Mike Sellari

Director. Writer. Producer. Comedian. Amateur Detective.

Gold Medal Olympic runner, Travis Downes is forced to confront his actions after steroid allegations surface and his agent sets up a press conference for the next day. As he is locked in a hotel room is actions become more clear and he is forced to make a choice that will forever impact his future.

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Cast

Keith Powers - Travis Downs/Associate Producer

Keith Powers is a model and actor form Sacramento, California. He is best known for playing Jordan on the new Freeform series Famous in Love. Keith is best known for his work as Ronnie DeVoe in the hit BET biographical mini-series New Edition, star basketball player Ladarius Pope on Yahoo's Sin City Saints, and Dr. Dre's brother Tyree in hit film Straight Outta Compton. Other credits include MTV's Faking It, Freeform's Recovery Road and AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. He will next bee seen in the Netflix film #REALITYHIGH and Andrzej Bartkowiak's feature film Maximum Impact. 

Hal Ozsan - Thomas Becker

Hal Ozsan is a British actor, writer, and musician best known for his extensive career in television including roles on Dawson's Creek, Fallen, Kyle XY, 90210, CalifornicationThe Blacklist, Graceland, Mary + Jane, and Impastor. He previously was the singer and guitarist for the rock band Poets and Pornstars. Most recently Hal served as a co-executive producer and writer on the new Viceland series What Would Dilpo Do? starring James Van Der Beek.

Nafessa Williams - Angela

Originating from Pennsylvania, Nafessa Williams is an actress who got her start as Deanna Forbes on One Life To Live. She is best known for her work on CBS's Code Black, the Lifetime film Whitney, and Starz's Survivor Remorse. She also known for the independent films Burning Sands, The Man in 3B, Brotherly LoveRestored Me. She recently booked one of the lead roles in the CW/DC Comics series Black Lightning. She will next be seen in the continuation of Twin Peaks on Showtime.

Crew

Mike Sellari - Director/Writer/Producer

Studied at Emerson College by way of New Jersey, Mike Sellari is a writer/director who currently resides in Los Angeles. He previously worked on the production of season two of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and on his own web series Less Than Hero back in college. He currently practices improv comedy at The Nerdist School and works in talent management.

 

Edgar Rosa - Producer

Edgar Rosa is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) with a Master's Degree in Producing. He holds a Bachelors' in Visual Media Production: Film Producing from Emerson College in Boston. Professional highlights include interning at Good Universe (formerly Mandate Pictures) and The Gersh Agency, freelancing with the Russell Simmons' founded YouTube multi-channel network and continuing to work with a diverse clientele base of award-winning producers and directors.

 

Judy Phu - Director of Photography

Judy Phu photographs pretty much everything image based, including documentaries for Nike, Skype, Oprah's O Magazine, and independent filmmaker Vanessa A. Yee's THE LAUNDROMAT. Judy's previous work has included Iliana Sosa's narrative feature, DETAINED IN THE DESERT - winner of the 2014 Women's Los Angeles Film Festival Best Film Award. the James Franco produced PALACE starring Whoopi Goldberg, and Amit Desai’s HOLY STRIPPERS -- a 3D hologram installation loop about reclaiming the body, featuring non traditional stripteases from a 400 lb steam punk, 95 year old man, and a female survivor of physical and sexual abuse currently on display at a gallery in Hong Kong. Eva Vives's comedy short, JOIN THE CLUB starring Ari Graynor, was DPed by Judy and premiered at Sundance 2016. In 2015, Judy was awarded the Best Cinematography Award for her work on the film, LILY IN THE GRINDER at the Museum of Moving Images in New York. Judy is in the middle of filming the long form documentary, SARAH for Emmy and Sundance award-winning filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos. Their next collaboration together is an HBO documentary that is set to premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.


Clay Pritchard - Editor

Clay Pritchard is a photographer and editor that currently works with Larry King on the award-winning Hulu series, Larry King Now. He has work featured in web series, TV shows, commercials, features and published in online magazines.

Liz Fisher - Colorist

Liz Fisher is a freelance editor, colorist, and photographer from Pennsylvania who has been working in post-production over the last several years. She is a former post-production assistant for The Queen Latifah Show and has worked on small independents to larger films such as The Amazing Spiderman 2 and The Way Way Back. Her directorial debut Sophie won the Best Short Film by Women award at the 2015 Burbank International Film Festival and played at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.


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