Cast and Crew

Alrick Brown Director

Alrick Brown holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. A writer and teacher, he has found his calling directing and producing narrative films and documentaries often focusing on social issues affecting the world at large. For over two years he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cote d’Ivoire. The interactions with the people of his village and his overall experiences in West Africa have informed his creative expression; an expression first fostered by his birth in Kingston, Jamaica and migration to, and upbringing in Plainfield, New Jersey. A fluent French speaker, he graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in English and a Masters degree in Education. Since then he has devoted his energy to changing the world by giving a voice to the voiceless and telling stories that otherwise would not be told. Alrick’s collective work has screened in over thirty film festivals, national and international, and received numerous awards. Three of his films have played at the Lincoln Center in New York. Recently, he was one of four NYU students featured in the IFC Documentary series “Film School”, produced by Academy award nominee Nannette Burstein. In February 2007 he addressed the Motion Picture Association of America on C-SPAN.

Julian Pimiento Writer/Producer/Actor

Julian Pimiento directed a short film, Recurrence, for Campus Moviefest 09 at New York University. He was recognized for a one act play he wrote, produced and acted in by the working theater in New York City as well as an acting and directing workshop with Olympia Dukakis at NYU. He is a Colombian immigrant who was raised in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is married with two kids and a proud member of local32bj.

Tovah Leibowitz Producer/Editor

Tovah Leibowitz has directed several award-winning narrative and documentary shorts. In 2007 she won “Best Youth Filmmaker” at the Harlem International Film Festival for her documentary New Harlem. She has edited several shorts, PSAs, and music videos, and is currently editing a feature documentary about the 1975 genocide in Cambodia.

Daniel Patterson, Director of Photography
Daniel Patterson received his first film internship on Spike Lee’s film 25th Hour. While at New York University, Daniel was the cinematographer on more than twenty short films, many of which won awards. He has worked for Oprah Winfrey, Spike DDB, and, most recently, the American Cancer Society. Daniel was the director of photography on three recent feature-length documentaries, Generation Crack, 25 to Life (Tribeca All Access Participant), and Evolution of a Criminal (Spike Lee Production Fellowship Award Recipient).

Blair Doroshwalther, Production Designer
Blair Doroshwalther has directed two award-winning documentary shorts. In 2004 she was nominated for the Directors Guild of America’s East Coast Female Student Award and won New York University’s Adam Balsono Award for Social Significance at the First-Run Film Festival for her documentary Metsi. Her documentary Cry Don’t Cry is distributed worldwide through Aquarius Videos and won the National Health Information Awards’ Silver Award in 2005. Blair’s passion is to create media that incites action dedicated to achieving social justice.

CAST

Debbie Nunez as Grace

Julian Pimiento as Agent Cardona

Rayland Vanblake as Agent

Holly Rokes as Female agent

Kayla and Stephanie Pimiento as Kids

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