FBF from @diggs_town - What drew me to the Keith Character in @theaveseries was he dealing with a lot of topics that aren't really spoken about in our culture or communities, we are taught to surpress all kinds of disorders with perscribe medication , alcohol or drug abuse. He was facing the issues of generational curses,unforgiveness and depression. Depression convinces us there is no hope. Sometimes it only takes a small push to make us feel like our lives are spinning out of control, leading to depression. Not surprisingly, the World Health Organization tells us depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the 2nd leading cause of death for 15-29 year olds. Suicide is contemplated. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. When a person feels suicidal, they communicate they want the pain to end, but see no hope the way they’re living now. In this scene Keith just found out his brother was killed after not speaking to him for weeks over money.The Main character Nate portrayed by @brett_puryear said a powerful statement which is "A CHILD OF GOD IS NEVER POWERLESS" when dealing with suiducial emotions we tend to not see the bigger picture, think we have lost or failed, and quit too soon instead of waiting to see God’s great comeback play out. Nate spoke life and poured into Keith when he needed it most and that's what made this scene powerful. Pay attention to those around you that may be crying out, it's important to speak positive and encourage those that we consider love ones you never know what demons someone may be facing.
FUN FACT: This scene was suppose to orignally be shot on a roofttop. But due to a last minute change we shot this scene under L train Line by Livonia. They were doing construction work on the subway and left a gate open, and we snuck in to shoot while the subway worker wasn't looking. We took two takes and got out of there because the block was super hot but as an actor I just wanted to bring awareness to the subject and make sure I bring truth to this scene and let people know suicide is not the answer. #ChaseBrothersApproved#TheAveSeries #actor #suicide #ZaeDiggs #mentalhealth #awareness #passi