Dele is a multifaceted entertainment professional. Her introduction to the field of entertainment was in front of the camera. She has enjoyed success as an actress working in television, film and commercials and as a model whose face has graced international print campaigns. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Concentration: Finance/Accounting and Business Law) Délé felt her “left-brain” wanting to get in on the action. As a casting director she cast the award winning film “Spoonful of Sugar”, directed by Andrea Williams.
In April 2009 she embarked on her journey of writing and producing films under her own shingle: Āpphia Productions. Her first project, which she co-wrote and co-produced, is a don’t-judge-a-book-by-it’s-cover comedy about one woman’s unforgettable experience in a ladies’ restroom, appropriately titled “The Untitled Bathroom Project”. During the rest of the year she produced three episodes of the web series “Double Cross” and coordinated a PSA. With two films she performed in, scheduled to release in 2010 and being slated to produce three films, the new year is shaping up to be a very busy year for this dynamic entertainment industry professional.
Brianna Brown has been a successful working actress for over a decade, with works ranging from top grossing feature films to Emmy-winning television shows. She is most often recognized for her role on ABC’s General Hospital as the love to hate villain Dr. Lisa Niles. Also for her Guest Arc on Showtime’s Emmy winning Homeland as well as Leda on HBO’s True Blood. She is currently a series regular on Lifetime’s new show (created by mastermind Marc Cherry) entitled Devious Maids. Brianna is the CEO of the non-profit corporation “The New Hollywood” Women’s Goal Group Inc., which she founded in 2006. TNH is a philanthropic women’s goal group with branches in both Los Angeles and New York City. For her work with TNH, Brianna was nominated by the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2010 and 2011. Brianna is on the advisory board for the women’s magazine Best Ever You, and she is the managing director of the production company Brown Rose Productions. In addition, Brianna serves on the host committee to help women establish permanent residence in Washington D.C. with the National Women’s History Museum. www.brianna-brown.com, www.thenewhollywood.org, www.brown-roseproductions.com
Uteni Kekana was born in Pretoria, South Africa in the late 40’s. He grew up and attended school at the height of Apartheid oppression and extremely blatant police brutality. Forced removals of non-whites to “new locations” were common place. Mr. Kekana’s family was also forcibly relocated. With the help of the A.N.C., he was able to leave South Africa, albeit illegally; for studies abroad. Mr. Kekana attended medical school in the then U.S.S.R., and became a Physician and later an Actor. He says “Participation in this project, “The Encounter,” has made it even clearer to me that the cancer of bigotry is lethal to us all.”
Director of Photography
Kenneth Yeung is an award-winning Director of Photography specializing in narrative film and commercials. Kenneth began his career in Toronto, Canada where his work was recognized by Kodak Canada, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. He has photographed countless features, shorts and commercials for clients such as Marc Ecko, Mattel, several NFL and NBA teams and more.Kenneth was featured in the June 2006 issue of American Cinematographer and the Fall 2009 issue of Exposure magazine. Kenneth photographed for Matemotja Productions: The Encounter. He is a graduate of the American Institute. kennethyeung.com