Atlanta natives write-direct ‘Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul’ starring Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown

Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown star as Trinitie and Lee-Curtis Childs in "Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul," a Focus Features release. Credit: Steve Swisher / © 2021 Pinky Promise LLC
Steve Swisher

It’s a combination of comedy and the church you didn’t know you needed.

Filmed right here in Atlanta, “Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul” was written and directed by Atlanta natives and twin sisters, Adamma and Adanne Ebo. The two filmmakers got an all-star lineup for their film – the movie stars Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown, produced by Daniel Kaluuya, with Jordan Peele acting as executive producer.

Getting support from the Atlanta film community and the cast and crew also played a big part in making the movie. The sisters say Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown were amazing to work with. “They uplifted us as first-time feature filmmakers and as Black women first-time feature filmmakers,” they said. They wanted us to succeed no matter what.”

Since Atlanta is home to the Ebo sisters, filming the movie here was reminiscent of their childhood, in more ways than one. “It was amazing,” the sisters said. “There was just such a familiarity there. The main church that we shot at was only like 15 minutes away from our parents’ house and we stayed at home, we didn’t stay in a hotel, we just stayed in our childhood room. So, it just felt really good going from home to set every day.”

“Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul” comes out in theaters and on Peacock Sept. 2.

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