Almost Never Films has completed principal photography on the feature film “Winter Song” starring Grammy Award winner and actress Ashanti. Ashanti who debuted her acting career in “Coach Carter” (starring Samuel L. Jackson) is also known for her roles in the films “The Muppet’s Wizard of Oz” and “Resident Evil: Extinction” (starring Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter). “Winter Song” also stars Stan Shaw, who has appeared in films such as “Fried Green Tomatoes” (starring Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy), “Harlem Nights” (starring Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor), and “The Monster Squad”.
The holiday feature follows the story of Clio Burnett (Ashanti), who always looked forward to the Christmas season, but this year will be the first time celebrating after her father passed away from cancer. Still in mourning and feeling down, Clio meets a kind old man named Fred Myers (Shaw) who arrives in town at just the right time. Captivated by his charm and his beautiful singing voice, Clio is quick to offer shelter when she realizes Fred is down on his luck. As it turns out, they have something to offer each other as both Clio and Fred go about strengthening the bonds of family and finding happiness.