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Tressa Smallwood’s Christmas film ‘Holiday Heartbreak’ stars LisaRaye McCoy, Kountry Wayne and More

Film/TV producer Tressa Azarel Smallwood is gifting g us with a Holiday Heartbreak just in time for the holidays. The original romantic comedy Christmas film Holiday Heartbreak stars LisaRaye McCoy, AJ Johnson, Kountry Wayne and Maryam Basir.

The film is set to premiere on BET, Wednesday, December 16th at 6pm ET/PT.

Directed by Charles Jones, written by Tiffany Yancy and produced by Tressa Smallwood and Ibrahim Yilla,  Holiday Heartbreak, follows a helpless romantic unknowingly cursed with relationship problems passed down from her father’s bad luck of mishandling women. In honor of her 30th birthday, ‘Monica McCoy’ portrayed by Maryam Basir (The Chi, Chicago PD) is looking forward to spending quality time with her childhood friends, and loving father, ‘Mike McCoy’ (Michael Colyar) for the Christmas holiday.

They have a very close relationship, the kind little girls would dream about, until their candid conversations culminate with the realization of why Monica believes she is cursed and may never find “the one” emanating from her father’s complicated romantic entanglements with LisaRaye McCoy’s character, ‘Summer St. John,’ and ‘Joyce,’ portrayed by AJ Johnson. Fast forward to her birthday celebration when Monica instantly falls in love with a chauvinistic philandering comedian, ‘Wild Bill,’ portrayed by Kountry Wayne.

Smallwood’s fifth film project this past summer was one of the first to meet all stringent, numerous COVID protocols and get the green light to shoot adjacent Washington DC in Maryland’s Prince George’s County.