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Production Title: Beyond The Vows
Independent/Student/Studio: Independent
Production Type: Feature Film

Production Location: Cypress 
Specific Production Location: Houston/Cypress

Production Start Date: 01/2018
Production Wrap Date:  02/2018
Production Schedule: 2-3 days on selected weeks

Executive Producer(s): Joan Montreuil, Byron Brown 
Producer: Byron Brown
Director: Joan Montreuil
Writer:    Joan Montreuil
Director of Photography: Devin Brown

Character Breakdowns:

[KAREN] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: LATE 20’s-EARY 30’s] [AFRICAN AMERICAN] Karen is married, motherless and a conservative Christian: family oriented and compassionate. Her only downfall is that she’s insecure and has to fight her vain imaginations and negative thoughts. Lead 

[DELISSA] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: LATE 30’s-EARLY 40’s] She is a widow, with strong religious beliefs, which could be overbearing at times. She is a very protective and supportive mother to her daughter Karen.

[SPIRITUAL LEADER] [ GENDER: FEMALE [NO PREFERENCE] A  Tarot Reader tempts to read Karen her future, until they discover that she is indeed a fraud. 

[DOTTIE] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: LATE 20’s-EARLY 30’s] Single; An assertive, opinionated, loud, man-bashing woman who is afraid of commitment. She can sometimes be discouraging to Karen with her sly comments concerning her husband’s past.

[LAURIE] [GENDER: FEMALE] Best friend of Dottie who helps to stir up trouble in Karen's relationship.

[CORA] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 30’s-40’s] Unhappy wife; modest; secretive and discreet about her failing marriage. She’s a loyal friend who will fight for Karen’s marriage even if she cannot save her own.

[CONNIE] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: LATE 20’s-EARLY 30’s] Modest divorcee; She is grieving her wayward actions that caused her to lose her husband; She remains in the support group to gain strength for this new journey of singleness.

[TROY [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: LATE 20’s-EARLY 30’s] Deceptive but loving at the same time. He’s taken on the father role to Don’s unknown daughter.

[DON [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: LATE 20’s-EARLY 30’s] [AFRICAN AMERICAN] Thoughtful, hard-working; God-fearing and has a severe desire to prove to his wife, Karen that he will never be unfaithful again.

[PASTOR HOLLAND] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: NO PREFERENCE] Religious Minister committed to supporting the couple through dark times.

[ATTORNEY SLOAN] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: NO PREFERENCE] Professional Businesswoman. She is the attorney of Karen's deceased patient.

[NURSE]  [NO PREFERENCE] BACKGROUND ACTOR

[DOCTOR] [NO PREFERENCE] BACKGROUND ACTOR

[RECEPTIONIST] [NO PREFERENCE] Receptionist who is frustrated by her job adventures.

[BYSTANDER] [NO PREFERENCE] BACKGROUND ACTOR

[PRIEST] [NO PREFERENCE] FAMILY PRIEST OF DOTTIE'S PATIENT

[PATIENT] [AGE: 50-70] BACKGROUND ACTOR

[ALEXIS] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 20-25] [RACE: AFRICAN AMERICAN] Mother who works hard to support her daughter by any means necessary. 

[DONYELL]  [GENDER: FEMALE]  [AGE: 7-9] Young girl who suffers with a rare disease. [FILLED]

[CARL] [AGE:35] [RACE: WHITE MALE] Son of Karen's patient.

[MR. THICKET] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: LATE 30’s-EARLY 60’s) Great listener: allows his wife to wear the pants; He is unsupportive of his son’s wayward ways.

[MRS. THICKET] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: LATE 30’s-EARLY 60’s] Loud: upholds her son’s bad behavior and treats him like a child when he is a full grown adult.

[WAITRESS] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: NO PREFERENCE] [EXTRAS NEEDED FOR SCENE]

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BEYOND THE VOWS - is an inspirational film about marriage and love's imperfection. The newlywed couple, Karen Burbank and her husband, Don Burbank, as with every couple need some sort of healing . While divorce and separation are at its highest peak, it has become the new ritual that would soon follow behind most wedding ceremonies. The Christian couple insists that some marriage counseling and Sunday's worship services are the best options for divorce lawyers and courtroom proceedings. But then, things get even more complicated after Don gets involved into a second affair with yet, another mistress. Karen, his once loved, and devoted-wife that he promised to love and cherish, to have and to hold, from that day forward, for better, for worse, can no longer bear the heavy burden alone from her husband's infidelity. After Don finally fixes himself from within and sees the irreversible damage he has caused Karen until his forbidden past comes back to destroy his union once and for all. But the question is; does the couple have what it takes to overcome the powers that be or will Karen decide to go beyond her vows when she is free to turn the other cheek? 

Updated: July 2, 2017