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(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.


Lillias White

Terri J. Vaughn

Monifa Carter

Rosalyn Coleman

Jerome Preston Bates

Gregory Malonson

Tara Wallace

Daniel G. Cunningham

Emperor Kaioyus

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