Experiencing Interruptions?

Neurotic Beauty

Stuck is how Imari Jacobs views his mundane marriage with Adea. With no spontaneity in their relationship, Imari questions if he can continue in the marriage. Imari recommends marriage counseling, but Adea believes they will overcome this hurdle with more effort, just like her parents.
Imari finds excitement when he meets Phoebe, a breathtaking supermodel. From that moment, her beauty bewitches Imari. A few conversations with Phoebe and Imari leaves his marriage for what he believes to be the woman of his dreams.
Imari comes to find out being with Phoebe is a living nightmare. Phoebe's previous relationships resulted in dead husbands and boyfriends. Her history raises a red flag to Adea and Imari's friends. Yet, Imari is truly awestruck by Phoebe that he refuses to listen, and believes their hatred for Phoebe is because of jealousy. In time, Imari learns the hard way that his infatuation with Phoebe may be deadly.

  • Raenell Dionne Jones
    A Juicy Start, Heads or Tails
  • Jella Greaves (co-director)
    Herrings, I Can Fix Him
  • Raenell Dionne Jones
    A Juicy Start, Heads or Tails
  • Raenell Dionne Jones
    A Juicy Start, Heads or Tails
  • Melvin Ward
    Key Cast
    Once Upon a Time a Lifetime
  • Karissa Nabbie
    Key Cast
    "Phoebe "
  • Aly Etienne
    Key Cast
  • Simeon
    Key Cast
    "Daniel Tolbert"
    Chameleon, Dream of Aces, Twisted, The Good Teacher,
  • Dalton
    Key Cast
    "Isaak Garcia Francés"
    The Cocktail Brothers, Last Strike
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Raenell Dionne Jones, Jella Greaves (co-director)

Raenell Dionne Jones is a Pittsburgh, PA native, the home of August Wilson and Pittsburgh Steelers football. Growing up as an only child, Raenell entertained herself with creativity and watching television. Yet, her love for writing did not evolve until post-graduation from her Penn State business degree.

In 2000, Raenell ventured into the hidden treasures of her imagination that resulted in writing her first screenplay. She knew to become an influential writer would require training and being where the action takes place. This single independent Black woman sold her home, walked away from two jobs, and moved to Los Angeles, California in 2006. She completed her studies at UCLA Professional Screenwriting Program and learned not to wait on Hollywood to see her talents and skills, but to seize opportunities by doing independent projects and writing her own stories.

As a result, Raenell has written over a dozen screenplays. She also written, directed and produced two dramatic based short films, a webisode series and two stage plays. Raenell completed her first indie feature film called Neurotic Beauty, that she has written, directed and produced. Plus, Raenell’s range of writing includes creating and self-publishing two poetry books and two children’s picture books.

Her writing has been acknowledged by The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, Scriptapalooza TV Screenwriting Contest, Kingdomwood Film Festival, Writers on the Storm Screenwriting Contest and others. Raenell’s goal is to write for a variety of audiences whether for the stage, screen, television and in books. Raenell's true desire is to be an unforgettable storyteller.

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Director Statement

"I count it an honor to share my gift of storytelling with the world. I hope my creative writing will entertain, educate and inspire others."