Sci-fi author Christopher Laird is making his acting debut in the suspense drama ‘The Social Worker,’ directed by Bryan Gibbs. This Michigan-made film delves into the challenges faced by two careers and how mistakes can have lasting consequences. Laird’s involvement in the project has given him a new perspective of the filming industry.
The plot revolves around the lives of Benjamin Anderson, portrayed by Jeremy Francois, who has spent a decade working tirelessly to keep families together. However, when he struggles to maintain harmony within his own family, he encounters a case that will change his life forever. Nicole Marie-Hunt plays Lynette Porter, another integral character in the narrative.
‘The Social Worker’ marks Christopher Laird’s first foray into acting. Although his role in the film may be short, the experience left a lasting impression on him. Laird shared his thoughts with The IndieWrap, stating, “It was a great experience. It was exhilarating to step into a character’s shoes and be someone else.”
Laird is celebrated for his best-selling ‘Origins’ series and his stage play “The True Meaning Of Christmas: From The Perspective Of An Alien,” which is performed annually during the Christmas season. The play stars recording artist Isis Damil, who plays the boorish Xona Bari, the flagship character in Laird’s Origins’s series. He also teased his aspirations for the ‘Origins’ series, saying, “We hope to have Origins hit theaters in the near future. Bringing my characters to life is a dream of mine.”
Additionally, Laird had high praise for the film’s director, Bryan Gibbs, saying, “Bryan Gibbs is a wonderful actor, but even a better person. He has assisted me on my endeavors and has been exceptionally gracious. He is a great guy to know. Our paths crossing was a blessing.”
‘The Social Worker’ is scheduled for release on November 5th 2023 and will be shown at the MJR Theater in Southgate, Michigan. Following its theater run, it will soon be available on Blu-Ray, allowing a broader audience to experience this suspenseful Michigan-made drama.
‘The Social Worker’ promises an engaging and thought-provoking narrative that explores the complexities of two careers and the impact of their decisions. Christopher Laird’s involvement in the film adds an exciting dimension to this independent production, making it a must-watch for fans of the author and film enthusiasts alike. Be sure to mark your calendars for its release and catch it on the big screen or on Blu-Ray to dive into this suspenseful cinematic journey. To learn more about the film, you can click on the link below.