MAXINE’S BABY: THE TYLER PERRY STORY film subject Tyler Perry, directors Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz and producers Asante White and Jasmine K. White attended the special screening of MAXINE’S BABY: THE TYLER PERRY STORY at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta.

Available Globally on Prime Video November 17, 2023


“Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story” unfolds as an insightful documentary or biography chronicling the life of Tyler Perry, the accomplished writer, actor, filmmaker, and media mogul. Beneath the veneer of his entertainment empire lies a man earnestly addressing childhood trauma by channeling his pain into a promise for the future. The title pays homage to Perry’s mother, Maxine, suggesting a deep familial connection that has significantly influenced his journey.

Directed by Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz, the project has been in the making for almost a decade, providing an in-depth exploration of Perry’s life with unrestricted access. The narrative delves into the inner world of this visionary and innovator, depicting his relentless climb to the pinnacle of an industry that initially overlooked him.

The documentary captures Perry’s evolution into not just a creative force but also a father and media mogul, emphasizing his commitment to forging a unique path in the industry. “Maxine’s Baby” serves as a poignant reminder to remember one’s roots while striving for success, offering a profound lesson on resilience and the transformative power of personal history.

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