Tamala Baldwin Executive Producer, Writer, and Actor award-winning series Bubbly Brown Sugar premiered on the new streaming service, UrbanFlix TV (Urbanflix TV) Friday, September 18, 2020.
Independently produced in New York, with a cast and crew of over 30 individuals, Bubbly Brown Sugar the nine-part series revolves around two soul mates that are being led to each other by some inexplicable magic that allows them to meet while they sleep. The show follows two soulmates, Jewel (Tamala Baldwin) and Caleb (Rich Lowe), as they begin their journey to finding each other – starting in their dreams. Every night they meet each other for an intense rendezvous and wake up the following morning longing to see one another once more. While Jewel is trying to manifest love in the real world, her mind constantly preoccupied with thoughts of him, Caleb is more confused than anything just wanting a good night’s sleep or maybe some answers.
In 2019 and into 2020, Bubbly Brown Sugar accumulated several awards at prestigious film festivals across the country including, Best Series at the International Newark Film Festival, Best Series at the National Black Film Festival, Best Series at the SITA Awards, Best Series at the Direct Monthly Online Film Festival, Best Actor at the Austin Revolution Festival, Best Actress at the SITA Awards, Best Series Finalist Black Web Fest, Best Series Finalist at the First Glance Film Festival Philadelphia, Best Script Finalist Imagine This Women’s International Film Fest with several nominations and official selections.
Bubbly Brown Sugar stars Tamala Baldwin (Asunder the Series, Curvy Girls Rock, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Hairspray, Dreamgirls) as Jewel Patterson and Rich Lowe III (Over There, V for Vindicator, The Royale, Least of All) as her dreamy soulmate. The series was directed by and edited by LaVarro Jones, shot by Ty Stone with original score by Tristan Leral. Other members of the creative team include Rachelle Le Blanc, and Randall Holloway.
“I am over the moon to commence this new partnership with UrbanFlix TV, who is giving a platform to emerging filmmakers with unique stories to tell,” said series creator Tamala Baldwin. Not only does this opportunity introduce our story to audiences across the world but represents what is truly possible in the world of independent filmmaking when parties on both sides of the camera come together to bring a story to life,” said Baldwin.
The remainder of the cast is rounded out by Tyrone Reeves (Josiah), Jennifer Figueroa (Kimmie), David Crownson (Zeke), Quincy Giles (Gabriel), and Jacinth Headlam (Angela) and James Pierce III (Kwame). The series co-stars Jeree Haze (Elise), Shawn Dawkiskiba (Mike), Cassagnol Leonidas Jr. (Gregory), Maria Tholl (Meagan), Reina Cedeno (Trinisha), Sabrina Athena (Gigi Hernandez), and Greer Morrison (Mrs. Patterson.) Featured and supporting actors Verta Maloney, Rachelle Le Blanc, Randall Holloway, Estelle Lee, and Sarah Hanlon.
Bubbly Brown Sugar is a romantic odyssey that is a much welcome rebuttal to the stereotypical and negative images of Black and Brown people in media. It is a sorely needed balm, especially given the very uncertain times we are living in. Audiences can watch the series currently streaming on UrbanFlix TV.