SHE PARADISE, the new film from first-time director Maya Cozier, opens this Friday, November 19th in select theaters and on VOD platforms. The film, set in Trinidad, stars Onessa Nestor as Sparkle, a young woman desperate to be a soca dancer to escape a dead end life. She botches her first audition with the dance troupe but uses her wit to convince them to take her under their wing. The girls bring Sparkle into a life of partying, dancing, and young love.
SHE PARADISE director and co-writer Maya Cozier (the other co-writer is Melina Brown) sat with CHERRY THE GEEK TV to discuss the film, the Trinidad setting, her cast, the music and culture of soca dance, and the challenges of making her first feature film. You can watch the interview at the link below:
SHE PARADISE opens in select theaters and on VOD platforms November 19th.