by Jessica Lane
April 24, 2018
Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan and David Livingston via Getty Images
A love story driven by a romantic dinner that can ultimately save the life of a broken heart
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 13, 2018 – TV One today announced that production is underway in Atlanta, Georgia for the new film, Dinner For Two, starring R&B sensation and actor Tristan ‘Mack’ Wilds (“HBO: The Wire”, “90210”, “The Secret Life of Bees”, and “Shots Fired”), Chaley Rose (“Nashville”), Prince Hammond (“Claws”), and Shaun Baker (“House Party”). The film is slated to premiere at the end of Summer 2018.
In a complicated love story about life and sacrifice, Dinner For Two, details a solution to healing a broken heart. In preparation for his “last supper”, Chris (Tristan ‘Mack’ Wilds) sets the mood by recreating a favorite dish he shared with his once beloved Angela (Chaley Rose). As Chris reflects on great memories over multiple glasses of wine and whiskey, he also mourns the loss of their relationship. To permanently numb the pain, Chris contemplates taking his own life, as Angela refuses to love him back and forgive his downward alcoholic spiral.
Dinner For Two cast announced today:
- Tristan “Mack” Wilds as Chris
- Chaley Rose as Angela
- Shaun Baker as David
Dinner For Two is written and directed by Orlando Bishop and produced by Nicole Dow, Bishop’s producing partner and Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick, and Darien Baldwin for Swirl Films. For TV One, Jubba Seyyid is the executive in charge as Sr. Director of Original Programming & Production, Karen Peterkin is Director of Scripted Original Programming, Donyell McCullough is Sr. Director of Talent & Casting, Robyn Greene-Arrington is VP of Original Programming, and D’Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming.
TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hashtags #DINNERFORTWO and #REPRESENT.
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ABOUT SWIRL FILMS:
Swirl Films is America’s “number one urban film production company,” a full-service Film & TV production company with over 60 original productions in the past six years, focusing on urban content and programming, independent features and multi-camera productions. Swirl Films is a major content provider for TV One which includes original productions: Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story (2016), which was TV One’s first ever biopic, starring another stellar cast: Lisa Raye McCoy, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Darius McCrary, Indirah Khan and Teyonah Parris as Howard. According to the network, the film broke record ratings, undeniably becoming the top original film in the network’s history, drawing in 2 million views, resulting in the networks highest ratings week ever. Quickly surpassing those numbers is TV One’s #1 Original Premiere of All Time, When Love Kills (2017), starring Lance Gross, Niatia Kirkland, and Tami Roman, directed by actress Tasha Smith. Swirl Films previous production credits for TV One also includes Born Again Virgin, starring Danielle Nicolet, Meagan Holder and Eva Marcille; Here We Go Again, starring LeToya Luckett, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Kyndall Ferguson; Russ Parr’s award-winning The Undershepherd, Hear No Evil, and 35 & Ticking (Kevin Hart).
ABOUT TV ONE:
Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction, The Manns and The NAACP Image Awards. In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire, and NewsOne Now, the only live daily news program dedicated to black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.
TV One Media Contact:
Tosha Whitten-Griggs, TWhitten-Griggs@tvone.tv or 301-367-4818
Sarah Citrenbaum, SCitrenbaumCW@tvone.tv or 301-755-2826