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About Black Country

SYNOPSIS

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"BLACK COUNTRY" is an original documentary series about COUNTRY living, HORSEBACK riding & FAMILY business. 

The series showcases the DRIVE & SPIRIT of the SOUTH! 


"BLACK COUNTRY" follows:

  • Naomie ~ a high-class country girl, making history as the first black woman to open a moonshine distillery in the United States. 
  • Harrison & Derrius Todd ~ brothers raising horses and mentoring young men to keep them out of trouble. We follow their horse racing team on the bush track, trail rides & community bonfires.
  • Gooch ~ the original OG of COUNTRY whose influence & innovative thinking are energizing a cowboy movement not only across the U.S., but racial and generational lines. 
  • AND a host of COWBOYS, COWGIRLS & good old COUNTRY FOLKS dedicated to a country lifestyle.

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Keyetta Mangum Creator | Director

I AM BLACK COUNTRY

Black Country is more than just the title of this documentary series. It's a state-of-mind, a commitment to hard work, nature, family and faith.

COUNTRY IS A LIFESTYLE

People might be surprised to know this culture is thriving in North Carolina and throughout the southeast. 

FAMILY BONDS & FAITH

Not only will you watch the remarkable family bonds in the country, but the special love the men and women have for God, their animals and Mother Earth. 

Produced by an Award Winning Production Team with a combined 41 years of TV experience | 20 Emmy Awards.

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KEYETTA MANGUM

  • Black Country Executive Producer, Director, Editor & Videographer.
  • 2 MidSouth Emmy Awards, 1 MidSouth Emmy Nomination & 1 RTDNAC Award. 
  • In addition to Black Country, Keyetta is a TV Director/Producer at WRAL-TV & game day Director/TD for the NHL Carolina Hurricanes & NCSU Mens Basketball team.

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JAY YOVANOVICH

  • Black Country Photographer.
  • Worked for TV stations in SC, NC, PA & WA.
  • Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt ranker with 10 Regional Emmys & 4 PROMAX|BDA Awards for his promotional work.
  • In addition to Black Country, Jay is a Marketing Director. 

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PHILLIPE CHARLES

  • Black Country Producer.
  • Began his TV career at WRAL-TV and FOX50 in Raleigh, NC.
  • Song-writer & Music Producer with 8 MidSouth Emmy Awards & 11 PROMAX Awards.
  • In addition to Black Country, Phillipe uses his journalistic experience & content creation skills to tell the stories of innovative entrepreneurs & startups.