Who we are
We are a diverse female run production company. Our cast and crew is very diverse in age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and background. It is important for us as a multi racial, female run production company to afford opportunities as lead characters to people that are sometimes overlooked in the industry (Dark skin, different races, trans, LGBTQ, disabled etc.) We are group of women who came together to bring real change to the film industry by being inclusive, while opening up doors to conversations that need to be had, and stories that need to be told.
This film is based on true events. It is a film that poses the question: are people – especially those who are considered a menace to society – the way they are as a result of their life experiences, or were they simply born that way? We all believe we are somehow exempt from deviant behavior. This film will make one question who they could have become if the circumstances were just right. Ourselves is a film of what has been, and what could be.
Why you should help
‘Ourselves’ touches on a number of subjects throughout the film, including race inequality, psychological stigmas, and more. We feel there are many conversations that need to be had, and we want to open the door for conversation in a way that isn’t too in your face, and easily relatable. We are providing an opportunity for young talent, especially young minorities, to grow their career with a well respected and accredited production team. All cast and crew will automatically be IMDb accredited, as our production company is IMDb accredited. This will provide cast and crew the opportunity to grow further in their career. We are providing opportunities for those of all experience levels, and are mentoring new film makers on our set, while still paying them as they learn. As film making is a passion for us, our top priority is telling stories that need to be told, while giving back to the local economy. We are also looking to raise awareness for cold case files, as the film is based on true events, and the serial killer depicted in ‘Ourselves’ is still at large.
Cast & Crew
Actress, filmmaker, single mother. Rotisha has taken the acting world by storm and has starred in a number of films, commercials, and television shows. She recently starred in a series on the Oprah Winfrey Network. ‘Ourselves’ is based on many of the things Rotisha has experienced in her life, including living across the street from a serial killer, who is still at large. She lives in North Carolina.
WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Multi international award winning film maker, actress, writer, artist. Tara is a disabled film maker and social advocate. Her films have won awards in the Hollywood International Golden Age Festival, Reale Film Festival, Global Shorts Festival, and many more. She lives in New York.
Writer, film maker, entrepreneur, model. A multi international award winning film maker and actress, Laura has recently taken up environmental activism and created DogPost, which helps eliminate non-biodegradable waste. She was runner up on America’s Next Top Model. She lives in Mexico.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Andrew is a multi-international award winning film maker who graduated from film school in 2013. He has been making narrative films professionally for seven years. His work has screened at over four hundred film festivals and garnered over one hundred awards. His passion is storytelling, and he typically makes films that focus on familial relationships. He’s constantly striving to improve upon the craft and create work with senses of empathy and compassion.
Filmmaker, cinematographer. Kendrick has written/directed and produced a number of films and series. Kendrick is best known for directing ‘Joy Ride’, ‘Love Bomb’, and ‘Treachery’. Kendrick has a number of series and films scheduled to release within the upcoming year.
Internationally acclaimed, licensed, and published Singer/Songwriter, Actor, Engineer, Arranger, and Performer (Amygdala Music, Pie Records) with a career spanning 30 years. His music has been featured on National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and on the multi Emmy award winning show, “Deadliest Catch”. Marc has worked with/alongside artists such as Henry Gross, Adrian Belew (David Bowie, King Crimson), William Wittman (Cyndi Lauper, Too Much Joy), Joan Osbourne, Paul Umbach (Britney Spears, Sony, Zomba Music), Joey Molland (Bad Finger), Mark Hudson (Ringo Starr), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Cheap Trick, and many more. He is a board member of the historic Strand Theater in Hudson Falls, NY. ‘Ourselves’ features music from Marc Clayton and she Susi Newell Orchestra. Marc lives in Washington County, NY.
Actor, film maker. Mike has been featured and has starred in a number of films and productions and recently starred in a film produced by The Fly Family. Mike lives in North Carolina
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Oliver resides in Upstate New York and began his acting career only a few years ago. Oliver began acting in a number of theater productions, and quickly branched out into television and film. He recently starred in ‘Evil Lives Here’ on Investigation Discovery, and has been featured in films such as Paper Spiders with Lily Taylor.
Paul began his career on the CBS TV series “Hunted” as a Hunter on Team Delta in 2017 He was born in Hartford, CT in 1971 to father, former professional light-heavyweight boxer Paul L. Rossi (deceased) and mother Ann. Paul is married to his wife Sara, and has two boys. Paul served several years in the US Navy in a Combat Search and Rescue Helicopter Squadron. He was an overseas Government Security Contractor and a Diplomatic Security Contractor with the Department of State. He sharpened his acting skills working several years in undercover investigation operations. He has been featured in Ozark (Netflix), Cobra Kai (Netflix), Black Adam (Mercenary) DC Feature Film, Milia, Deadly Impunity, Tax Season, Snapped, Saints and Sinners, SHINE, Homicide Hunter, Murder Comes To Town, Tales (BET), Hunted (CBS)
Katria Farmer is a Meisner-trained actor, writer, and creator. She snuck into an advanced acting class in college and has been pursuing the craft ever since. Beyond dramatic acting, she’s also performed improv, but no matter the role, she works hard to achieve true authenticity.
Dustin has been passionate about film and television since the age of 5. He has been featured on Tyler Perry’s ‘The Oval’, VICA, Project Rapture, Invite the Devil, and Tax Season. Dustin’s work will be premiering on Netflix this year. He lives in South Carolina.
Arlise is premiering her debut film career in OURSELVES. She is 2 years old.
Ariel Minter is a 5-year-old, kindergartner who attends University Park Creative Arts (Charlotte NC). Ariel was bitten by the acting bug after being cast as a Cat in the Broadway Jr. version of Seussical at University Park. She has since worked on Oprah Winfrey’s newest OWN show Delilah.
Arlie Minter is a 9 year old, third grader who attends University Park Creative Arts (Charlotte NC). Arlie has worked in the industry since she was 17 months old. She launched her career as a model for Buy, Buy Baby, and most recently participated in Broadway Jr. through her school. She has worked on ‘Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret’ (Lionsgate) Arlie is a singer/songwriter, artist, dancer (Charlotte Ballet). She is an aspiring clothing designer.
Essynce Victoria, a Charlotte NC native, is a singer/songwriter, actress, dancer, croquet artist, and aspiring film maker. As a former student of the NorthWest School of the Arts, and the American Musical Dramatic Academy (New York, NY), she has spent her life preparing to take the industry by storm. She performed as Nala in The Lion King with the New York Black Arts Festival. Her most recent works include ‘The Code’ (CBS), Delilah (OWN), and ‘Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret’ (Lionsgate)
One of the writers, directors, and producers on this film, Rotisha has integrated many elements of her own life into ‘Ourselves’ Rotisha has taken the acting world by storm in recent years and has starred in major film, television, and commercial productions. She recently starred in a series on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Rotisha has starred in a number of major feature films that are set to premiere this year.
Jeff Bunting started performing in theatre/ musical theater at a young age and continued through college. Jeff decided to pursue other career opportunities but never forgot his true passion of acting. The last few years Jeff has been gradually making his way back into the industry and has recently booked a role in an indie film he is currently working on as well as some other local films in the past. When Jeff is not working on a film he is an Occupational Therapist and loves spending time with his family and cheering on his favorite sports teams.
Kizra Deon is an actress best known for To Each His Own, Critical Thinking, Cake: The Series, The Chairman, and many more. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bre Larae made her acting debut in 2013 while performing in, ‘Hold Your Dream”, one of the many productions she was featured in while residing in her hometown of Dayton, Ohio. Since relocating to Charlotte, NC in 2014, she has studied at the Film Actor’s Studio Charlotte (FASC) In 2019, she starred in the stage play ‘Against All Odds’ by Tamala Lynn. She has been featured in films such as ‘Third Party’ and ‘The Book Club’. She continues to perform in church productions, and has a recurring role in the series ‘NorthCack’ and ‘The Return of Mama’s Girls’.
Rachel Petsiavas has been acting for four years and has been features in a number of productions in both supporting and lead roles. She is currently signed with Fast Lane Agency and The Talent Group. In the last year, she had a lead role in O Christmas Tree, a feature film, and a supporting role in the feature Heir of the Witch. She participated in the SAG pilot, Soul Wars and Bae Wolf. She has done commercial work with GhostBed Mattress and Mercedes Benz Sprinter. She has upcoming roles in the films Malila and Holly Hill. She lives in Charlotte, NC.
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Our experienced, professional film crew will be utilizing the best and newest sound, lighting, and camera equipment to ensure the highest quality possible.
‘Ourselves’ will be filmed on the RED Kimono. Our crew will be equipped with all the essentials – dollies, cages, drones, stabilizers, etc.
Our cinematography team consists of multi-international award winning film makers. With combined talent, passion, and creative eyes, ‘Ourselves’ will be an enticing visual experience. You can view examples of our cinematographers works below.