Bid for Love, the new feature film by director, writer and producer Dallas’ own Arthur Muhammad debuts June 23 on BET+.
The film stars Basketball Ball Wives star Tami Roman, Dawn Halfkenny (BET’s Saints & Sinners) and Blue Kimble (Tyler Perry’s Ruthless, Being Mary Jane and P Valley).
Muhammad was signed on to direct by executive producer Lawainna Patterson, on whose life story the film is loosely based. Bid for Love follows Sasha (Halfkenny) who after being recently released from prison has found love with Malik (Adrian Lockett).
A slow and methodical manipulation begins as Malik tries to alienate Sasha from family and friends. Her therapist (Roman) gradually helps her avoid the same pitfalls that landed her in prison during her past relationship with ex-boyfriend Memphis (Kimble).
Muhammad said he was thrilled to reunite with fellow Texan, Halfkenney, for the project
“It was a pleasure working with the cast. This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dawn. Our first project together was First Impression which also aired on BET. Dawn is originally from Killeen, Texas; so, it was nice to have her in the lead role in a film shot in Dallas.”
Muhammad’s other film projects include Carter High (Charles S. Dutton and Vivica A. Fox) and First Impression (Elise Neal, Thomas Mikel Ford and Kel Mitchell). He is currently in post-production on Recession Proof (Clifton Powell), in production on No Better Love (Karli Redd) and pre-production on TWELVE, a horror film written by Muhammad; while pursuing his MFA.
Production on Bid for Love wrapped in June 2021. The production company is Sisters of Freedom and Erick S. Gray and N’Tyse were writers on the project.