Based on true events, "My Name Is Myeisha" is directed by Gus Krieger and stars Rhaechyl Walker, John Merchant, Dee Dee Stephens, Dominique Toney, Alexander Brown-Hinds, Kate O’Toole, with Yvette Cason, and Greg Daniel. It is in select theaters and on VOD and digital, January 24th, with DVD/Blu-ray release set for the 28th.
The film chronicles the life of a young black woman in California’s Inland Empire. Set in 1998, Myeisha Jackson (screen newcomer Rhaechyl Walker) vividly recounts the events of her life leading to a fateful encounter with local police. Based on the internationally acclaimed, NAACP-award-winning stageplay Dreamscape by Rickerby Hinds, anchored by extraordinary performances from Walker and John “Faahz” Merchant, My Name Is Myeisha is a profoundly moving story of self-discovery and the moments that make us who we are.