The Last Time is a film that was made in an effort to help educate and empower domestic abuse survivors.
Unfortunately, domestic violence is a troubling fact of life for too many people, particularly women. Many women experience the brutal and devastating effects of domestic violence on a daily basis. It doesn’t matter what walk of life the domestic abused person comes from, they are not immune to the brutal violence of domestic abuse.
Many women in the entertainment industry found the courage to come forth and share their stories of domestic violence at the hands of the person who claimed to love and cherish them.
Singer Tina Turner, TV Star and Singer K Michelle, Rapper Lil’ Kim, Singer and TV Actress KeKe Wyatt and more. All of the celebrities came forth to tell their stories of being domestically abused. Tina Turners' story was even made into a movie.
Tiffany Hill, by all standards of success, is a woman who was on the move and had so many aspects of life working for her in her favor. Little did anyone know that behind all of the success in her life, she was secretly being tormented on a regular basis by domestic violence by the man she loved.
Tiffany Hill did what she encourages many women to do, she found a way to become a domestic abuse Survivor. Looking at her small and petite frame, it is hard to grasp that she endured such torture and abuse for so long.
Hill became a domestic abuse survivor. This movie, "The Last Time," which was written and directed by Justin Poage, allowed Hill to provide substantial input into the movie regarding the realities of domestic violence. This movie chronicles some of Hills trials and tribulations that she endured while being domestically abused. Just like Tina Turner's movie, Hill's experiences allowed the movie to display the real traumas of domestic violence.
While at the premier of this movie, I asked Hill what did she hope women who are being abused would take from her movie, she stated, "I believe that you can do anything when you have support and sometimes when a person is going through domestic abuse they don't feel like they have support. So its important for me to let domestic survivors to know that there are people and organizations that are out here that will support them."
Hill stated that she was inspired to do this movie because she believes that it is a message that needed to be told. She stated, "There are many men and women who need to say, "This IS the last time." We wanted to spread the message and do the movie in a way that invites conversation. We know that it is a difficult subject.
Reece Odum, Co-Producer and Lead Actress in the movie stated that she hopes women who see this movie can take away the fact that "You are not alone, hundreds of thousands of people go through this every day and there are just as many who leave safely."
She encourages those in this situation of domestic abuse to, "Put yourself first," don't worry about what that person is going to do because God is going to help you!"
Wardell Richardson, who plays the antagonizing and abusive husband states that while doing this project he learned that There are all types of abuse. There is spiritual, emotional, mental and physical abuse and no matter the form, its all hurtful and makes people very vulnurable.
The great cast included Reece Odum, Wardell Richardson, Tommy Ford, DeEtta West, Charmin Lee, Angelo Diaz, Sy Sayonara, LaDarian Raymond, Gara Coffey, Dilyara Akhundov, Tina Bliese, and Telesa Hinses helped make this an awesome Thomas Ford, the late great actor who was a part of the groundbreaking cast of TV show “Martin” rounded out this cast to play Chief Winston. Everyone stated that they felt his presence and believe that like he would be proud of the movie and the direction it is taking.
Hill, who earned her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees from Louisiana State University Paul M, Herbert Law Center, also hosts "Authentic Conversations" a Podcast that covers content such as self-worth, professional development, parenting and spiritual and emotional well-being.
This movie was Executive Produced by Tiffany Hill and Co-Produced by Reece Odum, Wardell Richardson, Charmin Lee & Total Package Ent., and Tommy Ford. To purchase a copy of the movie visit www.Facebook.com/LastTimeMovie or send an email to LastTimeMovie@gmail.com.