Meet The Cast
James Bland is a multi-hyphenated content creator who began his career working under producers and creative executives at Sony Screen Gems. While navigating the studio world, James directed numerous award winning short films including the BET Lens on Talent finalist Cocoa Love, the Cannes Short Film Corner select Thula, and the silent short film Stages. He then went on to work as a Digital Producer for TV Land's The Soul Man and Younger, as well as, Nickelodeon's All in With Cam Newton. In 2014, James launched James Bland Productions, a full service production company focused on creating original short form content for big brands and the digital space. Currently, James serves as the Executive Producer and Showrunner of Giants, an original drama series streaming on Issa Rae's YouTube channel.
Vanessa Baden Kelly has been performing for over 25 years. She is a former series regular on Gullah Gullah Island and Kenan & Kel. Vanessa also starred in the feature film Rosewood. After graduating from Florida State University, Vanessa started her writing career and has written for Brave New Films, The Laugh Factory, TV Land, and various digital outlets. Vanessa is currently working on the Netflix series, Ozark.series, Ozark.
Sean Samuels is a triple threat performer from New York. He has been featured dancing on Broadway in the following productions: Spider Man, Turn off the Dark, Curtains, and Tarzan the musical. Sean's television and film credits include; 30 Rock, The Goldbergs, Parasites, and The Toxic Shark. He cares deeply about the future of performers and also serves as a talent recruiter for the American Musical & Dramatics Academy, his alma mater.