“BLESSED AND CURSED” starts off a bit shaky, but once you are past the first 10 minutes, you are pulled into this awesome true to life storyline and will begin to relate to Deitricks struggles with the Flesh and Spirit, letting go, as Mr. Deitrick Haddon overcomes and continues to break down walls for the New Sound that has taken over the Church, all for the Glory of God. When his father encounters insufferable hardship, Dwight Hawkins (real-life gospel singer Deitrick Haddon) is torn between Christian duty and his own desire to pursue his dreams as a gospel singer. But what does God really have planned for him?
A modern retelling of the dramatic Biblical account of Saul and David, BLESSED & CURSED stars gospel music sensation Deitrick Haddon in his first feature film as Dwight Hawkins, an incredibly gifted young man who is searching for his purpose. As a boy, Dwight witnessed his father's dream taken away in an instant. Compelled to help his father, Dwight must choose between family obligations versus his own dreams of gospel music superstardom. Against his girlfriend's advice he takes the position as the new minister of music at one of the most respected ministries in the country, but this new position is too good to be true. Dwight finds himself entangled in a diabolical scheme of jealousy and betrayal orchestrated by the church's Bishop. As he encounters setbacks and unexpected surprises Dwight learns that sometimes you don't grow until you are pushed into a position of leadership.
Director: Joel Kapity Writers: Dietrick Haddon, Karen Clark Sheard Starring: Deitrick Haddon, Ariana Pierce, Ryan Pierce Genres: Drama Release date: June 15, 2010 Runtime: 106 min Language: English Subtitle: Romana