Yesterday Relativity Studios and dance entertainment network DanceOn announced a joint contest and YouTube influencer campaign for the upcoming movie BEYOND THE LIGHTS. The romantic drama is written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (LOVE & BASKETBALL) and stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Colson “MGK” Baker and Danny Glover and is scheduled to hit theatres November 14, 2015.
Not sure what to post in your video don’t worry you can check out DanceOn Network megastars, Les Twins, Willdabeast, Lil’Buck and Emily Sasson participated in the campaign by sharing their movie-inspired videos, featuring the song “Masterpiece” produced by The Dream and sung by the main character, Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and featuring Kid Culprit (MGK). You can check out Les Twins submission here:
Whether you are a profession or amateur you can submit your videos showcasing how you have been inspired by the movie’s songs and themes all submissions have to be entered by November 14, 2014 for the chance to win $1000. You must use the hashtag #BeyondTheLightsContest to enter. For more information on the contest and to submit your video check out the DanceOn website.
BEYOND THE LIGHTS is described as follows :
“Beyond the Lights is the story of Noni, the music world’s latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge – until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But it is ultimately Kaz’s love that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw who stars as Noni wowed critics in her last film BELLE where she took on the role of a mixed raced daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral who was raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. The film also stars the enormously talented Minnie Driver who takes on the role of Noni’s overprotective and pushy stage mother Macy Jean. BEYOND THE LIGHTS is a cautionary tale about the rise to super stardom and the pressures that come along with it. In a recent interview with TheGrio.com the films writer and director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, talked about how the film almost didn’t get made, her struggle to get Hollywood to get behind the project and the star power of Gugu Mbatha-Raw. In case you haven’t already, check out the BEYOND THE LIGHTS here. Tell us what you think of BEYOND THE LIGHTS below in the comment section.