Published on May 6th, 2023 | by richvongod0
U.I.A.E. and Manns Mackie Distribution Partners with Manns/Mackie Studios for ‘My Brother’s Keeper’
This powerful story is about one man’s battle with PTSD. Manns Mackie Distribution has finalized the acquisition of the feature film, MY BROTHER’S KEEPER. The film is a powerful story of faith and redemption in the wake of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and will be released in theaters in BARBADOS. Bob Elder, Founder and President of Collide Distribution shares, “MY BROTHER’S KEEPER are exactly the motivators, cause-related film that meets our mission at Collide.
We’re thrilled to be working with Manns/Mackie Studios to bring this timely feature to market Directed by Kevan Otto (A QUESTION OF FAITH, FORGIVEN) and written by US Army Veteran Ty Manns (A QUESTION OF FAITH, THE 5th QUARTER), MY BROTHER’S KEEPER stars TC Stallings (WAR ROOM, A QUESTION OF FAITH), Joey Lawrence (Melissa & Joey, Blossom, Hawaii Five-0), Robert Ri’chard (COACH CARTER, Empire), and Keshia Knight Pulliam (The Cosby Show).
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER shares the story of returning war veteran SFC Travis Fox (TC Stallings) who has one more battle to fight – PTSD. Fox and his best friend SFC Ron “Preach” Pearcy (Joey Lawrence) are in their 6th combat deployment when Preach and his entire Ranger platoon are killed in a deadly improvised explosive device attack. Travis returns to his hometown to settle the affairs of his parents, who had passed away years before. In searching for answers about his parents, he also discovers a new obstacle in PTSD. He finds support from church counselor Tiffany Robertson (Keshia Knight-Pulliam) and slowly begins to rediscover his faith in God until he discovers a secret. Travis uncovers a secret hidden by his best friend Donnie Berry (Robert Ri’chard) that threatens his newfound faith, restores his guilt, and causes
him to consider the unthinkable. Bishop Charles Mackie, the co-founder of Manns/Mackie Studios, explains, “So many people in our communities are silently struggling with issues surrounding PTSD, or they are trying to help and support a family member who is battling PTSD. We are excited that Collide Distribution and UPHE Content Group also understand how important this topic is, and we look forward to working together to give a message of faith and hope to so many.”
Writer Manns, who is also the President of Manns/Mackie Studios shares, “I believe MY BROTHER’S KEEPER will find a wide audience of viewers, as we’ve coined the movies that we make as ‘generational films’. These are stories that every family member, from grandparents to grandchildren, can all sit in a single setting to watch and enjoy. We also pray our films will create opportunities for families to have both fun and informative discussions.”
Manns Mackie Distribution: Manns Mackie Distribution is a branch of Collide Media Group specializing in downstream home entertainment distribution via UPHE Content Group.
We elevate media that inspire a deeper relationship with Christ. Manns/Mackie Studios is a concept-to-consumer feature-film production company that specializes in family and faith-based films.
About UPHE Content Group: Headquartered in London, The UPHE Content Group is a repertoire center of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, acquiring and producing multi-genre entertainment for distribution across theatrical, home entertainment, television, and digital platforms on a worldwide basis. The UPHE Content Group is part of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets, and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television, and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming, and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, and DreamWorks Animation Film and Television. UFEG is part of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television, station group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBC Universal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
U.I.A.E. Was formed by Karlos R. Cobham of KWEST International Inc. To create an annual event that seeks to achieve its mission of unifying the creative industries internationally and the production of positive products through educational forums, inspirational events, and corporate collaboration worldwide. It is envisioned that this event will change the lives of creative practitioners internationally and positively impact youth and families through arts and entertainment. U.I.A.E. Seeks to provide musical entertainment through the hosting of shows and events such as the United International Arts Expo geared for September 15–17, 2023. It is a subsidiary of KWEST International Inc. KWEST), a Barbados and US non-profit organization that collaborates with affiliates and organizations specifically working for and with youth and supports musical and creative artists to ensure they have access and the necessary tools needed for success.
Karlos R. Cobham, Founder/President/CEO of U.I.A.E. Limited, and the team wish to thank Ty Manns and Manns/Mackie Studios and look forward to a great partnership. The public will also have the opportunity to view on KWEST Network via pay-per-view at kwestinternational.com.
Robert Ri’chard has starred in the Nickelodeon sitcom Cousin Skeeter. He also made a few appearances as himself on the hit Nickelodeon game show, Figure It Out. He played Samuel on Touched By An Angel, a troubled teen whose brother is in prison for shooting a man. Also, he has appeared in films such as Coach Carter and House of Wax. His breakout role was in the TV adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel, The Feast of All Saints, where he played the young Marcel who becomes a man within society. He has been professionally acting since the age of 13. He appeared in the movie Light It Up along with R&B star Usher. He attended Palms Middle School in Los Angeles, California.
Richard has guest starred on many hit shows such as Boston Public, Touched by an Angel, NCIS, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, My Wife and Kids, and The Jamie Foxx Show. In 2000, he starred in the Disney Channel TV movie Alley Cats Strike. Richard has appeared in the 2006 season of Veronica Mars. In 1997, Ri’chard starred in the television special, In His Father’s Shoes, which earned him the 1998 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special. He became popular in 2001 when he got the role of Arnaz Ballard on the UPN hit sitcom One on One alongside Flex Alexander and Kyla Pratt. That role was the most significant of his television roles. He continued to play the role until the show ended in 2006.
In the sitcom Meet the Browns, he portrayed Derek Porter, a buffoonish frat student who lived next door to Brown Meadows. He often provided service to Brown Meadows’ and was often either the mastermind or participant in Brown’s antics. He debuted in season 3 as a recurring character, and in the fourth season, was promoted to a main character. Richard was considered for the role of Barry Frost in Rizzoli & Isles, but the role was given to Lee Thompson Young.
Richard was set to star in a new series entitled Eight Days a Week, starring Christina Milian and Mario Lopez on the CW Television Network during the fall 2007 season, but it was canceled due to the 2007 Writers Strike before airing. On November 16, 2011, it was announced that Robert Ri’chard was cast as Jamie in the TV series The Vampire Diaries.
Famous film and television director Brian Robbins describes Robert as a sniper in cinema, “If you need to shoot the best scene in your movie and you have one take, you call Robert Ri’chard.” Emmy Award-winning actor Richard (French pronunciation) has a strong love for collaborating and creating the best work. The expansive spectrum of his roles has garnered screen time with box office juggernauts Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Alec Baldwin, Oprah, Forest Whitaker, and Vanessa Williams. If you ask Robert to describe the work in his future, he would beam his bright smile and say, “ Running, carrying the hero’s weapon, and kissing the lead actress.”
The United International Arts Expo Team would also like to thank Manns/Mackie Studios, BTMI, Invest Barbados, David Meltzer Enterprises, Slam 101.1 FM, Barbados Golf Club, Export Barbados, The National Cultural Foundation, The Barbados Community College, ECSS LTD, Olympus Theatres, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Globe Drive-In, FieldTech Staging Solutions, Starcom Network Inc, Kensington Oval, AVE Solutions, Ministry of Finance, KFC, Starbucks, Ocean2 Hotel, Liquid Soul, Community, Positive TV, CBC, Private Aircraft Services, Panenka Bar & Grill, Chukka Caribbean Adventures (Barbados) Ltd., Atlantis Submarine, HCQC, Shakad Eco Lifestyle, 5th element, The Student Centre and KWEST Radio.
My Brother’s Keeper will be in cinemas across Barbados, Olympus Theatres, Globe Drive-In, and on KWEST Network for others globally and viewers get to be a part of creating a U.I.A.E. Arts fund and scholarship for five (5) Caribbean youth to pursue the arts in the USA.Tweet