Well, I have just returned from the Croydon Grants Vue cinema where I saw “Saving Dreams” one of the most thought provoking movies that I have seen in quite a while.
Written and directed by Isioro T. Jaboro, a “taster” of the storyline is as follows:-
BRENDA JACKSON has the talent to become a great singer. But her other dreams interfere with her following that path. When she meets STEVE REEDS she seems to have hit the jackpot-he has it all and he promises to introduce her to people in the music biz.Yet as time goes on, after their marriage, the promises fade and abuse becomes the norm. He even forbids her to sing around the house. Then surprisingly, he asks her to sing at a fund raiser for his new foundation. There, she is profoundly shocked to learn that his foundation helps abused women and children around the world. He is more powerful than she imagined! She finds it difficult to sing, but somehow manages to wow the audience with her angelic voice. At that banquet, she meets BAYO FRANKS, a music producer who gives her his card. Soon after, she finds herself pregnant. She hopes her pregnancy will soften her husband’s attitude toward her, but he kicks her down the stairs, causing a miscarriage. On returning home from hospital — Go see the movie!
Another significant highlight of this movie was Jessica Nworkike’s rendition of the song – “Make or Break” which actually left me (and half of the audience) almost in tears.
Starsongs has the perfect original new song “It’s You I’m Leanin’ On” which would compliment Jessica’s sincere and souful vocal style perfectly.
We understand that TJ is currently working on his nex tcinematic project, “Rubbles Of Love” which I can reveal has as equally strong and poignant story line as “Saving Dreams”.