About

When a Caribbean nanny’s dedication to her cultural tradition of brewing bush tea conflicts with her American bosses’ lifestyle, she’s not only forced to face her fears of isolation when asked to move into the guest house during a major storm, but finds herself competing with the family’s dog for respect, ultimately becoming the very thing they value.

The New People’s Film Festival 2016 winner of Best Actress Nadhege Ptah
Newark International Film Festival 2016 nominated for Best Director Rene Albertha

Nadhege Ptah – Dominique (Producer, Writer, Actress)

14501892_1223480771044499_2126993648_nNADHEGE PTAH is an actor/writer/producer/director of film, stage, and theater. She has starred in several leading and supporting roles and has worn many hats for various productions. Backstage, Harlem Times and Off-Off Broadway Review have acknowledged Ptah’s riveting performances and writing skills. Ptah is founder and CEO of Harlem-based production company MAAT Films. Her work attempts to shed light on social injustices while igniting change in many American communities. Her current projects include: the award winning film producer, writer, actress in DoDo TiTi continues the festival circuits, producer/actress in Harlem Love in post-production, directing She Loves music video in pre-production, co-writing a pilot for a South African TV drama, and writing the short film Paris Blues in Harlem. Ptah is a member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, Black Documentary Collective, Frank Silvera Writers Workshop, and NYWIFT.

Ellewillow Campagna – Christy (Actress)

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Ellewillow (“Elle”) Campagna is a 6 year old SAG-AFTRA actress from NYC. Elle loves to sing, act, dance, read and play in the park with her friends. Elle is represented by CESD New York and Zoom Talent.

Laura Sauriat –Nancy (Actress, Associate Producer)

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Laura Sauriat is a British-born, New York-trained actor who was brought up internationally. Favorite roles  are  Blanche in a “Streetcar Named Desire” directed by Therese Hayden, Varya in “The Cherry Orchard”,Tina in her own translation of Agnes Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri’s “Cuisine et Dependances”, and her most recent work inlcudes audiobook narrations for Audible.com. Harlem is home sweet home for Laura, her husband and three children.

Adrian Witzke – Rich (Actor, Camera 4)

download-2Adrian Witzke has performed off-broadway and in regional theaters with his film credits including the role of Peter in Herencia, an Argentine feature winning Best First Film by the Argentinean Film Critics Association. He is also an documentary film maker, most recently directing two short films for the The World Cup Project in Israel and Colombia. He lives in NYC with his wife and three children.

Rene Alberta

download-3Director, Writer, Producer Rene Alberta hails from Manhattan’s Alphabet City. Her directorial debut – short film, above & beneath – world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. above & beneath was an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival’s – Berlin Talent Campus, UrbanWorld Film Festival and screened in numerous other international film festivals. above &
beneath broadcast premiered on PBS – REEL NY and later broadcast on the IFC channel. Rene’s second short film, The Saint of Avenue B, stars actor Andre Royo (HBO’s The Wire) was an official selection of the Hampton’s International Film Festival (NYWIFT – To The Point) and received a rating of 8.6 on IMDB. The Saint of Avenue B broadcast premiered on BETJ. Rene’s third short film, Dream Date, was an official
selection of the Cannes International Film Festival – Short Film Corner. Rene’s fourth short film, Sister Nun, Crime Fighter – about an unorthodoxed nun who fights crime through a series of flamboyant alter egos – stars Yolonda Ross (Stranger Inside, Go For Sisters – Winner Gotham Award/Nominated Independent Spirit Award). Sister Nun, Crimeate Producer

Michele Baldwin

download-4MICHELE BALDWIN is an accredited producer/ actor/ filmmaker. With an extensive array of screenplays, TV shows, and stage plays under her belt, Baldwin’s 20 plus years in the entertainment field encompass all aspects of the business – film, TV, theater, and the Internet. Baldwin has worked as an actor, producer, director, writer, editor, camera, stage manager, and varying crew roles on film and TV production sets. She has also served as a teaching artist and motivational speaker to secondary grade school children, a producing consultant, an acting coach/teacher, and a contributing writer to several trade magazines and blogs. Baldwin has produced several independent films, commercials, and theater projects over the past seven years. Dodo TiTi,
along with the feature Steps by Eddie Harris, featuring Pauletta Washington and executive produced by Shaquille O’Neal, are two of her most recent projects travelling the 2016 film festival circuit, including Bronzelens and UrbanWorld. Baldwin has earned considerable IMDB credits and has graced NYWIFT, IFP, Flobel.org, Off-Broadway Alliance, and numerous New York City theaters (MST, Second Stage Theatre, 59E59, EST)

First Assistant Director –  Melissa Watson

Director of Photography –  Snyder Derival

Music Composer –  Sheila Prevost

Sound Designer –  William Hsieh

Title Sequence Director –  Kelvin Turnbull

Technical Production Advisors
Ras A. U-Ahk
Michael Kattenburg
Snyder Derival
Gaudens Zulu
Michael Kattenburg

Associate Producers
Fred Lorquet
DGyna Lorquet
Imagenation

Script Supervisor – Anna Lomakina

Sound – Jake Bjork

Gaffer – Tim Stark

Key Grip – Randy Hamilton

Swing – Justine Berti

Editor /Editing Consultant Dami Akinnusi

Colorist – Malika Franklin

Sound Designer – William Hsieh

Wardrobe Designer – Fabiola Didier

1st Assistant Camera – Diana Rodriguez

3rd Assistant Camera – Winslow Braithwaite

Production Designer – Fabiola Didier

Head Hair- M/U – Yarivette Gómez Rosa

Still Photographer – Juanita Hong

Production Assistants
Jahlil Shabazz
Gardine Marcel

Accountant – Kieve B. Graham

 “Worlds Apart”
“A Little Morning Island”
“The Conversation”
“Let Go”
“Humanity”
Written and Composed by Sheila P/Shift

“All My Dogs in America”
Album: Metamorphosis

Publisher –  ChillUp Publishing

Written by: Mark Anthony Lowe,Richard Green,Dwight Oliver,Jean Cadet
Courtesy of Mark Shine

Film Consultants
Lynda Hansen
IdeaCoil