After being raped by a dirty cop, and losing her job, a young, Black, Muslim, single-mother in Baltimore, rebels against her religious Imam father, and to provide for her daughter on her own terms, takes over her cousin’s drug- dealing operation; embracing the violence that comes with the crown.


Nia Malika Dixon

Director, Executive Producer

Nia Malika Dixon, a native of Baltimore, MD, has written professionally for nearly two decades including articles for national magazines, a published novel, short stories, blogs, two volumes of poetry, and several screenplays.  She has received awards and recognition for her screenplays and her first short film, Temporary Loss of Power, was an audience favorite at the Baltimore Women’s Film Festival in 2007. Nia studied directing under the tutelage of famed director Lilyan Chauvin, until the time of Lilyan’s death in 2008. Shortly thereafter, Nia began studying acting with Tony Award winning actor and teacher, Kent Klineman. She is currently mentored by director Catherine Hardwicke, (Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown, and Twilight) and recently completed several writing assignments for Morgan Freeman at his production company, Revelations Entertainment. After recently completing the short film, City In the Sea, now touring the festival circuit, Nia is now writing a feature screenplay, and preparing to shoot her next film, Shadow Aspect, January 2011.




Antar Hanif


Director of Photography












Dawn L. Manning



A graduate from Penn State University, with a BA in Film & Video Production and an AA in Theater History, Dawn has explored careers within the creative arts industry. While studying at PSU, Dawn was chosen out of thousands of applicants to intern at Miramax in Los Angeles CA. Here is where she realized that making movies is her true calling.

After making the decision to move to Los Angeles to further her career, Dawn has directed and/or produced numerous films, music videos, and commercials. Her projects have been recognized by MTV, BET, VH1, Dance on Film, San Diego Black Film Festival and the Martha’s Vineyard Festival, to name a few.

Current projects: Unit Production Manager, “DYSFUNCTIONAL FRIENDS”, starring Stacy Dash, Terrell Owens and Megan Good. Associate Producer, “Three Times a Charm,” Producer, “Chrysalis,” Associate Producer, “10-20” under B. Sun Productions, Executive Producer/Producer, “STUDIO” released by Lightyear Entertainment/Warner Bros Home Video.


Alvin Gray


Executive Producer

Alvin started his career in video production in 2002 were he developed and managed the first audio visual communications program at his high school in Baltimore, MD. After starting and leading a successful communications program, Alvin became a radio program director for WFAL 1630 AM in 2003, which soon lead him to a position as a program director and radio host for one of the top radio programming centers, Infinity Radio Broadcast. After realizing his real passion within the media and communications industry, he worked his way up from being a floor director to a news anchor for the Baltimore County Educational Channel. After developing his skills within major corporations, Alvin decided to branch off and pursue his own projects, and founded 7/8 Productions. Since then, Alvin has produced, directed, and edited several short films, music videos, and a host of video work for NFL players such as Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens. His recent feature film, Sweet Dreams, is now available on DVD. Alvin’s goal is to inspire more young people in pursuing their talents in the industry by acting as a mentor for many of the youth throughout the inner city of Baltimore.


Sam Insley










Timothy E. Roth













Tia M. Goodson


Production Coordinator

Beautiful, gritty, poverty stricken, and inspiring are all words Tia Michele Goodson uses to describe her hometown of Baltimore, MD. It is this oxymoronic mix that guides Ms. Goodson’s eye behind the lens. It is also her modest inner city upbringing that compels her to give a voice to the voiceless and move people to action. Ms. Goodson studied Latin American and Caribbean History at Howard University and documentary film at George Washington University under the tutelage of Nina Gilden-Seavey, the founding Director/Executive Producer of SilverDocs Film Festival. Fora de Vista is Ms. Goodson’s first feature-length documentary film.




Mischelle Moody


Make Up

Accomplished and creative licensed esthetician/makeup artist Mischelle Moody has experience in all aspects of artistic expression.  Mischelle who created her first artistic masterpiece at age 3, started her formal art training and education at Duke Ellington School of the Arts which lead to her attending The Aveda Institute of Washington for Skin Esthetics.

Mischelle’s diverse background has created a unique style of expression accredited only to her artistic talent.  The Bowie State University graduate and former high school art teacher, found an overbearing need to feed the creative beast which lead a passion for makeup to become a profession.  She has the innate ability to bring out the natural beauty of her subject, no matter the gender, ethnicity, or character portrayal.  Her emphasis on caring for the skin as it is being transformed is second to none.

Whether on a motion picture set, television studio, video session or to a photographic makeup shoot, Mischelle displays her mastery for creating the right look, a “flawless on film” look, whether by artistry techniques, beautiful skin tones, breath-taking shading or coordinating exquisite colors always with the needs, goals and objective of the project foremost in her presentation.

One response

  1. Hello,

    My name is Marq Sears I am the Founder/CEO of Q3030 Networks and I would like to speak to someone in regards to distributing “Chrysalis” video content to millions of HDTV’s as a show over various WebTV platforms like Google TV, DivX, Boxee, Roku, Xbox and more. Please contact me with a number or email of person who handles business development.

    About Q3030:

    Q3030 is a media network that is focused on the distribution of Urban, Latino and Pop-Culture channels and content over various Web TV platforms like Google TV, Apple TV, Boxee, Roku, DivX, Woomi, Xbox and more, you can think of us as an “Urban Hulu”. Through our distribution and platform partnerships we will have an initial reach of over 4 million web-enabled HDTV’s and mobile devices globally, these numbers will quickly increase to over 100 million in 18 to 24 months.


    Marq Sears
    Founder & CEO
    Q3030 Networks
    P: 678-224-7330
    C: 305-794-6553
    F: 877-904-8638

    December 16, 2010 at 4:20 am

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