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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.

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“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: and by spreading the word.

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