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Short Film Starring Natalie Desselle Reid as Mother Battling Mental Illness Screens January 2010

“Queen Victoria’s Wedding” is a Provocative Short That Examines the Impact of Mental Illness on Three Generations of Women

Los Angeles, CA, December 17, 2009 --( Queen Victoria’s Wedding, starring Natalie Desselle Reid (“B.A.P.S.,” “Eve”), is a Short Film that will debut in Southern California on the campus of El Camino College. Hosted by the El Camino College Film Club, the screening – on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 – will show in the Marsee Auditorium.

Queen Victoria’s Wedding is the latest project from director and executive producer BJ Rouse of Rouse House Entertainment, in partnership with Mighty Moore Entertainment. Sponsors of the film include educational foundation Lets Erase The Stigma (“Lets”) and national corporate entities. “We’re fortunate that Lets and our other sponsors have stepped up to support this project,” says Ms. Rouse, “With an increase in those being diagnosed with some form of Mental Illness, it is practically imperative that more stories be told.”

“Lets is excited to help produce this Short Film,” said Phil Fontilea, executive director and founder of Lets. “Our goal is to erase the stigma of Mental Illness and with films like Wedding, we begin to rip back the veil and educate others on the importance of treatment.” Mighty Moore Entertainment president, Shenita Moore, fully agrees, “The first time I read the script, I remember telling BJ that I was ‘ready to do whatever it took to help get this film made’. It's not just an important message for the African American community, but every community.”

Queen Victoria’s Wedding takes a searing look at the agonizing world of a mother diagnosed with a mental disorder and her sporadic use of medication. The interaction between Queen Victoria, her daughter Shakina and her own mother, Mona, makes this film a must see. An invitation-only VIP Reception will kick off the evening, followed by the screening and an informative Q&A about the making of the film. Queen Victoria’s Wedding was produced by Rouse House Entertainment, Aminah Abdul-Jabaar, Mighty Moore Entertainment and Lets. Ms. Reid’s co-stars include Nieko Mann (“Friday Night Lights”), Carmen Twillie (“Six Feet Under”), Tyreese Burnett (“Drumline”), Shenita Moore (“Grey’s Anatomy), Poetri (“House of Payne”), Kendra C. Johnson (“Phat Girlz”), newcomers Todd Moore and Jay Rockaway along with a special appearance by screenwriter, director and producer Antwone Fisher (“Antwone Fisher,” “ATL”). At release time, confirmed screening sponsors include El Camino College Film Club, Lets, Mighty Moore Entertainment and Rouse House Entertainment.

The screening will begin at 6:30p and will be open to the public. In lieu of paid admission, donations will be accepted. Email RSVP requests to or call (310) 772-8209. RSVP by January 20, 2010 to guarantee admission. Contact Cheryl Mann at cheryl[at]new-venture[dot]com if you have additional questions regarding the screening.


About Rouse House Entertainment
Rouse House Entertainment offers theater-quality, awe-motivating entertainment whether it be via short-film, feature film, television or the Internet. At the helm of Rouse House is BJ Rouse, a Cosby Program alum. The Cosby Program, also known as The Guy A. Hanks & Marvin Miller Screenwriting Program, was established by Drs. Bill and Camille Cosby in 1993 at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The Program is a fifteen-week intensive workshop designed with the two-fold purpose of assisting writers in the completion of a film or television script and to deepen the participants appreciation for and comprehension of African American history or culture.

About Mighty Moore Entertainment
Mighty Moore Entertainment (MME) was established in February 2008. MME's mission (and purpose) is to make a solid contribution to the Los Angeles and Albuquerque Film, Television, Music and Theater community. MME's goals consistent of forging relationships with likeminded, industry related professionals who are looking for our assistance with their projects. MME projects of interest include: Short Films, Documentaries, Webseries, Plays, Staged Readings. Contact Mighty Moore Entertainment at
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