"THE CREW" Series Character

We are building an ensemble of actors who are helping us

develop the characters and their storylines for the series.

Below are the actors who have been cast,

and the roles we are still auditioning

     Trayce Gardner   'THE CREW'  Writer / Showrunner

                        &  Writing Team Contributors 

 WRITING GOALS 

BUILD PITCH PACKAGE  

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      Covering Seasons #1 - 4                                         (10) 30+ minute Episodes Per Season

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  • Write Episodes #1 - 4, Season #1

  HOW TO BUILD 

CHARACTERS  PROFILES

   A SERIES BIBLE FEATURES WRITTEN: 

​           -  Profiles For Each Character 

           -  Outlines Of Their Individual Storylines

           -  Summation Tying All Into A Series Description

    THE CREW

            ANTHONY (25)

              DANTE (25) 

              KAZIA (34) 

              ADIVA (26)

        

              TOKI (35)

    

         AARON (19)        

Janki Patel *

 

Creative and opinionated,

tries to wake others up

but Adiva's own personal

uptightness gets in way.

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* Janki was a last minute fill-in for our videotaped workshop. We will be casting again for ADIVA.

  

These days Toki strives to be a warrior through

self-sacrifice and humility –

as the "Terrible Temper" continues to shadow him!

  

A hopeful heart

who has never known

true belonging

(or that he’s 

on the spectrum).

  

ADIVA

Pakistani

**********

Hair & Make-Up

& Wardrobe Stylist /

Financial Analysist  /

Trump Hater /

Awaiting US Citizenship Because Her Family

Moved To New Jersey

AARON

 NY Sicilian

From East Harlem

************

Newbie Sound Engineer / Embarrassed by Cryptic Family Background /

Quick Learner /

Enthusiastic

But Awkward /

Lacks Social Skills 

'AINA

Japanese-Portuguese

Hawaiian  (Hapa) 

***********

 Newbie  Production Assistant (PA) Who

Believes He’s Fated

To Help Anthony Make ‘MARVIN’ /  Brilliant Ex- Programmer  Who Wants

Simplified Hands-on Life

A mass of mysterious  contradictions with a big

secret, April becomes the

essential anchor to Anthony's success.

 

  

             APRIL (21)

APRIL

Scots-Irish Alabamian

***********

Newbie to NYC-Brooklyn / Wannabe Actress Who

Starts Out As A Background

Extra In Anthony’s Music Videos / Girl Friday /

Waiter (Catering) /Hangs

Out At The Bushwick Hatmakers (Millinery)

Shop Below Her Illegal Apartment Share.

 

ANTHONY

African-American

From Brownsville

************

Writer / Director /

(Reluctant) Producer /

of Low-No Budget Short

Films & Music Videos /

Brooklyn Focused /

Black Lives Matter /

Waiter (Restaurant)

It's not easy being Anthony!

Certain of his own abilities and vision, but not so sure how to

proceed in the world and

in his relationships

.

  

DANTE

Filipino From

Crown Heights

***********

Gaffer (Lighting) / Anthony's Best Buddy

Since High School /

Uber Driver /Drinks And Smokes Too Much /

Aggressive With Women

 In high school Dante

was  arrogant because

he was "Dante." 

Now he's arrogant to

hide; there is no "Dante."

    .

KAZIA

Mexican-Cherokee

Texan 

************

Ambitious Director of Photography (DP) /

Believes In Anthony's 

 Feature Project ‘MARVIN’ /

Avid Hillary Supporter /

Has Impatient Fiance  

The new commanding

presence on Anthony's set,

Kazia’s driven by

    a ticking clock.      

    .

 
 
 
 
 

THE FAMOUS ACTOR (34)

       

Grabbed off the Brooklyn

streets and made a popular

flavor for a few years,

the Famous Actor is in a

private panic, fearing a

broken-happily-ever-after.

 

  THE FAMOUS ACTOR

 Dominican-American

From Bushwick

************

The Actor Anthony Wants

To Star In His Feature ‘MARVIN’ / Martial Arts

Expert / Lonely Bacholor

Who Financially Takes

Care Of His Mother

And Numerous

Family Members

             BETTY (40s)

   MICHELLE (25)

      DMITRI (29)

Miriam Robertson *

She wants control so never lets go;

afraid all dreams end in disaster.

 

* Miriam, Director of the Brownsville Heritage House was our stand-in BETTY when we did our workshops at the Heritage House.

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  BETTY

  African-American

Estranged From South Carolina Family Home

(Refuses to identify as the Yankee Bajan she is)

************

Anthony’s Mom

(Who He Has Only Known

As A Single Woman) /

Toll Booth Operator /

Recluse

With One Passion

MICHELLE

African-American

From Sugar Hill

***********

Anthony’s College-Ex / Dedicated Black

Sorority Sister

Determined To Be Entertainment

Social Media

Marketing Wiz /

Doesn't Know How

To Relax

Can-Do-

Black-Woman

mindset masks

her fears, confusions,

self-doubts, and fatigue.

.

  

 

Maksym (Max) Druzhynskyi *

  DMITRI

  Ukrainian

   ************

Manager of Anthony’s Favorite Hangout

in Bushwick /  

Immigrant

Who Forgot

Why He Came /

Russia Hater – Trump Hater / Carries Dog-eared

Paperback Books

Declaring himself over the hill

at 29, he watches and judges.

.

* Max got us permission to shoot at the cafe he

worked at, and stood-in as our DMITRI in

the workshops.  Max is now studying acting. 

  

 

 PRESTON (32)

    .

 

Has the answers

of a machismo ;

the sentimentality

of a whiner.

  

  DEREK

  Dominican-American

From Bushwick

************

Looks Up to Dante

& Bullies Anthony /

Union Grip Apprentice

Likes Trump's

Forcefulness /

An Only Child, Widowed Mother is His World /

Aggressive & Naive

With Women

MURPHY

Irish-American

From New Jersey

***********

 

Derek’s New Step-Dad /

Ex-Cop

Pursuing Acting /

 NYPD Bagpiper  / 

Never Gives Up

(But Gets Very Irritated)

Turning away from a

hard past, the fresh start

he grabs for means

he’s got to figure out

how to be someone else.

Saim Hyder

  SAMEER

 Indian

   ************

 

Adiva’s Foodie Buddy /

Low Level International Journalist /

Secretly Writing A Script / Desperate for Green Card /

Afraid of Trump &

Resentful of Illegal Immigrants

On the run from family responsibilities back home;

he’s a quick learner

who’s too prideful to admit

when he needs help.

      DEREK (23)

 MURPHY (50s)

    SAMEER (28)

GEORGE WHITE-GW (28)

TRAVIS (27)

 PRESTON (32)

 ALISTAIR (24)

    THE CREW

  GEORGE WHITE  (GW)

  Italian-American

From New Jersey 

************

April’s New Friend From

Hanging Out At The Hatmakers Shop /

Union On Set Dresser /

Budding Scriptwriter /

New Jersey Advocate                                                  

Desperate for the

stuff of dreams

to liven up his comfortable

 inherited union-man life.

TRAVIS

German-American

From New Jersey

***********

GW’s Buddy &

April's New Friend /

Union Grip /

Studying To Be An Actor /

Behaves As Chill as ‘The Dude’ (But Desperate to Escape New Jersey)

Travis is constantly

transforming into characters

            from beloved films –            as he ignores the basics

of everyday life and

his disturbing family history. 

  PRESTON

  From Greenwich, Connecticut

   ************

April’s New Catering Friend / Recent Grad

Of Culinary School /

Hopes To Find A

Community To Belong To

Through Food /

Kind But Reserved

(Secret) Trust Fund baby

who’s afraid money

destroys character.

  

 
 

ALISTAIR

Lives in Greenwich, Connecticut

***********

Preston’s Younger Brother Who Works For Their

Ruthless Dad /

Frustrated Wannabe

Hedge Fund Manager /

Zealous Fraternity

Brother / Prankster

A charmer rich guy

without his own money;

his plans always

end in disaster