The Filmmakers

Nikki Taylor-Roberts

 Writer/Director

Taylor-Roberts is an award winning writer, director, and producer who was a Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program alum and a Semi-Finalist of the MADE IN NY Writer's Room. She advanced in competition in the 2017 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Her work has been invited to major festivals around the world (Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, and Sundance) and has been recognized by the NAACP, ABC-Disney Talent Diversity Program, and WIF.  Her narrative feature film “A Girl from Haiti” participated in the NALIP Diverse Women in Media Residency Lab and became the Grand Prize Winner in the 2018 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Competition.

An alumna of Columbia University School of the Arts, MFA Film Program, Taylor-Roberts got her professional start apprenticing with music video and commercial directors. Nikki directs, writes and produces promos and interstitials. She works out of New York and LA and is developing several features and shows. Nikki recently became a Finalist in the 2018 Commercial Directors Diversity Program hosted by the DGA and the AICP. 

 

 

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Jéan Elie

Producer and Co-Star

Jean Elie is an actor, director, and a producer. He made his national television debut as “Yves Durand” on Season 3 of  ABC's “American Crime.” Garnering rave reviews and solidifying Jean’s acting prowess, Elie would go on to land  a role of Ahmal Dee on HBO’s hit series, “Insecure”. 

Elie has also featured on Adultswim’s, “The Eric Andre Show” and Nick Jr's, “Alvin and the Chipmunks” as the voice of “Biggie Large”.  Elie has made a mark on the silver screen as well.  He toured an award nominated film, “A Gentleman Always”, at “The 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival”, “Indie Night Film Festival”, and “ScreenDat Fest.”

Not being one to wait for an opportunity, Jean is a content  creator who has received over 10 million views and cultivated a growing fan base. Elie graduated college with a degree in Business Management, from Johnson & Wales University. He trained as an actor in the “Meisner technique”, at Playhouse West School and Repertory Theater and has comedic training from Leslie Kahn Institution.

 

Liza Grant

Story By/Idea Inspired by

Elizabeth "Liza" Grant is a seasoned props master and set designer.  A filmmaker in her own right, Grant is a native of North Carolina and earned her degree in Graphic Design. She found her calling on set designing and later production design.  Since then Grant has moved to New York and became a IATSE member.  She has worked on such films as LUV (Learning Uncle Vincent) that premiered at Sundance 2012, and other shows that include 'Boardwalk Empire.'  Grant's resume includes the art department and props work on 'Madam Secretary'; 'Crashin,' 'The Knick,' 'Orange Is the New Black'  and many films like "Nerve," and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".

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Tiffany Quarles

Producer

Tiffany Quarels has worked at New Line Cinema, HBO, The Kennedy/Marshall Company and the Walt Disney Studios and is an alum of Azusa Pacific University and the Act One Producing Program.  Quarles is a Los Angeles based producer who  produced and marketed the short film THE TAKEOVER, a body swap comedy about interracial relationships. The film garnered significant media coverage and went viral on YouTube. Quarles’other projects include: THE FIRST LADY OF MOTOWN is a musical documentary about the life of the ”First Lady of Motown,” Claudette Robinson;  RAVEN CHOI — a graphic novel based tale about a black female assassin;  and GOOD DEAL TUESDAY — the screenplay for which was a finalist in the USC Cinema Arts competition.