Our Cast So Far - With More Attachments Coming Soon:

Avery Kidd Waddell - actor / writer / co-director / producer

Avery Waddell is set to play the role of "Omar".  He will also co-direct/produce the film from his script.  Avery has been a professional actor for 16 years. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he studied acting at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.  He has appeared in many feature films including Road Trip, The New Guy and Sucker Free City and guest starred in numerous Television shows such as"Raising the Bar", "K-Ville," "CSI Miami" and "Weeds." 

To date, Avery has written and directed two short films, which have been official selections and audience favorites of The Martha's Vineyard HBO Black Film Festival, The Texas Black Film Festival, The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, and The Hollywood Black Film Festival.  He wrote the feature-length screenplay for "Questions" and will play the lead role of Omar.  Avery will also act as an executive producer on the film project.

 Greg Serano - actor

Greg Serano was born on August 7, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Terminator Salvation (2009), Wildfire (2005) and Legally Blonde (2001). He has been married to Carmen Serano since May 9, 1997. They have three children.

Derrex Brady - actor

Derrex will play the part of “Justin” in the film.  He got his start in the independent film "The Others."  Derrex portrayed an adolescent drummer teetering on the edge of insanity.  He then appeared in "Hair Shirt," executive-produced by Neve Campbell; it garnered a great deal of attention on the independent film circuit.

Derrex then landed a guest-starring role, which turned into a starring role, on the critically acclaimed Lifetime Television show "Any Day Now" (starring Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint), playing Ajoni, the boyfriend of Mary Elizabeth's (Potts) daughter, Kelly.  He has worked with Al Pacino in the film "Simone" has guest starred on the critically acclaimed shows "The Agency" and "The District."  Following up, Derrex starred on ABC's comedy, "10-8" as well as CBS' long running hit show, "Jag", "NCIS", "Boston Legal", and "Strong Medicine".

 Carmen Serano - actor

Carmen Serano is currently attached to play the role of "Terra".  She was born on August 18, 1973 in Chula Vista, California, USA as Carmen Maria Robles. She is an actress, known for Next Friday (2000), Urban Justice (2007) and Deadly Impact (2010). She has been married to Greg Serano since May 9, 1997. They have three children.

The Crew:

 La Monte Edwards - co-director

In 2003, La Monte, an NYU Film School Grad, was selected as a top five finalist in the prestigious IFP Gordon Parks Screenwriting competition for his first feature-length script, My Favorite Cousin. A year later, La Monte wrote, directed and edited Anguish, a twenty-minute psychological drama that screened in New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Anguish was featured in The IFP Gordon Parks Showcase and eventually won “Best Film” at The 2004 Spaghetti Junction Film Festival. To add to his growing list of accomplishments, La Monte jumped into Commercial directing as well. His talents were quickly recognized by commercial agencies. La Monte directed a National Ad for Trek Bicycles, Lance in France, which was featured during Lance Armstrong’s last two Tour De France appearances.

His feature film debut, King of Paper Chasin’, was written, directed and edited by La Monte and premiered to two sold out screenings at the 2009 HBO Latino Film Festival, a first-time feat in the festival’s history and dubbed by FOXNews.com as “...the runaway hit of the Festival”. Working with a limited budget, La Monte shot the independently financed crime drama in New York City and Long Island over 28 days. 

“King of Paper Chasin’ has a Hollywood style look to it thanks to Director La Monte Edwards.” - Moviecynics.com. 

In October 2010, King of Paper Chasin’ had a successful theatrical run in New York and through E1 Entertainment can now be seen on cable ON DEMAND with a nationwide DVD release on January 18, 2011. 

Marc Etienne - producer

Marc Etienne is a co-founder of BreadMaker Pictures.  He drafted the business plan for "Pinoy Sunday", the feature debut of Cannes award-winning director Wi Ding Ho.  Marc was responsible for bringing aboard one of the project’s main investment sources. The film was premiered to sold-out shows in Taiwan in May 2010, screened officially at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and released in 2011.

He has written, produced, and directed short films which have been screened online and at film festivals.  He co-produced Avery Kidd Waddell’s "N.C.B.S.", which was an official selection of the 2009 Hollywood Black Film Festival, the 2009 Texas Black Film Festival, and the 2009 Martha's Vineyard African American Film festival, sponsored by HBO, where it screened to packed houses.

Marc has worked for one of the most recognizable Internet brands in the world - the premier digital media company with over 500 million worldwide users - for 10 years. Through his experience in Account Management, Business Development, Project Management, and Operations Supervision, Marc has overseen and executed traffic generation and marketing strategies that have generated millions of dollars annually.  This experience will be instrumental in both supervising the film's production and post-production to driving the sales plan for the completed project.

Marc was raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He graduated from New York University.

He will produce "Questions" and bring the completed film to his acquisition contacts at various established and successful film distribution and sales companies; companies whose track records include major hits "Crash", "Get Him to the Greek". "27 Dresses" among others.

 Claude Etienne - associate-producer

Claude Etienne is a co-founder of BreadMaker Pictures. He co-created the business plan for "Pinoy Sunday", the feature debut of Cannes award-winning director Wi Ding Ho.   He has drafted the development and investment contracts for the company’s projects, including "Pinoy Sunday". Claude has written several feature length screenplays and has a number of published articles to his credit.

He is a Haiti based entrepreneur and heads up operations and planning at the largest baking goods facility in the country. He has recently launched a manufacturing and import/export concern. In this role he has developed an expertise in debt and private equity funding mechanisms as well as operations planning and sales execution.

Claude was raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and calls the city his home. From this location he develops Haitian feature film projects for the company. He graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in journalism.

Claude will co-produce Questions and manage the viral marketing campaign for the film, utilizing his contacts with well trafficked entertainment sites and blogs.

 Kevin Mockrin & Karina Walters - casting

Kevin Mockrin and Karina Walters, both proud members of the Casting Society of America (CSA), have a combined 16 years of casting experience between them, on a range of formats from pilots, to series, to features; and on a range of genres, from drama, to action, to horror, to comedy. Over the years, they have worked with some of the top Casting Directors, among them Denise Chamian, Junie Lowry Johnson & Scott Genkinger, April Webster, Alyssa Weisberg, FMW Casting, Deb Aquila and Romano/Benner Casting. Some of Kevin’s credits, prior to partnering, include Season 2 of the Comedy Central series "Workaholics," which he co-cast, as well as the pilot for the comedy series "Man Up!," and the features "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol," and Josh Schwartz's comedy feature "Fun Size." Prior to partnering, some of Karina’s credits include Shawn Ryan's ABC drama pilot "Last Resort," along with the Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn comedy feature "The Watch," (nominated for an Artios award) and Season 1 of Michael Mann and David Milch's HBO series "Luck." After partnering in early 2012, together they have cast, among other projects, the MTV pilot presentation "Watching the Wilsons," the Adult Swim pilot "Green Bench," the independent feature films "Loaded,” "Bar America," “North Blvd.” and ”The Sand,” and the independent pilot presentations "Safe Word" and "The Hotline," as well as several short films and webseries.

 Music by: 

One of the freshest and most innovative ensembles on today's music scene. QUATTRO's three distinct musical offerings: Classical Crossover, Latin Pop and Fresh Jazz combine to produce one dynamic performance. Individually, the members of QUATTRO are among the most sought after young musicians in the recording industry as well as live performance. 

The music of QUATTRO is composed and/or arranged by group members: Giovanna Clayton (cello and vocals), Lisa Dondlinger (violin and vocals), Kayta Matsuno (guitar and vocals) and Jorge Villanueva (percussion and vocals).

Their television credits encompass most variety and awards shows including: American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, The GRAMMY Awards, The Academy Awards, The American Music Awards, The People's Choice Awards, The Tonight Show as well as series shows Lost, Off the Map, Flash Forward, and Rome. They have performed and recorded with artists ranging from The Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Celine Dion, and Barbra Streisand to Luciano Pavarotti, Yo -Yo Ma, John Williams, and Pinchas Zuckerman. The musicians of QUATTRO can also be heard on numerous film scores including "Wall-E", "Knight and Day", "Up in the Air", "The Pursuit of Happyness", "Hancock", "Invictus", "Rush Hour 2", "Unstoppable", "Miracle at St. Anna", "X-men 2", "Mr. and Mrs. Smith", "The Lost City", "Sex in the City 2", "Ice Age" and many others.  QUATTRO's original musical stylings are appealing to audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Symphony patrons and hip hop artists alike have all raved about recent QUATTRO performances.  Currently, QUATTRO is busy in the studio recording their debut album scheduled for release in 2012.

  Brett Albright - cinematographer

Brett was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana.  He studied at New York University and holds a BFA in Film, concentrating in cinematography.  Since then he has shot many commercials, music videos, documentaries and features, which have shown at festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Hamptons, Avignon, et al.

He has won the prestigious International Cinematographer’s Guild Award and the Wasserman Award for Cinematography and his work has been included in the Kodak Cinematography Showcase.  Brett has worked with commercial directors such as Mark Claywell, Len Peltier, Jonathan Lennard, and Eden Tyler.  He has also contributed to the documentaries “Naked States” (shown on HBO’s American Undercover series), “The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack” (Sundance 2000), and “Naked World” (HBO 2003).

His work has taken him to Africa, Holland, England, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Ecuador, Grenada, and Canada. Most recently, Brett shot music videos for Adam Green and Boys Like Girls. Brett is a member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild Local 600 and lives in New York City.

  Chris Chan Roberson - editor

Chris Chan Roberson will serve as an editor on the film.  He has been a member of the New York University faculty since 1999, specializing in short form commercial production and post-production.  He's served as the Executive Director of Post-Production and the Director of Freshman Studies.

Chris worked as an editor with Robert Small Entertainment, and has edited Comedy Central's “Stand Up Nation” with Greg Giraldo and won a Telly Award for TV Land's “Top 10 Series".  He's also edited web-based media for Sony, ABC Family, and various artists for Mack Avenue.