New Movie About Mental Health in the Black Community Launches on Streaming Platforms
By Melody Pierce -
Wednesday Apr 07, 2021
The Wynn Network, an Arizona based 24/7 streaming platform with inspirational content for the whole family, is releasing “John Wynn’s Playhouse” for download on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The movie dives into the history of mental health in the Black community and how it impacts the lives of millions. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Black adults in the U.S. are more likely than white adults to report persistent symptoms of emotional distress, such as sadness and hopelessness.
At the "Playhouse,” what was expected to be a relaxing getaway, soon becomes an unwanted therapy session where hidden memories are uncovered by Dr. Williams and his peculiar methods. The film was written and produced by Dr. John Wynn, a bishop, counselor, author and motivational speaker with more than 20 years of experience. The film highlights tools and lessons discussed in Dr. Wynn‘s self-help book, “Wrestling with god”, where he shares his personal experiences and the trauma he had to uncover in order to live a more meaningful life.
“It’s imperative that we continue the conversation surrounding mental health and the Black community,” said Dr. John Wynn, CEO of The Wynn Network. “Our mission with this movie is to tell stories of real Black community members and continue creating media that influences people in a positive way.”
“John Wynn’s Playhouse” is directed by Reuben Johnson, written and produced by John Wynn and edited by Angelique Wynn. Starring Vincent M. Ward, known for his work on The Walking Dead (2010), Death House (2017) and True Blood (2008); Ernest L. Thomas, known for Starring in Coca-Cola's Columbia Pictures Industry's What's Happening!! (1976), What's Happening Now! (1985) and his role in Everybody Hates Chris (2005); and Kervin J. Smith, actor, international speaker, teacher, lecturer and consultant. Smith is known for his role in John Wynn's Mirror Mirror (2019) and John Wynn's Playhouse (2021).
About The Wynn Network
The Wynn Network is a video on demand platform created by Dr. John Wynn to unite inspiration and entertainment. This family-owned and operated business launched in 2017. The platform is available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick, iOS and Android Devices with a reach to 380 million homes worldwide. Viewers can also watch online at http://www.WynnNetwork.com.