UAPB Alum Film “The Beholder” Official Selection Of North Carolina 12th Annual Black Film Festival

Pine Bluff, AR— This week filmmaker Tenisha Allen received news that her film “The Beholder” is an Official Selection of the North Carolina Black film festival. As a resident of Pine Bluff and UAPB Graduate she is setting high goals to bring her film much national success. The film has already won an award for Best Actress, honoring Alexis Skinner, UAPB Theatre Instructor.

This moral tale of two sisters battling the superior/inferior beauty complex is causing much rave because of its relevancy. “I watch my sister’s deal with unfair treatment because she was of darker complexion, so this is more than a film for me, it’s an experience”.

Filmed with a shoe string budget this homegrown film needs community support, along with sponsors to get the Cast and filmmaker to Wilmington, NC covering their travel expenses. The Beholder Film will be screened March 16 on the Main Stage at the Community Arts Center Wilmington, NC. The film will represent Pine Bluff’s young artist community composed of UAPB students, local designers and musicians.  The cast includes: Lauren Akins, Bennu Ankh Re, Carlton Brewer, Danny Burl, Na’shall Castle, Marquis Carter, Marchello Eans, Winter Eans, Obafemi Karamoko, Kelsey Newman, Obum Nwankwo, Amirha Singleton and Alexis M Skinner. “The Beholder” was produced with the production assistance of Bobby Dandridge and The Black Butterfly Media team.

To support this film through sponsorship, please contact Tenisha Allen by email at

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