From the GUT CREATIONS

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From the Gut Creations is a film and theatre production company that I co-founded with Michael James Kelly.  Follow us at @fromthegutcreations

VILLAIN - An American Story

An award winning stage play co-written with Michael James Kelly and produced for the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival.


“Villain," a stage play that compares the lives of two families who have to deal with the aftermath of the same tragedy, the shooting of a black teenage boy by a white police officer. This modern tragedy examines the culture that portrays African American men as dangerous criminals and the consequences that carries in the justice system. Devon Clark, age 17, is shot by Officer William P. Thompson in Long Beach California, early one fall evening. “Villain” takes place in the 24 hours after the incident.

Awards/Reviews

"Villain" premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June of 2018 where it was nominated for 4 awards and won the Fringe Producer's Encore allowing us to extend our run through July 2018.

Nominated:

*Best Female Director: Bernadette Speakes

*2 Cents Theatre Award for Distinctive Voices

*Conversation Creation Award

Winner:

*2018 Fringe Encore Producers Award

See PRESS & REVIEWS at Villain's official website. 

In the Works

Villain is currently being adapted into a screen play by From the Gut Creations.  Please contact me with any interest.

The Best Medicine

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Created by From the Gut for the 2017 Collaboration Filmmakers Challenge.

Kaysie is forced to make a very difficult choice, when her husband's unorthodox style of medicine questions her own morality.


The Best Medicine was chosen as a competition finalist and screened at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Hollywood.  My performance received an honorable mention and the film was nominated for Best Writing.


The Best Medicine on iMDB.