When a former foster child makes her way out of the system to shine like a star, it is reason to celebrate. Kimberley Zulkowski, the Milwaukee multi-business owner of Faith Family Services and Harmony Social Services, is a walking example of star power and innate hunger to succeed that can walk out of the worst case system scenarios possible. Dedicating her life to changing the lives of those who have been tossed around and never felt stability or love, Zulkowski’s reason for movie making is to help bring awareness to real issues, involving real people through her storylines. Her hopes are to garner mass attention and acquire the necessary support to help fix fostering problems in both the home and judicially.
Now that “Grandma’s House” has hit theaters nationwide, Zulkowski and MzK!m Product!ons has big plans for the remainder of the 2016 calendar year. The Writer/Producer’s freshman film recently received a 4.5 rating from Fandango featuring cast members Loretta Devine (Crash, Being Mary Jane, Boston Public, Grey’s Anatomy), Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game, Steve Harvey Show), Alex Thomas (The Jamie Foxx Show, Just Married, 2 Can Play That Game), Jazsmin Lewis (Barbershop, Barbershop 2, Ideal Male, Deliver Us From Eva), Coco Jones (Let it Shine, Next Big Thing), Stephen Bishop (Moneyball, Battleship, The Rundown) and Jordan Calloway (Unfabulous, Drumline: A New Beat, DisCONNECTED). Toasting to its success, the cast gathered last Friday at Manny Haley’s Hollywood hotspot and W Hotel’s House of Macau to celebrate.
Zulkowski announced the future of MzK!m Product!ons company, a Milwaukee-based film production company currently producing films in Hollywood, CA with expansion for filming worldwide. Their mission is to focus through concept to creation of real-life storylines, thriving with soul and connectedness. A proud supporter of diversity, community, faith and cultural themes, their messaging hopes to be life-changing and a true cinematic experience for the viewers. In the works for Zulkowski and her ironclad team are feature films “Inmate 7,” “53206,” “Never Say Never,” “Colorblind” and an original short film. Los Angeles Filmmaker Steven Gregory Curtis has been hand selected to direct and produce. His credits include Producer for “Odious” starring Christen Madsen (Divergent), Jerrika Hinton (Grey’s Anatomy) and Melora Walters (Big Love); “As Long as I’m Famous” a film by Bruce Reisman; and Writer/Director of “The House. Photo Credits : Stephen Starr