1PM THE NEXT DAY Alfred Robbins. (USA, 2011). 81 minutes. English. Genre: narrative.
Will and Desireé meet at a bar and have a one night stand. Three months later, Desireé shows up at Will's house to tell him that she's pregnant. He doesn't believe that the child is his because of the way they met. Seattle Premiere
Screens with: JUNIOR AND THE SAINT
Monday, April 16 at 1:00 p.m. $8 general, $5 Senior Citizens.
Alfred Robbins was born in Queens, New York. After completing his bachelor's degree at the State University of New York at Old Westbury, Robbins began a career in the insurance industry. Being an avid movie fan his entire life, Robbins decided to take a few acting classes. He worked as an extra on the hit television show New York Undercover. He also appeared in television commercials for the New York MTA as well as Bell Atlantic.
Robbins discovered that he was learning more about filmmaking than acting and in 1995 he formed Bottom of the Net Filmworks with Derrick Owens. Later that year they produced their first short film "One for the Money". Robbins also completed his first feature length screenplay. In 2001, he wrote, produced and directed the short film "New York Stories" which was selected for the 2001 Huntington Cinema Arts Film Festival. In 2002 Robbins wrote, produced and directed the short film "Jada Who?" . The film was selected by the 2003 Hollywood Black Film Festival and was screened at the 2003 Pan African Film Festival and the 2003 National Black Arts Festival.
In February 2007 Robbins wrote and directed a five minute short film titled "Faith" for the reality show "the lot" which was produced by Steven Speilberg and Mark Burnette.
In 2008 Robbins' feature film "Grapes on a Vine" was nominated for Best Director - First Feature film at the Pan African Film Festival. The film was acquired by Urban Home Entertainment in 2009 and released at Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Redbox and Blockbuster Video. In 2011 he directed two feature films, "The Next Day" and "Raltat" which was shot on location in North Africa ( Morocco ) and the Washington D.C. / Baltimore metro area. Both projects are currently in post production. In 2012 Robbins, also an actor, will play a detective in the pilot episode of a television show about police officers titled "Atlanta Undercover".
A native Georgia Peach , DeAnna Dawn began her career in the entertainment industry as a singer. She was a member of the Chrysalis/EMI group GUMBO and has shared the stage with greats like Donald Byrd, TheGap Band , Keith Sweat , KRS-One , P Diddy , Tupac and Arrested Development to name a few.
As an actor DeAnna , co-producer of "The Next Day" through her company Grown Girl Productions, was discovered by the late Whitman Mayo ( "Grady" on Sanford and Son) while she was waiting tables at a Comedy club. She became a part of "Grady's" hand selected elite improv group "The Catfish Station Players". From there she booked her first movie role, a lead, in the critically acclaimed independent film "How I Spent My Summer Vacation". And without moving to L.A. or New York, she has continued to work in film, television and radio (doing voice-overs). She appeared in Tyler Perry's "Madea's Family Reunion" and played "Ruby" in "Life Is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story" which was viewed by more than 11 million people in its opening weekend making it Lifetime television's 2nd most watched movie in its 15+ year history.
In 2011 DeAnna released a critically acclaimed album titled "Dawn of a Nu Day" (www.deannadawn.bandcamp.com)."Ms.Dawn" has two films in development through Grown Girl Productions and will continue to write, produce and perform as a music artist.
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