Filming has been completed on writer/director Marishka S. Phillips‘, MELINDA, a suspense-filled short, starring Tony Award winner LaChanze in the title role.

LaChanze is one of three actresses announced to play Donna Summer in the world premier musical, based on the singer’s life and career, this November at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Ms. Phillips, who along with Dr. Leah Randolph, serves as executive producer on MELINDA, began writing the treatment for the film back in 2011, and like so many independent artist these days, turned to crowdfunding for the initial capital to begin filming. [read more]

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