Rolling out this weekend is the crime thriller #FreeRayshawn on the much celebrated Quibi, a paid mobile-app that hosts a plethora of short-form content including documentaries, shorts and news programs to name a few.
Executive produced and directed by Seith Mann(Raising Dion, The Breaks, Homeland), who directed all episodes of the series, #FreeRayshawn is the story of Rayshawn (Stephan James), an Iraq war veteran who is set up by the police during a drug deal gone wrong. Rayshawn flees the scene, barricading himself into his apartment with his wife and child as he tries to keep them alive and figure out his next move. Laurence Fishburne plays a conscious police negotiator who tries to help RayShawn navigate the precarious road ahead. Watch the trailer below:
Quibi, which was founded by uber producer and media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg launched on April 6, 2020.
While the app has been tauted for high-quality celebrity content, #FreeRayShawn with Antoine Fuqua at the helm, in addition to strong writing from Marc Maurino and a cast that includes amazing talent like James (If Beale Street Could Talk, 21 Bridges), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting) and the legendary Fishburne, #FreeRayshawn brings Quibi to life, taking storytelling and direction to another level in the mobile app game.
While many celebrities show what you can do on Quibi, Mann and company show what you can do with Quibi with this timely thriller.
Quibi is offering a 90-day free subscription, so check out #FreeRayshawn for free while you can.
This article was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow her on Twitter @Ntellectual.
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