Posts Tagged ‘Antonique Smith’

“Yelling to the Sky” Film Trailer

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film Yelling to the Sky. The film is directed by Victoria Mahoney, starring Antonique Smith, Zoe Kravitz and Gabourey Sidibe.

Yelling to the Sky Opening in theaters in NYC on December 14th and digital download via iTunes, on-demand and more

A Golden Bear nominee from the 2011 Berlin Film Festival and Official Selection of the SXSW and Deauville American Film Festivals, YELLING TO THE SKY stars Zoe Kravitz (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS; the forthcoming MAD MAX: FURY ROAD; M. Night Shymalan’s AFTER EARTH) as Sweetness O’Hara, an introspective and shy teenager who tries to blend into the crowded halls of her high school. But an increasingly complex home life and a growing threat at school soon carry her into a world of reckless ambivalence.

A visceral coming-of-age story, YELLING TO THE SKY features a sobering, breakthrough performance from Kravitz, with an all-star supporting cast including Jason Clarke (THE CHICAGO CODE; Kathryn Bigelow’s ZERO DARK THIRTY; Baz Lurhman’s THE GREAT GATSBY); Gabourey Sidibe (Best Actress nominee for PRECIOUS; The BIG C; TOWER HEIST); Tim Blake Nelson (LINCOLN; O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?) and Antonique Smith (NOTORIOUS).

During pre and post production, the film was selected for the Screenwriters and Directos Sundance Labs, the IFP Narrative Labs and Victoria was named to Filmmaker Magazine’s annual list of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”

“Yelling to the Sky” had its World Premiere in Competition at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival, where the film was nominated for the Golden Bear. Since Berlin, the film has played at countless festivals worldwide, including South By Southwest, Deauville, Giffoni (Italy, where the film was awarded the Crystal Gryphon award), Guanajuato (Mexico), Mumbai, Gen Art, Film Society of Lincoln Center/ImageNation, Urbanworld and more.

Antonique Smith Joins the Cast of Abduction

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Antonique Smith, known for her highly praised portrayal of Faith Evans in the 2009 hit bio-drama Notorious, has joined the cast of the upcoming action-thriller Abduction. The film, directed by John Singleton, stars Taylor Lautner, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello and Jason Isaacs.

The Lionsgate thriller is centered around a young man (Lautner), who after seeing his baby picture on a missing children’s website sets out to uncover the truth about his life. Smith plays the role of CIA Agent Sandra Burns, loyal partner of Agent Frank Burton (Molina), who seek out to protect Lautner as he gets closer to the truth.

Smith, first garnered attention in her buzz worthy leading role in RENT on Broadway as Mimi Marquez, where director Michael Greif is quoted as saying Antonique “made the whole show better”. In addition to her upcoming role in Abduction, Smith stars alongside Gabourey Sidibe, Zoe Kravitz and Tim Blake Nelson in the highly anticipated 2011 independent film Yelling To The Sky, directed by Victoria Mahoney.