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(Black PR Wire) On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the Triple Threat, COLBY CHRISTINA was seen in the premiere of the book, now a movie, "Looking in the Mirror" by Author and Executive Producer, Roslyn B. Jones. The "Looking in the Mirror" Movie Premiere consisted of 2 Showings with a Red Carpet Event at Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe 12 at 155 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801.
The Best Selling Book now a Movie is Based on the true life story of the Orlando, Florida area native, Roslyn B. Jones. With the premiere taking place during Women's History Month this is a movie about triumph and overcoming obstacles stemming from a dysfunctional and traumatic childhood, a horrific adolescence and a tumultuous adult life. Roslyn B. Jones shares her real life story and has set the stage to help millions in this tell all movie about overcoming adversity.
"Teen Roslyn" is the breakthrough role 17 year old COLBY CHRISTINA has been looking for as we witnessed her magnificent gifts in this film after dozens of performances and appearances elsewhere since the age of 2. COLBY has set yet another record for herself here via this performance. During a time in life when a Teenager should be doing "teenage" things, COLBY as "Teen Roslyn" brings to you on the big screen a time span in the life of Roslyn B. Jones where there was tragedy, trauma, stress, conflict, violence and relentless turmoil in a way that unfortunately many can relate to.
James Hunter, B.S. & M.S. (Film), CEO of 1stDibz Productions and Derrick F. Hammond, CEO of 20/20 Vizion Entertainment were the Film Directors on the project. Film Co-Producers also included, Donna Davis, B.S (Film) & M.S (Entertainment Business) CEO of Donna4Film Productions LLC., and Jami McCoy-Lankford, Entertainment Artist Manager and CEO of Hillionaire Productions to name a few. The entire dedicated Cast and Crew really helped to bring this movie to life with Amanda Marquis-Williams as the 1st Assistant Director.
The "Looking in the Mirror" cast was amazing and included, Award Winning Actor & National Black Theater Festival Family, Dorien Wilson as "Dr. Lewis" (The Parkers, Martin, etc.), Ashley Marie Smith (Will Smith's Sister) as "Lois", Duane Finley as "Keith" (The Wood, Hogan, etc.), Avis-Marie Barnes as "Beatrice" (Jeepers Creepers, Greenleaf), legendary actor Cary Tagawa (Mortal Kombat, Planet of the Apes, etc.) and of course Multiple Award Winning Actress, Dancer, Singer and National Black Theater Festival Celebrity Teen Co-Chair, Colby Christina as "Teen Roslyn" to name a few.
Until now, the New York-based Actor has been honing her craft in Dance, Singing, Acting on/off Broadway, productions and launched her own TV Show, "Colby's Corner". After finishing high school at the age of 16, COLBY is also now immersed in another role as a 17 year old College Freshman at one the top Performing Arts Schools in the nation as a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) candidate in the Class of 2022. On campus COLBY is already setting records as the Freshman Student Ambassador 2018, College Student Government Senator, College African Dance Club Founder (the first one in the history of the campus) and a few more things on the horizon.
Some of the greatest film performances of all time have come from young stars like COLBY CHRISTINA. Over the years, plenty of child actors, from Jodie Foster to Kerry Washington (former AUDELCO "Rising Star Award" Recipient like COLBY), have proven that age and experience don’t necessarily dictate talent. With these memorable roles, these kids not only earned critical acclaim, but also showed that they have acting chops on par with some of Hollywood’s most well-known adult names. Attendees at the "Looking in the Mirror" Orlando, Florida Movie Premiere poured out of the theater talking about the "great performance that COLBY gave" as "Teenage Roslyn", while commenting on how impressed they were with little Iyonnah Johnson as "Young Roslyn", expressing their delight of seeing Ashley Marie give the role of "Lois" life, gave great commentary about Brandon Cox as "Teen Tee" in the movie and last but not least, seasoned Actress, Avis-Marie Barnes delivered a stellar performance in the movie as "Grandmother Beatrice" and captured the attention of all in attendance.
In addition to being the recipient of more than 150 Awards, Citations, Proclamations and Honors inclusive of the prestigious AUDELCO "Rising Star Award" for excellence in Black Theater at the age of 13 where she JOINED the ranks of Denzel Washington, Kerry Washington, Sanaa Latham and others, COLBY once again has made her mark, this time on the big screen.
COLBY has stated recently that she looks forward to working on upcoming movie projects, roles on TV, short films and features in the United States and abroad while continuing to inspire other Teens/Tweens to "Think Big, Dream Big and Soar".
Rosyln B. Jones states: "I wrote this book (now a movie) to help anyone who has been through some of the situations that I've endured, such as: abandonment issues, being abused as a child, being a runaway, incarceration, teenage pregnancy, being abused verbally and physically by a spouse and much more. There are people out here that are smiling on the outside and hurting on the inside. For those of you that are feeling like you're all alone and you don't know who to turn to or trust, or are afraid because you don't want to be judged this book is for you. For those who don't know how to love yourself and feel that you're unworthy and looking for love in all the wrong places, this book is for you. For those who feel like you just can't go on and you want to give up, this book is for you. I've had to deal with being bullied and abuse to the point where I tried to commit suicide, so I know what you're going through because I've been through it. I feel if my story is told it can help someone, when you read what I've been through and how God healed me and restored me that it will give you hope in knowing God will do it for you as well. No matter how broken you may feel there is nothing to hard for God. I live in Florida, haven't been incarcerated in over fifteen years. I have two adult daughters and I am now raising my two grandsons. I love fishing, reading, riding motorcycles, cooking and most of all serving God. Along the way people have given up on me and some said I'd never amount to anything or won't ever change. But God...
COLBY as "Teen Roslyn" did an amazing job. All we can say is stay tuned for more of COLBY CHRISTINA on the big screen.