Hilarious New Comedy "Hey Mr. Postman!" Premiers At Solon Cinemas
Hey, Mr. Postman!'s story follows Brian Lincoln, a slacker who refuses to grow up and take real responsibility. When he loses his job, he gets a hook up at the post office where he learns just how challenging being the local mailman can be. In addition to all the crazy situations he ends up in, he unwittingly finds himself in the middle of a missing person investigation for which he may be the key to solving it all.
The film stars Walter Franks (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Scream II, Boycott); Liana Mendoza (Ray Donovan, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Better Call Saul, American Horror Story, Zane Sex Chronicles); Paula Jai Parker (Friday, Hustle & Flow, Hollywood Divas, Ray Donovan, Family Time); Omar Gooding (Baby Boy, Smart Guy, Family Time); Rodney Perry (Madea's Big Family, The Mo'Nique Show, Family Time); and Anthony 'AJ' Johnson (Friday and Menace II Society).
Written by newcomer Brian Berry, who is also the Executive Producer, this film is sure to take audiences on a wild ride of unforgettable characters, belly laughs, twists and turns. The film was directed by award-winning director, Mike Berry, best known for productions such as Banger, If You Knew Better and 3rd Floor West. Producers include Skip Thomas Productions, Tina Hobbs who is also the casting director and Curtis Elerson best known for Paper in My Pockets, My Life Over The Top and Seed of Hip Hop.
"We have assembled a phenomenal cast," says Tina Hobbs, "utilizing talented local actors while sprinkling in Hollywood talent to create higher production value".
"Filmmaking is in my blood," says Director Mike Berry, "It was my pleasure to work on a film that will appeal to just about every audience while at the same time adding to Cleveland's thriving art culture. We're building a Hollywood Mid-West environment and I'm looking forward to being a big part of that movement."
Production for Hey Mr. Postman! wrapped this past fall. Show times, ticket information and updates can be found at www.heymrpostman.com.
ABOUT SKIP THOMAS PRODUCTIONS
Established in 2012, based in Cleveland, Ohio, Skip Thomas Productions has produced a number of films including Secrets; If You Knew Better, You'd Do Better; Banger; Pressure, as well as a television pilot titled 3rd Floor West. CEO Mike Berry and COO Tina Hobbs are both products of Cleveland's inner city with a passion for giving back to their community.
ABOUT MIKE BERRY
Mike Berry is a writer, filmmaker and motivational speaker located in Ohio. Discovering that his life was spiraling into a dangerous downward path at an early age, Berry turned to the arts as a way of channeling his energy. His various accomplishments include recording a Top 100 Billboard Album and a Top 20 Billboard single as a rapper under the stage name of Big Gank, being one of the first unsigned artists to tour with MTV's Rock-the-Vote campaign. In 2011, he began producing and directing award-winning screenplays including If You Knew Better, You'd Do Better, Banger and the TV Pilot, 3rd Floor West. Most recently, he re-launched his highly acclaimed novel The Dangerous Times through Oasis Publishing.
Diagnosed with depression early in life, Berry is committed to using his creative talents to assist others also suffering from this aliment. Berry founded The Release the Pressure Foundation in 2016, a non-profit organization created to bring awareness and support to individuals suffering from depression. Coupled with his motivational speaking platform, Berry has vowed to assist as many as he can to seek the needed help to live a fulfilling life.
ABOUT TINA HOBBS
Tina Hobbs is owner of HobbsStyle Casting & Production which houses all of her production services. She received her Bachelor's of Business Administration degree from Cleveland State University and received her first taste of the entertainment industry as an actress in various film and theater projects. She quickly became interested in working behind-the-scenes which prompted her to become a casting director and producer.
Since 2011, her company has cast and produced numerous projects including feature films, short films, television shows, music videos and theater productions. Specializing in independent film, Tina hosts the bi-annual "Schmooze" which is a widely attended networking event designed to connect industry professionals.
Tina has over 21 years of analytical and strategic planning experience and is a member of African American Women in Cinema (AAWIC). She also has experience as a location scout and teaches Media and Arts classes at Cuyahoga Community College for aspiring filmmakers. Tina is dedicated to developing quality global entertainment.