The Fallen, a faith-based movie written, directed by, and starring gospel artist Deitrick Haddon, is set to premiere this month on AllBlk, the streaming platform announced Tuesday.
A follow-up to Blessed and Cursed (2010), The Fallen picks up with praise and worship leader Dwight Hawkins (Haddon) finally achieving his dream of a professional music career.
The newly released trailer shows Dwight landing a record deal, but quickly getting sucked into the trappings of fame.
“Little by little, I found myself being pulled into it,” he says while being led around by beautiful women and using drugs.
“I never meant for this to happen,” Dwight admits when his life begins to fall apart.
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The drama also stars Grammy-nominated singer Major, singer Q Parker (112), comedian Jonathan Slocumb, and gospel artist B Slade, alongside actors Jo él Quinn (Sparkle) and Brittany Lucio (A House Divided).
Here’s the official description: “With the help of his friend-turned-manager Jared (Jor él Quinn), Dwight has landed a showcase for TMG records, one of the biggest labels in the business. A stellar performance gains him the favor of TMG President, Brandon K. Sterling (Johnathan Slocumb) and before he knows it, Dwight is signed and placed at the top of the label’s priority list. Dwight feels like he is living a whole new life, and when Sterling arranges a collaboration between Dwight and superstar rapper Bonnie B (Lucio), his world changes forever. Dwight has everything he has ever wanted, but it all starts to slip between his fingers. Hitting rock bottom, he is at the point of giving up until an intervention and the visitation of the Holy Spirit shows him he still has a purpose.”
The movie is produced by Swirl Films, with Eric Tomosunas and Keith Neal serving as executive producers. Deitrick Haddon, Bryant Scott of Tyscot Entertainment and Jeff Mosely of Fairtrade Entertainment are also executive producers alongside Brett Dismuke and Nikki Love for AllBlk.
The Fallen begins streaming Thursday, June 30 on AMC Networks’ AllBlk platform for Black film and TV.
Watch the trailer below.