(Short Film)

Melinda Sonata - Kenny Seymour
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Original Score & Sound Design by Kenny Seymour

  Kenny Seymour has composed the score and furnished sound design for the short film "Melinda" written & directed by Marishka S. Phillips. 


  MELINDA is a modern-day interpretation of a Greek tragedy set in contemporary New Orleans. With its unique history, architecture, culture and traditions, the city becomes a central character in the narrative, focused on the prominent LaCroix family, and exposes a world where deception, secrets, and lies take equal prominence, and where spiritualism and rituals collide.

  The cast for MELINDA includes many recognizable names from theatre and television: LaChanze as Melinda LaCroix (Tony Award, The Color Purple); Terri J. Vaugh as Stacia LeBeau (NAACP Award, The Steve Harvey Show); LiLlias White as Madam Magda (Tony , Drama Desk, Obie and Outer Critics Circle Awards); Rosalyn Coleman Williams (Outer Critics Circle Award); Jerome Preston Bates (Tony Award winner, August Wilson's Jitney); R&B singer/songwriter Monifah Carter as Hannah; Tara Wallace as Rachel Benoit (Love and Hip-Hop); and model turn actor Gregory Malonson as Jason LaCroix. Adding to the cast, two young newcomers Daniel Cunningham and Emperor Kaioyus who play the La Croix's young sons.

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