Production is underway in Atlanta, GA on a new original holiday film, “Coins For Christmas.” Starring Essence Atkins (“Marlon,” “Are We There Yet?”),
A chance encounter leads her on a new path. Atkins stars opposite Stephen Bishop (“Imposters,” “Being Mary Jane”), who plays Alec Darby, a former pro athlete who is also not doing well financially. The film is slated to premiere on TV One in December.
Single mom Madison finds herself scraping pennies together two weeks before Christmas after the IRS freezes her bank account, her ex fails to come through with any help and her boss fires her. Desperate to pay bills and buy gifts for her teenage children, Madison jumps into the ever-popular “gig economy.” That’s when she meets and eventually gets hired by obnoxious, sidelined former pro football player Alec Darby, also secretly on the verge of going broke. This odd couple butts heads time and time again, but they eventually forge a friendship. And, to their surprise, they learn a lot about themselves and teach one another how to be better people.
“Coins For Christmas” tells the story of single mother, Madison Morris, who is struggling to make ends meet – just two weeks before Christmas.
Essence Atkins as Madison Morris
Stephen Bishop as Alec Darby
TC Carson as Hank
Kelly Price as herself
James “Lil JJ” Lewis as Rex
Rodney Perry as Mr. Cannon, and
Karon Joseph Riley as Jake