Kimberly Elise (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, "Grey's Anatomy") Stars In The UP Original Movie Apple Mortgage Cake

Kimberly Elise (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, "Grey's Anatomy") Stars In The UP
                      Original Movie Apple Mortgage Cake



PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Dec. 23, 2013

ATLANTA, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Production continues this week in
Hamilton, outside of Toronto, Canada on the UP Original MovieApple Mortgage
Cake,the inspiring true story of Angela Logan who when faced with
foreclosure, set a goal to bake 100 cakes in 10 days to save her home.
Starring four-time NAACP Image award winnerKimberly Elise (Diary of a Mad
Black Woman, "Grey's Anatomy") and produced by Entertainment One (eOne), Apple
Mortgage Cake will make its world television premiere on UP in 2014. The film
is directed by Michael Scott ("Mrs. Miracle," upcoming UP Original Movie Far
From Home). Jamie Pachino ("Franklin & Bash") wrote the script.

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The ensemble cast also includes Kevin Hanchard ("Orphan Black," "Suits"),
Lamar Johnson ("The Next Step", Home Again), Stephan James ("Degrassi: The
Next Generation," Home Again), A.J. Saudin ("Degrassi: The Next Generation,"
"Da Kink in My Hair"), Gemini Award winner Gabrielle Miller ("Corner Gas,"
"Call Me Fitz), Joanne Boland ("Copper," "Lost Girl"), Paul De La Rosa ("The
L.A. Complex," "Covert Affairs"), Gemini Award winner Catherine Disher ("The
Border," "Flashpoint"), Peter Williams ("Stargate SG-1," "Da Kink in My
Hair"), Siobhan Murphy ("Rookie Blue," "Men With Brooms"), Barry Flatman ("The
Kennedys," "Defiance"), Darlene Cooke ("Saving Hope," "Da Kink in My Hair")
and Millie Davis (The Best Man Holiday, "Orphan Black"). The real-life Angela
Logan makes a cameo appearance.

A five-year-old Angela Logan (Millie Davis) is in her grandmother Nellie's
(Darlene Cooke) kitchen in New Jersey learning how to make apple cake and
discovering the joys of baking. Nellie tells Angela: "Cake makes people
happy. One bowl, one mixer, and the right company, and you're set free for

Thirty-five years later, Angela (Kimberly Elise) is a single, working mom with
three teenage boys, Marcus (A.J. Saudin), William, (Stephan James) and Nicolas
(Lamar Johnson). She juggles various jobs and helps with employment
counseling at the local Mission. While thrilled to be in the family home
where she learned to bake, the house is falling apart, with sections deemed
uninhabitable by inspectors after storm and flood damage. Plus, the car just
decided not to start – and the boys all still need shoes, books and food. She
has always made due until now – when her lender calls in the mortgage loan and
puts her into foreclosure. Angela has 10 days to come up with $4000 or she
loses her home.

This is the true story of a woman who decides to bake 100 apple cakes and sell
them at $40 each in order to save her home – and how this idea completely
changes her and her family. As word of her "bake sale" ripples out through
neighbors, friends, her church and even old flames, such as Melvin (Kevin
Hanchard), the story soon spreads to the news, locally, nationally and
internationally. Orders fly in from all over the world. Angela is taken off
guard by the overwhelming support. But soon, this fiercely independent woman
learns to depend on the kindness and love of others that comes her way,
particularly when the community and local businesses rally around Angela to
help her finish and ship the initial stacks of orders.

"Apple Mortgage Cake is the inspirational, real-life story about how one good
idea -- and a ton of apples, sugar, flour and butter -- can change a family's
future for the better," said Barbara Fisher, svp, original programming, UP.
"We are thrilled to introduce viewers to Angela Logan and her family, who went
from foreclosure to "overnight" success and her own prosperous apple cake
bakery in Teaneck, New Jersey."

UP presents Apple Mortgage Cake, an Entertainment One Ltd. production.
Starring Kimberly Elise, Kevin Hanchard, Lamar Johnson, Stephan James, A.J.
Saudin, Gabrielle Miller, Joanne Bolland, Paul De La Rosa, Catherine Disher,
Peter Williams, Siobhan Murphy, Barry Flatman, Darlene Cooke and Millie
Davis. Directed by Michael Scott. Produced by Entertainment One's Jonathan
Schwartz and Robert Lee. Director of Photography is Boris Mojsovski. Editor
is Charlotte Disher. Script by Jamie Pachino. Entertainment One is also the
international distributor.

Follow our cast at:

  oKimberly Elise on @KimberlyElise
  oKevin Hanchard on Twitter @KevinHanchard
  oLamar Johnson on Twitter @LamarJohnsonn
  oStephan James on Twitter @realstephj
  oA.J. Saudin on Twitter @AJSaudin
  oGabrielle Miller on Twitter @MillerGabrielle
  oJoanne Boland on Twitter @Joanneboland
  oPeter Williams on Twitter @actualApophis
  oSiobhan Murphy on Twitter @SiobhanGMurphy

For more information, unit photography and screeners, please visit our new
press site at The real-life inspiration for the film
can be found at

About UP
UP, America's favorite network for uplifting entertainment is a 24-hour
television network that provides high-quality, diverse, family-friendly
programming, including original and premiere movies, theatricals, drama and
comedy series, music and holiday specials. UP can be seen in 65 million homes
in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) on cable systems
including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Charter and Cox
Communications as well as DIRECTV (Channel 338), DISH Network (Channel 188)
and Verizon FIOS (Channel 224). As part of its mission to entertain and
uplift, the network's pro-social initiative "Uplift Someone" reminds and
inspires people to do simple acts of kindness. UP is also a service provider
to its sister network ASPiRE. Based in Atlanta, UP is a division of UP
Entertainment, LLC, which also offers gMovies, the first faith-friendly
streaming movie service. Follow UP on the Web at, on Facebook at, Twitter on @UPtv and Instagram at UP_TV.

About Entertainment One (eOne)
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is an international entertainment company
that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and
television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the
globe including Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France,
Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea.
Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company
provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music
production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current
rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than
35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and
45,000 music tracks.


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