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Thursday, October 25 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm
"Note to Self" - Opening Night Film

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Director - Trey Haley 

Writer - Christian Keyes

Producers - ND Brown, Eric Tomosunas, Veronica Nichols, Keith Neal 

Executive Producers - Brett Dismuke, Christian Keyes

Co-Producer - Jeff Lam

Associate Producers - Gregory Anderson, Reginald Jones

Principal Cast - Christian Keyes(Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail, BET’s Let’s Stay Together), LeToya Luckett (Grammy Recording Artist, Preacher’s Kid), Richard T. Jones (Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married), Brian McKnight (Platinum Recording Artist) Eva Marcille (America’s Top Model), Clifton Powell (Ray), Valarie Pettiford (Jumping the Broom), Jason Weaver (Drumline, The Lion King), Brely Evans (Sparkle), Sebastian Siegal (Tyler Perry’s The Family that Preys), Willie Taylor (MTV’s Day 26), Mishon Ratliff (Lincoln Heights), Brian McKnight Jr. and more.


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As the Summer has come to a close, the Fall season returns, and with it brings the College Sports Season, Back to School, and all the trappings that come with Autumn, from weather to romance.  This Fall, Tri Destined Studios welcomes the Season of Love with the romantic coming of age film “Note to Self”, presented along with Image Entertainment, One Village Ent., and Swirl Films. In the vein of “Love and Basketball” meets “Good Will Hunting”, “Note to Self” follows a handsome and popular student athlete coming of age during his senior year of college, as his world begins to fall apart due to his mom’s failing health and the reappearance of his father after 16 years. Curtis confides in a therapist whom he interns for, about the things he is going through, who recommends that Curtis start writing it all down in his journal so he can explore his thoughts and feelings ala a note to self. While struggling with his issues, Curtis is caught in a love triangle between his “friend with benefits” and a student nurse who happens to be a full time pessimist on the subject of love and men. Curtis inevitably learns in this journey of self-realization that he must release his mother, regain his father, find true love, graduate, and finally understand his note to self.


HBFF 2012 Opening Night Film & After-Party

Sponsored by One Village Entertainment, Tri Destined Studios, Swirl Films, Southern Girl Desserts, and D’s Orginal Take Out Grill

Thursday October 25, 2012 7:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
The Montalban 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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