After moving to Hollywood to pursue a career in music, Bailee, a shy and naive Texan attends a party that changes her life. Through her roommate Rachel, a celebrated ballerina with a dark side, she meets Sammy, an obsessive music producer.
Self-destructive behaviors soon follow as a vortex envelops the characters and challenges them in the ultimate fight for their lives.
How You Can Help:
People can pledge any amount of money. Every donation helps, no matter how big or small. In exchange, we have a lot of exciting and tangible rewards for your contributions. Once we raise the $5,000 minimum by the end of our 52-day Kickstarter, credit cards will be charged. Your investment will go toward the Director of Photography, locations, lighting, sound, cast, craft services, as well as any contingency expenses. Raising over $5,000 will enable us to pay for post production and film festival fees.
Who We Are:
- Rafael Soto: (Writer - Director)
Born to Puerto Rican parents and raised New York's South Bronx. He developed a love for theater, television and film at an early age. Although he aspired to be an actor, he took the traditional route and studied Marketing in college. After graduating from Pace University in 2002, he moved to Los Angeles where he enrolled in the esteemed Joanne Baron/DW Brown Acting Conservatory in Santa Monica. After completing the Conservatories two-year Meisner program, Rafael was cast in several independent and short films. He quickly became aware of how Hollywood viewed Latino’s by being cast as the crooked cop, drug dealer, the gardener, and the deadbeat dad. He felt Latinos were being grossly misrepresented.
Upon returning to New York, he began to devote all his energy to screenwriting, a talent that was previously undetected. Inspired by a dream, Richard’s Ranch, his first screenplay was born. The story follows three different varied socio/economic groups dealing with HIV/AIDS. A pilot inspired by a short stint as a Junior Broker on Wall Street would follow.
Most recently, Rafael finished a pilot titled 2AM, a story that exposes underage sex trafficking in the United States.
Rafael currently resides in Hollywood and is working toward brining his projects to the big screen. "Just as nature made no provision for my body to tolerate pain neither has it made any provision for my life to suffer failure." -Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman In The World
- Dawn Noel (Producer/Actor- Rachel)
An accomplished dancer and actress who's expanding her career into the film and television arenas. Born in Philadelphia, Dawn attended the prestigious High School for the Performing Arts and received a BFA from the University of the Arts. She started her professional career as a member of Philadelphia's Koresh Dance Company as well as with Ballet Hispanico and Elisa Monte Dance companies. She was quickly hired by both the NYC and Metropolitan Opera Ballets and was making her mark on Broadway with the groundbreaking musical, The Lion King, quickly followed by In The Heights and Fame. Dawn also toured with Madonna and Jennifer Lopez as a featured dancer in their worldwide tours. On television, Dawn has been seen on numerous commercials and has appeared on All My Children, NCIS, and Glee. On the big screen, she has been on Salsa Lessons, Grand Slammed, and My Normal.
- Benai Alicia Boyd (Producer/Vocal Coach)
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Benai has always had a passion and a drive for the performing arts. She started when she was 3 and has not stopped since. At the age of 17 she received the” Steve Tisch Performing Arts Scholarship Award” and used it to pursue her career even further in New York . Having a 12 year solid background, classically trained in Opera, Benai has been blessed to grace stages all over the world. She just recently returned from Tokyo where she sang Jazz compilations for a year also creating the voices for Tokyo Disney’s Christmas and Valentine’s shows, and was chosen to be the Lead Vocalist for other various projects throughout Japan. Her credits also include Joanne Jefferson in “RENT”, Motor mouth Maybelle in “Hairspray”, also launching a world premiere music video as the lead vocalist with Pamela Oland and LSG records called “Celebrate Women” bringing awareness to women’s rights all over the world.
She has tackled such roles as “BJ” in the International Tour of “Smokey Joe’s Café, “Shout” the Mod Musical and many others. Gracing stages, singing with many familiar faces: Cloris Leachman, Rene Russo, Katey Segal.
When she is not traveling the world singing, Benai has a very successful business “Need a Girl Friday” assisting high- profile clients with maintaining their finances, personal assistance, and organization.
- Chad Coleman: (Actor- Sammy)
Chad L. Coleman has won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Dennis ‘Cutty’ Wise on the HBO, Peabody Award-winning drama series, The Wire.
Chad made his Broadway debut in Lincoln Center’s 2009 revival of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Additional Broadway and Off Broadway credits include the 1999 Wooster Group production of North Atlantic (with Willem Dafoe and Steve Buscemi), Elle (with Alan Cummings) in 2000, and the world premieres of Force Continuum (Atlantic Theatre Company) and Living In The Wind (American Place Theatre). He also appeared in Watch of the Nightingales (Naked Angels), Man In The Polyester Suit (directed by Pam Berlin at Playwrights Horizons) and Miss Evers’ Boys (directed by Kent Gash).
Chad next stars on the new FOX series I Hate My Teenage Daughter, produced by Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer. His other recent television credits include guest starring roles on Lie to Me (FOX), The Good Wife (CBS) and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX), a starring role 2009 FOX TV movie, Boldly Going Nowhere, produced by Charlie Day, and a starring role in the 2007 VH1/BET pilot, WIFEY, directed by Reginald Hudlin and produced by Queen Latifah. He has also guest starred & recurred on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX), New Amsterdam (CBS), The Forgotten (ABC), CSI: Miami (CBS), Life on Mars (ABC), Numbers (CBS), Hack (CBS), Third Watch (NBC), Law & Order: SVU (NBC), Law & Order (NBC), and New York Undercover (FOX) and appeared in all the NY soaps.
- Lyndsay Haldorson: (Actor- Bailee)
Born with a mic in her hand, Lyndsay Haldorson has been sassin' up stages since conception. Starting in musicals and theatre as a child and progressing to large venues in Chicago and L.A., she keeps sangin’, acting, dancing and song-writing.
Her jazzy, powerful belt has shared stages with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn, Lupe Fiasco, and Paul Okenfold, and she has sung for projects with Ryan Gosling, David Arquette, Craig Robinson, and Kelly Osborne. She was hired to sing for events such as “Black Swan” & “Burlesque” premiere parties, as well as the Governor’s Ball for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. She conquered the Staples Center, singing the National Anthem at Clippers and Lakers games. Lyndsay's music has been placed in MTV, videogames, and film soundtracks. She currently performs her live show at the Edison downtown…
Lyndsay completes this vibrant package with a hearty background in acting and dancing. She's done films ("Miss March"), and been on shows such as “Dark Blue,” “The Forgotten,” and "Scrubs." Her love for all forms of dance led her to work with choreographers such as Chris Judd, Ed Moore & Gil Duldula (Janet Jackson).
- Ava Gaudet: (Actor- Alex Parker)
Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. The daughter of a jazz musician/composer, and an actress, it seemed in her blood to be a performer. Ava has a background in dance, theater, and music, with a degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. FILM/TV credits: UGLY BETTY (Gina Gambarro). N.C.I.S, LOVE BITES, LEVEL 26:DARK ORIGINS (Created and Directed by Anthony Zuiker ) HURT, EVIL ANGEL (Best Actor Award winner, Estepona Film Festival) THEATRICAL CREDITS: RENT (B'way), RENT(N'tnl Tour), multiple regional productions, and most recently TWIST: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, Directed by Debbie Allen.
- Luis Jose Lopez: (Actor- Doctor)
His recent performance in the Hallmark Hall of fame film "Beyond The Blackboard" opposite Emily Van Kamp for CBS led Luis Jose to a nomination in the prestigious 26th Annual Imagen Awards (2012) for best supporting actor, he was also nominated for a Dominican Republic Casandra (Academy award)for his role in the feature film 'Playball' opposite Mexican Star Marlene Favela in 2009. Other Recent credits include guest star roles on CSI:Las Vegas,CSI:NY,Modern Family, Undercovers.Recently completed the feature 'Lavoe" base on the true story of Salsa Legend Hector Lavoe where Luis Jose plays the role of Music Icon Willie Colon due out 2012 and 'Los Fabulosos Ma Mejores" due out 2013.
- Armando Koghan: (Director Of Photography)
shooting narrative and commercial work for the past eight years. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Armando spent his initial production work on independent features and shorts, working his way up from camera intern to become a trusted camera assistant. In 2003, he attended the American Film Institute and received a MFA in Cinematography. Since AFI, Armando has been part of many exciting projects ranging from documentary and narrative, to commercial and industrial. One of his recent projects, "Waters," (Directed by Yana Bille) recently played at the Venice Film Festival in Italy. Armando is continually inspired by the creative masters that have come before him and is continually excited to be sharing his work with audiences around the world.
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