No Equal Entertainment pulls off a Faith Heist in Hamilton

FaithHeist_JBSugar_BTS Credit Steve Wilkie
No Equal principal J.B. Sugar directed and produced the drama for U.S. network Bounce TV.

A fter a three-week shoot in Hamilton, ON, No Equal Entertainment has completed production on a new comedy feature titled Faith Heist for U.S. broadcaster Bounce TV.

The film was directed and produced by No Equal principal J.B. Sugar (Bitten, Dark Matter), with Toronto’s Neshama Entertainment set to handle Canadian distribution and U.S.-based MarVista Entertainment distributing internationally. It will premiere on African-American-focused network Bounce TV  in 2021.

The drama tells the story of the 100-year-old Monroe Baptist Church, a staple of the African-American community, which is in desperate need of repair. However, when a financial advisor embezzles the funds earmarked for the renovations, the community is forced to pull off a money heist in order to save the church.

The film stars Jonathan Langdon (Utopia Falls, NOS4A2), Dalmar Abuzeid (Anne with an E), Sagine Sémajuste (19-2), Steve Lund (Bitten), Leah Doz (V-Wars, New Eden) and Aaron Poole (Cardinal, Strange Empire). Executive producers are Ahmet Zappa and Erin Weiss, with Ella Myers producing alongside Sugar.

No Equal Entertainment’s credits include the feature-length documentary The Guardians for CBC’s documentary Channel and sci-fi drama Bitten, which it coproduced alongside Hoodwink Entertainment and eOne. The show ran for three seasons on CTV Sci-Fi (formerly Space) and U.S. network Syfy.