Brit actress Zaraah Abrahams (Waterloo Road, Coronation Street) has been announced as the female lead in Spike Lee’s new film, one the acclaimed filmmaker has turned to Kickstarter to raise funds for. Announcing the casting on the Kickstarter page, Lee said:
English Actor, Ms. Zaraah Abrahams has been offered the Woman Lead in my New Film here on Kickstarter. I first saw Zaraah in Black Girl in Paris, this is a NYU GRAD Thesis Film Directed by Kiandra Parks, a Student of mine. I remember Kiandra screening a rough cut of her film in my NYU Office, as I watched I kept being drawn to the Co-Star, she was dominating this 20 Minute Film. After the screening was done I told Kiandra that “She had a very good film” and “Who is the Co-Star? What is her name? Where did she come from? How did you find her? How come she is the Co-Star and not the lead? I need to get in touch with her.”
I tracked her down and Zarrah is even better than I thought. If I know anything, I know Young Talent. These are Individuals who have that special something, a true gift from God and they only need the platform, the vehicle to “SHOW DA WORLD” what they got. 40 Acres and A Mule over the years has been that platform in front and BEHIND THE CAMERA Too.
I’m excited about Zaraah helping me achieve my unique vision of ADDICTION, BLOOD and SEX, A NEW KINDA LOVESTORY. Love Kayos Hate Everytime. Join us in this MOVEMENT. BE A PART OF HISTORY. BET ON DA MULE. Click on http://bit.ly/newspikeleefilm.
Congrats to Zaraah! To find out more about the film, click here.