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PRAIZE (Web Series)

Can God heal us from life-altering wrongs committed against us?
Is healing through praise a reality? How do we confidently release the past and find the strength to embrace the future? Praize is a dramatic new series about love, hope, and self-identity. The dramatic series is told through the eyes of a gifted young poet from a broken home named Davida who carries unresolved wounds from a traumatic incident. She eventually
discovers that Band-Aids don’t bring inner healing. They only cover open wounds. Davida’s musician father has been struggling to make ends meet as a horn player in a local jazz club since the tragic death of his wife. His wounds eventually contribute to his heavy drinking and volatile behavior,
which has placed strains on their father-daughter relationship. Their lives begin to change as she unexpectedly finds a new purpose and her true voice in this compelling tale of love, forgiveness, and redemption.

  • Thomas Goggans
    The Brethren, A Love Divine, Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth
  • Thomas Goggans
    The Brethren, The Banquet, Basic Instructions, The Sarah Sassy Show
  • Thomas Goggans
  • Christos Kostianis
  • Donovan Christie Jr.
    Key Cast
    "Travis Battle"
    If Loving You I wrong, Fall From Grace, Power
  • Lana Young
    Key Cast
    "Maddie Canon"
    Greenleaf, The Resident, Ambitions, Bentley's Will
  • Kei Landa Rembert
    Key Cast
    "Davida Battle "
    Tired of Life, The Love Between Us, InCharacter
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Completion Date:
    January 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Bronzelens Film Festival
    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    August 4, 2020
    Best of Festival Award, Best Actress, Best Web Series
Director Biography - Thomas Goggans

Thomas Goggans is a highly talented and award-winning writer and director with a wealth of experience in the film industry. He has honed his skills through various roles on independent film sets and in New York post-production houses. Goggans has directed music videos for various artists and written and produced two highly successful stage comedies, "A Love Divine" and "The Brethren." He has also co-created the feature film "Discarded Things," which received critical acclaim, and directed the seven-part series "Praize," which won a total of twenty-two awards during its 2019-2021 run on the film festival circuit. The series was subsequently picked up by a streaming platform and achieved widespread success, ranking in the top ten most-watched original series. Goggans is in the process of completing his latest screenplay, "Clave's Rhythm," which is set to go into production with Up2UFilms in the spring of 2023. His diverse background and exceptional understanding of the film industry have made him a highly respected and successful writer and director, consistently delivering captivating and impactful work that is sure to intrigue and excite audiences.

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