By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act March 21, 2014 at 11:27AM
NaRa Films and O.Y.'s Spotlite Entertainment's Indie Crime Thriller titled Blood First, written and directed by Najaa Young and produced by Rasheed A. Jihad and Olufemi Young, will be released in theaters this summer, thanks to a distribution deal with Entertainment One and N.S.U.C. Entertainment Group.
Blood First, about two brothers following their father's footsteps into a lifestyle of crime of violence, stars Edwin Lee Gibson, Aki Jamal, Carter Redwood, LaMar Darnell Fields and others.
Here's more from the press release:
Blood First chronicles the lives of two brothers who haphazardly follow their father's footsteps into a dangerous life of crime and violence. When faced with serving lengthy prison sentences for their crimes one brother chooses to cooperate with the prosecution while the other does not, testing the meaning of loyalty, honor and blood. The film’s non-linear storytelling fluidly mixes the past with the present as audiences experience what events occurred in their lives to make these men who they are today.
N.S.U.C. Entertainment Group has more than 50 years of music entertainment experience and established industry relationships. With a strong commitment to both establishing and expanding the N.S.U.C. Entertainment Group brand, their vision is to provide labels, artists and filmmakers a platform to distribute their work to consumers across the world. Entertainment One Ltd. is an international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
Blood First, which is slated for release in 2014, boasts a powerful score by multiplatinum music producer Drumma Boy and a soundtrack with original music by Project Pat, Big KRIT, Turk, 8 Ball, MJG, Trae tha Truth, Boaz and Emanuel “Manny” DeAnda.
Watch the trailer below: