Chris Attoh to cast in digital series 'Asunder'

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Wed, 29 Jan 2020 Source: landra v. phillips, contributor

Award winning international film actor Chris Attoh, who was a staple on the popular Nigerian Soap Opera “Tinsel” from 2008-2013 is set to guest star on the soap opera digital series Asunder as FBI Agent Kwadwo Mensah, when the show goes back into production in Spring 2020 to continue filming six episodes for Season Two.

Not only is Chris an established actor, but he is also a filmmaker, TV host, and Master of Ceremonies.

In 2014 he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (Nigeria), and The Universal Achievement Awards (USA).

In 2013, he won Best Supporting Actor of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards (Ghana), Mode Men Actor of the Year in 2012, and in 2011 he won Pan African Actor of The Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

For five seasons, Chris was a series regular on Nigeria’s most popular and longest running television series Tinsel, whose plot revolved around two rival film companies in Lagos, Nigeria.

In addition to Tinsel, Chris was also a lead actor in the television series Shuga alongside Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress Tiwa Savage.

As popular actor in Ghallywood (Ghana Film/TV Industry) and Nollywood (Nigerian Film/TV Industry), Chris decided it was time to transition into Hollywood, and work on more film projects in the US.

He recently wrapped filming UMC Channel’s A House Divided alongside veteran actor and NAACP Image Award Nominee Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

Chris will join veteran actors and series leads actor Robert G. McKay (Thomas Chandler) who played Pastor Ayres in the Oscar nominated film Hidden Figures, Soap Opera Digest nominated actress Lauren B. Martin (Serena Hanes) who played the role of Camille Bennett, on the CBS Soap Opera As The World Turns, Indie Series Award nominated actor Tony D. Head (Austin Blair) who had a supporting role in the Oscar nominated film Joker, and a recurring role on HBO’s hit television series The Wire as Major Bobby Reade, VH1 Black Ink Chicago Star Don Brumfield, and fellow Ghanian actor Gabriel Dzisam.

Asunder’s series regulars also include Dorell Anthony (Pride The Series, Blue Bloods, General Hospital, All My Children, Friday Night Lights); Terrence Shingler (Power, Gotham, Bull, House of Cards, The Blacklist, Anacostia, TV One’s For My Man); Law Mason (Power, Law and Order SVU) Landra V. Phillips (Sextuplets, TV One’s For My Man, Vex, Undercover Blue); Dwayne Parker (Vex, Fuge) and Audrey Looye (Another World, All My Children).

Asunder The Series is the creation of up and coming actress, writer, director, and producer Landra V. Phillips.

The show is Executive Produced by Phillips and Dwayne Parker who runs Knight 7 Productions. Phillips serves as the Lead Writer and the Lead Directors of the show are Phillips and Parker.

A drama and theater teacher for 12 years with the New York City Department of Education, Ms. Phillips has always had a passion for soap operas and episodic writing.

She founded Six Feet High Productions LLC, a boutique film production company based in New York City to fuel her passion for filmmaking and acting. Phillips says, “In 1981 there were 15 daytime soap operas on the air, and today there are only four.

The soap world has been cast as a dying genre, but as a lover of episodic and serial dramatic storytelling, I wanted to create a digital series that pays homage to the traditional soap opera medium; but has the ability to garner a new generation of viewers as independent soap operas have transitioned to the World Wide Web.

I am a fan of Chris Attoh and his amazing body of work. I am extremely honored and blessed to have the opportunity to work with him.”

Asunder follows the affluent yet dysfunctional Chandler family who owns Chandler Parfums and Cosmetics Corporation in New York City.

The Chandlers are always trying to stay one step ahead of their arch enemies the Blair family, who own Blair Natural Fragrances Ltd.

Asunder The Series boasts a cadre of former soap, television and film stars.

Robert McKay (Hidden Figures, Ladder 49, We Own The Night, Marvel’s Daredevil, VH1’s The Breaks, Law and Order, Law and Order Criminal Intent, Gotham, Hostages, Blue Bloods, Third Watch and The Sopranos) Lauren B. Martin (As The World Turns, Another World, All My Children, Law & Order, The Blacklist), and Tony D. Head (The Wire, The Corner, Law & Order, & Veep) Production on Season Two of Asunder The Series is currently underway in New York.

For more information about the show, please visit www.asunderseries.com and for more information about Chris please visit www.chrisattoh.com

Source: landra v. phillips, contributor
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