This Documentary film explores the uncanny disease, Multiple sclerosis also known as MS. denton adams (director/Executive producer) and Janora Ware (executive producer), both HIGH SCHOOL CLASSMATES find themselves reunited with an unsettling connection. Having been diagnosed and living with MS, they have joined forces to tell this compelling story of hope, inspiration, and truth.
The journey begins as the production team assembles to produce content that will encourage and inspire potential partners and contributors to support the film in it's early stages of development.
Denton adams (director/executive producer)
A native of Washington, DC, Denton is a Writer, Producer, Director based in Los Angeles, CA. After graduating from the NC School of the Arts - School of Filmmaking in 2005, he served the federal government for over a decade as a Video Producer. He would during that time produce films independently and receive a MFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment in 2015 from Full Sail University. He currently is a Film Producer for The Los Angeles Unified School District in the Art Education Branch, developing original docu-series and projects to promote the arts in education. He is also the founder of the production company Heartfelt Pictures, and is currently in development on several projects.
JANORA WARE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
Janora Ware has been an MS Warrior for 18 years. Born and raised in Washington DC metropolis, she felt the call to be a creative when she began to write poetry at the age of 9. This interest revealed itself as a gift that would earn her the opportunity to student Literary & Media Arts throughout middle school and high school. She went on to start a family and completed her Bachelors of Science integrating Film Studies, Professional Writing & Modern Languages & Culture with a specialized program.
As a mother of 4, she completed her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She currently works as a part time college professor and tutor, an entrepreneur and an aspiring screenwriter. Her first short film, 40 Steps, was an official selection of the 2016 Maryland International Film Festival. She was also a finalist in the 2017 Mofilm Mountan Dew commercial competition as an associate producer. Her commitment to bring a new awareness to the complexities of MS includes a YouTube vlog entitled Chasing Purple, where she empowers, informs and uplifts anyone dealing with a health challenge through the mediums of poetry, music, testimony, and life hacks. Her passion for creative storytelling is vital to her as her own breathe, and she is only beginning to breakthrough and share this with the world.
ELLINGTON TYNES (CINEMATOGRAPHER)
Ellington Tynes is a cinematographer based in Los Angeles, CA specializing in documentary film.
Having studied in Paris, France at Le Conservatoire Live du Cinéma Français he moved to Los Angeles and began working on Marc Levin’s "Freeway Crack in the System" - Al'jazeera America-Netflix as a camera operator. Between other projects, the following year he co-directed and lensed for France Télévisions - Nouvelles écritures du réel on “Rickshaw Wars” the story of the Parisian Rickshaw community.
Since he has worked for clients such as Discovery Channel, ARTE, KCLS-PBS, HBO as well as Honda and LG. Ellington is currently working with Royal InteractiveStudios and PurpleOne Productions on a series on new films and enjoying every minute of it!
THOMAS STEWART (PRODUCER)
Thomas H. Stewart, is an Emmy Awarded film producer, for his powerful short, Protect and Serve. Stewart is a graduate of The Penn State University Film & Video Department and recipient of the Donald P. Bellisario Scholarship. He also received a B.A. at Alabama State University in Visual and Performing Arts. His independent films earned him an internship at Tyler Perry Studios, followed by a position as a camera operator on the hit series Deserving Design with Vern Yip. Thomas was the Assistant Director on three Civil Rights Museums: The Greensboro Four in Greensboro, NC, The Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, AL, and The African American Museum of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA. Stewart is currently a film producer for The Los Angeles Unified School District in the Art Education Branch, developing original programs to promote the arts in education.
FEDERICO DELLE CASE (LINE PRODUCER)
Federico Delle Case is an Italian film producer from Venice, Italy located in Los Angeles, California. In 2012, he graduated from the Italian University of Udine getting a bachelor's degree in Multimedia Science and Technology and after attended the cinematography program at UCLA.
In 2014 he founded PurpleOne Productions, Inc. a film production company located in Los Angeles (CA) and started his film producing career.
Recently Federico has been collaborating with a number of Chinese government funded film production companies, traveling to Beijing and Quingdao.
THE JOURNEY BEGINS
Denton & Jae have been developing this project for several months. By assembling a production team they have been able to produce a pitch video and some small in-depth videos to bring awareness to their film and cause. Now it's time for the team to move forward with raising the necessary funds to produce the film. Through hopeful partnerships, general donations, and crowdfunding, the producers aim to reach their financial goal to begin production in Summer 2018. To learn more about how you can get involved and take part in the journey, check out the Support Page.