BET and Paramount Players have set the premiere date for Quincy Ledbetter’s Alieu the Dreamer starring Denzel Whitaker (Black Panther, The Great Debaters, Training Day) and Haley Webb (The Final Destination, Blonde). The movie script was announced as the winner of BET’s nationwide competition “Project CRE8” and will debut on October 22 at 10pm ET/PT on BET.
“Project CRE8” gives an undiscovered filmmaker the opportunity to have their feature film script produced with a million-dollar budget. Written, directed and composed by Ledbetter, Alieu the Dreamer takes place in a world where mankind hasn’t dreamed for three decades until a driven government agent discovers a young man in the projects, who has suddenly started dreaming. Sought after by an alluring leader of a religious cult, Reverend Venus (Rick Hearst) Alieu struggles to understand his newfound ability while fighting to care for his family.
Alieu the Dreamer is Executive Produced by Roger M. Bobb and Angi Bones for Bobbcat Films.
In 2018, BET and Paramount Players launched the “Project CRE8” screenplay contest which culminated at the BET Networks Headquarters in Los Angeles last September where five finalists pitched their films to a panel of television and film executives. Ledbetter’s original script for Alieu the Dreamer rose to the top of the heap and was selected as the winning script. BET purchased Ledbetter’s screenplay and worked with him and Paramount Players to turn his original script into a feature film. This year “Project CRE8” launched its annual contest in partnership with Tracy Yvonne Productions, searching for TV comedy’s next big screenwriter.
Check out the poster below.
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