EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS KOUNTRY WAYNE AND TRESSA AZAREL SMALLWOOD HOST BIPOC PRESS BRIEFING FEATURING CAST OF NEW INDIE FEATURE FILM, STRANGE LOVE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16

One-On-One Interviews
8am PT – 3pm PT

Scheduling Interview Slots

Media Roundtable
3pm – 4pm 

Webinar Link To Be Provided 

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Special Guest Cast Members

Kountry Wayne, Tressa Azarel Smallwood, Carl Payne, Erica Pinkett, Marquita Goings, Mike Bless, Rolonda Rochelle

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT: Comedian/Influencer Kountry Wayne and producer Tressa Azarel Smallwood, executive producers of the feature film STRANGE LOVE, will be in the Los Angeles area for live and virtual interviews opportunities.

STRANGE LOVE is the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) Centerpiece Gala event, premiering February 15.  The premiere will feature a red carpet and post party.  Details available.

WHOTressa Azarel Smallwood (Executive Producer, CEO MegaMind Media) 
Tressa Azarel Smallwood, through her DMV based prodcution company, MegaMind Media, has joined forces with major TV networks, such as BETBET HerBET+TV One, and AMC AllBlk to release several projects including: Sinners Wanted, “The Available Wife”, “All In”, which received the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the American Black Film Festival in 2019, and “Wicked City,” to list a few.  Prior to forming MegaMind Media, Smallwood turned her debut bestselling novel into a multi-million-dollar publishing company that has amassed thousands of fans worldwide with over 162+ titles to date. 

Dewayne “Kountry Wayne” Colley (Comedian/Influencer)
Since his first Facebook post in October 2014 went viral, the charismatic comic has amassed millions of followers–10M+ to be exact–across Facebook and Instagram.  Named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2021, Kountry Wayne has garnered a loyal following from his widely popular digital sketches and hilarious standup. He is currently headlining his 37-city Help Is On The Way Comedy Tour, produced by Live Nation.

Strange Love Cast
Marquita Goings (“Woke”)
Michael “Mike Bless” Anthony (“Raising Dion”) 
Carl Anthony Payne II (“Martin)
Erica Pinkett (“Secret Society”)
Rolonda “Ro” Rochelle (“Chicago Fire”)
WHEN: LA PRESS TOUR/JUNKET
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 7am – 5pm PST

WHERE: In-Person (Los  Angeles Area) + Virtual Opportunities Available

Watch STRANGE LOVE TrailerHere:

ABOUT STRANGE LOVE  
Strange Love is the perfect scarytale from Colley and Smallwood.  Carl Anthony Payne (“Martin”) directs a cast that represents the blending of the executive producers’ creativity.  The cast is a mashup of established actors like Marquita Goings and Patrice Lovely with social influencers like Micheal Anthony (Mike Bless) and Rolonda Rochelle (Ro)–from the popular “Kountry Wayne” sketches–and reality stars-turned-actors like Shirlene King and Erica Pinkett. Deshawn [Wayne] and his wife Megan, played by Goings (Woke), are living in a cramped, crappy, apartment next to noisy neighbors.  Fed-up and frustrated, Megan refuses to have sex until their living situation improves.  Desperate to save their marriage, Deshawn and Megan buy the “too good to be true” house and find out it’s haunted.  However, this ghostale gets a bit entangled when Deshawn gives in to the pleasures of the spirit.

Strange Love premieres on Prime Video, February 14.

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