Have you got a control freak in your life?
Probably not like David Washington — the suave, successful and bullying lead character in the film "N-SECURE" opening around the country today.
Washington — played by veteran actor Cordell Moore — has issues with everything from relationships to punctuality in this independent suspense film that was made in Memphis.
Also starring are Essence Atkins, Denise Boutte, Tempestt Bledsoe, Lamman Rucker, Toni Trucks, Caryn Ward, Elise Neal and BernNadette Stanis.
As John Beifuss wrote in The Commercial Appeal, the film "almost begs the audience to talk back to the screen as a series of beautiful young women place themselves in jeopardy at the strong hands of trigger-tempered control-freak David Washington."
"N-SECURE" was conceived, produced and financed by Julius Lewis, a Memphis music promoter who is now making his mark in the film world. He wote the screenplay with Memphians Christie Taylor and Bryce Southard.
The project is a client of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission, as well as the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission. The production participated in both the Tennessee filming incentive programs and the Memphis City Council/Shelby County Commission/Film Commission/Memphis ED Wage Refund Film Incentive Program.
Beifuss says "the movie's director, Los Angeles TV veteran David M. Matthews, handles the N-tertaining proceedings with journeyman efficiency, and gives the film a glossy brightness that will translate well to the small screen, when the movie eventually reaches DVD and Blu-ray."
But you can see it today in its theatrical run in 600 theaters around the country. Locally, it's at the Wolfchase Galleria Cinema 8, Majestic, Collierville Towne 16, DeSoto Cinema 16, Raleigh Springs Cinema, Cordova Cinema, Paradiso, Palace Cinema, Hollywood 20 Cinema, CinePlanet 16 and the Summer Quartet Drive-In.