WSSU’s Bristow starring in new film

WSSU’s Bristow starring in new film
December 23
00:00 2012

Vonii Bristow, a sport management major at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), wants to pursue an acting career and that dream got off to a good start when he was tapped for a significant role in a new feature film, “Find A Way.”

The faith-based movie was inspired by the life of Harry Cohen, a quarterback and football captain at Williams High School in Burlington who died in August 2011.  It highlights the challenges that are brought on by tragedy and individual temptation, as well as how they are fought.  Bristow, who says acting is his passion, jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the project.

“A gentleman in my acting class contacted me about the possibility of auditioning for a role in an upcoming film.  I followed up with his suggestion and had the opportunity to audition for Burgess Jenkins, the director of the film.  After auditioning, I was offered the role,” Bristow said.

He considers the movie to be a great opportunity for him and one that has had a profound impact on his life.

“The film inspired me to continue to chase after my dreams and desires, and to surround myself with uplifting people,” Bristow added.  The film will debut in Burlington January 4-6 at Williams High School at 6 and 8 p.m.

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