Legacy Media Institute is proud to announce a Special Screening at 3:00pm on Sunday, February 23rd, of “Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions,” a drama directed by Praheme and starring Kimani Coleman, Kameron J. Brown, Malique Hawkins, Tim Reid, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Michael LeMelle, Clovia Lawrence, Terrell Donnell Sledge, Melody Tally, and Lance Lemon.
Tickets for the screening will be $10.00 for all General Admission adult seats. Youth, 15 years old and younger, and Boy Scouts in uniform will be able to see the film for just $5.00. Tickets are now available for purchase through Eventbrite. Tickets are also available at the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce at 325 East Washington Street in Petersburg during normal business hours, and at the door at New Millennium the afternoon of the screening. This Special Screening is a fundraiser for the Legacy Media Institute, and is sponsored by Porcher and Ann Taylor.
“Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions” follows Tristan, a naive adolescent boy coping with life in the inner city. Tristan’s mother enrolls him in the Boy Scouts in an effort to keep him off the streets, but when he witnesses a homicide, the local thug demands the boy’s silence. Tristan learns, with the help of his new Scout friends, that doing the right thing isn’t always easy. Will he follow the code of the streets or will he follow the code of the Scouts? This emotional coming of age tale features a powerful performance from newcomer Kimani Coleman.
“Troop 491” is a family film, intended both for adults and for children. The trailer can be viewed on the film’s website. A music video for the theme song is available on YouTube. Director and writer Praheme is a graduate of the Legacy Media Institute, a program run by New Millennium Studios founder Tim Reid, which is dedicated to training the next generation of filmmakers. Praheme is also a 2010 graduate of Florida State University with a Masters of Fine Arts in Film Production.