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Parris Reeves is someone that you should know ~
Parris Reeves is someone that you should know ~image by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

CHICAGOParris Reaves is a home-grown Chicago, Englewood area, success story. Reaves is a graduate of Englewood High School, as well as an alumni of Chicago State University. This Englewood-Chicago native and “Black Excellence Award” winning director, husband, and father has finally wrapped production of his recent film “Deacon’s Choice” as of December 2013, nine months after starting. Reaves, along with his wife, producer Kenya Renee, and their production team are proudly reaching out for support from the community in getting the word out about the film as it is scheduled for release; Summer 2014. The 90-minute, SAG independent film centers on a city councilman, who is on his deathbed reveals a secret that has lain dormant for over 30 years to his daughter.

“Deacon’s Choice” is a uniquely compelling story that parallels happiness, and lost. It will show that people of all social statues are sometimes faced with the dilemma of whether the unearthing of family secrets can heal deep wounds or better off taken to the grave. Unthinkable acts, paternity and even inheritances shrouded in cover ups are all part of this soon to be released film "Deacon's Choice."

Since Parris’ film “Ran$um Games” starring Wood Harris and Elise Neal was officially selected for the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in 2007 he has been perfecting his craft and his most recent endeavors include: Credited director for the development feature and remake of “Absolute,” producer and director for the upcoming film “Deacon’s Choice.” Collaboratively produced gospel singing sensation Ami Rushes promotional video and a drama film rendition of “The Experimental Witch Project” – Pavel’s Chapter was selected as one of the 14 winners out of over 6,000 films submitted to the International Film Competition and collaborative project based on the novel “The Witch of Portobello” written by Multimillion-seller and Brazilian born Paulo Coelho who is also the author of “The Alchemist.” And he directed the film “When Thugs Cry” distributed through Lionsgate.

Parris Reaves, and his family are proud of their Chicago roots, and the success of their movies, and their stories have earned them the respect, and support throughout Chicagoland. Show your support by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/kenyatheproducer?fref=ts and by spreading the word.

For a sneak preview: http://youtu.be/g0nI13ZFLi4

For company information: http://www.facebook.com/hawkfilmzenterprize

 Parris Reaves
Parris Reaves image by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Parris Reaves

 Parris Reaves is a home-grown Chicago, Englewood area, success story. Reaves is a graduate of Englewood High School, as well as an alumni of Chicago State University. This Englewood-Chicago native and “Black Excellence Award” winning director, husband, and father has finally wrapped production of his recent film “Deacon’s Choice” as of December 2013, nine months after starting. Reaves, along with his wife, producer Kenya Renee, and their production team are proudly reaching out for support from the community in getting the word out about the film as it is scheduled for release; Summer 2014. The 90-minute, SAG independent film centers on a city councilman, who on his deathbed reveals a secret that has lain dormant for over 30 years to his daughter.

Director ~ Producer ~ Writer
Director ~ Producer ~ Writer Hawkzfilm

Director ~ Producer ~ Writer

“Deacon’s Choice” is a uniquely compelling story that parallels happiness, and lost. It will show that people of all social statues are sometimes faced with the dilemma of whether the unearthing of family secrets can heal deep wounds or better off taken to the grave. Unthinkable acts, paternity and even inheritances shrouded in cover ups are all part of this soon to be released film "Deacon's Choice."  

Hawkzfilms
Hawkzfilms Hawkzfilm

Hawkzfilms

Since Parris’ film “Ran$um Games” starring Wood Harris and Elise Neal was officially selected for the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in 2007 he has been perfecting his craft and his most recent endeavors include: Credited director for the development feature and remake of “Absolute,” producer and director for the upcoming film “Deacon’s Choice.” Collaboratively produced gospel singing sensation Ami Rushes promotional video and a drama film rendition of “The Experimental Witch Project” – Pavel’s Chapter was selected as one of the 14 winners out of over 6,000 films submitted to the International Film Competition and collaborative project based on the novel “The Witch of Portobello” written by Multimillion-seller and Brazilian born Paulo Coelho who is also the author of “The Alchemist.” And he directed the film “When Thugs Cry” distributed through Lionsgate.

Deacons Choice
Deacons Choice image by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Deacons Choice

Parris Reaves, and his family are proud of their Chicago roots, and the success of their movies, and their stories have earned them the respect, and support throughout Chicagoland. Show your support by visiting:  https://www/facebook.com/deaconschoicemovie and by spreading the word.  

Deacons Choice cast
Deacons Choice cast image by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Deacons Choice cast

Show your support by visiting:  https://www/facebook.com/deaconschoicemovie and by spreading the word. 

For a sneak previewhttp://youtu.be/g0nI13ZFLi4

For company information:  http://www.facebook.com/hawkfilmzenterprize

Kenya Renee
Kenya Renee image by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Kenya Renee

City councilman Michael Shields on his deathbed revealed a secret to his 32-year-old daughter:

 
People of all social statuses are faced with the choice of whether to unearth family secrets. From unthinkable acts, paternity and even inheritances are shrouded in cover ups often time leaving family members demanding the truth from others. In the soon to be 2014 released film "Deacon's Choice", Deacon Shields, teacher, journalist and daughter of a high powered Chicago Public Official  initiates the establishment of her existence through her writings. 

 

Deacons Choice soon to be released
Deacons Choice soon to be released image by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Deacons Choice soon to be released

She combs through family relationships, including her tug-a-war relationship with "Tina Shields" her mother, Chicago political hierarchy and her roller-coaster ride through addiction. The story proceeds with Councilman Michael Shields dying leaving the question, Can these deep wounds can be absolved and healed?
Deacons Choice movie
Deacons Choice movie image by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Deacons Choice movie

One would assume the film’s name derived from a religious title, but this twin story explains one young lady’s journeys through life, evoking the inner landscape of her longing to connect to love and feeling loved by her mother.  Deacon’s Choice uniquely illustrates parallel stories that are parables of happiness gloriously found and tragically lost linked by her fathers’ choice to pursue a relationship beyond his marriage, causing the hearts, passions and esteems of both mother and daughter to slowly chip away by this long-lived facade.
Deacons Choice movie soon to be released
Deacons Choice movie soon to be released image by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Deacons Choice movie soon to be released

The betrayed wife had a choice in the situation either to stay in the marriage or not. But Deacon had no choice in the situation and for 30 years has been at the mercy of selfishness.

Kenya Renee someone you should know
Kenya Renee someone you should know image by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Kenya Renee someone you should know

Once the blinders are removed from Deacon’s eyes, she is presented with the truth.   That has destroyed her family’s once solid foundation. The heartbreaking details of this confession have crystallized all the years of her insecurities and self-doubt, leaving Deacon devastated and realizing she has bared the brunt of the situation her entire life. Can all the lies and betrayal be absolved?  More importantly, can this heartfelt pain be healed?

 

Kenya Renee ~ Deacons Choice
Kenya Renee ~ Deacons Choice image by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Kenya Renee ~ Deacons Choice

This film exposes an unincorporated world of confusion but measures strength, not from one’s demeanor but by each characters internal self, riding on emotional roller coasters in pursuit of closure.

Deacons Choice, the movie
Deacons Choice, the movie Hawkzfilm

Deacons Choice, the movie

Produced By

Kenya Renee, Parris Reaves, Solomon Murray,

Ronald Eugene Parker

The story proceeds with Councilman Michael Shields dying leaving the question, Can these deep wounds can be absolved and healed?

Deacons Choice is the next hit
Deacons Choice is the next hit Hawkzfilm

Deacons Choice is the next hit

 In the soon to be 2014 released film "Deacon's Choice", Deacon Shields, teacher, journalist and daughter of a high powered Chicago Public Official  initiates the establishment of her existence through her writings. 
 
Tina Sheilds
Tina Sheilds Hawkzfilm

Tina Sheilds

 This film exposes an unincorporated world of confusion but measures strength, not from one’s demeanor but by each characters internal self, riding on emotional roller coasters in pursuit of closure.

Stop the violence
Stop the violence Hawkzfilm

Stop the violence

The betrayed wife had a choice in the situation either to stay in the marriage or not. But Deacon had no choice in the situation and for 30 years has been at the mercy of selfishness.
 
 This film exposes an unincorporated world of confusion but measures strength and integrity.
Kenya Renee ~ bio
Kenya Renee ~ bio image by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Kenya Renee ~ bio

One would assume the film’s name derived from a religious title, but this twin story explains one young lady’s journeys through life, evoking the inner landscape of her longing to connect to love and feeling loved by her mother.  Deacon’s Choice uniquely illustrates parallel stories that are parables of happiness gloriously found and tragically lost linked by her fathers’ choice to pursue a relationship beyond his marriage, causing the hearts, passions and esteems of both mother and daughter to slowly chip away by this long-lived façade.
 
The betrayed wife had a choice in the situation either to stay in the marriage or not. But Deacon had no choice in the situation and for 30 years has been at the mercy of selfishness.
 
 This film exposes an unincorporated world of confusion but measures strength, not from one’s demeanor but by each characters internal self, riding on emotional roller coasters in pursuit of closure.