JIMMYJEAN-LOUIS AND FILMMAKER LEILA DJANSI TEAM UP AGAIN FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMA “SINKING SANDS”
British - Ghanaian Actress Ama K. Abebrese to Play Opposite Jimmy Jean-Louis- (HOLLYWOOD, Mar. 15, 2010) – Jimmy Jean-Louis and filmmaker Leila Djansi team up once again for the psychological drama “Sinking Sands.”Jean-Louis is set to play the leading man in the new Turning Point Pictures project written and directed by Leila Djansi.
The pair had recently teamed up for an African epic “I Sing of a Well,” which garnered 11 nominations, to include Best Picture, Best Screenplay and, Best Director from the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards announced on Mar. 7.
“I am elated to work with Jimmy again. He is a very passionate person who is also very interested in seeing the right kind of stories told. We are always on the same page, and I am looking forward to what we are going to put out together,” said Djansi. “Sinking Sands” is about a couple, Jimah (Jean-Louis) and Pabi (Ama K. Abebrese) in a loving marriage which turns into one of violence and abuse when Jimah becomes disfigured in a domestic accident.
“I am fascinated by the character I am to portray. It gives me an opportunity to step outside myself and to somehow understand what it means to have a physical flaw and be judged based on that. I think this is going to be very exciting and worthwhile,” explains Jean-Louis.
Jean-Louis has had a successful career as an international model and actor. Early in his career he honed his acting skills in a number of independent films, which led to him landing a supporting role in Jean Claude Van Damme's "Derailed" which set the stage for subsequent roles with other Hollywood notables. He went on to secure major roles in "Tears of the Sun" (Columbia Pictures, 2003) with Bruce Willis and Monica.