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In some families we often think it could never happen to us when we hear of other peoples secrets and bones hidden in their closets being exposed. We live thinking that such secrets and deceit would never come knocking at our doors. But in this circle of deceits, secrets and wanting to be with someone just because we just don’t want to be alone we think within ourselves; “God had to give this man to me”. But in the mirror we find ourselves asking the question, “Was it really God?” A story that hit a small town in Ohio that we only see on a Life Time Movie; it can happen to a well know Christian family. But when it does how do we find forgiveness and recover from the shock, shame and the blame?
"What We Tolerate" is a short film written by Jermaine Smith geared to open up and create dialogue on the various effects of domestic violence. The conversation between the female character Lorraine (played by Bernadette Allen) and the male character Grant (Suga Ray) touches on the acts of violence to her, the acts of violence witnessed by her child and the reluctance to protect herself and the child, to the hesitancy to report such acts committed. Grant struggles emotionally throughout the conversation to do something as he has been removed out of Lorraine and her son's life because of his own flaws and false accusations. Directed by Jermaine Smith Cinematographer: J. Nabors Editor/Score: Edmund Dorsey
Synopsis: Devil W/A Smile When they thought they threw her out for the trash, the Styles girls gets a house guest at the Safe Haven Home, that takes them down an unexpected twist of overview hidden secrets, deceits and lies that will have them do the unthinkable, In addition as a dose of reality, filled with the typical betrayal and things that only stays in the hidden closet, gets exposed. The Styles girls never image it would come knocking at their door. Until dysfunctional Monica Stevens introduce them to her world of webs of secrets. But will their Faith be enough when the true test of fate enter in' or will there be Hell to pay' Who will find Redemption in time, or will it be too late!.
The darkness of Calvin's (Bill Johnson) heart towards the dynamics of his parents church through his youthful years now drives his growing resentment towards the new leadership of the church that is now lead by the woman Pastor Woodley (Ta-Tanishia), who gained her position from the former Pastor who was her Father. Ta-Tanishia as Pastor Woodley Bill Johnson as Calvin Written by Jermaine Smith Directed by Jermaine Smith Cinematographer Tyquane Bates Cinematographer Jermaine Smith Script Supervisor Tristan G. Henson-Smith Produced by Edmund Dorsey for Jyrah Productions Inc. Produced by Tyquane Bates for PhotosByKai Inc. Produced by Jermaine Smith for Everyday The Brand Inc.