Last Thursday night, my husband and I attended the Atlanta premiere of Tyler New Media’s movie, Still Standing, at the Midtown Art Cinema.

It's been a while since we've had a date night. Can't you tell :)

It came as no surprise that both shows were sold out that night. Ronnie and Lamar Tyler, the producers of the film and the creators of BlackAndMarriedWithKids.com, have found great success in each city they’ve held screenings. This movie being their fourth film.

I couldn’t wait to see Still Standing in the theater and quite honestly I wanted to see my set design work (and movie credit) on the big screen. Before I show you the screen captures, here are a couple of wide angle shots of things you don’t see in the movie.

Here’s how everything translated on camera:

All the furnishings used for this scene were from one of my favorite retailers, I.O. Metro. They have locations across the South, three here in the Atlanta area. Check their website for a location near you. If there isn’t one, you can always order online!

To produce the various looks, I used the same sofa but changed up the accessories depending on what the couples wore. The sofa moved around the room a few times to give another perspective.

It never failed, each couple interviewed while on the Tinsley Sofa commented on its roominess and comfort. The People Sitting on Stand statue and Rattan Sphere Lamps were also favorites of the cast and crew.

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This is one experience I will truly treasure and I’m so very grateful to the Tylers and I.O. Metro in believing in my talents and abilities. I’m expecting more opportunities like these to come in the near future. I don’t have any leads yet for future films, but it’s just one of those things I just KNOW, you know?

To order your copy of Still Standing, visit www.westillstand.com. Keep it for yourself, have your own movie screening with other couples and discuss it after you watch the film together, give it as a gift. Just buy the movie. It’s one of those you will be talking about for years to come!

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About Erika Ward

Multi-passionate entrepreneur, spokesperson, speaker, and philanthropist, Erika Hollinshead Ward worked in the design-build industry as an accountant before turning her passion for interior design into a successful business. Named by Atlanta Tribune as having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years, Erika is a highly sought after expert whose work has appeared in several media outlets such as House Beautiful Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fox 5 (Atlanta Affiliate), Huffington Post, HGTV.com and many others. Her influential voice in the home improvement sector has lead to marketing collaborations with leading home and lifestyle brands including Home Depot, S.C. Johnson, and Home Decorators Collection. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta with her husband and five children. With her sharp business acumen and design prowess, you can rest assured that she is one to watch as a voice for working mothers, women entrepreneurs, and interior design enthusiasts.

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  1. Lamar Says:

    Again, you did an amazing job. The set really popped on screen. We’re so appreciative to have gotten the chance to work with you and IO Metro and we’ll definitely be bugging you for the next film which will begin production at the end of the summer. The only downside was when we had to take the furniture back LOL. Loved that sofa.


  2. Phyllis Bryant Says:

    EXQUISITE WORK E!!! You having an amazing gift and I absolutely love the work you do!


  3. Patti Davis Says:

    Just gorgeous Erika! I am so proud of you! xoxoxo


  4. Ronnie_BMWK Says:

    Erika…as Lamar stated above…we totally appreciated your work on the set design. Everything looked amazing!!! Looking forward to working with you again soon!!


  5. Liz Says:

    Congrats Erika!!! love it and your styling as usual. Also, thanks for the info on the movie. I will be buying it cuz I love the premise!!! God can heal and maintain any marriage with Him in the center:)



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