Still so rare on the big or small screen, Jillian’s Peak: Sweet Tea is coming to NYCIFF on June 16.
Jillian’s Peak, a series pilot about what it costs to choose happiness, is coming to the 14th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival. The story is loosely based on the life of creator Charzette Torrance and follows a young African-American woman whose wedding day revelation about her heart’s true desires threatens to turn her world upside down.
Shot on location in New York City’s Harlem and The Bronx, the series examines the experience of queer identity in the Black community and stars Ariel Paige, Holmes Lindsay IV (Power, Black Mafia Family – STARZ ) and Trell Marcano.
Torrance and her real-life partner Danielle Johnson created Jillian’s Peak to tell the stories of LGBTQIA women of color, a group still underrepresented in television and film, in partnership with seasoned producer Tracey Baker Simmons (Sugar Plum Twist, Book of Love – Hallmark) and director Frank R. Blenman.
Jillian’s Peak: Sweet Tea screens June 16, 2022 at 3:35pm. There will be a panel discussion with the cast and creators immediately following the screening.