Orlando, FL, USA – The star packed film “Diamond in the Rough” from Keep It Moving Productions, was released to the public on February 4, 2020. Additionally, there was an exclusive premiere on Vudu Independent on January 28, 2020 in over 100 million homes. Notably, the film has been picked up by a variety of platforms including On demand for Verizon, Charter, and Comcast, Shaw media company in Canada and most recently the new Peacock Channel for NBC. Also because of its powerful message of hope and healing over 150, soon to be 1,500, prisons on the Prison Network will be showing it as well.
The film’s Executive Producers are Jordan Werner and Dawn Werner, owners of Enlighten Skin and Body Medspa right in Orlando, Florida. Both have been in the industry for over 20yrs. Dawn Werner is a well-known Makeup Artist and Jordan Werner is a local actor who got his break in the movie Waiting… with Ryan Reynolds. “My wife is Christian and I am Jewish,” says Jordan Werner, “but we agree on the meaning of the message of the film about a family that struggles with the issues of PTSD, homelessness, and substance abuse and how they overcome it together. It was very important for us to do the movie because of our fundamental beliefs as Christians and Jews and our strong unwavering support for our Military.” The Werners also started a foundation called Diamond In the Rough INC to start building homes for HUD Housing for Veterans from a portion of the proceeds for the film. The Veterans Crisis Hotline, www.veteranscrisisline.net, is mentioned at the end of the film to help spread awareness to the cause.
Clay Walker, Co-Founder of KIMP, always says “Never let your situation dictate your destination.”
About Diamond in the Rough
“Diamond in the Rough” follows Michelle (Aaliyah Shumpert), a young teen in Colorado, who loses her faith amidst extreme hardships and brief homelessness. With a mother battling drug and alcohol addiction since she was little, and war veteran father battling extreme PTSD, violence and dysfunction are the norm. But with a grandmother strong in her faith, and new friendships at school that break down walls, Michelle begins to realize that sometimes hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
Actor Clifton Powell, known for Ray (with Jamie Foxx) and Next Friday (with Ice Cube) and most recently, Black Lightning, is together with Jordan Werner, known for Waiting… (with Ryan Reynolds), and Tapestry (with Steven Baldwin), as the leading actors of the movie.
With Clifton Powells 100% support of the film and his engaging support of our military, Diamond In the Rough will have a huge impact on the audience that watches it.
Founded in 2010 by Film Producers/Actors, Clay Walker and Jordan Werner, KIMP has been established to develop theatrical motion pictures across a wide variety of genres, for domestic and international distribution. KIMP’s highly experienced and talented team of business and creative professionals have helped develop and produce 4 theatrical motion pictures over the course of five years, such as The Brawler with Zach McGowan on Netflix, Tapestry with Steven Baldwin on Amazon prime, Diamond In The Rough as above mentioned and Soul Custody with Clifton Powell due out later this year. Other projects are either currently “optioned” or owned in whole or in part by the company or said rights will be obtained in the near future.
To find more about Keep It Moving Productions visit www.KIMP.com.
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