A California-based writer hopes to inspire and educate people on the importance of investing.

But instead of teaching workshops, he’s doing so through a comedy/drama. 

Just Say Yes is about a wise-cracking hustler named Connie who is “convinced” to take a business internship while working at a non-profit organization called the Granville Academy. 

From Indiegogo:

The main theme of Just Say Yes is how financial education and mentoring can change someone’s life.  It covers important topics such as:

Business & Investing

Assets, Liabilities, and Risk Management

Working Hard & Working Smart

Giving Back to Others & Your Community

Changing Your Mindset in Order to Equal Success

Read more at Indiegogo

 Watch Lanfia Wal talk about the project:

The film’s setting is based on Granville Academy, a real life institution created by William “Bill” Granville. Bill rose from being an inner-city youth gang leader in Trenton to become a top level executive for Mobil Oil Corporation.

He’s written two books: “Just Say Yes!” and “Calling the Shots” which detail his earlier youth gang leadership and the turnaround experiences that enabled him to focus on education and achievement of a good quality of life in the economic mainstream.

Wal has set up a fundraising campaign to raise money for the project. The film is directed by award-winning director Antwone Fisher. A portion of the movie proceeds will go to the Granville Academy.



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