“A Question of Faith”: Angela White is First Black Woman to Produce Mass-Market, Faith-Based Film

An image from "A Question of Faith"
An image from “A Question of Faith”

Angela White, the first African American female producer to release a faith-based film in theaters, hopes that everyone learns about the power of forgiveness when walking out the theaters from her new film “A Question of Faith.”

“A Question of Faith,” which hits over 600 theaters Friday, is a multicultural film that follows three families: the Newmans, Hernandezes and Danielsons.

White said she is shocked that there are still black ‘firsts’ in 2017.

“You have that eerie feeling of ‘wow, we as a people have so much we need to accomplish,’” she said. “It lets me know the accountability and responsibility I have . . . so other doors will be opened for African American filmmakers.”

White said African Americans are the number one consumers of all films, “whether its horror, sci-fi, action . . . so for us to not be represented as filmmakers is troubling; to not be represented as executive producers, basically owners of the films, is troubling,” she said.

In the film, Richard T. Jones plays Pastor David Newman, a husband and father set to take over his dad’s church while neglecting the promises he’s made to his 12-year-old son, Eric.

Kate Hernandez, played by actress Jaci Velasquez, is a spiritually driven single-parent and owner of a local restaurant. Her daughter Maria (Karen Valero) is a free-spirited teenager aspiring to be the first in her family to go to college.

Actor C. Thomas Howell, who plays John Danielson, is owner of a failing construction company who sees his daughter Michelle’s (Amber Thompson) fledgling singing career as a way out of financial trouble.

Supporting cast includes Kim Fields, Gregory Alan Williams, Renée O’Connor, T.C. Stallings and Donna Biscoe.

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SOURCE: Ariel Worthy
The Birmingham Times