Web Originals

40 and Single

Description

40 and Single is an invitation into the tumultuous life of Ebaner Temple—a bi-racial, bi-sexual, single, bridal fashion designer. We witness her maneuver life in the African city of Accra, Ghana, where race and colorism have significant colonial roots and neo-colonial implications.   Ebaner’s life and the lives of her clients intertwine as they explore the new age of the African woman, her independence and her challenges in a patriarchal society.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
VANESSA WILLIAMS
MARIE HUMBERT DROZ
LEON ROBINSON
MIRANDA BAILEY
JOHN SAVAGE
NIKKI SAMONAS
ADJETEY ANANG
DEON MATTHEWS
RAMA BREW 

DIRECTED BY LEILA DJANSI
EDITED BY COTT SIMERLY. BEVERLY NUAKO
SOUND DESIGN AUSTIN ROTH
COMPOSER CLAYTON WORBECK
COSTUME DESIGN AWO AHIABLE
PRODUCTION DESIGN ALTBERT ADJEI
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY PIETRO VILLANI
PRODUCERS AKOFA DJANKUI. DINA VILLANI. LAURENE ADDY
LEILA DJANSI. 
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS SERGE NOUKOE. GREG BERNSTEIN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS DAVE HARPER. AMANDA MARHSALL. LEON ROBINSON
PRODUCED BY NATHALIE ANANG
WRITTEN BY LEILA DJANSI DIRECTED BY LEILA DJANSI

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Brooklynification

Description

Brooklynification is an uncomfortable comedy series about gentrification in New York’s most storied borough. This diverse cast of characters take on the good, the bad, and the awkward as transforming neighborhoods face the unexpected encounters of Brooklyn’s rapidly changing streets.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Lizan Mitchell
Karl Williams
Felecia Harrelson
Lamar Cheston
Tallie Medel
Charlie Hankin
Tessa Hersh
Nick Feitel

CO-CREATORS: Christopher Poindexter and Keith Miller
PRODUCER and CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Joyce Mishaan
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Aziz Isham & Kuye Youngblood
 

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Frank and Lamar

Description

Frank & Lamar are longtime best friends and black men who rely on each other to navigate the overwhelmingly white workspace of prestigious, progressive education. They struggle to explore their own personal growth while trying to help grow the minds of the youth they teach. From work obstacles to the pressures of maintaining relationships with the women they love, a time-honored friendship is put to the ultimate test: adulthood.

Cast & Credits

Anthony Gaskins
Carl Foreman Jr.
Iman Richardson
Daniel Le
Tessa Claire Hersh
Natasha Vaynblat
Evan Hoyt Thompson

Crew: 
Fred Soligan (Director)
Anthony Gaskins (Co-Creator) 
Carl Foreman Jr. (Co-Creator        
Zak Ray
Giovanni Colantonio
Sam Weiner
Katy Cecchetti
Devin Ershow

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F*N Your Life Up

Description

A man wakes up, alone in an apartment with no way out. His only means of communication is via a web chat device. He works with his closest friends to figure out how he got there and why there’s a dead body in the bathroom.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Derrick King
Lauren Daggett
Kendall Johnson
Israel Dixon

Directed by: Fredrick Leach
Written by: James Peoples
Produced by: Dennis Dorth, Shama Davis, and Justin Morrison
Cinematographer: Justin Morrison

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I Used to Love Her

Description

Caleb Jackson is a 28 year old hip-hop journalist, who lives in present day Los Angeles. He works at “Mighty Menace” - the online bible of all things hip hop, fashionable, and urban. Unfortunately, as a writer, his salary does not afford him the ability to pay his bills or rent in a timely manner. A friend tells him about an opportunity as a part time dating columnist at The LA Chronicles; which he ultimately takes. -Under an alias, he writes about his personal love life and his closest friends' romantic experiences as well; which create juicy details for his column.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
ROMEL ROSE
LIDIA MARTINEZ
KEVIN PALAFOX    
DAVID ROMO
YAZMIN MONET WATKINS
NEKIA RENEE
SAM JOHNSON
JOSH ODSESS-RUBIN
NIGEL COX
STEPHEN SIMON
LAUREN DAGGETT
ELLE SUNKARA
CANDACE CHAMBERS
DENISE YOLEN
CHARISSE FORD
CHASITY SAUNDERS
NICOLE STANLEY
ASHLEY WILKERSON
MARIE VIVO
CIARRA WALTERS

CREATED BY:
STEVEN CHEW

WRITTEN BY: 
STEVEN CHEW 

DIRECTOR: 
STEVEN CHEW 

EXEC. PRODUCER: 
STEVEN CHEW 

SUPERVISING PRODUCER: 
QUAN LATEEF-HILL 

PRODUCER: 
KRISTEN CARTER 

DIR. OF PHOTOGRAPHY: 
KEE HWANG
KAI STREETS 

EDITOR: 
WHITNEY WEIR 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: 
NICK BROOKS

ASSISTANT TO PRODUCERS: 
DESTYNEE MCMICHAEL

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: 
DIONN RICHARDSON

SET DESIGNER/ ART/ WARDROBE: 
MILANA EDWARDS

CASTING ASSOCIATE: 
DIONN RICHARDSON

SET PHOTOGRAPHER: 
ANISSA FOLLEY 

ASSISTANT CAMERA OPERATOR(S):
KWANZAA GOODEN
ERIC KAPTEIN 

SOUND MIXER(S):
ALLEN BROWN
STU CHACON
JOSE GALLO

POST SOUND MIXER: 
STU CHACON

COLORIST: 
KAI STREETS 

MUSIC SUPERVISOR: 
BRIAN ALLONCE 

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: 
NASIR FEREBEE
ROME MILLER
RHEA SHANNON

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Otis

Description

A young calm, mentally unstable man attempts to convince his new buddy that they don't belong at a Psych ward by inciting an uprising, While trying to win back the affection of his ex-fiancée and daughter.

Cast & Credits

Principal Cast
Alexander Etseyatse
Dwinsley Homere
Keithen Hergott
Murray Adams
Brian Hibbler
Jenelle Valle Simone
Paul Arthur
Bob Van Lindt
Synciere Smedley
Sarah Baskin
Bettina Goolsby
Jessica Perez

Written & Directed By Alexander Etseyatse
Produced By Ebony Lewis & Lily Johnson
DP by Rashad Frett & TJ Hellmuth

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