Jeff Friday Media acquires feature film “Lucid Summer” – deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Friday Media (JFM) landed writer / director Khaled Ridgeway’s second film project Been lucid. JFM, which has a motion picture development agreement with Sony Pictures, has signed on to produce the film that follows Ridgeway’s award-winning comedy-drama Death of a telemarketer recently acquired by Sony Pictures.
With a screenplay by Ridgeway and Noah Cooper, Been lucidr is a dramatic psychological thriller about how a family navigates a hidden world of secrets while managing to keep secrets from each other. The film will be directed by Ridgeway, an American Black Film Festival (ABFF) alumnus. ABFF Founder and CEO of JFM, Jeff Friday, will be the Executive Producer with Nicole Friday, President and CEO of ABFF Ventures. The film marked JFM’s first production with Sony Pictures following a separate film partnership with the company. Production will begin in summer 2022.
“Good relationships are integral to the success of any artist,” Ridgeway said. “I was introduced to Jeff Friday and ABFF by Datari Turner, the producer of my first feature film. Jeff understood and defended my mission to tell stories of ordinary people falling into extraordinary situations. I’m more than humbled to team up with Jeff Friday Media again on the production of Lucid Summer.
Ridgeway’s first film Death of a telemarketer was produced by Meagan Good (Harlem) and Datari Turner (Outlet). Friday was an executive producer of the film which was chosen as a fan favorite at ABFF in 2020 and received several other accolades on the film festival circuit. The film marked JFM’s first production with Sony Pictures following a separate film partnership with the company.
Ridgeway and Cooper are operated by LBI Entertainment and Nelson Davis Law. Jeff and Nicole Friday are represented by Artistry Collective.