School Teacher by day, and Rockstar by Night. Carrie Jones performed in a number of cities during college
with her now defunct band. Since becoming a teacher she has taken up learning the Ukelele. She is excited to
try acting for the first time as lead in Nebula. You can hear Carrie’s rendition of “Fools Rush In” and other
songs on the film’s soundtrack.
Taliba (Jonelle), is a self-proclaimed, ‘daughter of the south.’ She hails
from Alabama and now resides in ATL, GA with her wife, McKenzie and
two cats, Tafari and Coltrane. She is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor for the lifestyle blog,
QueerBOIS which she manages with her wife. TalibaJonelle would not call herself an actress,
more a character and personality. Living many years out and proud has afforded her the gift of
diversity through visibility. Yet, her presumed identity has also, given her the opportunity to out
herself whenever possible, whereby, giving others a new understanding and face of Queer, Brown,
Southern, Spiritual and Female. TalibaJonelle looks forward to becoming a co-mother as well as
expanding her entrepreneurial ventures and living abroad to start new chapters of her family’s life.
Sigourney Wilde (Benjamin Boykin) is an Alabama native with no formal education in fashion, design
or acting. He was the right hand to Atlanta designer Bill Hallman for 5 years, working with his
exclusive clientele as a stylist before launching his own label, a multifaceted, accessory-based
collective called LMR (www.LMR.cx). The line, at it’s peak reached five states and 20 high-end
boutiques . Meanwhile, Sigourney’s focus turned to a queer land project (called IDA) located amongst
the hills of Tennessee. He is currently completing a novel that has been seven years in the making, and
is slated to be released in Summer 2014. n addition to acting in Nebula, Ben, is lending his talents for
fashion and styling to the make up and wardrobe department.
Doug Vereen was born in Atlanta, and attended the University of Ga. He has also lived in Nashville and Perdido Key. Doug has an Artistic bent and has been painting for twenty years. He has travelled extensively and loves the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia, but the best destination is some place new. His professional career has been spent helping small businesses through commercial lending. Home is now in Atlanta where he lives with his partner Jason, and their dog Bonnie. You can check out his art here.
Kandis Hutcherson – Writer, Director, Producer
Kandis Hutcherson is an emerging filmmaker specializing in writing and directing. She began her
filmmaking career in 2010 at Temple University and has since developed a number of fiction and
documentary projects. Before her tenure at Temple, Kandis earned her B.A. in Creative Writing at Georgia
State University. Kandis has immersed herself in community organizations as curator and videographer of
Gender Reel Film and Arts Festival (2011) and the P.I.N.K. Ladies Mural Project, blending art with social
activism. Although Kandis’s primary interest is in fiction, she views documentary, and media making as a
whole, as a necessary tool for increasing awareness of marginalized communities and preserving the
history of our culture.
Tariq Paskel – Director of Photography
Tariq T. Paskel is the Founder of 100:1 Pictures and Video Director/Atlanta Sales Director of Four
Deep Multimedia. His documentary 100:1 Pictures, which follows him and his business partners’
journey in filmmaking, won Best Documentary at the VAS Film Festival, Viewer Choice and Best
Picture at the VCU Film Festival. Tariq has since moved to Atlanta, Georgia,where he is a senior at
Georgia State University double majoring in Film & Public Relations. He also serves as film
consultant for universities throughout the metro Atlanta area. Upon graduating, his plans are to
continue to produce films between Los Angeles and Atlanta.
Chase Simmons – Co-Producer
Chase is the founder of Eight Peace Productions, an Atlanta based production
company. His clients include: MechanicalDummy.com a site that offers a
trend-finding platform featuring the most current trends in the world of technology, culture, style, &
emerging brands by international recording artist Chris Brown, AID Atlanta, a social impact
organization providing education and support services for people living with HIV and AIDS. He has
produced music videos, short films and web series. His short film Pause was nominated for Best
Short Film in the Hotter than July Festival 2013. His work has been featured in the Huffington Post,
Vibe Vixen, Project Q Atlanta and the GA Voice.