“Becoming a monster isn’t always so black and white.”
A REAL LIFE HORROR STORY
Based on real events – the life of Rotisha Geter.
Rotisha grew up across the street from a serial killer – a serial killer who to this day has not been caught. After witnessing murder after murder, the neighbor was on to her. He did everything in his power to intimidate her, and make her look mentally unstable. From destroying her house – to gaslighting her family – to building rapport with the police – this man knew one thing : how to get away with murder. Despite finding over a dozen bodies inside his house, he is still at large.
Our experiences mold us. None of us are exempt from how our traumas have the potential to perpetuate the cycle. Ourselves is a film that forces you to see that you could have been a murderer, too.
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.
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.
Joshua Hawkins, a Charlotte native and newest addition to HotMicProductions has recently taken up production and currently has a number of projects in pre and post-production.
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.
L L GADDY III
L L Gaddy III is a composer, filmmaker, and multimedia artist from South Carolina. He
recently directed and scored his first feature length film, Invite the Devil to Come and Play, and
is working on a documentary on Pond Cypress ecosystems in the Southeastern United States.
Both projects are projected to premiere this year. He is based in Columbia, SC.
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
Kamar Booker, a Statesville NC native is 16 years old. Kamar’s passions include acting, music and basketball. Kamar is launching his debut as an actor in OURSELVES.
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.
Charay Vaughn, originally from Long Island, NY is the CEO of a community talk show, “Let’s Talk About It,” focuses on community issues alongside celebrity interviews. Charay currently lives in South Carolina. She comes from a large family of 10 siblings and is the mother of 3 girls. Charay is known for her work as a choreographer, radio personality, writer, producer, actress, and director. Charay won an award in Literary Creative Writing – Poetry at The Black Women In Jazz & Fine Arts in Atlanta. Charay has been featured on a number of productions including TV One, Fox TV, HBO, Lifetime movie “Line Sister’s,” to name a few. Her films to watch include “Is This Love? The Movie” “You stand, We stand, together,” “Not Now,” The Wake Up 666, featuring Stevie D from force MD’S. Charay’s motto, “There is nothing you cannot do or carry out if you put God first, pray, and work hard.”
England is an accomplished film/television actor and producer. She has appeared in over a dozen independent projects, including her breakout role for TruTV. On account of her fan-girl nature and self deprecating humor, she has garnered thousands of “homies”, AKA fans, with her goofy attitude and passion for all things geeky. As an award winning actor and filmmaker, England has been featured in several online and print publications including SyFy.com, HorrorSociety.com, DreadCentral.com, and truTV.com. You can watch Englands directorial efforts in Tubi TV, Plex TV, Amazon Prime, Xumo TV and Apple TV.
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.
Charleston Davis, a Gastonia NC native is a 12 year old singer, athlete and actor. Charleston is launching his debut as an actor in OURSELVES
Chanceton Miles Davis
Chanceton Miles Davis is premiering his
debut acting career in OURSELVES. His passions include acting, sports, and music. He is a 6 year old, Gastonia NC native.
Aliya Minter, a native New Yorker, is an actress, singer, song & play writer that has resided in Charlotte, N.C. for the past 17 years. Acting has been a part of her life for many years and is now a joy she shares with her children, who have also have been bitten by the acting bug. Some of her accomplishments include commercials, some film, including Delilah (OWN), Gospel Hill (20thCenturyFox), and most recently, Are You There God It’s Me Margaret (L
Arthur Minter is a native of Charlotte N.C. who’s been acting most of his life. He can most recently be seen in Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret (Lionsgate). In addition to acting, as a graduate of North Carolina A&T, Arthur’s degree in Music Performance has also enhanced his love for music. Some of his musical skills include writing, composing, producing as well as skillfully playing the keyboard, organ, drums, guitar, tuba and bass trombone. He is excited to be acting alongside his family in the film Ourselves.
Tom Lucein is an actor and producer. He was born in New Jersey and began performing at a young age. Tom found his first professional opportunities after attending an acting showcase called the International Model and Talent Association. He met talent manager Lois Miller of Star Talent Management and he also received a scholarship to attend the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. Tom attended PACE University and obtained his BFA in acting. Tom moved to Los Angeles and attended Graduate school at California Institute of the Arts. Tom is best known for his appearances in J. EDGAR, Yankees on Deck, The Mindy Project, Paranormal Witness, and Baby Angel.
Hank Santos is an actor and artist from Charlotte, NC. Growing up, Hank was involved in both the world of dance and the punk music scene, and eventually found his way to acting after attending Northwest School of the Arts. Hank currently holds a BFA in Acting from Coastal Carolina and lives in NYC. Hank has appeared in Russian Doll (Netflix), Entrance (Brooks Leibee), and The Spongebob Musical national tour.
Kyrillos Saber (born July 14, 1989) in Cairo Egypt, is an Egyptian American Actor, Rapper, Hip Hop artist, Singer, Songwriter, Scriptwriter, Producer, and Music video director. He is best known for BloodThirst,starring Tara Reid, DeathCount, Night Of The Tommyknockers and many more.
Kimberly Meyon is an actress, writer, and filmmaker located in Gastonia, NC. She has studied acting for the past 3 years and has recently starred in a feature film set to premiere this December.
Adrian is an actor from Lillington, NC. As a child, he day dreamed of being a singer, basketball player, and actor. Instead, he joined the Navy one year after high school. Towards the end of his military career, he tried community theater, landing the role of Audrey 2, the voice of the plant in Little Shop of Horrors, giving him the chance display his singing and acting talent. Eventually he enrolled into UNC Greensboro where he majored in Political Science and minored in theatre. Since then, he has acted in several indie projects, including Mirage, Smoak and Mirrors, and Who do men talk to.
Janelle is an accomplished, award winning makeup artist. She is known for her artistry skills in theatrical design, performance, and film. She is proficient in a wide range of makeup artistry, from natural looks to special effects and gore. Janelle loves to grow beyond boundaries. She strives to inspire others through her skills.
Justine Lindsay began her journey as a ballet dancer attending what is called now The Charlotte Ballet under the direction of John Bon-Depart. As a student her focus was primarily ballet, modern and contemporary jazz. At 14 years old Justine was awarded a full scholarship from Debbie Allen to attend her school located in Los Angeles California. She furthered her career as a dancer training in Ballet, modern, Dunham, flamenco,hiphop, contemporary jazz, salsa and musical theatre just to name a few. Justine Lindsay aspires to be an Academy award winning actress in the future, along with continuing on skills as a professional dancer. Justine hopes to help open up doors for the Transgender community. Justine will be making her debut on Ourselves this fall.
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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.