BET+ Announces New Original Film “For What It’s Worth” Tackles Mental Health in the Black Community [TRAILER]

BET+ Announces Sets Premiere New Original Film "For What It's Worth" Tackling Mental Health in the Black Community

BET+ has unveiled its latest original film, “For What It’s Worth,” an emotionally charged drama that explores family dynamics, redemption, and the crucial need for mental health support within the Black community.

Scheduled to debut exclusively on BET+ on March 7th, the film stars an ensemble cast including Patrice Covington (Genius), Leslie Black (Chicago Med), Kevin Savage (Game of Deceit), and Jared Wofford (The Final Say).

Penned by LaJill Hunt, “For What It’s Worth” revolves around Naomi Samuels, a successful physician who faces public humiliation and sudden unemployment. Reluctantly returning to her hometown, Naomi seeks to reconnect with foster care siblings she has neglected. As they grapple with challenges pushing them to the edge, the characters embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing.

Angelo Diaz (ATL Homicide), Jermel Howard (Luke Cage), Ashley Sam Ramsey (The Detour), CJ Williams (Law & Order), gospel artist Pastor Mike, Jr., and more.

Watch the trailer below.

Director Courtney Arlett expressed the importance of everyone being heard, seen, and supported emotionally, spiritually, and physically. She hopes that “For What It’s Worth” sheds light on the pressing need for growth in mental health support within the community.

The movie aligns with BET Networks’ commitment to fostering dialogue around mental health issues faced by communities of color. As the second feature under the BET Her Presents: The Couch franchise, “For What It’s Worth” reinforces the network’s dedication to supporting and celebrating Black women both in front of and behind the camera.

Lorisa Bates, VP of Content Strategy, Co-Productions & Multiplatform at BET, highlighted the network’s enthusiasm in bringing “For What It’s Worth” to the streaming platform. She emphasized BET’s dedication to shedding light on crucial issues affecting the Black community.

Executive produced by Loretta Edwards Wilson and Christopher A. Nolen, the film is produced by Wilson, Patt Stevens, and Gregory Anderson, with Lem Collins and Jared Wofford serving as co-producers. Ronald “Wink” Woodall of The Talent Connect served as a consulting producer.

A Bold Move Media, the production company behind “For What It’s Worth,” focuses on creating content that uplifts, entertains, and portrays women of color in ways rarely seen in media.

The film is part of “BET Her Presents: The Couch,” a series aimed at raising awareness around mental health by presenting poignant short films depicting the realities of mental illness. “For What It’s Worth” promises to contribute meaningfully to the ongoing conversation on mental health within the Black community

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