About 8 Bucks
The fateful meeting of a homeless couple and a restaurant owner on the brink of failure results in an outcome none of them could have predicted.
This story is based on true events.
4K Scope 2.39:1 | Dolby Digital Surround Sound | 24 fps
Shot with 6K Blackmagic Cinema RAW
Sophia L. Ellis
Award winning writer and director of feature films. Owner of Melanin Behind the Lens.
U.S. Army veteran.
COO & Founding Team Member of Sparxs Studio / INDIE Sparxs / INDIE Artist Empowerer / ONLY Woman-Owned Award Winning Multi-Media/Entertainment & Technology company in Austin, Texas.
Danyelle Weatherford grew up in the bustling southeast, Texas town of Lake Jackson.
A professional doer, beside her entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors, she has over 20 years of professional experiences from companies such as Merrill Lynch, Apple and The Capital Group. She has fierce strengths in Strategic and Creative Planning, Financial Management, Project Management, Business and Lifestyle Coaching, Entertainment Management, and Breast Cancer Advocacy. She is a storyteller no matter the capacity. Her entertainment resume reflects work from HBO, Lifetime Women’s Network, Lives of Women, commercials, as well as writing, acting, producing, and directing award winning independent films.
A dedicated Bob Cat, Danyelle holds a BBA in Marketing from Texas State University and is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Austin, Texas production and technology company, Sparxs Studio.
Danyelle loves a great cinnamon roll, elevating others to their potential, living in the moment and “Saving The World From The Ordinary”.
Kisha is an educator, filmmaker, & singer/songwriter for film. She is a co-founder of the Texas based production company, III Productions Films. Her talented team, consisting of John Rachwitz Jr., Natasha White, & herself, have produced several pieces of original content.
Roland “Stewhype” Stewart
Actor: “William Robinson”
Best known as “StewHype” by some and “Stew” by those who truly know him, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Stew has used his God-given gift of encouraging others with the tool of laughter under the mentorship of Kerry Ann Byrd for over seven stageplays since 2013. Having been a part of multiple other projects including TV series “American Crime, seasons 1 and 2; The Leftovers,” and “The Catch,” this is his first time featured in a film.
A 23-year combat veteran of honorable service to the United States Army, is also proud to be a Radio personality with the local Gospel station, KRGN FM. Stew has been “hyped up” for Jesus ever since he received Jesus as his Lord and Savior on July 13, 1998. He is a devoted Christian whose claim is Jesus Is Lord and Savior, proclaiming.
U.S. Army Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran.
ACTOR: KITTY’S FATHER
Retired Information Technology Architect delving into the entertainment industry with small acting and advertising roles alongside his lovely wife. Originally from Upstate New York, he relocated to Austin, Texas to escape the snow and cold.
Robert T. McDorman
Director of Photography
Owner of R2+G2 Productions. Award winning writer, director, and cinematographer.
U.S. Navy Operation Desert Storm and Southern Watch veteran.
Lakisha Herrera is an entrepreneur, real estate investor, playwright, motivational speaker, and business coach. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is a proud member of Mu Delta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Incorporated.
Lakisha has written, directed and produced her own plays, as well as, collaborated with other playwrights assisting as co-director, stage manager, road manager, script supervisor and casting director. Also, she has been credited with helping hundreds of entrepreneurs become inspired to start their own businesses and pursue their passion. She possesses the gift to unlock other’s potential and maximize their greatness.
Dr. Kerry-Ann Zamore BYRD
Playwright, award winning filmmaker, experienced director, Best-selling author, and owner of KZamore Enterprises LLC. Media marketer and writing coach. Philanthropist and community. Diversity and Inclusion trainer.
U.S. Air Force veteran.
Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry. Skilled in Creative Writing, Project Management, Team Leadership, Creative Arts, and Data Analysis. Strong professional with a BACHELOR focused in Fine and Studio Arts from Sam Houston State University. Develops creative strategies for product launches, script writing, and all components of producing commercials, episodes, and films.
8 Bucks Film Timeline
May 03, 2015
Dream & Conception
When the idea was created. Originally written to be a short film.
Decision to Begin Pre-Production
When we decided to start planning pre-production. Started expanding the script into a feature film.
June 2021 –
Casting, Script preparation, budget planning, & scheduling production dates.
August 2021 –
Mostly shot in Killeen TX and Harker Heights TX.
Shooting all the scenes.
Shot in 6K & 4K RAW Flat.
December 2021 -March 2022
ADR, Adding Soundtrack, Music, Audio Mixing & Marketing.
Edited in 4K Scope format with 7.1 Surround Sound.
Screening Party in Belton & Dallas, TX
Sunday, April 03, 2022, 1PM
Dallas area, TX
Sometime in July 2022
Submit to film festivals worldwide
Writers. Actors. Production. Action. Paint. Screened.