Downsized (2017)

Boris Kodjoe, Drama, Made for TV

Director: Rhonda Baraka

Writer(s): Michelle McKissic

Starring: Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Alix Lapri, Racquel Bianca John, Isaiah John, Tia Hendricks, Nora Michaelis, Rhavere St. Louis, Nia Simons, Mishon Ratliff, Malachi Malik, David Rucker III, Chimere Love, Diana Lovell, Matthew J. Vasquez, Ernestine Johnson, Elgin Lee, Emelita T. Gonzalez

Synopsis: Ebony (Nicole Ari Parker) and Michael (Boris Kodjoe) were forced into a modern “shotgun” wedding after becoming teenage parents, putting their personal goals on hold in order to support their family. Amazingly, the two high school sweethearts managed to overcome the odds and establish a seemingly ideal life for themselves. However, the success that initially was meant to strengthen their family has become the very thing that is driving them apart. As a result, Michael desperately tries to hold onto everything he’s worked his entire life to gain. This leads the family on an unconventional adventure to restore the faith, hope, and trust that initially brought them together.

Release Date: June 18, 2017 (USA) | Length: 83 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: TV-MA | Note(s): Premiered at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in June 18, 2017. Premiered on TV One, September 16, 2017. Jay Allen, Darien Baldwin, Boris Kodjoe, Keith Neal, Nicole Ari Parker and Jubba Seyyid are producers on this project.