Two Southwest DeKalb High School alumni, twin sisters Adamma Ebo and Adanne Ebo, are living their shared dream of writing, directing and producing in Los Angeles, Calif., but will soon return to the Atlanta metro area to celebrate. the premiere of their new feature film.
An exclusive premiere of their film Honk for Jesus. Save your soul. will take place at Regal Atlantic Station at noon on September 3. The first, organized by the Forever Pink Foundation, will raise funds for the organization’s scholarships, grants and programs to benefit families and children, a press release said.
Honk for Jesus. Save your soul. is described in a press release as a satirical comedy starring Emmy-winning actor Sterling K. Brown and actress Regina Hall, who is the first African-American to win the New York Film Critics Circle Award from the best actress.
Adamma Ebo and Adanne Ebo said growing up “in the world of southern metro Atlanta Baptist megachurches” inspired the film, and much of it was shot at Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church: House of Hope Atlanta located in Decatur.
The Ebo sisters premiered their film at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was later picked up by Focus Features, Peacock and Jordan Peele’s MonkeyPaw Productions in an $8.5 million deal dollars, according to Variety Magazine.
Following the film’s premiere, a post-screening Q&A session with the Ebo sisters will be hosted by Shemia Washington, President of the Forever Pink Foundation.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Ebo twins for the premiere of their first feature film,” Washington said. “We are proud of Adamma and Adanne and support their craft. Women of color speak and have a lot to say. This film provokes critical reflection.
After graduating from Southwest DeKalb High School and Spelman College, Adamma Ebo attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for a master’s degree in film directing and production, while Adanne Ebo earned a law degree. at Northwestern University. The sisters then launched Ejime Productions which develops and produces content for feature films, short films, television and digital platforms.
For more information, visit www.honkforjesus.com.
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