P.O.W.E.R.S :BOOK ONE

River Daniels, played by Mallian Butler, has a secret. She discovers that she has super-human powers. Whether she should keep her discovery a secret or tell her parents becomes this teen's primary focus. Unbeknownst to River, more people know about her powers than she realizes. The Daniels family has been covertly monitored for years by forces who are anxious to exploit River and powerful enough to get away with it. Hailing from an ancestral lineage of people who are the originating source of her powers, she struggles to keep a secret that key members of her family have been eagerly expecting her to reveal. When the sinister plot comes to light and her family is put in danger, River is ready to engage in a battle that will save her family and, possibly, the world. Racing against time, she must quickly prepare for the unthinkable and be ready to unleash her POWERS.

  • Mahalia Jackson- Butler
    Director
    Legitimately Mallie Film, Legitimately Mallie Episodic Podcast Series, Trapped, Beyond Belief Chronicles
  • Christopher Delao
    Director
  • Mahalia Jackson-Butler
    Writer
  • Brian W. Smith
    Writer
    Paper Bag, Nina's Got A Secret, If These Trees Could Talk, Animus, Life and Times of Gigolo Number Nine, Sleepy Carter Serires, ETC.
  • Mahalia Jackson-Butler
    Producer
  • Mallian Jackson-Butler
    Key Cast
    "River Daniels"
  • Marie France Louis
    Key Cast
    "Sundry Daniels"
  • Corey Pratt
    Key Cast
    "Keith Daniels"
  • Tony Williams
    Key Cast
    "Samuel Cain, Jr."
  • Gurie Sheffield, Jr.
    Key Cast
    "Malachi Smith"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    31 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 27, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Mahalia Jackson- Butler, Christopher Delao

I am a Writer, Director and Producer residing primarily in Dallas, TX. Formally trained in Science, Nursing and Medicine, I earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Colorado Technical University. I've been a professional writer and policy developer for several years. However, in recent years I developed passion for and honed my creative writing skills. Upon electing to retire from “Corporate America” in 2016, I decided to delve into the Entertainment Industry and pursue Talent Management and Screenwriting. Producing and Directing Film and Audio Podcasts were quickly added to my professional repertoire.
Since my transition, I have created and produced multiple projects. I am actively expanding my portfolio as a screenwriter, director and producer. Not only am I interested, but I am also very committed to telling the stories I think should be shared with the world.
I am a devoted wife and mother of two. My daughter is a 15 year old Actress (Dallas /LA based) and my son is a 22 year old college student (Howard University). I have professional ties in Los Angeles, CA and Arlington, TX and travel as needed for work. I absolutely enjoy balancing the responsibilities of my professional career alongside my duties as a wife and mother. This “second act” for me has been an amazingly exciting ride.

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