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BEHIND THE LENS…..Shattered Series

21 Aug

FILMMAKERS CORNER

Behind The Lens

THEY LIED TO YOU!!!!!

Your Voice is Extremely Significant to The TV/Film Movement.

Come Have a Seat at the Table of the Women’s Filmmakers Corner…….

We’ll Explain How and Why……………….Okay?!

  •      Conversation is Necessary
  •      Movies and TV is Evolving
  •      Imperative to Educate through Story Telling

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LET ME BOTTOM LINE IT……No One Can Tell Your Story Like You!

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Raising the Standard to the Unsung Truth ……….Omegia Keeys

22 Feb

18238523_10211459720142330_5534644034860001756_oOmegia Meme Keeys, native of Michigan City, Indiana, is an American Writer, Director, Producer and Author who exudes much Strength and Intentionality. Above all, Omegia is a Matriarch of Truth and Change. She boldly tackles contention and uncomfortability as a challenge, but more-so to dig and create worlds that wouldn’t normally be told from a person of color’s perspective and therefore holds the Banner of a Content Creator!

Omegia’s Purpose is to Inspire others!

Reflecting back to the late 70s and early 80s’, Omegia was very animated. Before the age of 10, she would create New worlds with her Star Wars action figures and when people would visit, Omegia would hand them an entire script to Act out the roles. Although, Omegia never conceived the height of her imagination (to her, she was just having FUN); this would be the start of her Dynasty as a Filmmaker!

Omegia attributes her tireless activism for making a difference in her work and personal journey to her Mother, JoAnn Johnson. JoAnn is her biggest supporter and Inspiration. She is an Activist who lived through the Jim Crow and Civil Rights era. Omegia was fortunate to learn of her mother’s march for voting, women’s rights, and other injustices with American political leader, Fannie Lou Hamer. The wisdom Joann portrayed caused a Great combustion with Omegia! Her need to be the Voice for so many Unsung Truths grew immensely!

In addition, JoAnn is also a well known Farmer in her home town, growing healthy produce and feeding the less fortunate. JoAnn has always pushed Omegia to strive for Excellence and taught her to Never take No for an Answer. She took grave responsibility in teaching Omegia HER history as well as serving others. As Omegia would explore new ventures (even during adolescent years) she would recall her mother’s words, “a NO means work around it- Until you get a YES.”

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Truth is, Omegia didn’t have the luxury of being Mediocre. Her mother had already set an Incredible Standard! And having such a rich foundation, it was inevitable that Omegia would relentlessly pursue each goal!

By No means, aborting her (then) hobby to create world’s with her script-writing, Omegia would discover another passion, Running! With her blended natural ability to compete, her discipline, and visions that she too could one day be an Olympic runner, Omegia would go on to lead competitions throughout cities around the world. She never allowed her status of being a minority in this sport to overshadow her way of thinking. Omegia ran track from the 7th grade through college. She kept in mind affirmations her mother spoke into her, (to Never give up-even when she felt defeated) and other African American women who Dominated in track.

I met many celebrity runners, one in particular, Jackie Joyner Kersey- who I observed had asthma, but proved to be very successful. It definitely boosted my confidence because I, too, coped with asthma. In conjunction to Jackie Joyner Kersey and my Mother being an inspiration, I undoubtfully admired my sister, Teresa Brown. She was a Beast. She is 7 years older. I would go to her track meets and run along side her. I wanted to be as good as Teresa. I cried when I broke her 1st record. Periodically, I would even slow down to not surpass her time. She would go on to give her blessing for me to UNLEASH the Fire!”

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Omegia was indeed a Fire Runner! She would brave the most difficult tasks knowing she did her absolute best! Omegia exceeded her own expectations, going on to Win Awards: 9 Time Missouri Valley Conference Championship, Pan Am Games Bronze (Argentina), All American and State Championships and more.

As if her plate wasn’t plentiful, in the interim of her triumph of competing, Omegia also managed to be Extraordinary in her Academics! She graduated with honors from Indiana State University with a BS in Criminology and Minor in English Literature.

As philanthropy was rooted in her at an early age, Omegia joined Sigma Gamma Rho Fall of 1995. She would embark a new Sister hood. Driven as Omegia was with each task that was presented, she was equally dedicated to serving her community. The harmonious connection with her sorors would Only help to further her cause in actively serving and being assertive for the Unsung Truth!

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Being instrumental in the Community was just a portion of how she displayed her kindness. Omegia felt she had a greater assignment. After college, following her Father, GM Keeys‘ footsteps, she enlisted in the Military; with a total of 16 years to date. She served her 1st six years in the Air force as an Intelligence Analyst and the remainder in the Army as Human Resources/Personnel. She also worked at MEPs (Military Entrance Processes Station), as a Recruiter. 2 out of the 16 years, Omegia was IRR (Inactive Ready Reserve). She is Audacious and extremely cultured. While serving, Omegia saw and experienced many parts of the world. Unbeknownst to Omegia, her record of events would be the catalyst to the Heroic woman she is today!

The military allowed me to have unfathomable laser point focus. I can do many things in a short amount of time!”, says Omegia.

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Intentionally keeping a journal (to clear her mind and help her stay focused) while being in the Military, Omegia would eventually establish and publish her catalog: (2006) Passionate Playmates, (2007) Seduction.com, and (2008) Can You Keep a Secret. Having received raving reviews from returned and new fans, Omegia would be encouraged to continue writing novels. Omegia was/is a gifted Author who possess power and the ability to deliver conviction! The demand for Omegia, the Author, had grown astronomical! Writing was an addiction. In a short period of time she he had written over 30 books! Being well received by her peers in notable Writing Guilds as well as her fans, Omegia would win awards for Readers Favorite and Conversation Top 25, National Black Books, Best Seller in 6 Titles and many others.

Omegia was unmatched in her tenacity and had an unquestionable amount of belief that she could master anything she put her mind to! Shifting from full time service in the Military to now being a best selling Author, Omegia would relocate to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue her life long passion of being a Content Creator. Shortly after becoming a resident, a friend who also served in the Military took interest in Omegia’s writing style, becoming a starved fan. He would make it his mission to harass her with encouragement! He spoke candidly when holding her accountable of her irrefutable talents. He would urge her to bring her novels to TV/Film. Omegia later discovered her military friend had an ulterior motive, he was an Actor. It wasn’t a bad thing, though; Omegia heeded his words and in 2012 she wrote her novel, Domestic Seduction. After writing Domestic Seduction, it evolved into a script. The “Floodgates” would then open and be the invitation for Omegia to Reintroduce herself, as Omegia, the Filmmaker!

In 2014 Birth of ABOUT FACE MEDIA

About Face is a Military term and My life is Exactly that. I’m making an About Face into my Greatness!”

Omegia had grown a sense of admiration for other notable black filmmakers. She would be notorious for taking notes every chance she got. Omegia was self taught. Her methods for learning were sometimes unorthodox but extremely effective. Omegia became a student of the Art. She had a PHD in “Google-ology”, never shy or afraid of watching tutorials. Relative to producing films, a compilation of her mother’s early teachings and other life experiences would ultimately set the tone for Omegia- in how she would establish and build rapport with other Industry Professionals.

In 2014 Omegia launched About Face Media. It would be the central hub to house her many projects. Being authentic and true to her goals as a filmmaker, Omegia would work many Productions (behind the scenes) as a way to fund her projects as well as learn from other Directors and Producers. She had a habit of keeping “the Notebook” while working as Stand-In. Omegia is a proven team player, but when on set- she is all about getting the work done! If there was ever pause in her job- she would focus on “the Notebook”. Oddly, people would gravitate towards her. The Notebook had a life of its own, causing “Heavy Hitters” of the Entertainment Industry to take notice and become a fan! Omegia recalls having worked on set of Nashville. Actor, Director Mario Van Peebles was magnetized by her writing style. He too had his own Notebook. It was of no surprise that he would give her the “nod” of salutation. He was one of the many well-known Filmmakers who took interest.

And Then IT happened…………

I had the opportunity to work on The Originals. We were filming at a Very Creepy House. While Most Folks Sat Inside to Stay Warm, I Opted for the Light, Outside. Director, Rob Hardy walked by me a few times. My Notebook caught his eye! He grabbed it from me, Man was I Nervous! I had No idea what he would do with it. Even when I was called into set, he didn’t say a Word. At the end of the night he returned my notebook with notes. One that read, “Never Give Up and I Better Not Sell This One.” That Very moment let me know that I am really meant to do this.!

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In addition to working on the Originals for 3 consecutive seasons, Omegia served Production for The House with a Clock in its Walls, Hunger Games, Marvel’s Black Panther, Hidden Figure and countless others. While working, she also wrote and produced Donors (derived from her previous novels). Omegia is definitely well known in the Atlanta acting Circuit for creating Worlds of Opportunity for Many actors. Her recent Premiere of Domestic Seduction is rumored to have reached massive audiences! This would generate sales as well as provoke fans of Amazon to become instant supporters. Omegia has since written The Brown Girls Guide to Good Credit. She has also Written and Directed From Jim to James Crow, a Social Documentary, projected to be one of the most controversial projects she has ever Created.

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Omegia is also in Pre-production of her films, Shattered, The Lure and respectively looks forward to cultivating precision with (earlier scripts) Donor Series, and Delta Dogs, near August.

As fruitful as Omegia’s resume is, she continues to strive for excellence! Omegia plans to leave a legacy-her family would be proud of. She maintains her integrity in any manner of service she provides; whether its philanthropy, empowerment or film making. She understands the level of responsibility with the baton she carries. Her goals are to continue Creating content without permissions for African American voices to be heard (by any means necessary)! She also believes and is a reflection of “When people show you who they are, believe them.” -Oprah Winfrey. Omegia is relentless in carrying out Each task until completion!

Get Use to Seeing This Name, Omegia Keeys, Content Creator, as You Cannot Know Her Without Being exposed to a New Standard to the Unsung Truth!

 

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UnMatched! Rasheda L Randle

28 Jan

FB_IMG_1517156481345Rasheda L Randle, native of Indianapolis, IN, is an American Actress and Filmmaker; accomplished in the areas of Directing and Producing Films with Highlights in Theater. With experience birthed from early childhood, predating to 5 years old; Rasheda began her writing journey and later exploring her Gifts as an Actress and Producer- collectively over 10 years.

Having Such a Vibrant Buffet of Exposure to Life and Culture- Overall; Rasheda L. Randle has become a World Renown Household Brand.

Rasheda was “ahead of her time”. At a very young age she knew the Divine calling on her life was to be a Creator. What she would later learn was her Ultimate Assignment would be to Lead and Create Opportunities for Many!

Rasheda is inspired by adversity and anyone who have to overcome it, to achieve their own Personal Goals.

Her works and accomplishments as a youth would include but not be limited to writing with the Young Author’s Program and Book-It, sponsored by Pizza Hut. She would later go on to Winning Writing Contests!

After high school, Rasheda pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/TV/ Film, and an MBA in Marketing and Human Resources. She also advanced her commitment and became a Graduate of the New York Film Academy.

Rasheda remains to be a Student of Life.

As Rasheda’s Purpose was to use her artistry, talents, and gifts in an effort to give back to others; She decided to relocate. Having met Los Angeles along the way of her expeditionary learning; she would soon make Atlanta, GA be her Home and Hub of which to build her Brand!

Focusing on her talents,credentials, and what she felt her budding acting peers would need; Rasheda launched her company, Ivy League Productions/Consulting and she is the Creator and Instructor of The Actors Roundtable Workshop. The platforms she has created was designed to assist the beginning Actor or Filmmaker in All areas of Entertainment.

Rasheda’s decision to build her vision for making films in Atlanta was metamorphic. Her work ethic was unmatched. She begin to see the fruition of her laborious hustle. Rasheda’s colleagues trusted and admired her effort and detail to quality. It did not take long for the rest of the acting circuit to catch on and want to be part of her regime.

Rasheda broke down barriers! With a catalog of movie scripts, monologues and other projects; Rasheda produced Love and War, Heartless, and was lead Actress in, one of Amazon’s Best Top Sellers, Things My Daddy Should Have Told Me. As Rasheda carried on her vision she progressed as a filmmaker by entering her Movies in Film Festivals throughout the United States. She is recognized as a Renaissance woman. Having won awards with TPN Film Festival (Feb 2016, Dec 2016 for Best Actress) and The Peachtree Theater Awards (Artist of Influence) are just the beginning of her Dynasty!

Possessing a plethora of training and experience in Acting, Rasheda remains vibrant and goal oriented! She Owns her ability to deliver a crisp presentation! Rasheda is a former TV Reporter and serves as an event Host. She studies and aspires to work closely with Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay, Ryan Murphy, and Kevin Hart. Rasheda also has a burning passion to portray Mamie Till in a film centered around the life of and after Emmett Till. Rasheda’s long term goals in the Entertainment Industry are to land a contract with Prime Time TV, Act in Horror films, and use her influence to generate opportunities for other actors

She has branded in her heart quotes: “I can accept failure, but I cannot accept Not trying”- Michael Jordan, “To Accomplish Great things, we must not only act, but also Dream, Not only plan, but Believe”- Anatole France, and “I can do All things through Christ, Who strengthens Me”- Philippians 4:13.
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It is blatantly evident the magnitude of consideration Rasheda has for her friends, family, and peers. Parallel to her ambition to serving the Acting circuit; she also plans to Open and Operate a non profit for functional and nonfunctional addicts (with detox, rehabilitation and transitional living) as well as her own Traveling agency- making Dubai her Voyage!

Rasheda L Randle is Certainly a Force to be reckoned with! Goals are Endless as Rasheda believes Life is a Gift and she is Determined to Show Gratitude through her Platform.

Stay Tuned to See What’s Next in Rasheda’s Amazing Journey!

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a Dream Fulfilled with Rasheda L Randle

14 Jan

23800270_10102353317794394_990104959841718736_oRasheda L Randle, native of Indianapolis, IN, is an American Actress and Filmmaker; accomplished in the areas of Directing and Producing Films with Highlights in Theater. With experience birthed from early childhood, predating to 5 years old; Rasheda began her writing journey and later exploring her Gifts as an Actress and Producer- collectively over 10 years.

Having Such a Vibrant Buffet of Exposure to Life and Culture- Overall; Rasheda L. Randle has become a World Renown Household Brand.

Rasheda was “ahead of her time”. At a very young age she knew the Divine calling on her life was to be a Creator. What she would later learn was her Ultimate Assignment would be to Lead and Create Opportunities for Many!

Rasheda, too, stood on the shoulders of other notable Artist and Filmmakers- when It came to Film-making. However much of her foundation and the woman she is, Today, stemmed from her upbringing.

She inherited a sense of liberty from her mother’s wit and carefree personality. Rasheda’s mother was definitely resilient and full of life! She would do everything in her Power to see a smile on Rasheda’s face! Rasheda would often reflect on her mother making the most heavenly home made vanilla ice cream-from when it would snow in Indiana.

But as life would have; Rasheda had to accept the Good, Bad, and Ugly”. There were levels to the Ups and Downs Rasheda endured. Rasheda’s mom was unapologetically unconstrained. Unfortunately, due to a few impaired choices, Rasheda’s mother was exposed to and became a victim of substance abuse. During her Mother’s rehabilitation, Rasheda’s father, older Sisters – (who also aided in Much of her School Endeavors), and other family members would carry the baton as Rasheda’s caretaker.

It’s of No coincidence how well Rasheda was able to navigate through her journey with a seemingly unmarked appearance. After all, Rasheda’s zodiac is a Libra; she naturally embodied balance! None-the-less, Rasheda could do No wrong in her Mother’s eye sight- despite their situation. After Rasheda’s mother completed rehab, she rediscovered herself and got engaged. And in 2007, 4 days after Rasheda’s mother’s birthday and celebration, Rasheda’s mother never woke again.

In the interim of Rasheda having to adapt to a new normality of life, she was highly successful in school. She attributes her ambition and perseverance to her Grandfather. He was the Patriarch that exuded an astronomical wealth of Wisdom! Like many other families, Rasheda’s Grandfather would be their Beacon of Hope. Through many examples of his kindness, integrity, and hard work, Rasheda would take the lessons taught by her Grandfather and Purposely execute her goals.

Rasheda’s Grandfather was/is the Rock! He maintained his position and encouraged Rasheda to continue to be the Best at Everything and she did just that! Her works and accomplishments as a youth would include but not be limited to writing with the Young Author’s Program and Book-It, sponsored by Pizza Hut. She would later go on to Winning Writing Contests!

Rasheda was inspired by adversity and anyone who had to overcome it, to achieve their own Personal Greatness! The AUDACITY Rasheda had- had Taken Flight!

After high school, Rasheda pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/TV/ Film, and an MBA in Marketing and Human Resources. She also advanced her commitment and became a Graduate of the New York Film Academy. Still hearing her Grandfather’s voice, Rasheda remains to be a Student of Life.

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Essentially, Rasheda learned as a child how significant it was to have a support system that would champion, remind, and affirm her, just as her Grandfather had displayed. Rasheda was adopted into the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Though she was quite grounded; being a member of this Sisterhood made her WHY even stronger!

Rasheda’s regal appetite to learn and experience life through a Creative lens is that of a Legend! She has traveled some of the most Prominent International Cites: Paris, Amsterdam, and London to name a few. She became the Poster Board of Living with No Regrets! As Rasheda’s Purpose was to use her artistry, talents, and gifts in an effort to give back to others; She decided to relocate. Having met Los Angeles along the way of her expeditionary learning; she would soon make Atlanta, GA be her Home and Hub of which to build her Brand!

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Focusing on her talents, credentials, and what she felt her budding acting peers would need; Rasheda launched her company, Ivy League Productions/Consulting and she is the Creator and Instructor of The Actors Roundtable Workshop. The platforms she has created was designed to assist the beginning Actor or Filmmaker in All areas of Entertainment.

Rasheda’s decision to build her vision for making films in Atlanta was metamorphic. Her work ethic was unmatched. She begin to see the fruition of her laborious hustle. Rasheda’s colleagues trusted and admired her effort and detail to quality. It did not take long for the rest of the acting circuit to catch on and want to be part of her regime.

Rasheda broke down barriers! With a catalog of movie scripts, monologues and other projects; Rasheda produced Love and War, Heartless, and was lead Actress in, one of Amazon’s Best Top Sellers, Things My Daddy Should Have Told Me. As Rasheda carried on her vision she progressed as a filmmaker by entering her Movies in Film Festivals throughout the United States. She is recognized as a Renaissance woman. Having won awards with TPN Film Festival (Feb 2016, Dec 2016 for Best Actress) and The Peachtree Theater Awards (Artist of Influence) are just the beginning of her Dynasty!

Possessing a plethora of training and experience in Acting, Rasheda remains vibrant and goal oriented! She Owns her ability to deliver a crisp presentation! Rasheda is a former TV Reporter and serves as an event Host. She studies and aspires to work closely with Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay, Ryan Murphy, and Kevin Hart. Rasheda also has a burning passion to portray Mamie Till in a film centered around the life of and after Emmett Till. Rasheda’s long term goals in the Entertainment Industry are to land a contract with Prime Time TV, Act in Horror films, and use her influence to generate opportunities for other actors.

As Rasheda persisted making a leading name for herself, she never lost sight of the impact her parents had and the nutrition her Grandfathered poured into her. She took pride in knowing she did her Absolute best to crush the odds that were against her! She has branded in her heart quotes: “I can accept failure, but I cannot accept Not trying”- Michael Jordan, “To Accomplish Great things, we must not only act, but also Dream, Not only plan, but Believe”- Anatole France, and “I can do All things through Christ, Who strengthens Me”- Philippians 4:13.

It is blatantly evident the magnitude of consideration Rasheda has for her friends, family, and peers. Parallel to her ambition to serving the Acting circuit; she also plans to Open and Operate a non profit for functional and nonfunctional addicts (with detox, rehabilitation and transitional living) as well as her own Traveling agency- making Dubai her Voyage!

Rasheda L Randle is Certainly a Force to be reckoned with! Goals are Endless as Rasheda believes Life is a Gift and she is Determined to Show Gratitude through her Platform.

Stay Tuned to See What’s Next in Rasheda’s Amazing Journey!

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RISING STAR ACTRESS RAINA HOUSTON

6 Dec

Raina Houston, You Ask!

Raina is an American actress born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and has come to Claim Purpose and Blaze the world of Entertainment! For more than 10 years she has been a student of the Arts. Being rooted in Theater, Raina has since discovered her passion for TV & Film.

Raina attributes much of her Strength, Inspirations and Upbringing to her Mother. Her mother’s kindness, integrity and work ethic is/were endless and helped to shape Raina’s perception of Life.
Raina grew up in east New Orleans. In earlier years, she and her older brother would create memories with other children at Joe W. Brown Park. Also, Raina would often visit the Historically esteemed French Quarters during school field trips; but it wasn’t until she was older that she truly learned the significance of what she had been exposed to.

Like her Mother, a lover of life and all things in it; Raina strives to mimic her- by exuding Love, Respect, and Compassion, daily. Although Raina’s purpose is Acting, she accepts responsibility to humankind and is deliberate in her role to reflect and breathe life into her story or project.

It didn’t take Raina long to learn that what she had fantasized of being for so long would also require exceptional dedication and levels of honing her craft. Raina begin training at the age of 12 at Anthony Bean Community Theater in New Orleans. Throughout her entire high school term she was a member of the Drama Dept. of McDonogh #35 as well as a student at New Orleans Center of Creative Arts (NOCCA). Raina then studied and graduated (with Honors) from The Conservatory of Theater Arts of Webster University with a degree in Acting.

It comes as no surprise that whatever Raina touches will manifest into something great!

After graduation Raina relocated to Atlanta, Georgia with the same Blueprint in mind; she allowed her love for people to help navigate her into the acting circuit of Atlanta. Connecting with like-minded Artist; Raina had the pleasure of competing in the REP YOUR ACT 2017 Acting Competition. Naturally she Wowed the Audience, other contenders and judges- thus making her the Winner of the competition. Not quite a year after being a resident she is rumored to be a young Viola Davis!

Raina has served Background and Supporting Roles in films; Contraband, The Important Parts of Me, Ms. Devaux (2018). She has had the opportunity to work as an associate producer in Dirty Deeds (Keturah Miller in The Blue Series- Discovery}. Raina has also portrayed Idil in Stage Play, Where It All Goes Down (Natalie E. Davis).

While Raina continues to evolve as an Actress, she understands symmetry. In Life, there will be highs and lows. She has tattooed words to live and love by; “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.”-Denzel Washington and “The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.”-Ruby Dee

Raina’s goals are to tell as many stories and touch as many hearts as possible through her work; whether it be through TV/Film or Stage. She dreams to one day share scenes with Viola Davis, Cicely Tyson and Forrest Whitaker but more than that Raina aspires to be the best version of herself; holding true to always being intentional and unapologetically transparent.

Fasten Your Seat Belts!
You wouldn’t want to miss Raina’s Amazing
Journey as she is set to be Party to Tracie Collins’ V Monologues in 2018 as well as the Revamping of the Stage Play, Where It All Goes Down.

Raina Houston
rainahouston0@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/rainahoustonactor
http://www.instagram.com/rainahouston/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm9216001/
http://www.rainahouston.com (2018)
For Bookings: BYSB Talent Agency

RAINA Speaks!

““Since I’ve studied theater mainly, I felt a bit like a fish out of water moving to Atlanta to pursue a career in film and television. It hasn’t been a walk in a park and I’m still learning each day what serves me best as an actress. I simply had to become comfortable with failing and telling myself, “Hey, it’s ok! You live and you learn.” What’s for you is for you and no one can take that from you!”23231554_556052838060858_4741629602965542208_n

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RESILIENCE with Bria Armani!

27 Nov

Actress & Dancer, Bria Armani, was Created to Be Victorious! 

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Long before birth, a seed was planted that the world would soon come to witness its emergence! Bria Armani Johnson, native of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a budding American Actress and Dancer with emphasis in delivering Truth and Humility in her stage presence.

Bria Armani was a natural entertainer. At 3 years old, before learning to ride her first bicycle with training wheels; Bria was already performing for family and friends. Not completely certain (in the beginning) of what direction or facet of entertainment Bria would pursue, Bria’s Mother would encourage her to seek and do nothing but her absolute best!

The correlation between Bria’s Spiritual foundation and the amount of success she has experienced at such a young age is noteworthy but not hard to believe. Bria attributes much of who she has become to her Mother. In more ways than being an Actor and Dancer, her Mother taught her how to live and consider others. Bria would reflect on her Mother’s words, “Lead by Example”. To Bria, that meant follow Her (and others who has her best interest in heart) lead; so one day- when it is Your turn, you would be the Leader you were Truly born to be!

Bria Armani Represents Herself as an Ambassador of Change Through Her Captivating Performances! 

Bria is Esteemed by the Power of her support system! While she is ever learning from her Mother of how to manage school and live Amicably, she receives constant cheer-leading from her Father and biggest fan, her younger brother. Overall, Bria’s parents have been instrumental throughout her entire life, teaching her and her brother to dig deep and pull out the best within!

Bria has searched and discovered her purpose to continue to walk in her calling for the plans that God has for her life; doing so by remaining humble, respectful and showing love to all.

Being resilient to her calling, Bria is also inspired by Taraji P Henson & Janet Jackson. She regards them as Outstanding and having the ability to demonstrate Positivity. As Bria evolves into her own Artistic Range, she hopes to one day share scenes and take direct notes from the Leading Ladies who Brings their “A” Game!

Bria is No Stranger to Hard Work! Although she is instinctively Ready, the level of work she would put in to give that Striking Encore, never escaped her! Bria is a Student of Hott Theater for Children with Lauren Hunt (where she is prepped and trained for Interviews/Audition Techniques, Commercials, Films, Confidence and so much More)! She has attended classes at Mademoiselle Dwyn School of Dance in New Orleans, LA (Training in areas of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz). She has also trained at ATLA Connect in Hip Hop and Majorette Dance. 

Bria’s Sense of Dedication is Beyond Comparison! 
Being a young entertainer is undeniably a task! Majority of her earlier acting career, Bria had a family-like bond with her peers. It wasn’t uncommon for them to champion each-others journeys’. Bria and her Hott Theater classmates entered a competition showcasing their talent. This would set the Entertaining precedent, Rep Your Act 2017. As if the pressures of having to contend with her closest friends weren’t enough for Bria; each actor brought their own special sauce! Nonetheless, Bria never underestimated her ability to be great, as she now understood what was at stake. And honestly no one took it personally. Bria would learn, ultimately, her strength lied in her ability to care, exude much patience and remain connected. With a Recipe of High Expectations and Love, Bria would WIN the 2017 Rep Your Act Competition! 

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As Bria would continue in her endeavors, she holds near (words to live by from her Mother); “Remember to Push, Pray, Praise and Remain Humble”.

Other trainings and TV/Film works would include but not be limited to Madea’s Boo Halloween, Middle School the Worst Years of My Life, (TV One) Saints and Sinners, (TPN Network) Flags on the Field, Denied Unemployment , The Appeal, & Love Is All It Takes Stage Play (Eagle Vision Production). Bria has also had the opportunity to work closely with Chike Okonkwo (BET’s Being Mary Jane) and Nate Parker (Birth of a Nation).  

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“My Scene was Very Controversial, Being that I was a Little Black girl captured by “Will” in bed with my White Master…..Mr. Parker Wanted to Make Sure I was Comfortable and Ready to master the scene he chose for me……Mr. Parker also asked my opinion for the scene after we ran through it once…. I gave him a suggestion and he actually used it in the movie!…I was excited, blown away, and just happy for this experience…. I even forgot I was on set for over 13 hours…. I will never forget the opportunity with working on set of Birth Of A Nation.!”  

Bria’s fruitful journey thus far has made such an impression on her. She is simultaneously fueled with excitement and nervousness as she embarks on new levels. Her goals are to attend Julliard in New York City for College, and after graduation she seeks to become a full time Professional Actress, Director/Producer as well as owner of a Dance Studio in Atlanta, GA and New Orleans LA.

With an expression of gratitude to Hott Theater for Children’s own, Lauren Hunt, Bria Armani dreams to one day create a nonprofit foundation for less fortunate girls. One that would serve as a vehicle to not only provide shelter, but aid in Confidence building and allowing them to receive Free Lessons in the areas of Arts and Academics.

As it was rooted from birth, Bria Armani Johnson deems herself a Winner and she effortlessly seizes the opportunity to champion her friends and family’s with success and well wishes.

“Continue to Bring Your A Game!”, says Bria 

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6 Sep


Entertainment Professionals
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27 Jun

Sunny is an Actress, Producer, Writer and Philanthropist.
She enjoys inspiring others. Sunny believes her life to be an example. And is predicated by the Laws of Attraction; ‘Whatever Energies you exude in the Atmosphere are certain to return.’

Balance is and has been Key while in Pursuit.
Sunny works as a mentor for youth with hopes that she could one day pass the baton. And She host an Actors Prayer Breakfast Quarterly.
Sunny embraces the Journey of an Actress and learning New levels of her artistry.

She seizes each teachable moment in this expedition; while anticipating production for her Own Film Project. She is looking forward to sharing special moments and accomplishments with her family.

REPYourACT

3 May

D.R.E.A.M.

Remember the story about young Abigail?

Won the crowd over in her County’s Annual Talent Show Exhibition with her performance of the late Billie Holiday’s God Bless the Child!
Well……She had the Dream of Being a GREAT notable Entertainer.
It wasn’t because she had many people around her that were of influence (in that area) but her God-given gift to bring joy to everyone she encountered (through song, dance and occasional impersonations of characters from the 80s’ TV Show, Dynasty). Her imagination was quite extensive!
The only 2 problems Abigail faced was not having the vehicle to get her where she needed to be and her friends/family had little to no knowledge of who to contact that could potentially assist her in this expedition. Though her obstacles stood out like a sore thumb, she maintained a “Regular” job while continuing to be a refreshing burst of Energy and never losing sight of her Dream!

Destined. Resilient. Empower. Advocate. Motivator.

A meager description of modern day Abigail; Actress Lauren also known as Lauren Hunt simply wouldn’t take NO for an answer! To her, it wasn’t enough to recommend to the people she cared so deeply about- ‘to get a regular job’. Lauren knew she wasn’t alone and desperately wanted to help others’ live their dreams. Thus, answering the call to Be the Matriarch and voice for youth in the land of Entertainment.

Actress Lauren, being a native of Mobile, Alabama, later became a residence of Atlanta, Georgia for 17 years. She’s also an educator having a considerable amount of experience in the areas of Private and Public School Sectors. In which she soon discovered the need for Arts and her compelling vigor to commit to such an assignment.

Actress Lauren would often be approached by parents of youth as well as other mentors, expressing their interest in entertaining or how they- themselves might go about contributing to the Arts. Although Lauren didn’t have all the answers, she remembered encouraging nuggets her mother would share; “Seek God to make the Vision Clear” or “Practice Makes Permanent”. After experiencing a few personal (seemingly) set backs of attempting to establish herself in the industry; Lauren realized
the answers she sought God for- was already in her possession!

THEN THIS HAPPENED****HOTT THEATRE For CHILDREN

Actress Lauren had made good on her child hood dreams! She earned a BA in Theater at Auburn University and after wards served numerous roles in Stage Plays. This gave her the fortitude to birth Hott Theatre for Children. On August 2014, Cobb County, Atlanta GA Film Industry would never be the same. Hott Theatre was the beginning of something Radical!

Not only had Actress Lauren accomplished goals for herself, but she was in the position to plant seeds among every young boy and girl who ever emulated characters on TV or had a colorful imagination- that needed steering.

Actress Lauren filed previous conversations and effortlessly made Hott Theatre for Children answer the need of each child- no matter the creative facet. Hott Theatre provides such an astronomical platform giving voices to all Youth who have a passion in Theater, Music, TV/Film, Model, Host and Much More. Not only is it geared towards the Arts; Hott Theatre pays much focus on preparing youth for public speakings, auditions, branding and interviews.

Actress Lauren has welcomed other industry professionals to share their craft with Hott Theatre and has partnered with various charities in and around the city of Atlanta.

“Your Reputation is Everything in the Film Industry,” says Lauren. She goes on to paraphrase quote the late Dr. Maya Angelou, ‘people will forget what you say/do- but Never how you make them feel’. She is humbly proud of being trusted to lead and even prouder to see such dedication from her students. No words can give justice to the love she pours into the lives of these children.

Many are zealously paying it forward, looking to make their mark in the world. In such a small amount of time Students of Hott Theatre for Children have relentlessly been in pursuit of their acting and music careers. Films such as Birth of a Nation, Almost Christmas, Fixation, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, and All Eyez on Me don’t even scratch the surface of opportunities they have been graced to appear in! In addition to TV/Films and Stage Plays, some have lead and made cameo appearances on National Commercials and others have produced their own Music and Videos. There is No Box that can hold Hott Theatre for Children! And……..just when you thought you had an idea of what would be next for them; Actress Lauren introduced an extension of her previous vision: Rep Your Act!

REP YOUR ACT

Rep Your Act is a Competition for all-age Demographics (projected to Grow National) allowing Artist to Represent their Talent, whether it be song, dance, acting, performing monologues, comedy and etc.
Anticipating #RepYourAct2017 to be a Huge Project- Actress Lauren prayed and proposed the vision to Actress Coko Lynn also known as Lynn Moman. Like Abigail and Actress Lauren, Coko Lynn loves the Arts. She is a native of Dayton, Ohio and has been a residence of Atlanta, GA for 10 years. Coko Lynn has over 20 years experience in the Entertainment Industry as a renowned Actress and recently birthed Bright Star Talent Management.

There couldn’t have been a better collaboration!

As the date approaches for the 1st Annual Rep Your Act, anticipation has grown! This exhibition is rumored to be 1 of many that will create more working Actors in the city of Atlanta. Mainstream Industry Professionals will have access to vetted Fresh Faces that have been trained by the Best acting coaches. And beginner filmmakers as well as public will have opportunity to network with Atlanta’s Who’s Who!

As a Kick Off; Actress Lauren and Coko Lynn organized the Rep Your Act Mixer at Embassy Suite by Hilton Hotel in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. Celebrity Radio Host, Saga Boss- DTTO Online Radio (Instinct Radio) set the room on Fire with High Positive Energies! Atlanta is known to be a well rounded Mecca. Having a vision that Empowers so many children; would Only make Perfect sense for On-lookers, Sponsors, and Investors to fill the room. Many THANKS to Eagle Vision Productions, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Destination Casting, Ibee Events, Poised Studios, Genuine Apparel, The Peoples Network, A Sweet Obsession, Bright Star Talent and Hott Theatre for Children. This mixer was definitely arranged with much prestige- you could imagine how massive Rep Your Act will be. While guest entertained each other with Hors d’oeuvre and Wine, Actress Lauren and Coko Lynn were presenting their Visions.

Surprise guest appearances made by Entertainment Professionals; Singer/Actress Kimani Edwards,Mayor Bobby & Renee Peoples,Casting Director Andrea Craven, Queen Nola (Caring Hands & Heart Foundation Inc), Richard J Reynolds of Eagle Vision Productions, Fancy with Lavish Cosmetics, (Author,Actress,Writer,Producer)Kimberly D. Worthy, Gypsii La Flor (Radio Personality),Tina Bridges (Host & Media Personality), January Curry (Casting Director), Actress/Model Brenda Dubone Smith
and Many More!

Rep Your Act is a competition but not synonymous with other Talent Competitions. The idea is designed for every contestant to Win by showcasing their talents and gain the necessary exposure. WIN WIN!

Though Abigail was limited on resources and the know how to execute her D.R.E.A.M; her message to spread joy to all that she encountered was/is infectious and many parts of the Entertainment world will be in attendance to witness!

 

For Information On How To Stay In The Know of RepYourAct, Hot Theatre For Children, or Bright Star Talent Management Visit:

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http://www.HottTheatreForChildren.com

http://www.BrightStarTalentManagement.com

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RISING STAR

23 Mar

Richard “JR” Reynolds

Richard JR Reynolds aka JR is a budding actor who through his notable deeds; exceeding beyond commitment to his community earns as well as qualifies him for accolades as ‘World Renowned’ in Arts and Entertainment.

Richard’s hefty buffet of experience and ability to create and nurture relationships helped to navigate him in his purpose. “To be a light in darkness; by BEING an example to men and women of All ages- that Success can be obtained if we all work hard”.

Richard has 16 plus years of training in several facets of the Arts. He is a Worship Leader and Gospel Recording Artist with a heart to attract Many. He also is a distinguished Play write, Musician/Composer, Acting and Vocal Coach.

Attributing much to his foundation of biblical upbringing; JR has always been innovative and generously “paying it forward”.

He is the Co-Founder of Nicey’s Heart of Restoration (Non-Profit for Battered Women/ Arts for Children). JR is also founder of Eagle Vision Productions (Providing a platform to singers, actors, dancers, etc through Stage Plays and Artist Showcases). One of Richard’s proudest, most rumored performances as a Play write was in Atlanta 2016; “Love All It Takes”, sold out and expected to soon release tour dates!

JR is definitely one to be reckoned with. He proves through his daily actions that perseverance should be approached with much intentionality. Not only is he methodically balanced with philanthropy and Theater; he has allowed himself to be a student of the TV and Film Industry. Making appearances as background, stand-in, supporting and featured roles has/is sharpening his skills. Richard has had the opportunity to be featured in David Talberts, Almost Christmas, A Question of Faith with Kim Fields and Greg Alan Williams, NETFlIX, Come Sunday (Bishop Carlton Pearson) and more. He has also made appearances on Atlanta Live, Gospel Touch with Daisy McGrew and BJ Releford.

It is of no surprise the magnitude of success that Richard will encounter on his way Up! As he effortlessly gives of himself, he believes there is an abundance of wealth and

“What God has for You is for You”.

As Richard continues to evolve in his craft his goals as a professional Actor/Entertainer are to go as far as God Allows, helping Everyone within his power to be the BEST them.

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