Contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream! (Producer – Melissa Simmonds

“Being a producer of low budget feature film is a job that is never ending. Ultimately the buck always stops with me. Even though I have the support of colleagues like Lynette Eastmond and currently Renatta Mohammed, as well as Executive Producers Christian Roberts and Keith Morris, I am exhausted. If I had I known what this really entailed I am not sure I’d have started it but that is life… I guess its like marriage, if you knew the pain you would never do it, or childbirth you forget the pain once the baby is born.

(CLICK FOR BIGGER) “This is a romantic comedy but the main theme is love being born from chaos, so I thought it would be interesting to put the multicultural twist on the casting of the Lovers, Theseus & Hippolyta as well as Oberon & Titania as it’s never been done before but also considering the history of the island and current racism we face in the 21st Century, I had to ensure the Lovers ended up in mixed race relations when in the right couplings. At one point, Lysander saysI would not change a raven for a dovewhen he falls for Helena…”

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