Starz has announced its acquisition of Datari Turner Productions’ critically-acclaimed film A Boy. A Girl. A Dream, starring Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good. The Sundance Film Festival selection, directed by Qasim Basir and produced by prolific film/television producer Datari Turner, will make its television debut on Starz on Tuesday, August 6.
A Boy. A Girl. A Dream is set on the night of the 2016 Presidential election, where Cass (Omari Hardwick), an L.A. club promoter, takes a thrilling and emotional journey with Frida (Meagan Good), a Midwestern visitor. She challenges him to revisit his broken dreams – while he pushes her to discover hers.
Watch the trailer here.
DIRECTOR – Qasim Basir
WRITTEN BY – Qasim Basir, Samantha Tanner
PRODUCERS – Datari Turner; Executive Producers: Jash’d Belcher, Louis Steyn, TJ Steyn, Jamal Chilton, Tim Weatherspoon, Phil Thornton, Meagan Good, Omari Hardwick
CAST – Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good, Jay Ellis, Dijon Talton, Wesley Jonathan, Affion Crockett
RUN TIME – 89 min
RATING – R
ABOUT DATARI TURNER PRODUCTIONS
Datari Turner Productions is a California-based Film and Television production company founded by Datari Turner in 2010. Visit datariturnerproductions.com for more information.
ABOUT DATARI TURNER
One of the most prolific independent producers in film and television, Datari Turner is crafting a career like no other. As founder of Datari Turner Productions since 2010, he has produced 30 feature films, including six (6) films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival: A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. (2018); Gook (winner of the NEXT Audience Award in 2017), Ten Thousand Saints (2015), Luv (2012), Another Happy Day (2011) and Salvation Boulevard (2011). All told, his films have earned 98 festival award nominations. Datari has worked with 4 Academy Award winners (Jennifer Connolly, Common, Marisa Tomei and Ellen Burstyn) and 13 Academy Award nominees, including Ethan Hawke, James Franco and Ruby Dee. Possessing a keen eye for talent, Turner gave actors Ryan Destiny (“Star”) and Michael Rainey Jr. (“Power”) their big screen debuts and cast rapper Common in his first lead film role (Luv).
On the television side, Turner has produced 100 hours of original programming for networks such as WE tv, BET, TV One, Starz and Oxygen. He recently executive produced Showtime’s three-part documentary series “Shut Up and Dribble” with LeBron James, which was nominated for a 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Documentary. Datari is also the creator of the hit WE tv franchise “Growing Up Hip Hop,” currently in its 4th season and the network’s highest-rated program. In 2015, Datari signed a first-look deal with CodeBlack/Lionsgate Films. In 2016, he signed a first-look deal with Entertainment One to produce original, unscripted programming for the studio; this deal was renewed last year.
Datari’s current projects include the films Same Difference and If Not Now, When?, which both premiered at ABFF. Next up, is the release of his first major studio project Uncorked — a Netflix film starring Niecy Nash and Courtney B. Vance, and written/directed by Insecure showrunner Prentice Penny. For more information, visit datariturnerproductions.com.