Adamma Ebo [l] and Adanne Ebo

Adamma & Adanne Ebo are American-Nigerian identical twins who create together as a filmmaking duo. Their feature film HONK FOR JESUS. SAVE YOUR SOUL - written and directed by Adamma, produced by Adanne and starring Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown sold to Focus Features and Monkepaw at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Their TV writing credits include the upcoming Amazon series MR & MRS SMITH and BATMAN: CAPED CRUSADER for HBOMax. They’ve also set up two pilot specs: SUPPLY, 404 with HBOMax, Gloria Sanchez, and MRC, and SUPASHAWTY GIRLS, FUNKAMATIC BANGBANG with 20th Television Animation and Freeform. Adamma has directed an episode of FX’s ATLANTA and three episodes of Amazon & Donald Glover’s HIVE. Both are Spelman College graduates; Adamma is a UCLA Film School graduate, and Adanne is a Northwestern Law School graduate. Adamma is a lover of all things video games, fashion, anime, naps, and daydreaming about the perfect Keyblade design. Likewise, Adanne also loves video games, fashion, anime, and training to become the Avatar—master of all four elements.

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Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.

September 2, 2022

About the Film
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Director's Statement: Adamma Ebo

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Regina Hall stars as Trinitie Childs.

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Sterling K. Brown stars as Lee-Curtis Childs.

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Nicole Beharie stars as Shakura Sumptor.

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Conphidance stars as Keon Sumptor.

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Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. started its life as a feature film script while writer and director Adamma Ebo was completing her MFA in Directing at UCLA in 2015.

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One of the key evolutions from the original feature script was the inclusion of Shakura and Keon Sumptor - played by Nicole Beharie and Conphidance - the up-and-coming, younger co-pastors of Heaven’s House, where many of the Childs’ congregation now go to worship.

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Some of the most memorable scenes in Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul. involve style, music, and dance. Given how important fashion is to Baptist Church culture, the clothes and hats were integral to the story being told, especially given the wealth that the Childs have accumulated from donations and gifts.

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When it came to casting Trinitie’s larger-than-life husband, Lee-Curtis Childs, the journey to find the right actor to portray a charismatic pastor ill at ease with himself, took a slightly more winding path.

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When they asked who Adamma saw in the role of Trinitie Childs, she remembers saying, “a Regina Hall type,” not daring to dream that they would actually land Regina Hall.

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Adamma Ebo [l] and Adanne Ebo

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Given the script’s unique blend of comedy coupled with the subject matter of a scandal serious enough to warrant the loss of the majority of the Childs’ congregation, striking the right balance for the film was incredibly important to everyone involved.