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Monday, February 25, 2013


The Takeover: A Film By Shequeta L. Smith

A Slave Auction For White Girls: Short Film, "The Takeover," Tackle's the Online Dating Divide Between Black and White Women


 Best Friends Experience an Interracial Body Swap in Clever New Comedy from Rayven Choi Films HOLLYWOOD, CA

Rayven Choi Films announced the launch of their comical, interracial body swap short film, The Takeover, that just made its online world premiere on Valentine's Day, at The Takeover is the story of best friends Ashley, a Caucasian fashion designer, and Tisha, an African American comic book artist, who debate the difficulty of dating online; each arguing that the other has it easier. After help from a friend and his potent espresso, the ladies trade places and experience the dating scene in each other’s shoes for 24 hours. This hilarious short film presents an inventive, satirical story with a fresh young cast, great music, and plenty of laughs, while posing the question: Is the grass always greener on the other side?

About the Cast:

Main character Tisha is played by Chrystee Pharris, who starred in NBC’s Passions and Scrubs. The role of Ashley is played by Lindsey Santefort, an Orange County native and classically trained dancer, who has appeared on All My Children as well as the ABC hit series, Castle.

The role of Garrett is played by Brooklynite Mykee Selkin, who has appeared on the Fox series, House as well as All My Children. Rounding out the cast, in the role of Yoshi, is San Francisco native and rising star Ruben Vernier.

About Rayven:

Choi Films Rayven Choi Films was established in 2008 by writer/director Shequeta L. Smith, a North Carolina native who began her career in entertainment at Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella Records. Since then, Smith has written several screenplays and worked on such hits as Everybody Hates Chris and Flavor of Love. Based in Los Angeles, Rayven Choi Films seeks to produce fun, smart, high-concept film projects.

Currently, the company is prepping its first feature film, Rock The Mic, with Teyana Taylor (Madea’s Big Happy Family) and Romeo Miller (Jumping the Broom), attached to star. About the Music The soundtrack to The Takeover plays an integral role in the film and includes music from: Grammy winner and member of Maroon 5, PJ Morton; songwriter for artists such as Chris Brown, Monica and El Debarge, India Shawn; Irish/German folk band The Eskies; pop artist Sienna Spalding and soul artist Mishal Moore. Most of whose music the director found using indie sites such as Bandcamp and SoundCloud.

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  1. I loved it. As a black girl with many white friends the topic of " who has it worse/better" when meeting guys comes up all the time. My favorite line was when Tisha said "being stalked by losers or just completely ignored". That's exactly how I feel! Good share :)