*Brown Sugar, the popular subscription video-on-demand service from Bounce featuring the biggest selection of African-American movies, will premiere its first-ever original short film this month.
“Blackstar Warrior,” described as an original new blaxploitation-meets-Star Wars mashup starring Leonard Roberts (“Drumline,” “Love Jones”), will debut on Brown Sugar on June 24.
Set in a 1970s version of the future, the tongue-in-cheek film follows space detective Tyson Roderick (Roberts) who, in his quest to discover the truth behind his origins, stumbles into-and-must defeat a cult hellbent on taking over the galaxy.
The film was directed by Matt Haley and co-written by Simon Oré.
Brown Sugar is available on Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Apple TV, Roku, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com. Brown Sugar also has Google Chromecast capabilities which allow video to play on televisions directly from mobile devices and tablets for consumers with Android and iOS devices. Customers receive a seven-day free trial, and then pay $3.99 per month thereafter. Visit BrownSugar.com for more information.