golden

golden

AS DRE NASSIR

Representation: Miracle Management

Social Media: @goldskyn

Golden’s acting experience started in 2016 when she attended an open call audition that opened doors to rooms she’d always dreamed of being apart of. Fashion modelling, commercials, and music videos were her world— until 2019 when she decided to take her shot at television and feature films. She was making swift strides landing roles on various major television shows, when she got the call from Keesha Chung and accepted the role of “Dre” in the “Grey Area”, making her official debut to the film industry. It was an honour, and one of Golden’s proudest moments to play as such a deep character, who’s story resonated with her the moment she picked up the script

neké andeh

grey area is Neké’s first film! Through his modelling agency he’s done auditions for commercials and name brand ad’s. grey area was a perfect scenario for him to get his feet wet in the film world: “With the amazing cast and crew we were able to all spread our understandings of the characters and create our own world based around that. I am very  happy and grateful to have been a part of the team!”

AS AMARI JONES

Representation: Peggi LePage

Social Media: @whoisprizm

neké andeh

abriana lashley

Abriana Lashley is a Barbadian performing artist with interests in acting and arts management. She will be graduating with a BFA in Theatre specializing in Performance, Creation and Research Fall 2021. Grey Area was a fun project to be apart of for her, as the more she learned about Kiara she realized how similar their mindsets are, making her even more fun to bring to life! She expresses special thanks to Keesha and the entire team on this project for making debut to the Canadian film world a great one!

abriana lashley

AS KIARA

Social Media: @clvssicmess

leslie durward

Leslie is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto, having studied French, and Performance/Directing at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, where she was heavily involved in theatre performances as cast, crew and/or exec. She was overjoyed to work with such a talented and fun cast and crew on her first film set. Being able to discover Bethany’s unfiltered and antagonistic nature was an amusing and shocking switch from everyday life.

Representation: The Characters Talent Agency 

Social Media: @lesliedurward

AS BETHANY

leslie durward

diana goldman

Diana has spent years training with many of Toronto’s most renowned acting and voice coaches. She is also a professional singer-songwriter-recording artist with her own YouTube channel. She’s acted in numerous TV shows, feature films, commercials and live theatre, and writes, produces and directs all of her own music videos. Playing the role of Cynthia, was great fun, as Diana always enjoys working against type and playing complex characters who are deeply flawed and exhibit some of the worst characteristics of humankind.

diana

goldman

AS CYNTHIA WARNER

denika lewis

Denika has always had a passion for working creatively and trying new projects. Whether it's writing or modelling, she always finds a way to have a creative outlet. This is her first experience with acting; playing the role of Mariah. Denika was able to connect with the character by learning about Mariah's depths and bringing her to life, which was an exciting experience for her. She is thankful to have acquired such experience from 'Grey Area', and to have been a part of it

AS MARIAH

denika lewis

Representation: Peggi LePage

keesha chung

Keesha Chung is an emerging Toronto based filmmaker. Before making her directorial debut with grey area she worked in film, media, content production, and the arts for over 10 years. Keesha began her career as a professional model and segued into working behind the camera as a producer, director, and writer. She has worked as a TV host, model, segment producer, creative director, video editor, writer, programming coordinator, graphic designer, event producer, and event moderator.

After graduating from Concordia University with a BA in Women’s Studies, Keesha co-founded Collective Culture, a platform highlights the voices and experiences of BIPOC through content development and programming. In December 2020 she graduated from Humber’s Film and Multiplatform Storytelling Program with honours. She worked at Scarborough Pictures as an Associate Producer on CBC Gem's Next Stop. She is currently a part of Bell Media's prestigious Graduate Leadership Program.

Her goal with all her all her creative endeavours is to challenge representations politics and highlight the voices and stories of creatives of colour that inspire her.

keesha chung

WRITER | DIRECTOR | PRODUCER

Website: www.collectiveculture.ca

Social Media: @keeshachung

Website: www.collectiveculture.ca

Social Media: @keeshachung

 DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | WRITER

jordan hayles

VIDEO EDITOR

jordan hayles

Hailing from Scarborough, Ontario, Jordan Hayles is a Video Editor who has taken pride in his attention to detail which has lead to his ascension in his career. His diverse array of work has spanned from Lifestyle, Doc-Style, Sports, and Narrative, with his work appearing on networks such as VICE, NBC, HGTV, Food Network, CBC, and with the various teams owned by Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment.

He’s also an advocate for diversity, understanding that in his position there are not many who are fairly represented across the board, and it’s his mission to give back to others, and hopefully break in more talent through the doors as his career advances.

VIDEO EDITOR

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aaron watkins 

SCORE & MUSIC 

aaron watkins 

Aaron Watkins, professionally known as Villabeatz, is a JUNO nominated multi-platinum Canadian record producer, audio engineer, DJ, director, and designer. Since his entrance into the music industry in 2017, his produced music has racked up over 100 million streams. Best known for his production behind the certified platinum record Bali (88Glam ft. Nav) Villabeatz music has been featured on Billboard, Hypebeast, VICE media, Fader, Complex and more.

Social Media: @villabeatz

Social Media: @villabeatz

SCORE & MUSIC 

collaborators

full cast & crew

Writer/Director/Producer

Director of Photography

Editor

Costume Designer

Score & Original Music

Original Song

 

Cast in order of Appearance

Dre Nassir

Bethany

Cynthia Warner

Kiara

Mariah

Amari Jones

Background Actors

Keesha Chung

Kevin Park

Jordan Hayles

Mecha Clarke

Aaron Watkins 

OVERTIME  Faiza ft. Aaron Watkins

 

 

 

Golden

Leslie Durward

Diana Goldman

Abriana Lashley

Denika Lewis

Neké Andeh

Lily Woga
Alice Ustinova
Stephanie Diaz
Alicia Brown
Izzy Ogleva
Jermaine Rowe
Jermain Manifold
Mecha Clarke

1st Assistant Camera

 

2nd Assistant Camera

Gaffer

Grip

Makeup Artists

 

Hair

Sound Recordist

Sound Editors

1st Assistant Director

Production Assistants

 

Colourist

Story Editor & Script Supervisor

Behind the Scenes Video

 

Behind the Scenes Stills

 

 

Catering

On Screen Food 

This film was made possible by

 

 

 

 

Special Thanks to

 

 

Zachariah Minawi
Shivani Chauhan

Chrris Lowe

Dimitri Fartushenko

Ifenna Okeke

Rahnell Branton

Cassandra Fullerton

Trisha Toussaint

Marvia Donegar

 

Martillo Cuerda

Tess Moir & Martillo Cudera

Folasewa Babalola

Azra Kamenov
Chidimma Moraldo

Kevin Wu (Artjail)

Jazmine Batey

Laura Van Dongen
Neam Saad

Jacqueline Ashton
Jybril Dia

 

Sandra Thompson

Jamila Albalushi

 

Lloyd Richards
Angelina & Ian Thompson
Sandra Thompson
Patrick Chung & Nibal Mansour-Chung
Lisa Thompson & Marc Beausejour
Bernard Browne

 

Isiah Blake

Milena Yohannes 

Aram Collier 

Lara Johnston 
Humber's Film & Multiplatform Storytelling Program

*full crew list available on desktop version