Tirf Alexius hails from the northwest side of Chicago and graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a B.A in acting. Beginning his career in commercials and films, he was soon compelled to explore the other side of the camera. After directing and producing several works including television commercials, radio shows, and various multi-media projects, Alexius co-founded Driven Entertainment - "a reflection of his drive to fully immerse himself in the world of film".
In September 2013, 4 Features Film Co and Driven Entertainment released their first feature-length film, the indie thriller, Critical Nexus. Critics recognized his ambition, describing the film as tense and pulse-pounding, but also brainy, literate, and intriguing. Alexius brings a unique perspective to characters; in front of the camera or behind it. Lakay is the third feature film he's produced and second as director.
Remoh Romeo was an aspiring Olympic Gymnast. However, when the Chicago native's acrobatic skills landed him the role of a sailor in the theatrical production, HMS Pinafore, he fell in love with acting. He received his acting training at Columbia College of Chicago and brings to any production real life experiences - with 11 years as a Police Officer, Weapons Handling, and Rapid Response Training.
Romeo is also a founding member of the Fabulous French Boys, an R&B/Hip‐Hop group that was based in Chicago. Along with his brother, Tirf Alexius, a fellow actor, producer and director, they released several singles and EPs as the FFB and together built their dream studio now known as Driven Entertainment. Romeo has starred in several television commercials and films. Recent collaborations with 4 Features Film Company have resulted in three feature‐ length films.
Notable achievements: Produced and co‐starred in the feature film, 'Bastard Son of A Thousand Fathers.' Produced and a supporting role in indie Thriller, 'Critical Nexus.' Co-written by him, 'Lakay,' is the third feature he's produced.
Hugh Grady is an American Actor and Filmmaker. Originally from Detroit, MI, where he got his start in the Arts at Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse. He later moved to Chicago, IL to attend Columbia College, where he studied Theater. After graduating in 2002, he worked around Chicago in Theatre and on independent films. In 2006 Hugh teamed up with his former classmate, Tirf Alexius, to start Driven Entertainment. Together they produced commercials and films, such as "Cerrrrmack" and "Breathing Room". Breathing Room was an official selection at the San Diego Black Film Festival and the Chicago Black Harvest Film Festival. Driven Entertainment traveled to Port au Prince, Haiti, 3 months after the earthquake, to film the documentary Lakay.
In 2011, Hugh Grady and Producing Partner Tirf Alexius, teamed up with other filmmakers to start sister company Four Features Film Co. They produced films "Critical Nexus" and "The Bastard Son of a Thousand Fathers", in which Hugh Grady stars. He can be seen in movies such as "South Loop" by Parkside Films, and his voice can be heard on "Abetown" a Radio Drama at abendowment.org. Hugh Grady will be making his directorial debut with a documentary based on Chicago Hip Hop Culture.
Macdanne has a BA in Business Administration and is currently working for Exclusive Merchandise Mart where she specializes in Haitian document translation and immigration assistance. Not only does she contribute in the United States, but Macdanne also travels to Haiti yearly, visiting different orphanages, churches, and other neighborhood groups that provide food, clothing, and other essentials.
In 2010, Macdanne's immense background and profound devotion to the Haitian community landed her on the board of I2Believe, Men Kontre, and HACA: non-profit organizations that focus on the development and achievement of the Haitian people, locally and internationally.
Jessica M. Robert Stephanie Benoit
Adra Janean Fenstermaker
David M. Baker
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