BET HER has set two original movies to air during the month of October.
The first of the two is Swag Inc, which will air Saturday, October 12 at 9 p.m. The description: “Two best friends, who are experts in dating, find themselves a unique opportunity to cash in on their “Swag”. Will this opportunity finally give them the lifestyle they’ve always wanted, and the two girls they’ve never been able to land, or will they be broke players for life?” The film stars TravQue, Alfred Nolan Thomas II, Dorien Wilson, Erica Mena and Masika Kalysha. From Footage Films, it is produced by Christopher B. Stokes, Marques Houston, Juanita Houston.
The second is The Waiting Room, “a profile of four women in a doctor’s waiting room as they await to hear if they have breast cancer. Each short film will follow their journey after receiving the life-changing diagnosis. All stories will be written and directed by Black women.” The film will be presented as four ten-minute shorts. From Nina Holiday Entertainment, the project is produced by Terri Vaughn, Cas Sigers-Beedles, Richelle Cross. It will air Sunday, October 20 at 8 p.m.
Here are the descriptions of the four stories:
The Story of Nadia
An OB/GYN finds herself as the patient. Due to the necessary treatment to survive, she faces the harsh reality of not being able to personally have the “gift” that she delivers to women each day. With Dr. Bennett (Keshia Knight-Pulliam), Nadia (Meta Golding) and Travis (Christopher Alan Martin). The writer and director is Micah Ariel Watson.
Bonded: The Story of Kendall
Estranged mother and daughter come together after the daughter is diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer. With Dr. Bennett (Keshia Knight-Pulliam), Kendall (La’Myia Good), Zola (Angie Stone) and Shannon (Kim Davis). The writer and director is Shateka Johnson.
The Ballad of Lexi Smith
A comedienne deals with her cancer battle by incorporating her story into her stage routine. Despite being alternately funny and uncomfortable for the audience, she survives by sharing her truth. With Dr. Bennett (Keshia Knight-Pulliam), Lexi (Michelle Threatt), Sammi (Tequilla Whitfield) and Wes (Jean Elie). The writer and director is Nicole Taylor-Roberts.
The Story of Trinity
A woman learns that her cancer is no longer in remission and sets out to live her remaining days creating memories with her loved ones. With Dr. Bennett (Keshia Knight-Pulliam),Trinity (Rashan Ali), Devon (Ernestine Johnson), Rory (Alexander Benton), Steven (Karon Joseph Riley) and Shelby (Lyric Chance Thomas). The writer and director is Cas Sigers-Beedles.
You can watch a promo for Swag Inc below: