In 2007, Clean Heart Productions released SoulMate; a gripping cinematic documentary film which journeyed into the realities facing today’s successful, saved, single African American women. According to the 2004 U. S. Census, 42.3% of all African American women have never been married.
This astounding statistic is one of many reflected throughout this deeply personal portrait which reveals the trials and triumphs of unforgettable women while offering hope and practical advice on issues such as loneliness, the desire for sexual intimacy and the ticking biological clock. Having already received rave reviews from private screenings across the country, acclaimed veteran television writer/producer and founder of Clean Heart Productions, Andrea Wiley, has produced a revolutionary film which has impacted popular culture and she hopes the body of Christ as well.
When asked why she embarked upon a film project on singleness when Wiley herself is a married mother of two, Wiley replies, “While working as Executive Producer on The Parkers television show during its final year, I began to sense God calling me into a new season and into His purpose for my life”. Shortly after the show wrapped, Wiley’s sense was confirmed after two successful, single girlfriends, in separate conversations, bared their souls about single life behind the masks. “My heart went out to them and it was as though God said, this is it – tell this story”.
Beyond the friends and associates that gathered to share their journeys, SoulMate offers insight and wisdom on coping with singleness in a God-centered way from some of the nation’s most dynamic Christian leaders: Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, senior pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, CA—of which 66% of his 11,000 plus membership are singles; speaker, singer, former advertising agent and New York Times bestselling author of Sassy, Single and Satisfied, Michelle McKinney Hammond; Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale, senior pastor of Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, GA; actress/comedienne Sherri Shepherd; and senior pastor Donald Bell of Covenant Blessing Fellowship Church, Gardena, CA, among others.
Soulmate gives voice to the thoughts of successful, single women who love God, but desire a mate. Each opinion shared by the interviewees speaks to the heart and soul of every single woman. The advice given is insightful and necessary, and the reflections are heart wrenching and real.
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