Winner of TV One’s 2015 Screenplay Competition, “Bad Dad Rehab,”
Set to Debut at American Black Film Festival Saturday, June 18,
Followed by TV One’s On-Air Premiere, Sunday, July 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Screenwriter and TV One’s 2015 ABFF Screenplay Competition winner Keronda “Kiki” McKnight will debut her original film Bad Dad Rehab (working title) at this year’s festival on Saturday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. ET at The Colony Theatre (1040 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139), followed by TV One’s on-air premiere Sunday, July 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT (encore presentation at 9 p.m. ET). Highlighting the ups and downs of parenthood, Bad Dad Rehab (wt) centers around four men who are in denial of their poor parenting skills.
After turbulence with their respective baby mamas and ex-wives forces them to take definitive action, Shawn (Wesley Jonathan, Soul Man, Crossover, City Guys), Tristan (Robert Ri’chard, Chocolate City, One on One, Cousin Skeeter), Jared (Rob Riley, Hit the Floor, The Bourne Legacy) and Pierre (Rick Gonzalez, War of the Worlds, Coach Carter, The Rookie) attend a rehab for deadbeat dads, which employs unusual methods to help them become true fathers. Through all the hilarity, hijinks, drama and soul-searching, the men of Bad Dad Rehab (wt) discover fatherhood is less about making babies, and more about becoming men.
“We are so excited to have found writer Kiki McKnight and Bad Dad Rehab (wt) through our 2015 Screenplay Competition with ABFF,” said D’Angela Proctor, TV One’s SVP, Original Programming & Production.”TV One is dedicated to representing all aspects of the Black experience, and this film really resonated with us. It has heart and soul and is unafraid to face a topic that has a stigma in the Black community. But more than anything, it offers us an opportunity to elevate new voices in the Black creative community.”
Malik Yoba (Empire, New York Undercover) and Kandi Burress (Real Housewives of Atlanta, Grammy Award-winning songwriter) also make-up Bad Dad Rehab’s (wt) all-star cast. Jonathan, Riley, R’ichard, Gonzalez and Yoba will be in attendance at this year’s ABFF debut screening of Bad Dad Rehab (wt).
Bad Dad Rehab is directed by Carl Seaton, written by Keronda “Kiki” McKnight, and produced for TV One by Roger M. Bobb and Angi Bones of Bobbcat Films. For TV One, Lamar Chase serves as executive-in-charge of production and director of programming; Donyell Kennedy-McCullough as senior director of talent and casting; Robyn Greene Arrington is vice president of original programming; and D’Angela Proctor is executive producer and head of original programming and production.
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