Mission StatementThe lead character/protagonist in the film is a strong and successful Black female. Wounded Healer was written by a Black woman and will be directed/produced by a woman. Our goal is to utilize a diverse team of creatives to bring this film to life with authenticity and culture.
About The Project
Wounded Healer is a feature film (book to screenplay) which brings visibility to the importance of mental health and counseling. It explores the behind-the-scenes story of a licensed therapist with past traumas related to sexual assault, domestic violence, childhood illness, teenage pregnancy, addiction, and family dysfunction that parallels those of her clients.
When her life begins to fall apart, she is forced to further explore and seek her own healing, forgiveness and self-care. Think OWN’S Queen Sugar meets Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor. Wounded Healer will help spread mental health awareness, encourage the audience to heal his/her past and to promote and normalize counseling.
About The Project
As creators, we wanted to develop a story from both the black and female perspective. Having filmmakers and women of color in front of and behind the camera, especially black women, will make a step to close the gap in the entertainment industry. We can't wait to show you this diverse story from diverse creators!
An important note about COVID-19: in order to ensure that our community stays safe we will be delaying production until the stay at home order has been lifted. It is our highest priority to keep those around us healthy. Once the all-clear has been given, we will start production ASAP. In the meantime, we will continue to work and develop our project to be the best it can be!
What We Need
Film is a powerful way to spread our message of the importance of mental health and counseling; however, it's also an expensive one. We need to pay for things like crew, equipment, permits, the list goes on and on. This is where you come in, your contributions will help us get this important project made.
What You Get
Every little bit counts, and we want to personally thank each and every one of you for your contributions. When you support this campaign you have the opportunity to receive a wide variety of perks, to show our sincere appreciation. Some of the perks include: a personal shout out on our Facebook page, a private link to view the film as soon as it is released, or even an executive producer credit on the project!
Other Ways You Can Help
In order to reach our goal, we will need help from as many of you as possible. In addition to contributing to the campaign, sharing the link to the campaign via social media will help to spread the word about this important story.
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About This Team
Shamanda Burston is a Licensed Addictions Specialist, Professional Mental Health Counselor, Author and Speaker. She is the CEO/Executive Producer of LuLu B. Productions.
In 2017, she executive produced and co-directed the web-series “Life with Shamanda” a web series following the life of a young licensed therapist and single mother living in a big city while pursuing her ambitious goals and coming to terms with her traumatic past.
Throughout her transition from traditional counseling into media and film production; her goal is to introduce and integrate mental health awareness into the world of TV/Film all for the cause of destigmatizing mental illness while promoting and encouraging counseling for all.
Shamanda has been featured in multiple NATIONAL magazines/TV press including FOX 46 (GOOD DAY CHARLOTTE), RedBook Magazine, ROLLING OUT LIVE, Sheen Magazine, MADAMENOIRE, Carolina STYLE, COUNSELING TODAY, and more.
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