In a deluded attempt at escaping her past, 17 year old Coco begins mimicking the behaviors of those around her. Unaware that those very same characteristics are leading her on a downward spiral to self destruction.
The Who, What, When, Where & Why???
Hi I am Shoniqua Shandai: writer, producer and lead actress in Running. I wrote Running when I was fresh out of college and realized I had severely lost myself. It's not my autobiography, but those feelings of confusion and desperation led to the story of Coco. This short is very much an artistic expression and I would love to have you share in it with me. I also am really looking forward to the employment and empowering of other actors/artists through this project.
Where a lot of films go wrong is quality. You can have a beautiful script but with the wrong editing, score, or lighting the value and/or impact of your project decreases. Here's a list of exactly where the money donated will be going.
- Director of Photography
- Lighting Equipment
- Light Crew
- Sound equipment
- Sound Crew
- Post Sound Mixer
More About Us
Having grown up in the now famous OC, Renata has always been drawn to mediums of self-expression. While at a crossroads in her life she came to a profound decision to confront all her fears and took an acting class with Richard Hatch, star of the TV series Battlestar Galactica. This class was a turning point that began an incredible personal journey that led her to become a storyteller.
With an eye towards directing, Renata committed herself to a four year acting program at the renowned Playhouse West School & Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles under the tutelage of veteran actor Jeff Goldblum, believing that in order to get a great performance a director should understand the actors journey and speak their language.
Upon completing her studies and armed with the gift of some notable celebrity donations, Renata was able to write, executive produce, direct, and star in her first film project Mistaken Identity. She has since directed multiple short films, recently wrapped an 8 part Film Noir web series, and directed her first feature film “What’s Eating Todd?” that is currently in post production. You can read the online story at the link below: http://maxitmagazine.com/index.php/articles/news/1180-what-s-eating-todd Renata has been involved with film production for the past seven years, having worked on a myriad of indie features with such stars as Cuba Gooding Jr., James Franco, and Morgan Fairchild, as well as working for the FOX reality TV show Trading Spouses. She has recently purchased the screen rights to direct her next feature film Stand The Gaff. Further list of her credits can be found at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1411179/
Shoniqua Shandai is a trained actress fostered from the Atlantic shores. Born in New York, New York and raised in Richmond, Virginia; Shandai first hit the stage at the early age of three years old performing her own rendition of the classic "Proud Mary". That moment marked her start as a flourishing artiste.
Enrolled in African dance at five, Shoniqua spent most of her life wholeheartedly focusing on developing her crafts. Shoniqua has studied at the School of the Performing Arts, (SPARC), performing at the reputable FireHouse Theatre with the company. Eager for the next performance, Shoniqua auditioned and was accepted into the Center for the Arts Program(CFA) majoring in Theatre. With CFA, Shandai explored and cultivated the skill of acting, going on to win the Best Actress Award for her role of Evilene in their production of The Wiz. Exhausting all artistic avenues in Virginia, Shoniqua became a member of the worldwide competition troupe, Comedy Sportz Improv Theatre; playing in over 40 shows with the troupe. "[Shoniqua] is a tremendous talent, the audiences adored her, she's easy to direct, and a dedicated hard worker. If she were still living in VA, I would hire her in a blink of an eye." says Christine Walters, Owner of Comedy Sportz Richmond. Impeccably Shoniqua became one of the youngest players to be inducted in both the Senior and High school performing leagues.
Hungry for more, Shoniqua and family set off to the beautiful Hollywood Hills seeking to further her art. Since that leap of faith, Shoniqua has graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy; where she received a certificate in both the music and acting aspects of performing. She has starred in several plays in Hollywood working with Academy Award winner Steve Helgoth. With a film debut in the Jennifer Lopez flick The Back Up Plan, starring in the title role of Mud Puddles' Zola Jumped In and her most recent endeavor briefly acting alongside film and television legends Rhea Perlman and Mary Kay Place she is steadily becoming someone to look out for. A huge believer in continuously evolving, Shoniqua now studies with Playhouse West in Los Angeles. A further list of her credits can be found at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3820180/
Joyce Fitzpatrick is a Producer/Writer/Director who has enjoyed a career in television production, film and promotion. She graduated with honors from California State University of Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications and Film in 1991 and has worked for E! Entertainment, BET, ABC, NBC, the UPN network, the Discovery Channel and PBS. Joyce is currently managed by Scooty Woop Entertainment with Will Allen. Her feature-length screenplay, "Feeding Time," a science- fiction/thriller is currently represented by The Gersh Agency (TGA), a talent and literary agency. She also received first place recognition in the screenplay competition at the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) for her comedy feature, “An Africa-American in Paris.”
She was a Managing Coordinator on several shows for (BET) Black Entertainment Television including “Comic View,” “The Way We Do it,” and “Holla,” hosted by comedian Sheryl Underwood from CBS's "The Talk." She also wrote for the cable network, Animal Planet’s “Emergency Vet” and also worked numerous years as a producer/writer for E! Entertainment Television’s, E! News and E! Online. Joyce currently is pursuing her career as an independent producer/writer and director on variousprojects. Joyce has produced several short films, directed several music videos, comedy pilots and sketches, and over 60 promos for Public Broadcast Service (PBS).
Her recent projects include 3rd place winner of the Indi.com mobile film competition, “Identity Confirmed,” a sci-fi/adventure web series about an agent’s fight to keep one little girl alive and possibly all of mankind, shot on a SamSung Galaxy Note 3 cell phone; the hilarious mock reality-show comedy, "Animal Control TV: The Series which received the 2013 Golden Kahuna Award from the Honolulu Film Awards and showcased as a Programmer's Choice selection at the 2012 Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF). Joyce also produced several other comedy shorts including: "Waiting For Supermen?!", the Spanglish, dark-comedy, "Kill Me!," and “Go with the Fro” which have showcased in various festivals.
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Our goal is the Sundance festival, it will require a higher quality of work and quicker turn over than we have a means to, but with work relationships, favors, and a prayer :) we'll hopefully result in the film we need.Näheres zur Rechenschaftspflicht auf Kickstarter
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