Titled “A Bloody Surprise” Jenn finds herself completely alone on a small tropical island after her boat goes down in Sweetheart.
By day, every ounce of her strength, cunning, and courage is strained simply to find food, outlast the elements, and survive. But as the sun sets, Jenn’s waking nightmare inexorably grows into terror, when a malevolent force comes to stalk the jungle for prey. From Blumhouse, producers of Get Out and The Purge franchise, comes a thrilling twist on the castaway genre.
Brilliantly carried by Kiersey Clemons (Dope) from start to finish, the film is a fresh take on the deserted island tale and differentiates itself as a rejection of typecasting, one where a woman of color doesn’t just defy nature by merely surviving, but where she defies the unthinkably terrifying. It’s a relatable film to anyone who has felt ignored or dismissed.
Sweetheart stars Kiersey Clemons, Emory Cohen, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, and Benedict Samuel. The film is written by JD Dillard, Alex Hyner, and Alex Theurer and directed by Dillard. Dillard, Hyner, and Theurer serve as producers alongside Jason Blum.
Sweetheart is available on Digital and On Demand ｜Tuesday, October 22nd
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Jamie Broadnax is the creator of the online publication and multimedia space for Black women called Black Girl Nerds. Jamie has appeared on MSNBC's The Melissa Harris-Perry Show and The Grio's Top 100. Her Twitter personality has been recognized by Shonda Rhimes as one of her favorites to follow. She is a member of the Critics Choice Association and executive producer of the Black Girl Nerds Podcast.