By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act September 3, 2011 at 1:29AM
Directed and produced by Phyllis Toben Bancroft, Burned will premiere on BET Sunday, October 2nd at 11pm et. The film, written by Joseph Caston, stars Bianca LaVerne Jones in the role of a firefighter and Air Force veteran who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome when she returns from the war in Iraq. Elijah Rock will make his film debut as Dr. Michaels and Eric Roberts will co-star.
Writer/director Toben Bancroft was the recipient of BET Network's $100,000 Lens on Talent award, which she used to produce this film. Check out the director's interview with BET, where she discusses the film HERE.
I'm very curious; glad to see a black woman in a powerful leading role about an important and relevant subject today. Watch the film's trailer below.