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MAY 14, 2014
Salisbury Native Sets Out to Shoot Movie Inspired by Memories of Local Retirement Home
HOLLYWOOD, CA – After spending several years trying to break into Hollywood, working on shows like the CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris” and VH1′s “Flavor of Love,” Salisbury native, Shequeta Smith, is taking matters into her own hands with upcoming feature film, “The Gestapo vs. Granny.” The Gestapo vs. Granny is a comedy film set inside a retirement home. The film tells the story of Agnes Monroe, a cranky senior citizen who’s been kicked out of eighteen retirement homes and who has faced nine arrests for bad behavior.
With her sights set on getting Betty White to star as Agnes Monroe, Smith recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise capital for the film. If successful, Smith plans to shoot the film in Los Angeles this fall. A former employee of Trinity Oaks Retirement Community, while attending North Rowan High School, Smith admits that she has always had a special relationship with senior citizens. She indicates that her time spent working at Trinity Oaks is what ultimately inspired her to write the script.
“My days working at Trinity Oaks were always filled with so much laughter from the residents and those characters have always stayed with me over the years,” says Smith.
In addition to seeking funds, Smith has simultaneously launched an online petition on Petition Buzz for 75,000 signatures to get Betty White to star as Agnes Monroe.
“The Gestapo vs. Granny” will be Smith’s directorial debut of a feature film. However, she has found plenty of success with her previous short films. Her most recent short film, “The Takeover,” is well over 100k views on YouTube and was recently selected into the 20th Annual Gene Siskel Film Center’s Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago.
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