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Alonzo (Struggle da Preacher) tries to make it as a rapper but he’s going through some mental issues that are caused by the death of his father that happened 2 years prior. Seems like he is losing his inspiration and it’s getting harder to stay focused in the studio but he has another thing that helps him to cope with his problems is basketball.

One day he meets Christine (Anastasia Karachevskaya, voice by Shelby Glover) at the basketball court, who also lost her brother 2 years ago. She’s taking it harder than Alonzo and when she finds out he has some songs about the afterlife, her interest in him grows. They start seeing each more. But both of them take it very cautiously. As their feelings grow bigger, she wonders if she will be able to recognize souls of her people in the afterlife.

In the meantime, there shows up Jerome (Jam Barodo), a street dude whom Alonzo occasionally plays basketball with, and Christine’s former classmate who tried to be with her back in a day.

Original Release

January 18, 2019


Drama, Sport, Romance, Music

Running Time

1h54m (Director’s Cut)

Production Company

Struggle Pictures, Barodo Films, KingsArtAndSol

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Struggle da Preacher
Anastasia Karachevskaya (voice by Shelby “Bee” Glover)
Ivan Lysenko (voice by Chef Hargrove)
Maria Karetko (voice by Robynn Lin Fredericks)
Slava Kosichka (voice by Ju Muny)
Pier Richard (voice by Keon Williams)
Angel Mendez
Lidia Lekanova (voice by Krystale Mendez)
Alina Muskalova (voice by Franki Moscato)
Dil (voice by Pearce Blaire – R.I.P.)
Anna Nyashina (voice by Andrea Johnson)
Tatyana Stepanova (voice by Valencia Woods)
Lik Danger (voice by Lee Randolph)
Artyom Omelchenko (voice by Ed Haynes)
Svyatoslav Stavtsev
Chingiz Adzhimetov (voice by Frank “I N I” Heaney – R.I.P.)
Marianna Nikitina (voice by Natalia Grauberger)
Tatiana Minyailo (voice by Perez)


Director – Struggle da Preacher
Cinematographer – Jam Barodo
Editor – Struggle da Preacher
Colorist – Struggle da Preacher
Still Photographer – Artyom Omelchenko
Music by Ivan Muravsky
Sound Mixer – Eugeny Askarov
Sound Designer – Struggle da Preacher
Foley Artist – Struggle da Preacher
Recordists – Jamaar  “Doughboy” Jackson
Jay Devore
Jelani McLetchie

ADR Recorded At:
 SDP Production (Newark, NJ, USA)
Barodo Films (Moscow, Russia)
Room 808 Studio (Irvington, NJ, USA)
72 Madison Studios (Paterson, NJ, USA)
Joah’s House Studios (New York, NY, USA)
42nd St. Recording Studios (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA)
KOK Records, LLC (Jersey City, NJ, USA)
Studio 114 (Tyumen, Russia)

Executive Producer – Struggle da Preacher

Written by Strggle da Preacher

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  • This Film Is Really Worthy!

    I was watching the movie in one breath! Struggle da Preacher is an awesome and charismatic actor. His acting  fascinates! 

    I liked the plot, the camera work and the story line. I love watching worthy movies. This film is really worthy.

    This Film Is Really Worthy!
  • Story That Is Filled With Love

    An interesting story that is filled with love. It immerses you into feelings and thoughts. Wonderful music, directing, and editing. 

    Story That Is Filled With Love
    Tatiana Richy
  • Chills From The Movie

    In school I learnt one thing from my music teacher - if you are getting chills from music, it means you got hooked on it.

    At the end of the movie, starting from the basketball scene, [all I was getting was] just chills. The chills from the movie! It's not flattery! I don't like to flatter!

    This is the kind of a movie you want to watch again! It's like reading a book - when you start it without paying attention to details and in order to see the whole picture you start flipping pages back to find missing pieces. This film is very profound. It makes you think and it made a difference in my life. The movie is shot very well, actors did a great job, and the music really nailed t!

    Chills From The Movie
    Irina Kuchirka
  • Great cast and well directed

    The movie is really good. Great production. Great cast and well directed. I really enjoyed it! 

    Struggle da Preacher is a great actor and hip hop artist!

    Great cast and well directed
  • A masterpiece

    It's a masterpiece! I am impressed! Very good job! I couldn't stop watching!

    The ending was unpredictable!

    A masterpiece
  • i love basketball and rap

    I honestly liked the movie! Because I love basketball, rap, and the entire culture that is depicted in the movie. I liked the character of Jerome which was portrayed by Jam Barodo. It seems to me that he is the most motivated character, I even felt sorry for him at the end.

    i love basketball and rap
  • i was impressed

    I saw the movie and I didn't think I would be impressed so much! The plot of the film is interesting, the discussions are full of deep thoughts, the actors are charismatic! Struggle da Preacher is so much talented and perspective !!! ❤ I wish him and his team great success !!!

    i was impressed

    I enjoyed Alonzo and Jerome's acting.  At some moments I really loved the camera work. Music is awesome. Besides, I liked that funny moment when the lights went off and the moment with the phone. The rake at the end of the movie is off the hook!


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