PUBLIC HOUSING UNIT
PUBLIC HOUSING UNIT
Set in the late 1980's, three police officers take on both lawmakers and lawbreakers as they work to protect the people of Chicago's infamous public housing projects. These cops, the finest the city has to offer, have their morals pushed to the brink as they fight to serve a fragmented community, broken by an unjust system.
Based on the true stories of Chicago Police Officers Eric Davis, Jimmy Martin, Charlie Toussas, and the community that they served.
THEATER: Head of Passes, Belleville (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Spunk, Invisible Man (Court Theatre); FILM: Animals, The View From Tall. TELEVISION: Boss, Shameless, Sirens, New Girl, Chicago Fire. WEB SERIES: Sex House. Umi Says.
Kamal Angelo Bolden OFF BROADWAY: The Opponent (59e59 Theater) REGIONAL: Man in the Ring, Jitney, Home, The Misanthrope (Court Theatre), Immediate Family (Mark Taper Forum), Hands Up (National Black Theatre), SS: Romeo & Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Detroit ’67 (Northlight Theatre), The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, We Are Proud…(Victory Gardens), The Island (Remy Bumppo). FILM: Elvis & Nixon, The Night Before, Consumed, Generational Curses. TELEVISION: Insecure, Rosewood, Major Crimes, Law & Order SVU, Chicago Fire, Betrayal, Crisis, Low Winter Sun, Boss, Lights Out. A Proud ensemble member of A Red Orchid Theatre and an artistic associate of Erasing the Distance. Representation: Paonessa Talent.
Ira Amyxis is a freelance film and theater practitioner based in Chicago. Nationally, he has recently appeared in Shameless (Showtime) Sirens (USA Network) and Chicago PD (NBC). Independent Chicago credits include the sitcom pilot Written Off, the drama pilot Public Housing Unit and features Thrill Ride and Resurrecting McGuinns. He has been seen on stage at Steppenwolf, The Irish Theater of Chicago, Strawdog Theater and others earning him several Jeff Nominations for acting and design. He loves his lady and his cat, in that order.
Patrick Wimp is an award-winning Chicago-based filmmaker. He is the co-founder of the Emmy Award-Winning Chicago creative firm Digital Hydra. Pat has created films and episodic content in the US, UK, Middle East, and Europe. His work has screened in numerous film festivals including Cannés International, and has been distributed both domestically and internationally on a variety of TV networks.
Angie Gaffney is a Chicago-based producer and entrepreneur who serves as the President of Black Apple Media and Co-Founder of Stage 18 Chicago. In addition to Public Housing Unit, Angie’s credits include Signature Move (Official Selection SXSW 2017), Thrill Ride, The Onion’s Tough Season, The Orchard’s The Jamz, and the upcoming feature films by award-winning directors Zack Parker and Jack C. Newell. Previous company credits include The Onion, Anonymous Content, and Escape Artists.
Ted Reilly is an American film and television producer and financier. An avid entrepreneur, he works with artists to build businesses around their passion. Ted is the founder of Chicago Media Angels, an investment management firm focused on investing in content. CMA credits include Death: Take 2, Hollow Body and Public Housing Unit. While not fighting fires and pushing boulders up mountains, Ted enjoys spending time with his wife and six children.
Daniel Willis is a writer, director and photographer. He grew up on the south side of Chicago before moving on to study English literature, theater and film at the University of Missouri. After Mizzou, Daniel completed the graduate film production program at DePaul University where he wrote and directed over a dozen short films. Daniel now lives in Los Angeles and works in TV production.
Kelly is an Executive Director of Chicago Media Angels and President of Cohootz Films. Her credits include Executive Producer of the films "SelectED," "True Believer," "Hollow Body," and "Public Housing Unit." She serves as Vice-president for Southport Investments which has interests in Signature Bank in Chicago, the wine label Pieces of Eight, and real estate properties in California and Michigan. Kelly also serves on the board of The Chicago Children's Theater and as a member of the Tisch Parents council at New York University. She spent much of her professional career at American Express, where she held numerous sales and executive positions.
John Waller is a board member of Chicago Media Angels. He has been an executive producer for musical theatre, full length documentaries and feature films. His combined interests in the arts, social issues and business have resulted in numerous successful start-ups and business ventures in commercial banking, investment banking, Napa vineyards, real estate ventures and post-earthquake educational platforms in Haiti. He is currently a co-founder and Managing Director of Waller Helms Advisors, a boutique investment bank in Chicago, and on the boards of Signature Bank, Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame, Lancer Insurance Company and Unity Financial Life Insurance Company.
Sarah Clark has worked professionally in the film industry for seven years. Casting has always been her bread and butter, but she's also an Emmy Nominated producer and still produces selectively. Sarah works hard to make sure actors feel safe and clients feel heard. Passionate about casting, she does her best to make sure everyone is taken care of and the best possible cast comes together.
Ross Heran is Emmy award-winning cinematographer and photographer. Beginning his career in fine art photography and fashion and moving into film, his credits include Hollywood and independent feature films as well as a variety of US and international episodic TV.
Adri Siriwatt began her career production designing Independent Films and Commercials. She was awarded Best Production Design for the film One Small Hitch and nominated for a Sports Emmy for Best Production Design. She is a member of the ADG 800 and IATSE 476. Adri loves to drink whisky, watch films, art, and trying new things. Her most recent adventure was skydiving and scuba diving in New Zealand.
Felix Piñeiro is a Chicago based filmmaker. He studied Film Production and Communications at Loyola University Chicago then went on to earn his MFA in Film Directing from EICAR: The International Film School of Paris in France. He currently makes a living as an editor via Quriosity Productions in commercial and narrative works. Select projects include the pilot for Written Off starring Antoine McKay (Empire), Chicago comedy The Jamz currently streaming on Netflix, indie horror film, Anguish featured at Fantasia Fest 2015 and most recently the feature film -- Signature Move making its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival. Other accolades / world renowned festival screenings include ITVF, L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival, CIMMFest and the Phoenix Film Festival.
Sarah Sharp has been working professionally in the artistic crew film and fashion industry for seven years. She has literally traveled the country, working in every genre from westerns to fantasy and has been recognized for her period-style work previously with SXSW film ‘The Muck.’ Her drive and sometimes unrealistic dedication has offered her great opportunities to work with known talents such as Sean Astin, James Caan, Omar Epps, Dante Spinotti, and many others in collaboration at a young age. In 2013 she and Director of Photography Robert Patrick Stern dug deeper into their love for films and cinematic beauty with The Line Film Company and are now in production of their 4th feature film.