Experiencing Interruptions?


Life didn’t start easy for Brooklyn native Shyronn Jones. An HIV diagnosis at the age of 22 causes even more difficulties. In an attempt to break free from the grasp of interpersonal and structural violence before her life spirals out of control, she embraces essential friendships and human rights advocates to break the cycle of abuse and transform her experiences of trauma into a legacy that will improve the lives of vulnerable populations.

  • Ali Brathwaite
    Darkest Before Dawn, Dirty Little Secrets, Snap Shot, Choosing Sides.
  • Arlene Brathwaite
    Darkest Before Dawn, Dirty Little Secrets, Snap Shot, Choosing Sides.
  • Shyronn Jones
  • Shyronn Jones
  • Victoria Daniel
    Key Cast
    "Shyronn Jones"
  • Tonda Young
    Key Cast
  • Darryl McGhee
    Key Cast
    "Uncle-In Law"
  • Jennie Smith-Camejo
    Key Cast
    "CPS Worker"
  • Naudia Camble
    Key Cast
    "Best Friend"
  • Joshua Cooper
    Key Cast
  • Derrica Handspike
    Key Cast
  • Mike Spinks
    Key Cast
    "Board Member"
  • Antwinette Ford
    Key Cast
    "Board Member"
  • Valerie Coxgolson
    Key Cast
    "Board Member"
  • Shymere Jones
    Key Cast
    "Movie Goer"
  • Shyloh Jones
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • iknowAwareness LLC
    Country: United States
    Rights: Ship, Video / Disc
Director Biography - Ali Brathwaite, Arlene Brathwaite

Award-Winning Filmmakers & Best-Selling Author’s Ali and Arlene Brathwaite are the proud owners of Brathwaite Publishing. A company which was started in 2004. The beginning of their success was with Youngin’, a book which was written by Arlene and edited by Ali.

Since then, they have had continued success with eight more books, Ol'Timer, Paper Trail, In The Cut, Darkest Before Dawn, Soul Dancing, Casualties of War, Cold Blooded and How to Make Your Relationship Last.

In addition to publishing novels, Ali and Arlene went on to create a film division for Brathwaite Publishing. Under their film division they made two feature films, Darkest Before Dawn and Dirty Little Secrets. In addition, they've made several short films that can be viewed on their YouTube channel (Brathwaite Publishing TV).

Ali and Arlene have worked with noted personalities such as; Judge Mathis, Dr. Jeff Gardere, Malik Yoba, Anthony Hamilton, Rhyme Fest, Angie Stone, Anthony David, and Chad Coleman. (The Walking Dead)

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Director Statement

While making this film, we got to know Shyronn better. On the surface she’s so pleasant and positive. No one could ever imagine the pain, trials, and tribulations she’s endured.

Shyronn has become a source of strength for us and we know that anyone who watches this film will understand what it means to turn tragedy in triumph.