I remember hearing over a year ago there was talk about the film Sugar, based on the true story of producer Rotimi Rainwater, who suffered as a teen with PTSD and ended up homeless on the street with other homeless youth.
I was excited to hear the film is now complete!
What I love most about the movie is it has the goal to educate people on homelessness in America (the executive producer Elliott Broidy use the term “filmanthropy”). The movie used real homeless teens as extras for the film and star Shenae Grimes mentioned she made lasting friendships through that on-set connection.
This movie struck a chord with Congresswoman Karen Bass so much so that she organized a screening for Congress.
As humankind, it’s our responsibility to help take care of each other. -Shenae Grimes
Watch the trailer below and let me know what you think!