Omar Epps and JB Smooth- Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Omar Epps and JB Smooth- Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Almost Christmas is a touching and compelling film. Writing and production duo David E. Talbert and his wife Lyn create realistic images of Black families. This time around, the combo included Will “Power” Packer to make this dynamic production team complete.

Kimberly Elise and Mo'Nique - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Kimberly Elise and Mo’Nique – Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

At the red carpet premiere for the film, Lyn shared that Packer was a blessing to them because,”Will just came in and took care of things we didn’t have to even think about. He gave us our dream cast. Danny Glover was our first choice and so was Mo’Nique for those two roles. Everyone we asked for, Will Packer made it happen. David was able to write and we were able to be creative and focus on what we do best without worrying about anything that would have taken us out of our creative space, thanks to Will Packer.”

Red Carpet Premier- Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Red Carpet Premier- Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

At the premiere, David also interacted with the media and cast. The tight relationships formed between cast members was apparent.

Danny Glover - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Danny Glover – Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Check out our video interview in the rolling out office in Atlanta and peep through the pictures from the red carpet premiere.

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Lyn & David E Talbert - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Lyn & David E Talbert - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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David E Talbert and Lyn Talbert Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Omar Epps and JB Smooth- Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Kimberly Elise and Mo'Nique - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Kimberly Elise and Mo'Nique - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Red Carpet Premier- Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Red Carpet Premier- Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Danny Glover - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Danny Glover - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Danny Glover - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Gabrielle Union - Los Angeles Premier- Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

Gabrielle Union - Los Angeles Premier- Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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David E Talbert, Tyrese, Gabrielle Union, Will Packer - Atlanta Screening Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

David E Talbert, Tyrese, Gabrielle Union, Will Packer - Atlanta Screening Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Special K , Lyn Talbert, David E Talbert - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Danny GLover and guests -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Danny Glover -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Danny Glover selfies - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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David E Talbert & Lyn Talbert- Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Hollywood - Omar Dorsey & DC Young FlyPhoto Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Omar Dorsey & guests - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Omar Dorsey & DC Young Fly - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Keri Hilson - Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Keri Hilson -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Kimberly Elise & Mo'Nique-Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Cast of Almost Home- Atlanta Screening -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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Red Carpet LA -Photo Credit Jonell Whitt via Steed Media

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