Tami Roman to EP and Star in Swirl Films/Roman Ramsey Film “Whatever It Takes” on BET+

Today, Swirl Films in partnership with Tami Roman and Jill Ramsey of Roman Ramsey Productions, announce their new production partnership for “Whatever It Takes”– an original holiday dramedy slated to premiere later this year on BET+.

The holidays are typically a time when people come together, and love fills the room and the hearts of all who are present. However, In “Whatever It Takes,” Santa’s big bag is carrying nothing but folks’ emotional baggage. When it all gets exposed, chaos ensues, and everyone must learn how to navigate the unexpected obstacles. This film combines comedy, drama, and the warmth of the holiday spirit to remind audiences that sometimes you have to do whatever it takes to find love and happiness.

“We wanted to create a film that would not only entertain, but also resonate with people during the holiday season,” said Tami Roman. “It’s a story that showcases the beauty of love and the power of forgiveness, even in the face of the most challenging situations.”

“As a female-led production company, it is our mission always to give the proper representation of other women – especially black women. This film encompasses that; light-hearted, romance, fun, intertwined with real-life circumstances nonetheless,” said Roman Ramsey co-founder Jill Ramsey.


“Working with Tami and Jill on this movie has been such an enjoyable journey. I believe ‘Whatever It Takes’ is a story that will connect with viewers and inspire them to treasure the time they spend with their loved ones, especially around the holidays!” said Swirl Films founder, Eric Tomosunas.

Directed by Tailiah Breon, “Whatever It Takes” promises to resonate with audiences everywhere. With its perfect blend of humor, drama, and heartfelt moments, the film will offer viewers a refreshing take on a familiar story, demonstrating that love and family can help us overcome even the most difficult circumstances.

“Whatever It Takes” is written by TuShonda Whitaker and Amaleka McCall Brathwaite. The film is produced for BET+ by Swirl Films and Roman Ramsey Productions. Executive Producers are Tami Roman and Jill Ramsey (Roman Ramsey Productions); Eric Tomosunas (Swirl Films); Devin Griffin, Marvin Neil and Lorisa Bates (BET+).


Swirl Films was founded in 2001 with Eric Tomosunas’ ambitious vision to establish a diversified independent media company to create quality content and engage experiences for a global audience. Swirl Films’ independent approach has propelled the company’s physical production services in live action features, episodic television, unscripted series, and event programming to now also developing and selling original content and operating as a fully functioning studio.


Roman Ramsey, producers of BET’s “Haus of Vicious.”


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