Would You Be Mine? is a half-hour comedy-drama about Terrance Wayne’s journey of love, career and friendship. It all starts with the young, successful marketing executive standing at the altar awaiting his beautiful bride. However, we don’t see this bride and the story of who Terrance chooses as his wife unfolds over a long flashback that encompasses the entire series. Terrance’s best friends during this time are Sharif, a talented but immature music producer; and Lisa, a stunning Philadelphia socialite attending law school. In the beginning; Terrance is an intern at the powerful Blake Montgomery marketing firm in Philadelphia and is in a budding relationship with Renee Covington, a centered, altruistic elementary school teacher. Terrance is smart and charming and quickly earns the respect of Barry (the firm’s President), Jason White (the firm’s most valuable executive), and Brittany Wright; a fiercely ambitious junior marketing associate new to the company. The question in Season 1 will be: Can Terrance successfully balance the often conflicting demands of friendship, career, and romance in the fast, concrete, winner-take-all city of Philadelphia?
Pilot Episode Synopsis
The episode begins with Terrance at the altar on his wedding day. As his mystery bride walks down the aisle; Terrance reflects on the path that brought him to this point in life. He begins his story with the day that his friend Lisa reluctantly agrees to meet his new girlfriend Renee only if Terrance dumps all of the other women he is dating. Terrance obliges and Lisa and his other best friend Sharif accompany him on his break up mission.
About Davian Peat
Davian Peat is a playwright, screenwriter, novelist, poet, & songwriter. Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, New York; the ambitious scribe aims to produce work that is lush with wit & a biting sense of humor. His debut stage play, “One Nation Under God” premiered at the Players Theatre in New York City on April 6, 2012. Davian Peat has read his poetry at the Brooklyn Book Festival and has been published in Don Diva Magazine, Urban Ink Magazine, Vibe.com, AllHipHop.com, Adafi, and Legacy Volumes One & Two. He is currently writing and producing the web sitcom, “Roomies”.
“The heroes aren’t always pure and the villains aren’t always evil”
This quote opens our film and sets in motion the drama surrounding, AARIF WASHINGTON, our story’s main character, who is on the road to redemption yet darkness lights his way. He and his neighborhood friends form an unstructured vigilante gang that engages in selling drugs and petty crimes. After a member is murdered, the gang finds a temporary remedy to their malaise by avenging his honor through violence. Violence begets more violence and AARIF’S fate is questionable. What choice for his future will he make- good or bad?
During the aftermath of the crack-cocaine era which erupted in the late seventies, substance abuse along with violence and failing socio-economic systems, cast a dubious shadow over the nations’s capital, Washington DC, By the nineties, there was overwhelming momentum to “clean up” the streets, through stringent policing and eminent gentrification. Unfortunately, a full emotional recovery of the city’s African-American generational residents never happened. GENERAL is a high octane urban drama that explores the continuation of conflict that permeates those living in inner cities.
About Serena Reeder
Serena has captivated global audiences time and time again with her authentic performances and undeniable talent.
Graduating from the internationally renowned Juilliard School, a Washington D.C. native, Serena Reeder’s talent was unquestionable. Two months before graduating she booked her first role in a major feature film. Jim Sheridan’s (‘My Left Foot’ and “In America’) directed Serena as Katrina in the 50 Cent biopic, ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin.’ Her character, a drug dealing, fast talking, loving mother earned her outstanding reviews in some of the industry’s most notable publications like USA Today and The Hollywood Reporter. Working alongside Academy Award nominee Terrance Howard (‘Crash’), Serena gained experience on a major set, while creating a name for herself in Hollywood.
There was no doubt that she was destined to stardom as she quickly signed on to the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival favorite ‘The Architect,’ alongside Anthony LaPalgia and Isabella Rosselini. Serena played opposite her mentor, Academy Award nominee, Viola Davis as her privileged and educated daughter, Cammie. The film gained critical acclaim as it explored political, sexual and class issues, pushing the barrier of storytelling.
‘WEAPONS,’ directed by newcomer Adam Bhala Lough, presented a new character challenge. Serena came out on top with her portrayal of Darnelle, a teenage girl with hope and no guidance turning to drugs and prostitution for love, indulged by a circle of friends played by Nick Cannon and Paul Dano.
Her ‘life changing’ role came when she accepted a part in ‘The Bucket List,’ opposite Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The critically-acclaimed Rob Reiner directed the film about two men in the dawn of their lives. These iconic Hollywood artists showed Serena that ‘paying her dues’ and ‘hard work’ is the only way to truly reach success.
Acting is not the only talent Serena possess. She wrote and produced a short film ‘May Fly,’ directed by Petter Ringbom , starring herself and Gustaf Skarsgaard. The film premiered at the Swedish Film Festival and won the audience award for Best Short.
A pioneer in the making, SERENA REEDER has begun to compel her audiences and challenges stereotypes in her young career with the roles that she has chosen to play. An actress and screenwriter, Ms. Reeder has a fabulous energy that exudes grace, confidence and a zest for living.