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A Destiny’s Child Documentary Coming For You This November

We all credit Mathew Knowles, Beyonce‘s father, as the driving force behind chart-topping girl group, Destiny’s Child. But what many may not know is there was another person working behind-the-scenes to help the girls become the stars they are today, and that was Andretta Tillman and her story will soon be captured in an upcoming documentary.

The documentary is called “A Child of Destiny” and it’s just been completed thanks to Tillman Management Group, The Andretta Tillman Estate and Dousic Film & Television.

It will feature Tillman’s life as one of the creative forces behind Beyonce and Destiny’s Child’s rise to fame as well as her battle with Lupus.

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“A Child of Destiny” is being described “as a riveting first hand account of Andretta Tillman’s struggle to fulfill the dream of her deceased husband, giving viewers and fans an up close look at the sacrifices, the heartaches, the setbacks, and triumphs of her life and her impact on Beyoncé Knowles and Destiny’s Child.”

For Destiny’s Child die-hard’s Tillman’s name may sound familiar. On the group’s first two albums, there are a capella songs at the end which the ladies sing in her memory.

“We sought to give full credit and a voice to the people who were the true champions in launching Beyoncé Knowles and Destiny’s Child careers, those who sacrificed some, and those who sacrificed all,” said Michael Ferguson, Dousic Media Group head of original programming and production.

“This has been an awesome journey, bringing so many of the people my mom impacted back together, and hearing their stories,” said Armon Tillman.

“So often people have told the Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child story, and she was briefly mentioned or forgotten all together. The blessing over the past two years is that her name is back in the news again. My brother Chris and I were young when our mom was laying the foundation for Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child. Now learning firsthand what she did and how vital she was to Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child’s success, brings absolute joy to my heart. We are very excited to finally be able to bring her story to the world, and share it with our children.”

Don’t expect this documentary to “spill some tea” on Destiny’s Child as they were coming of age. It seems more like it’ll focus Tillman and what she brought to the group.

“Our goal was to focus on the extreme behind the scenes reality of what actually happened with the creation of Destiny’s Child and this incredible woman, instead reflecting a one-dimensional point-of-view,” said Gigi Githoro, the documentary’s director.

The film will also focus on Tillman’s battle with Lupus which resulted in her death.

“We also got to discuss Lupus, the disease that changed the trajectory of my life 19 years ago. This chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease can damage any part of the body and has no cure. We wanted to bring awareness as in our moms case, the immune system went haywire and did not stop attacking her skin, blood, organs, and we can’t forget all the amputations,” said Tillman.

“A Child of Destiny” is slated for release in November 2016.

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Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.