Datari TurnerNoni Jean has always been an immensely talented singer and performer, winning local talent competitions at a very young age with the encouragement of her pushy mother Macy. Needless to say, she quickly becomes a world famous popstar as she hits her teens, playing to crowds of thousands every night and jetting all over the globe. As much as this may seem like any young girl's dream, Noni just wishes she could stop for a minute and also that she could escape the often degrading and frequently pressured life of stardom she leads. She reaches breaking point eventually, planning to jump to her death from a multi-storey building, but she is saved mid-jump by a caring officer named Kaz Nicol who she immediately connects with. He wants to protect her from the pressures of her chaotic life and gives her the strength to take control of her world once again.
Originally entitled 'Blackbird', 'Beyond The Lights' is a heart-wrenching drama about the effects of stardom on young men and women. It has been directed and written by Gina Prince-Bythewood ('The Secret Life of Bees', 'Love & Basketball', 'Disappearing Acts') and will be released in the US on November 14th 2014.
I Feel Everything [Live]
You're The One That I Want (Live At The Chapel)