April Floyd is a force to be reckoned with in the world of entertainment. Over the past decade, this St. Louis-born-and-bred blogger and author has made a name for herself as a self-made dream maker. With four published novels under her belt, April is now expanding her horizons and venturing into the realms of screenwriting, stage and film production, and directing.
April's journey wouldn't have been possible without the unwavering love and support of her husband, Eddie Floyd Jr., son of the legendary R&B singer/songwriter Eddie "Knock On Wood" Floyd Sr. It was Eddie who encouraged April to reignite her early writing dream, and together, they have built a powerhouse of creativity and passion.
One of April's notable creations is the trilogy of Unique novels, which she birthed through her blogging journey on OnSTL.com. Fueled by her own experiences with dismissive attitudes, lack of resources, cruelty, and the mistreatment of children facing physical and mental challenges, April created the character of Unique. Through the heart-wrenching pages of "A Unique World," "A Unique Life," and "I am Unique," she takes readers on a journey of resilience and triumph against all odds. Infused with themes of goodness, possibilities, faith, and the power of love, these novels remind us of the inherent strength within every human being.
But April's dreams don't stop at the pages of her books. She envisions her masterpiece, "I Am Unique," gracing the big screen or a significant streaming network soon. To bring this vision to life, April and Eddie established FEG-Floyd Entertainment Group, LLC, a platform that houses their various entertainment ventures. This includes Floyd Books Publishing, LLC, which handles the publishing of their novels; EDAP DIGITAL PRODUCTIONS, LLC, dedicated to film and photography works; and FLOYD DREAM AGENCY, LLC, a platform for nurturing the dreams of others.
With the help of Echelon Media Production, April and Eddie produced a captivating 15-minute trailer and a 45-minute short film for "I Am Unique." The project attracted hundreds of aspiring actors and filmmakers from St. Louis and Illinois, showcasing the power of April's mentorship and guidance. She nurtured and inspired over 200 individuals, unlocking their hidden talents and passion for the craft. As a testament to her dedication, she gave out eighty graduating certificates from her film program, leaving a lasting impact on the local community.
April's creative ventures extend beyond her novels and short films. She has worked on various film sets, even making her mark as an actress in the streaming movie "The Perfect Mate" alongside acclaimed co-stars such as Jack'ee Harry, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, K. D. Aubert, and Chico Benymon. In addition, April has ventured into commercial production, crafting impactful advertisements for the BNC-Black News Channel and writing commercials for politicians.
Collaborating with Aaron Williams, April co-wrote the featured film "Blue Lightning," starring renowned actors Quinton Aaron from "Blindside" and Gordon Danniels from "Gifted" in leading roles. And in 2023, April, Eddie Jr., and Aaron Williams joined forces once again to produce the highly anticipated film "Bed & Breakfast," set to release soon.
Looking ahead, April Floyd shows no signs of slowing down. Her next publishing ventures include novels titled "A Unique Message" and "Unique Change," scheduled for release in 2024. Additionally, she has several feature films in the works, all written and produced by her creative genius.
April Floyd's remarkable talent and unwavering determination have earned her the title of a "Triple Threat in the Industry," as hailed by Media Made Magazine. She is a trailblazer, a dream maker, and an inspiration to all aspiring artists. With each project she undertakes, April Floyd continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.