Tressa Azarel Smallwood Talks Partnership with BET Her & Shooting Successfully in the Time of Covid
“Baby Blue” and “Everything is Fine” will be the first two films to premiere in the BET Her Presents franchise on July 25th.
BET HER in partnership with producer Tressa Azarel Smallwood of MegaMind Media announces the green light of four female-centric original short films, directed by prominent African American women primarily known for being in front of the camera. Veteran Hollywood stars Kim Fields (“Living Single”), Victoria Rowell (“The Young and the Restless”), Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Moesha”) and Vanessa Bell Calloway (“Coming to America” ) dive into location shooting in Maryland’s Prince George’s County. These 20-minute dramatic short films focus on topics vital to today’s Black families, ranging from mental health to breast cancer awareness. The films will live under the BET HER “Her Stories” franchise — a platform to empower the next generation of Black women filmmakers. Through a curated selection of original movies and documentaries. “Her Stories” provides women filmmakers a platform to tell authentic stories that celebrate, inspire and support Black women narratives.