FilmRise takes North American rights to comedy-thriller “Scheme Queens”

The film was directed, written and produced by women and stars Brii Renee’, Jacky Oh, Ernestine Johnson Morrison, and B. Simone.

28 APR 2023

“Scheme Queens”

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FilmRise has acquired all North American distribution rights to the film “Scheme Queens” from Award nominated director Cas Sigers-Beedles. The film is about four girlfriends who find themselves down on their luck and devise a plan to change their futures.

Max Einhorn, SVP, Acquisitions and Co-Productions for FilmRise Einhorn states, “Scheme Queens is a great example of high-quality Urban cinema being created today by female Black filmmakers that we are always looking to add to our library. This is an underserved audience in the entertainment industry, and we are happy to be adding the film to our growing library of Urban entertainment.”

When four girlfriends - bad girl Sam (Brii Renee’, “Don’t Waste Your Pretty”), influencer Lauryn (B. Simone, “#Digital Lives Matter”), trophy fiancé Zoe (Jacky Oh, “Switched at Love”) and devout Christian Audra (Ernestine Johnson, “Broad City”) - find themselves down on their luck, they decide to rob a ruthless Rastafarian jewel thief by conning Mark, his second in command. All is going according to plan until Lauryn is propositioned by Mark to steal the money and split the millions. Soon they don’t know who is conning who, but the jewel thief is coming for EVERYONE and he’s not stopping until he finds his diamonds and his money.

“Scheme Queens” had its world premiere at the 2022 American Black Film Festival where it was an Official Selection.