Family entertainment GMC will premiere R&B crooner Eric Benét‘s starring role in the indie film ‘Trinity Goodheart‘ on August 20th.
Written by Rhonda Freeman-Baraka and directed by cinematographer Joanne Hock, the film centers around a 12-year-old girl, played by Erica Gluck, on a mission to reunite her disjointed family.
It’s the story of a smart, independent young girl being raised by her single, free-spirited musician father (Benét). Finding comfort in creating decorative paper angels that provide inspiration to her and the patrons of Mr. Kwon’s Deli and Bookstore where she and her father work, Trinity begins to make peace with the fact that her unconventional father and her friend and confidant Mr. Kwon (Hong) may be the only family she ever knows. But when an angel visits and tasks her to find the missing half of a broken heart pendant that once belonged to her long lost mother, Trinity embarks on a mission to find her mom and uncover the truth about her parents’ complicated past. Discovering both sides of her estranged family are alive and accomplished, but missing a deeper sense of connection and purpose, she attempts to use her charm to encourage them to set aside their differences and come together as a family to bring her mother home.
Produced by Rick Eldridge‘s ReelWorks Studios, the film made its debut at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in July .
ERICA GLUCK (Trinity Goodheart)
Thirteen-year-old Erica Gluck is a young rising star best known for the role of Brittany Pitts on the television show “The Game.” Beginning acting at the tender age of four, her young career has included key roles on series such as “Girlfriends” and “Las Vegas,” and appearances in the films “The Santa Clause 3,” “American Son” and “Mirrors” alongside Keifer Sutherland and Paula Patton. Trinity Goodheart represents her first starring role in a feature film. Gluck is a native of Los Angeles, California where she currently resides with her family.
ERIC BENÉT (Jeremy Goodheart)
Eric Benét is a Grammy®-nominated actor, singer and songwriter, whose music is influenced by R&B greats Al Green, Sly Stone, Chaka Kahn and Marvin Gaye. His first professional break came when he joined local group Gerard, in the late ’80s. Since then, Benét has struck gold on the American R&B charts and released albums such as “True to Myself,” “A Day in the Life” and “Love and Life.” He has collaborated with a range of highly respected artists, including Something For The People; Earth, Wind, and Fire; and Wynonna Judd. Benét is currently on tour with his fifth studio album “Lost in Time.” The album’s first single “Sometimes I Cry” reached #1 on the Urban AC Chart. As an actor, he had a recurring role on the series “For Your Love,” “Half & Half” and “Kaya.” Benét is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and currently resides in Los Angeles.