Legendary director/actor, Bill Duke, brings together an all-star cast for the award winning, independently produced legal thriller, "CREATED EQUAL" - starring Aaron Tveit ("Les Misérables," "Graceland," "Grease Live"), Edy Ganem (Lifetime TV’s "Devious Maids"), veteran actors Lou Diamond Phillips ("La Bamba," "Longmire") Greg Alan Williams (OWN TV’s "Greenleaf," "BayWatch"), and Yohance Myles ("Shots Fired").
Currently touring the film festival circuit with advance screenings, the buzz of Created Equal has film enthusiasts piling into theaters! Already, the film has won two Sunscreen Film Festival Awards: “Best Actor” (Aaron Tveit) and “Best Director” (Bill Duke), and most recently, nominations for Imagen Awards: “Best Actor – Feature Film” (Lou Diamond Phillips) and “Best Actress – Feature Film” (Edy Ganem).
"Created Equal" follows the story of Thomas “Tommy” Reilly (Aaron Tveit), a cocky, up-and-coming attorney, begrudgingly takes on a case for Sister Alejandra “Allie” Batista (Edy Ganem), who's desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church.
Against his supervisor's wishes, Tommy files suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination without justifiable cause. As the trial unfolds, an extremist concocts a plot to stop the heresy against the church by attacking and threatening to kill Alejandra if they don't back off.
Tommy’s faith and conviction are tested, and as he’s challenged to question his purpose, he begins the transformation from an egotistical, arrogant person, to one who is committed to a mission larger than his own self-interests.
"Created Equal" explores how having a higher purpose can be life-changing. Based on the novel written by Roger A. Brown, who also serves as Executive Producer of the film, it gives a voyeuristic view of the stained-glass ceiling that exists for women in the Catholic Church without actually taking sides. Check out the movie trailer.
Published by Judith Davis