Executive Producer / Director / Producer
Roxanna Lewis’s creative approach to filmmaking originates from her deep roots as a theatrical director and choreographer. Her work has been presented across the US and beyond, from Broadway to Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors to the Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC, to performances for international dignitaries and audiences in France, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong with feature stories on BBC-TV, ABC-TV and Moscow Television. Her career has also fortuitously led her to work with individuals who happen to be amputees, paraplegic, wheelchair users, deaf, blind, neurodiverse and neurotypical.
Roxanna is a 2021 Video Consortium SONY Mentorship Program Finalist, has won two Art Ventures Grants (2020 & 2017) via the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, backed and supported by prestigious NEA funding. The first grant provided funding for Roxanna to attend a film program in NYC and shoot her first short film THE CROSSING starring Cote de Pablo (NCIS). Additionally, Roxanna earned an individual Artist Grant from the Community First Cares Foundation (2017).
Roxanna has made turkey soup while interviewing Dr. Maya Angelou for PBS and has written with Emmy Nominated Actor/Director Ben Gazzara on his autobiography. She has worked on projects with Island Records, SONY UK, MPress Records, ABC-TV, CNN.COM, The Discovery Channel, Showtime, Mindless Entertainment, DNA Productions, The Revolver Film Company and Kilo Productions. Roxanna is the Founder/CEO of Roxxiedanz Productions, Inc. which produces commercials, scripted and non-scripted tv series and feature films.
New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT); Gotham Film
& Media Project (formerly IFP); International Doc Association (IDA); The Video Consortium (VC); Society for Stage Directors & Choreographers (SDC) and serves as Co-chair of the S.U.N.Y. Purchase Women’s Leadership Network (PWLN)
COVID-19 training: Safe Sets International
Executive Producer / DP / Editor
Josh Hansbrough began his career as a cinematographer for Action Sports movies and made-for-TV documentaries on the "Super Bowl of Surfing," the Triple Crown of Surfing. Following his international action sports endeavors, he began to focus his efforts on the art of storytelling, shedding light on social and environmental issues. His short film directorial debut was Riding the Wave of Autism, which earned him an Honorable Mention at the Blue Ocean Film Festival and the film premiered opening night of the 25th Annual Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival with Ed Burns’ film Nice Guy Johnny.
Hansbrough recently directed the short documentary Peace of Heart, which has played at six film festivals, such as the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles and Washington West Film Festival in Washington D.C. These festivals’ mission statements are “story can change the world” and “spotlighting filmmakers committed to making positive change throughout the world.”
Hansbrough has created branded entertainment and films with 4 million+ views. Notable brands he's worked with include Netflix, the PGA TOUR, Best Buy, NBC, Oakley, Red Bull, Mastercard, NASCAR Productions, Billabong, SoBe PepsiCo, Vans, Windowseat Pictures, and many others.
SHARON Y. COBB
Executive Producer / Screenwriter
Sharon Y. Cobb is a member of Writers Guild of America west and has sold a dozen projects to Hollywood including Return of the Sweet Birds to Fox 2000 (Danny Glover and Babyface Edmonds), co-written with Carolyn McDonald. Her British film Lighthouse Hill was released on DVD after premiering at film festivals and was broadcast by SkyTV worldwide. Her action movie “On Hostile Ground” was broadcast on TBS and worldwide.
Sharon co-wrote a horror feature June with director L. Gustavo Cooper. "June" was released in October 2015 on DVD, Netflix and RedBox. She also wrote a music video for Dalton Cyr’s song “Invisible” as well as Cyr’s award- winning music film Breathe. She wrote short films Magical Mystery Cure and Ortega River Rats.
Several award-winning short films have been written by Sharon including: Zombie Rock (2018 LOL JAX Zombie Film Festival) winning Best Film, Best Writing, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Makeup; Keeper of the Groove (2015 Washington, D.C. 48 Hour Film Project) winning Honorable Mention Best Writing and Best Character and Buddy (2013 Savannah 48 Hour Film Project), starred Kennedy Brice (June) and she won Best Actress. The Other Half (2012 48 Go Green International Film Competition) won Runner Up Best Film and was screened at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, CA. Being Becca (2012 24 Hour International Film Racing Competition), placed 3rd Runner-Up for Best Film and the star, Shelby Sporl, won Best Leading Actress. Way Off the Grid (2011 48 Go Green International Film Competition) placed #37 in the world among 3,000 films. Easter Bunny Super Hero (2007 Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project) won Best of Jacksonville, Best Screenplay and five other awards.
Sharon’s feature, The Man with the White Van, co-written with director Warren Skeels and produced by Legion M in LA, goes to principal photography September 2021.
MONIQUE MADRID is an independent film festival co-creator and co-producer based in Jacksonville, FL. Monique ventured into producing and editing for Argyle Forest Films after graduating from the University of North Florida. Award winning short films include: Novel Idea, No Laughing Matter and Red Machete. She's served as editor on the shorts, Uninvited and Red Machete and lent her talents as story editor on Lost Girl for Hawk9 Productions.
In 2016, Monique co-created a comedy film festival called LOL JAX Film Festival providing a platform to local community filmmakers, actors/actresses, and comedians to showcase their short films and talent. She is currently the city co-producer for the Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project which is an international filming competition and awarded “Top 40 Under 40” in the 2020 Jacksonville Business Journal.
THE REST OF THE TEAM
Crew, Artist & Contributors
Thom Amason is a skilled field recordist and production sound mixer. He’s recorded diverse talent including Ricky Gervais, Stephen Hawking, and Cameron Diaz for a variety of projects from theatrical releases to Netflix documentaries to Television.
Sound Design/ ADR
Damien is an American producer, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. Give 2 Get Music Group in which he is a music supervisor and composer for TV and film music. Damien has scored and wrote music for more than 70 TV shows and movies including American Reunion, Nitro Circus Movie, Freeheld, Pawn Stars, Bar Rescue, and Undercover Boss.
Ivana is a registered nurse, health coach, and covid specialist. Out of the medical field, she has been featured several short films, commercials, print work, and independent films as an actress.
As a 2021 graduate of the University of Central Florida, Ally has cast numerous films in Florida and Georgia. Most recently, she was just invited to join Taylormade Casting to cast projects for Nickelodeon. and to cast "First Ladies" on Netflix later this year. Her passion and creativity for casting has allowed her to be in her dream job and she is extremely blessed to be able to work in the arts full-time! She is thrilled and honored to work under Roxanna Lewis for this heartfelt film for the Autism community!
Key Grip / Key Gaffer
Owner, Illumination Lighting & Grip
Stuart's vast experience extends from his 20 plus years working on feature films, music videos, commercials, and video games. His artistic ability coupled with his lighting knowledge and strong work ethic brings a unique and beautiful signature aesthetic to every single project.
Best Boy Grip/ Best Boy Gaffer
Illumination Lighting & Grip https://www.illumanation.tv/about-us Keaton is an Honor graduate from Flagler College and identifies as non-neurotypical. Keaton has been working as a Best Boy for Illumination Lighting & Grip for several years and in his spare time enjoys composing music, writing and acting.
Maxwell Lewis is a junior in high school where he’s exploring dual intensive academic programs specializing in Engineering and Digital Media. In his spare time, Maxwell enjoys composing music for film and video games, editing all types of digital media as well as playing soccer.
Niam is 19 years old and graduated in 2020 from The Broach School. He currently studies Graphic Design at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Working as a Production Assistant for the film "Mandy's Voice" was his first experience on a film set. He was excited and enjoyed working on set with such a diverse and super cool team.
Crew, Artist & Contributors
The Visionaries, Leadership & Producers