The Winans Family Prepares Family-Line Drama, A 7-Part Movie In The Works
5-O Studios London and Michael Winans have uniquely researched and created a story for the “classics” – 200 plus years of Winans family history. The story will start in year 1805. Six generations from Gloster, Mississippi to the music city of Detroit, Michigan. “WINANS 100 – THANKFUL” titled the seven part series – is a dramatisation of the Winans family-line, from ancestors Louis and Ruby (great, great, great grandfather – born year 1805) enslavement to their descendants’ liberation; their slaveowner Winans was a Reverend. Michael Winans said: “Many, many generations and more than two hundred years ago, my great, great, great grandfather was a slave living on a plantation in Gloster, Mississippi – being Louis Winans. “He and my great great great grandmother Ruby (12 children) started our generation and journey; their son, my great great grandfather Antonio (wife Litta – 10 children) – their son, my great grandfather Isaiah (2nd wife Catherine – 7 children) their son, my grandfather Carvin, and my grandmother Laura Glenn (1 child); my father and mother David and Delores (Mom and Pop – 10 children). “We are many generations of faith, and each a powerful voice in the church; a Bishop, Reverend, Elder, Pastor, Deacon. The mighty hand of God’s grace gave all of our fore-fathers of more than 200 years, a journey of faith within the church to lighten the struggling times of the early days.” The story begins with Louis and Ruby and their 5 children of 13 children; who are making their way from the Carolina’s to Gloster, Mississippi – by way of plantation owner Reverend Winans. A new beginning as sharecroppers emerged for the family, one that brought on 8 more children and a family of faith and direction. Louis and family worked toward a representation of the historical legacy, a show of work and faith of miracles. The struggles of his family is shown in a generous and stunning style; the quality of his reverence will captivate the piously devout. This is the crux of the drama in the early parts of the story, as the fore fathers journey through many travels before the destination of Michigan. The film moves with solemn dignity, developing an image and impression of an spiritually devout, benevolent man. Louis Winans, who was given his surname of Winans from his sharecropper owner Reverend Winans; the film’s first generation in the story – “THANKFUL”. The seven part series “Thankful” is the emotional stakes of its actors as they embody the nature of the storylines and cinematography; allowing the deep emotions of the moment. Taking inspiration from the stories being told, the music will represent the melody masters who are now carefully crafting the film’s soundtrack; using the unique musical talents of the Winans family, many friends and music artists around the globe who will help paint an award winning soundtrack canvas. The grandeur of this music cinematic artistry is evident in the family’s known ability to compose and record “Grammy” award winning hits.