Gospel singer Deitrick Haddon makes his feature film debut in the movie, ‘Blessed & Cursed,’ a motion picture written by the Stellar Award-winning artist.
Described as a “gripping, Biblical account of Saul and David” that is “brought to life with a modern retelling of the classic story,” Haddon stars as Dwight Hawkins, a man struggling to overcome the backlash of his peers and seeking to find his life’s purpose.
“You know I’m a pastor now, so I’m doing more studying than I’ve ever done in my life. I was studying the story of Saul and David and the dynamics within their relationship. This movie just opened up to me,” Haddon told BV Buzz, about his inspiration for the film.
‘Blessed & Cursed’ also stars actors Sheryl Lee Ralph (‘Moesha’) and Drew Sidora (‘Step It Up’), as well as gospel singers Kierra Sheard, Karen Clark Sheard, Dr. Bobby Jones, J. Moss, Damita Haddon, Jorel Quinn of 21:03 and Rance Allen.
“I hope that people walk away with a sense of purpose, a sense of pride in the church,” expressed Haddon. “There are so many different scenarios and relationships in the film that touches people right where they are.”
Shot in the 36-year-old singer’s hometown of Detroit, the movie will be released on DVD on June 15.
Haddon already has a follow-up feature to ‘Blessed & Cursed’ in the works.
Production on his second film ‘Gospel Street’ begins in June.
“It’s going to be like what ‘Krush Groove’ was to hip hop,” he declared, before adding: “I already have like 10 films in the works.”