Nicci Gilbert-Daniels, founding member of the Grammy-nominated group Brownstone, is one of television’s most sought after executive producers. As the CEO of NoEgo Entertainment, an entertainment production company, she created TV One’s most popular docu-franchise, “R&B Divas”, and the popular BET Networks series , “From the Bottom Up”, and directed her upcoming documentary film, “Broken Things”. Nicci is especially excited about playing the lead role of Charmayne Davis in Social Conflict.
Nicci’s intense passion for all that she does, effortlessly manifests itself in her many accomplishments, including deals and partnerships with legendary Michael Jackson’s MJJ Records, super producer, Tyler Perry; and television mogul, Queen Latifah. Nicci is also an entrepreneur who launched Curvato clothing line for the niche plus size market. Nicci’s business and philanthropic achievements have garnered recognition and a variety of prestigious awards, including a Grammy nomination, the BETHer Woman Of Impact Award, the Lincoln Shining Star Award, an InfluenceHER Award and the Billboard Music Awards. In addition to all of her accolades, Nicci is the founder of the From The Bottom Up Foundation and she currently serves as a board member for the following organizations: Hip Hop Sisters, Beyond the Game Foundation and The Center for Black Women’s Wellness.
Nicci is the true definition of a multi hyphenate career woman. She is a singer-writer-producer-actress-speaker-designer-philanthropist, in addition to a positive image advocate. With Nicci’s commitment to her career overshadowed only by her devotion to her husband, daughter and new grandson, she has proven that with perseverance, hard work and dedication, the world is possible.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Dwayne Barnes was born and reared in Detroit, Michigan, where his witnessing of some of life’s harshest realities transformed him as an artist and as a human being. In his senior year of high school, Barnes was voted “Most Likely to Succeed.” After a few years of collegiate life at Eastern Michigan University, where he studied acting, Barnes heard the call of his destiny and chose to immediately set his sights on moving to Los Angeles and stardom.
Barnes has guest-starred in over 40 different episodic television shows and has been featured in numerous nationwide commercial spots. Following in the shoes of other greats who played crack-addicted characters early on in their careers, such as Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry, and Chris Rock, Barnes’ haunting portrayal of the cheeseburger-loving crack addict in the urban classic Menace II Society has garnered him critical acclaim throughout Hollywood. Barnes also appeared in the suspense thriller, The Flock, starring Richard Gere and Claire Danes. As a writer and director, Dwayne has written and directed the documentary “Stranded In the Motor City”, and a pilot called the “Booster Club” starring Traci Lords and NBA player Rashad McCants. Barnes is currently in development on a self help based memoir entitled “How I Became the Richest Man in the World”, in which he details many of the transformational moments in his life that have spawned some of the topics showcased in Social Conflict.
Dwayne Barnes is a dedicated and focused man on a mission to change lives for the better through expression of his art and life’s journey.
Roe Dayzon has been studying the craft of cinematography for 6 years. He is currently an offsite editor for Impact Network, the second biggest gospel network in Michigan. Roe also has worked as a Director of Photography at Chene Park located in downtown Detroit. He has also studied for his Bachelors in Digital Cinematography at Full Sail University. He is a member of the Digital Cinema Society (DCS), Michigan Business One Stop (MBOS), and is registered with the Pure Michigan Film Office. Roe Dayzon has his work displayed on YouTube, Vimeo, WorldstarHipHop, local WADL, Fox 2, WDIV Channel 4, WXYZ 7, CNN, BET, SooDetroit.com and various media websites. Roe also has clients on YouTube with over 24,000,000 views.
NICCI GILBERT-DANIELS WRITER/EDITOR
DWAYNE BARNES - DIRECTOR
ROE DAYZON - DP/CAMERA 1
LEONARD DANIELS - CAMERA 2/STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
ANDREW RAKHMAN - COMPOSER
MIZZION SMITH - GAFFER/LIGHTING
ZACHARY RUDA - PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
SMILES LEE - PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
DARALYNN FORD - HAIR