In New York City, real events are often every bit as exciting, intriguing and shocking as well crafted fiction. The urban drama “Dope Fiend”, based on a true story, illustrates that to the fullest in it’s recently released teaser trailer promising what is sure to be an unforgettable look at the dark side of gentrification, a furious drug war, love, hate and loyalty, all played out on the streets of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, NY – Dope Vision, the production team behind the film, announces the official world premiere of it’s highly anticipated film – a slick and powerful piece that has both critics and film fans near-fiending for more. “Dope Fiend” is scheduled to debut at the Inauguration season of the 2016 Newark International Film Festival, which will be held in Newark, New Jersey on September, 10th at 7pm. The trailer and movie mark the onscreen debut of Marquise Jackson, the son of rap legend 50 Cent.
“’Dope Fiend’ tells an important story that shouldn’t be forgotten, being based on true events,” commented a spokesperson from the film. “The gentrification of Brooklyn wasn’t something as smooth and clean as many people would like to think or suggest, and the line between hero and villain in NYC is often a very surprising one. Dope Fiend delivers the brutal truth in these areas, while never losing track of the people caught up in the conspiracy and chaos, their friendships, betrayals and very real love. We’re looking forward to the film’s release. We think it’s going to provoke some real thought and discussion, in addition to being very exciting and entertaining.”
“Dope Fiend” was written, directed by Ron Elliot. and Executive Produced by Shawn Lindsey and Producer Janelle Abrams. In addition to Marquise Jackson (who could easily be mistaken for a younger 50 Cent), other actors in “Dope Fiend” include Malik Yoba (“Empire”), Tobias Truvillion (“Empire”), Andra Fuller (“Black Jesus”), Hisham Tawfiq (“The Blacklist”), Dutchess Lattimore ( Black Ink) and Ephraim Benton (“The Place Beyond The Pines”) and Jamaica very own Sakina Deer.
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