Indie Film: Love Don’t Last Forever
Love Don’t Last Forever is an indie film that revolves around 21-year-old Keyshawn Jones (Malik McLeod) . Keyshawn has to decide between stepping his life up to stay with his girlfriend Nakia (Latoya Hicks) or being out in the streets as she moves along her journey through higher education. The film was directed by Ameir White with music by Markus Arthur, Sanne, SuCh, Monet and others. This project is the first offering from boutique film production house Indiez Streets Filmworks. Indiez Streets Filmworks is a joint venture between EDclectic Entertainment (headed by Kevin Harewood) and Zapis Capital (headed by Lee Zapis) .
Love Don’t Last Forever takes place in the Bed Stuy section of Brooklyn. Malik McLeod is not only the lead actor but is co-writer as well. Director Ameir White and Malik McLeod collaborated on the “street cinema” cult film “Blood On The Streets” which has garnered over 2 million views on You Tube. The film also introduces Latoya Hicks in the lead female role as Nakia.
“Love Don’t Last Forever” was recently released on DVD and digitally via Amazon Prime Video.
Three Questions with Latoya Hicks
Here are three questions with lead actress, Latoya Hicks who is a Panamian from Brooklyn. She got her start in acting when she did a small scene in the movie, Movie and Violence. She built a solid relationship with the director Ameir White after he asked her to do some skits for him. Her work can be seen in the Threat music video and indie films, Blood on the Streets 3 and Bestfrienemes.
- What attracted you to the character of Nakia?I love the fact that she didn’t put her boyfriend down when trying to support him. She tried to uplift him and give him other ideas on how to venture a new life.
- Your character Nakia slips out with Malcolm then gets mad with Keyshawn for stepping out with another female. Is that right?No, I don’t think that was right at all. I believe she was just tired of hearing no from Keyshawn to her suggestions. Mind you she is young so when Malcolm was flashing his money she was wrong for stepping out with him! She should of continuing to respect Keyshawn’s decisions at the moment.
- Why would you tell young women you know to check Love Don’t Last Forever?
I would ask young women to check out Love Don’t Last Forever because it tells an important story. Everyone is going through a lot of things in their lives. But, one thing to remember is: being in a relationship requires support from both parties. Communication is key. Be mindful: it is not cool to bring people down because of what they choose to do for a living. Don’t do what you don’t want done to you! Respect a person’s hustle no matter what you have in mind. Just do you.
Check out Love Don’t Last Forever today.