Dough Boys (film)
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|Directed by||Nicholas Harvell|
|Produced by||Preston A. Whitmore II|
|Written by||Preston A. Whitmore II|
Kirk Jones (Sticky Fingaz)
|Edited by||Andre Jones|
1100 Jefferson Street is not just any address; it’s the Mecca for four friends bonded by both their circumstances and their struggle to make something, anything out of their seemingly predetermined fate.
Corey, the all-around good guy with great potential (Escarpeta); Smooth, the ladies man, big dreamer and quintessential leader (Hardrict); Black, the eager-to-please skinny weed head (McRae) and Long Cuz, the skittishly annoying square trying to keep up with everyone else (Eduardo) form the group who make up their rules and moves as they go along.
Drama can always be found among 1100 Jefferson Street’s day-to-day dealings down to the resident crack head that serves as both lookout and snitch and the good-hearted Beauty (Reagan Gomez-Preston) running a full-service hair salon out of her one-bedroom apartment.
Meanwhile, Corey plays a balancing act with the streets and his future as he weighs the arguments of his girlfriend in one ear and mentor, Simuel – played by Gabriel Casseus – in the other to go back to school.
But constantly calling Corey’s attention are the “Dough Boys,” who dream big enough to spend their money before they get it and smoke their joints before they roll ‘em.
Although they shy clear of the drug game, the boys still do their streetwise duty in protecting the resident drug dealer in the building, played by Kirk Jones a.k.a. Sticky Fingaz. This is a loyal bond that pays off well. But their current “hustle” of choice is flipping counterfeit casino chips in a limited market.
The young men have obviously bit off more than they can chew and when their buyer Julian France, played by Wood Harris walks in it gets really interesting. Thus, the “Dough Boys” fight to stay alive as the rules of the street that they live by consequentially are the very rules that begin to pull them under.
For anyone who hustled for more in life comes “Dough Boys” produced and written by writer/director/producer Preston A. Whitmore II.
“Dough Boys” – which is the first full-length feature film from director Nicholas Harvell – is the inaugural feature from Whitmore’s “Give Back” program, where he funds independent films to give up and coming directors, actors and other filmmakers a shot at utilizing their skills. Bonnie Berry LaMon serves as Executive Producer.
- Amanda Aardsma as Palova
- Wood Harris as Julian
- Arlen Escarpeta as Corey
- Kirk Jones (Sticky Fingaz) as Deuce
- Reagan Gomez-Preston as Beauty
- Cory Hardrict as Smooth
- Maurice McRae as Black
- Lorenzo Eduardo as Long Cuz
- Page Kennedy as Aub
- Ricky Harris as Faze Disco
- Richard Brooks as Detective Nichols
- Gabriel Casseus as Simuel
- Kel Mitchell as Reggie
- Leonard A. Anderson as Officer White
- Mirtha Michelle as Selecia
- Tina Huang as Zena
- Preston A. Whitmore II .... Producer
- Bonnie Berry LaMon .... Executive Producer
- Matthew Gray .... Line Producer
- Yarbrough, Kenya M.: "Preston Whitmore Puts in Work", EUR, July 9, 2008. Archived May 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.