Posted by | Ray Cornelius
TV One announced this week that production is underway in Atlanta on a new original holiday film, Coins For Christmas.
Single mom Madison Morris (Essence Atkins) finds herself scraping pennies together two weeks before Christmas after the IRS freezes her bank account, her ex fails to come through with any help and her boss fires her. Desperate to pay bills and buy gifts for her teenage children, Madison jumps into the ever-popular “gig economy.” That’s when she meets and eventually gets hired by obnoxious, sidelined former pro football player Alec Darby (Stephen Bishop), also secretly on the verge of going broke. This odd couple butts heads time and time again, but they eventually forge a friendship. And, to their surprise, they learn a lot about themselves and teach one another how to be better people.
Coins for Christmas also stars T.C. Carson, Kelly Price, Karlie Redd, James “Lil JJ” Lewis, Rodney Perry and Karon Joseph Riley.
It is written by Rhonda F. Baraka and directed by Jamal Hill, with casting by Leah Daniels-Butler, CSA and George Pierre. The film is produced by Swirl Films, with Eric F. Tomosunas serving as Executive Producer. James Seppelfrick, Ron Robinson, Keith Neal, Darien Baldwin serve as producers.