Brian White, Brandon T. Jackson Star in Impact Network Original Movie


As Impact Network rebrands from a religion and gospel-focused multiplatform channel to incorporate family-friendly way of life leisure designed for Black audiences, Variety can completely reveal its first “Impact Original” film, “The Life of Me.”

Brian White (ABC’s “Scandal”), Brandon T. Jackson (BET’s “Family Business: New Orleans,” “Percy Jackson”) and Danielle Nicolet (CW’s “The Flash”) star within the movie a couple of rich businessman, who “disillusioned by his family’s illicit business dealings, escapes to a small town and finds friendship, love, and a new focus on life until he must confront his past, reveal his identity, and redefine his future.”

White performs Marcus Banks, an actual property mogul and inheritor to his household’s multi-billion greenback improvement enterprise, who’s described within the movie’s official description as a “man with a conscience.”

The movie’s synopsis explains:

Marcus turns into disgruntled with the household’s grasping ways after studying his household would put the lives of harmless folks in hurt’s strategy to make a revenue. He flees his big-time way of life to a small city the place he assumes a brand new under-the-radar identification as a handyman named “Dom.”

Nicolet performs Kennedy, a single mom, dance teacher and proprietor of the native cafe (and love curiosity to Marcus/Dom). Kennedy and her brother attempt to hold their small enterprise, which was handed down by their late mother and father, alive regardless of the financial devastation skilled from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marcus faces an ethical dilemma when his household’s firm involves his small-town hideout and tries to grab land from his newfound associates.

Jackson is Simon, the Banks household’s ruthless fixer, who informs Marcus of the plot. Rounding out the forged are Reece Odum (“Saints & Sinners”) who performs Jasmine, Marcus’ heartless and overly formidable sister, and Mandela Van Peebles (“Reginald The Vampire”) as Kennedy’s brother Daniel.

“The Life of Me” is written and directed by Ty Manns and produced by The Impact Network & Manns Mackie Studios. Bishop Wayne T. Jackson and Royal Jackson may also function the chief producers on the undertaking, which shot on location in Nashville. Zerogravity has partnered with Impact to distribute the movie, which is the primary to be deemed an “Impact Original.”

Impact Network is a 100% Black-owned impartial firm, based in 2010 by Bishop Wayne T. Jackson and spouse Beverly Jackson as a channel airing sermons and spiritual discuss reveals. With the appointment of their son Royal Jackson to chief inventive officer in 2022, Impact moved into leisure programming with a strategic deal with spiritual content material.

In February, the corporate introduced plans to shift its lineup to embody “family-friendly lifestyle entertainment, premium scripted and engaging non-scripted series in addition to programming initiatives around health/wellness/financial/cultural areas affecting Black communities.”

White is represented by Zero Gravity Management, Buchwald, Strategic PR and Eric Feig Entertainment & Media Law; Nicolet is represented by Link Entertainment, Vault Entertainment, Strategic PR and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher; and Jackson is represented by Zero Gravity Management, Buchwald and RMG.


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