Terrence Patterson - Creator/Writer/Executive Producer
Terrence graduated from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta with a BA in Economics. He later moved to New York to pursue acting. He worked in a few international law firms during the day (honing budget skills, hiring a team and advising demanding law partners about e-discovery technology) while also working at an independent film production company (Aditi Pictures) for 10 years. Terrence also co-produced an Off-Broadway play, The Newlyweds, at The Producers Club and eventually for a few years at ATA (The American Theatre of Actors). He later founded his own independent production company, Paragon Multimedia LLC, as a way to create content for streaming and/or theatrical release.
Jingjing Tian – Director
Jingjing Tian is a Sundance Writer's Lab and Sundance Sloan Foundation semifinalist. She has held fellowships at the NYPL and the Middlebury Script Lab and won best female director at an AT&T event. She has been interviewed on XM Radio and LeanIn.org.
With degrees in Biomedical Engineering, English, and an MFA in Creative Writing, she has worked on life support systems on the ISS (International Space Station), built jet engines, and holds a seat on the Democratic Committee in Brooklyn.
Saeedah Cook - Editor
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Saeedah developed as a storyteller through immersed in the black arts scene. After gaining her BA in communications from St. John’s University, Saeedah spent some time at BET and Loki Films working in casting, development, and production management. Her work focuses on telling female and minority narratives in new, engaging and multi-layered ways. Saeedah currently works in NYC as a freelance producer/editor.
Matthew Levine – DP
Matthew Levine is a cinematographer based in Brooklyn. He's worked on numerous films, music videos, commercials, and documentaries.
SHAWNETTE HAMILTON ROBERTSON AS Harriet LeCroix
American actress, director, producer and playwright has worked behind and in front of the stage/screen for 17 plus years. Her professional career began as an actress touring Off Broadway shows throughout NYC as well as being featured in several independent film shorts, web series and as a current member of the OPEN END REP theater group formerly known as American Ensemble Theater. Her creative outlook, eye for detail and passion for the art of storytelling led her to pursue production management behind the scenes. As stage manager, director and producer she secured key talent, financing and aided in the success in such projects like The Newlyweds, Church Girls, The God of Grandma, EL O EL and Getting Even. In loving memory of her mentor, business partner and dear friend Beverly Orozco she hopes to bring to light the legacy she left behind. And now a writer performing in the leading role as Mary Abrams in her original stage play “MORE” and “MORE 2 POWER” she tells a story of her very own.
Caci Pritchett portraying Aliya
Caci Cole Pritchett began her dance training in Atlanta, GA at North Atlanta Dance Academy under the direction of Michael Garrison. She received her Degree in Dance from the Alvin Ailey/Fordham BFA Program as an E. Corrigan Scholar and Sr Leadership Awardee with a concentration in Pre-Med studies. She has had the chance to grace the stages of the Apollo Theatre and the Dutch National Opera. She has performed works by several NY based choreographers including Ron K. Brown, Bill T. Jones, Matthew Rushing, Laurie Taylor, Maleek Washington etc. This year she’s also made her on screen debut on Amazon’s “ The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, HBO’s “Succession”, and “Half Past Jump Time”. She will be joining the Broadway Lab for the remake of West Side Story choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker this Winter.
Michael Bishop as Tariq
Michael Bishop, professional choreographer and dancer, started dancing at age 21 at Belhaven University in Jackson, MS. Michael moved to New York upon graduating and has danced nationally and internationally gaining his union status in AGMA, AEA and is now SAG-AFTRA eligible. In addition to being the choreographer/ actor for Half Past Jump Time, Michael is now starting his own dance company titled Mollét Contemporary Ballet based in Manhattan New York.
Reginald Webber as Tobias
Reginald Webber Jr. has danced all over the world in Africa, Asia, North America, and Madison Square Garden with Mystic India: The World Tour, as well as with Hulu, Facebook, Debbie Allen, and Disneyland. His talents span from ballet, modern, and contemporary to jazz, and hip hop, samba, and Bollywood. He attended CSU, Fullerton for dance and currently performs with Mollet Contemporary Ballet, Spark Movement Collective, and the opera, I Dream. His ultimate goal is to start a non-profit that helps at risk, gifted teenagers pursue higher education through arts by providing professional level resources and mentorship. Learn more about Reginald at www.raw-jr.com
Galen Wesson as Charli
Galen Wesson is actress from Tallahassee, Fl with a Bachelors of Arts from the Florida A&M University and Masters Degree from California Institute of the Arts. She has worked on various plays and short films.
Maya Rucker AS RITA
Maya was born and raised in Harlem. She has always found herself drawn to performing arts. Maya has been studying dance since an early age and has also continued her music aspirations. She sings in her local church. At the young age of 16 she decided to become a choreographer/dance teacher. Her specialties are Jazz and Hip Hop. Maya has performed in her high school plays and Off Broadway.