David E. Talbert expresses thanks for Will Packer

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.

Jonell Whitt
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