Sixteen-year-old Memphis Braxton wants to dance, but without the approval of his parents, his love of dance will die. Memphis must make a decision that could cost him everything, but he would rather die than not dance. Written & Co-Directed by Shawn Cosby
(Black PR Wire) Silver Spring, Maryland – Centerstage Management Group and Outreach Productions premiere the dance film “33rd & Memphis” in Silver Spring MD, on August 22, featuring local talent. The film is written and co-directed by award-winning actress and choreographer Shawn Cosby, with musical production by Zimbabwe Reid (Zim Digital). “33rd & Memphis” chronicles the journey and heart of Memphis Braxton, a passionate teenage dancer with the condition cardiomyopathy. Will he risk it all for dance? The audience will learn this and more during the moving family production.
Filmed at the start of the pandemic in the spirit of community and creative release, 33rd & Memphis shines a light on performers in the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas, including rising stars Nathan Butts (Lead Actor), Amber Miller Moore (Lead Actor), Mike Brooks (Lead Dancer) and additional triple threat talent.
“The DC Metro area has been tremendously overlooked when it comes to talent,” Shawn says. “At the height of the pandemic, I had a desire to create something beautiful amid so much tragedy. Something that would be a positive representation of family, love, and the arts – and would showcase the dynamic talent we have here.”