Husband-wife film and television producers and south Fulton residents Camy “Cameron” Arnett and B.J. Arnett have wrapped a new movie filmed on location in Union City.
Select venues from New York to Texas will be screening the latest Camy Arnett Production Studios project, “Mattie: The Discovery,” with an Atlanta stop planned for early 2019.
According to a news release, the feature length movie is a coming-of-age film in which teenage Mattie, member of a dysfunctional family, discovers that she has the unique ability to see what others cannot.
The release stated a murder serves as the catalyst that awakens hidden gifts and introduces Mattie to a life of unexpected temptations in which she must decide between good and evil.
The film stars Florida native Brianna Hope Beaton in the title role in her first feature film project.
“The most challenging aspect of playing Mattie was truly understanding that she is different; she is capable of seeing visions of the lives of others,” Beaton said in a statement. “I had to remember that with the crazy and sometimes unfortunate life that she has to figure out.”
The film incorporates Christian-based elements, the release stated.
Sequels are already planned.
“The first film gives us an inner view of the family,” Camy “Cameron” Arnett, who makes his directorial debut in the picture and plays a role, said in a statement. “The sequels allow us a broader view of the world around them.”
He will appear in the upcoming Kendrick Brothers film “Overcomers,” due out in August 2019.
Arnett recently self-published “A Good Man: A Child’s I Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda Story” for children age 9 to 17, which its Amazon page said ranges from “financial matters to matters of the heart.”
B.J. Arnett, owner of talent school and booking agency Model Majesty, co-executive produced the film and appears in it, joining her husband onscreen as they did in the 2016 five-time Dove Award-winning film, “Stand Your Ground.”
She said early viewers liken “Mattie” to “Raisin in the Sun,” “The Green Mile” and “The Color Purple.”
The "Mattie" screenwriter is the Rev. Terri Bea-Sopher of Streets of Gold Global Ministries.
Her stage play, movie, music video and book credits include Best Screenplay in the Orlando Film Festival for her script, “The Whispering.”
A comedian and radio personality, Bea-Sopher broadcasts from San Antonio, Texas.
"Mattie" premiered May 4 at the International Christian Film Festival in Orlando, Florida.