Meagan Good is headed behind the camera…
BET Her and Tressa Smallwood of MegaMind Media have partnered to produce a short film to be directed by the 40-year-old part-Afro-Puerto Rican actress.
Part of the third season of The Couch, the new short film centered on a black woman battling mental issues and follows her journey as she navigates through the ups and downs of dealing with their diagnosis.
Good directs Thin, Like Me!, an original film scripted by Ariel Driskell. It centers on a fitness model’s unhealthy relationship with food and body issues and comes to a head with her mother during the planning of her parents’ 40th wedding anniversary.
Smallwood will serve as an executive producer on the project.
The drama will premiere in July for Minority Mental Health Month. It will be available under the BET HER “Her Stories” franchise—a platform to empower the next generation of Black women filmmakers through a curated selection of original movies and documentaries.
All films produced under the “Her Stories” franchise are written, directed, and produced by Black women who, through their stories, are bringing awareness to issues affecting the Black community like the impact of breast cancer, mental health struggles, and domestic violence.
“Even though I’ve licensed films to BET previously, being chosen for the third year in a row to produce these crucial initiatives and expand the series with all African-American women in front of and behind the camera exclusively for BET Her is such an honor,” Smallwood said in a statement.
Added Lorisa Bates, VP, Content Strategy, Co-Productions & Multiplatform at BET, “BET Her is dedicated to telling stories that support and celebrate Black women in front of and behind the camera as well as bringing awareness to important issues directly affecting the Black community. We are proud to be the platform for these powerful stories and the work that our female talent has put into these projects that are ever so timely. Partnering with Tressa, BET Her hopes to educate and empower our audience by continuing to provide a platform for women filmmakers who are trailblazers in the industry.”