As CC Davis has grown into a rounded artist she describes her music as a breath of fresh air. “I have been a Hip Hop singer, a gangster rapper, and I decided that what embodies me and what I’ve been through is rock! I’m not just a rock singer, I take what you consider rock and mold it into different categories making my rock cross into the homes of everyone!”
David Garcia -DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Hailing from New Jersey, David Garcia has been in the business of film production for over six years. Before he found his way into film, he had a tumultuous youth which led him into Gloucester County College (GCC). There he studied liberal arts, photography, and computer graphic design. Bored with graphic design, he left GCC with a degree in the field and transferred to Temple University. There he found his true calling in filmmaking, specifically with cinematography and writing. At Temple University David was taken under the wing of cinematography professor and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Dave Parry.
During his senior year David also became a student assistant to Dave Parry, training cinematography students in using camera and lighting equipment. He also spent several semesters at Temple studying philosophy, sociology, and visual culture, and it was during this time that his current interest in politics, humanitarian issues, and screenwriting was kindled.David currently freelances throughout New Jersey, and has clients based in Los Angeles, New York City, and Philadelphia. He shoots with 35mm film, Red One, Arri Alexa, and DSLR formats. His resume includes feature films, music videos, and commercials, and his clients range from Honeywell to the Steadicam Operators Association.
Sherri Fisher -PRODUCTION MANAGER
Sherri Fisher was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the West Oak Lane Section of the city. She started acting at a young age in school plays where she had a first debut singing in 6th grade “How to Eat Like a Child”. Sherri always had the gift of making people laugh which was discovered early on as well which was later used to enhance her acting career. She started acting in church plays at the Sharon Baptist Church under the direction of Kash Goins. She acted in various plays such as “The Preacher and His Sign” and the “Innocent Man” all written and directed by Kash Goins. She later joined the GoKash productions and had her first run with them in “Man I Shoulda Put a Ring on It.” There she acted as the side kick of on of the leading stars “Aunt Jesse” (played by Kash Goins). She then had the opportunity to act in the award wining stage play “VI DEGREES” as the comical relief of the wedding coordinator “Ms. Tina”. Although Sherri enjoys being on the stage her first love is for helping people, which is why Sherri’s full-time career is a Social Worker.
Sherri went to Mansfield University where she obtained her BSW in social work and then went on to achieve her MSW in social work. Sherri is currently working on becoming a licensed social worker (LSW) and will soon be going back to school for her Ph.D. Sherri enjoys the work that she does as a social worker and past work. She has worked as a group home supervisor of teenage girls as well as a case manager for foster care. IN 2009 Sherri started a group entitle “We are G.I.R.L.S. “ which is an organization that works with adolescent females between the ages of 14-18 on issues of self-esteem, self-worth and self-knowledge. She hopes to turn this organization into a nonprofit business that will be able to be utilized in schools as well as city programs. Sherri‘s love for people is shown in the work that she does on and off stage. She gives all praises and honor to God for all that she has accomplished and thanks God for her family and friends for all their support.
Emmanuel Smith-MARKETING MANAGER
Manuel McDonnell-Smith is a Digital Journalist with News Corporation’s NewsCore Unit based in New York. In this role, he reports and works on digital strategy for the company’s portfolio of websites including nypost.com, wsj.com, and others. He’s passionate about creative storytelling and communication, work he’s able to advance through working as Media Director of the Urban Suburban Film Festival and as an producer with the National Association of Black Journalists. On weekends, he can be found enjoying classic films with his seven-year-old daughter. Together, they live in the city’s Mt. Airy section.
Tone K. -Audio Engineer/ Producer
“WITH AMBITION ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE”
Tone K. West Philadelphia’s own, The Traketeers, which consist of Tone K and L Summers, has had the heart for music since the ages of 8 and 10. At age 10, Young Tone K. found he had an ear for music while playing the drums at his Uncle’s church. The other 1/2 of The Traketeers, L.Summers found that same passion for music in a church as well, as he played the bongos and guitar. These two have grown a bond that not only has propelled them as friends but has made them musical geniuses. The Traketeers are based in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and work with artists of various musical genres. They compile music that is exhilarating, exciting, and passionate, making them a team to be admired.
For more information on The Traketeers and music inquiries please contact them directly at:
Business Phone: 267-902-3341 (Tone K.)
Alana Torres-Camera operator/ Editor
Alana Torres is a freelance TV/film professional, specializing in camera operating, editing, and production work. She has lived in Philadelphia since the end of 2010, and has worked on many different production levels, with a strong passion for the entire filmmaking process. Alana intends on remaining in Philadelphia and helping to strengthen support for striving female filmmakers.
Matt Martin-AUDIO PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER
Matt Martin is a Production Sound Mixer and Music Recording Engineer from Havertown, Pennsylvania. He began his audio career by providing live sound and recording projects for local bands. After interning at NFL Films and attaining a bachelors in Music Recording Technology from Lebanon Valley College, Matt has gone on to work in the film industry as a Production Sound Mixer, Recordist, and Boom Op. He has provided production sound for numerous feature films, commercials, documentaries, and electronic press kits. Matt has worked on films with talent such as Mickey Rooney, Charles Dutton, Michael Wright, Jamie Hector, Brian Anthony Wilson, and many others. Matt also works on the post side of audio doing Sound Design, ADR, and Mixing.
Jacob Van Benthem-GAFFER/LIGHTS
Jacob Van Benthem has been gaffer for Lique Productions since April of 2011. He was graduated in 2009 from Western Kentucky University’s Television Production Program with a B.A. in television production. During his time at WKU, Jacob made several award winning videos, including the two-day film, “No Country for Bubbles.” Jacob currently lives in Norwood, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, where he has been working freelance since graduation.
Nancy Gilliam CONSULTANT/WRITER
Nancy Marie’s (aka McDuffie/Gilliam) literary and media career spans over thirty-five years beginning with her first television appearance on “Wonderama”, Metromedia Television’s (now FOX TV) most successful children’s television Nshow hosted by Bob McAllister. She made her professional stage debut in Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival production of “The Wedding Band” with Ruby Dee, Robert Loggia & Polly Holliday. She appeared in the MGM motion picture “Fame” and sang on the motion picture soundtrack of “The Wiz”. She co-authored the hit records “Take A Chance” and “Stop Playing on Me”, which was picked up by NBC TV as the theme song for an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents entitled “The Gloating Place”.
Her literary credits include contributions to three titles in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, “The Hustler’s Ten Commandments” by Hotep, and “Blacks Behind the Scenes in Film and Television” by Dr. Eleanor Earl and veteran producer, Monty Ross.
She recently returned to the stage and received critical acclaim in the role of Mrs. Blocker in the Gospel Musical, THE GATE CALLED STRAIGHT, directed by Grammy Award Winner Stephanie Mills.
In 2008 Kash Goins founded GoKash Productions and has mounted three original self- written plays, the 2009 NYC Downtown Urban Theatre Festival Best Play winner “VI Degrees”, the Award Winning sequel “VII Deadly Sins” and the hilarious comedy “Man, I Shoulda Put A Ring On It!”. Goins has also adapted “VI Degrees” into a short film and the product is already gaining national exposure for the GoKash Productions movement.
While extremely blessed for all opportunities to create art and indulge in its expression, Goins’ considers among his most fulfilling artistic accomplishment to be the conception and producing of the inaugural Philly Urban Theatre Festival (PUTF). IN 2011 Kash Goins is poised to make his footprint on the nation with the launch of the GoKash Productions, LLC collaboration with business colleague and friend Jamaal Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles. The company’s first production will debut in May with the riveting and highly entertaining “Single Blaq Female”
Floyd Marshall, Jr. WRITER
Floyd Marshall began his career as an aspiring fitness model in 2003, but things didn’t work out the way he’d planned. “Every time I went to audition for fitness the agents would ask me was I an actor”. After the seventh consecutive agent asked that question, Floyd decided to switch to acting. “I ended up doing student films, the first one was entitled Electric Air”. From there Floyd went on to do several other student films. His first independent feature film was entitled Still Bittersweet, where he played a college professor. He signed with Cathy Parker Management in 2002 and went on to do regional commercials, including Comcast, John Kennedy Mazda, numerous industrials, and voiceovers. After attending the ABFF in los Angeles in 2007, where he attended Bill Dukes Actors Bootcamp, he took Mr. Dukes advice. “Mr Duke told us, if you want to be in a movie, then make a movie”.
Floyd came back from Los Angeles with a vision to start his own film company. He named it Gazelle Films after an African proverb. His first short entitled Prisoner follows a young man who was wrongfully accused of a crime and sentenced to life, but there’s a twist to the story. His second film which is a feature length film is entitled The Coochi Wars, a tale about relationships. He also has in the near future two other film projects and numerous screenplays. “I’m currently writing three plays, Transitions, Prisoner, and The Conversation, I’m also gearing up to shoot Sins of The Father later this year, I also have another script entitled Deceptions that I plan on shooting in the fall or early next year”. Floyd Marshall is a native of Philadelphia and has been married to Tracy Marshall for twenty two years. He has two lovely daughters, Alaina Marshal and Erin Marshall