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The Agnostic

Taraji, a Christian widow, is contacted by a strange man, Jamal, who turns out to be the husband of her late husband's mistress. He shows her proof behind the truth she pretended not to know. Taraji's marriage was no fairytale, but for her sake and that of her daughter, Imani, she tried to bury it. Imani has been growing up in front of her mother's eyes, forcing Taraji to treat her as an adult.
Bonding over their struggles as widowed parents, Taraji and Jamal come to find comfort in one another. However, when Taraji learns that Jamal is agnostic she runs for the hills.
In an attempt to follow a more traditional route she finds herself seeing a man, Rashad, from her church. Knowing it doesn't feel right, she begins to miss Jamal. Despite his high values and being the good person that he is, Taraji can't let herself see past his lack of faith.
Eventually, Taraji learns that Jamal's life has once again been turned upside down, as his son winds up in a coma. Taraji also learns that Rashad was aware of her husband's affair and used it to his advantage. With the help of a little faith in humanity Taraji and Jamal learn to find common ground with one another.

  • Frank E. Jackson Jr
    Torn, White Lies, Raven, Collide
  • Tawanna Terrell
    Liam White, Gaslight, Ice Man, Million To One, The District, Double Crossed
  • Taral Hicks-Dawson
    Key Cast
    Belly, Bronx Tale, Preacher's Wife
  • Frank E. Jackson Jr.
    Torn, White Lies, Raven, Collide
  • Frank E. Jackson Jr
    Torn, White Lies, Raven, Collide
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 34 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    65,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Frank E. Jackson Jr, Tawanna Terrell

Sunja Productions

Frank E. Jackson Jr. (born July 2, 1965) is an American film director, producer, and writer. He is the founder of Sunjada Productions, a production company located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Jackson was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ella Vaughnette Chambers. He moved to Union City, Tennessee at an early age and graduated from high school in 1983. He served four years in the United States Army before entering the Naval Defense Contracting field. He spent twelve years on this career path and was working for L-3 GSI when he decided to pursue his film career on a full-time basis.


Jackson's first feature film, Lorenzo & Monica, L.A.F.S received a limited theatrical release[1] through the AMC Magic Johnson Theater.[2] He was subsequently hired to direct three films, Painted Smiles,[3] Prayer Life,[4] and Feliz Cumpleanos, all of which were accepted at numerous film festivals. In May 2007, he was hired to direct an urban gangster film entitled, Ex$pendable[5] which starred Gary Sturgis, Taral Hicks, and William L. Johnson. His most recent film, Conversations, features Tray Chaney, a regular on HBO's hit series, The Wire. He has films currently on Tubi, Torn, Collide, Raven, White Lies


Sunjada was an African King who, against surmounting odds, literally built a city from a jungle. This took hard work, determination, commitment and a unique ability to utilize nature's resources to his benefit. When Frank E. Jackson, Jr. stumbled across that name, he knew he had found the name for his company. Sunjada's work ethic and principles embodied the vision that Frank saw for his company.

His company slogan “Where Dreams are built” has manifested through his accomplishments and now he wants to help others do the same. Sunjada Productions and its staff approaches everyone's project with this same mentality... to help those companies/organiziations/individuals reach their dream.

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