UP Original Movie “My Other Mother,” is set to air this Sunday, September 21 at 7:00pm EST. This original movie will feature an all-star cast including Essence Atkins, Lynn Whitfield, Jasmine Guy, Greg Alan Williams, Angie Stone and Kendrick Cross. The film is produced by Swirl Films and directed by Stan Foster (Preacher’s Kid, “Tour of Duty”).
“My Other Mother,” is an emotional, heartwarming drama about Candace “Candy” Meyers (Essence Atkins) a successful anchor on a demanding top-rated national magazine show. Fiercely independent and committed to her job, Candy doesn’t make many friends with her demanding, gruff nature. In fact, her only true friend might be her long time manager Lewis (Kendrick Cross). Candy discovers that an anonymous fan she’s had for years has passed away – and he was her biological father Freddy Nelson! Content with the love and support of her adoptive family, Candy has never been curious about her biological parents. That all changes when she travels back for her father’s funeral, meets the Nelson family – including biological uncle Abner (Greg Alan Williams), Freddy’s wife Delores (Angie Stone) and her two step brothers – and discovers that her reclusive, angry and stubborn birth mother, Mary Jo (Lynn Whitfield) is going to be a challenge. The journey these two surprisingly similar women take getting to know each other will break down walls and open them up to a life they never knew was possible.