LOLITA-MARIE CLAYTON (Lisa), a Virginia native, delighted in her role as Lisa and thoroughly enjoyed the entire film-making process. It was truly a pleasure working with the Too Saved cast and crew. Lolita-Marie has been involved with community and professional theatre as an actress and period make-up/hair consultant, and also volunteers her voice on Books-on-Tape for the visually impaired. She most recently graced the stage as Sadie in 'Having Our Say," Cyrillia in ‘Jocasta,’ and Lorraine in 'The Man Who Came to Dinner.’ She received her M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. from Howard University. Lolita-Marie thanks God for His bountiful blessings. None are more apparent, meaningful, and humbling to her than the patience, love, and support she has received from Brandon, Bernice, Michael, James, her family, and friends as she continues to live her dreams.
JAMES JOHNSON (Bobby) is a Virginia native. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre in 1997, from Virginia Commonwealth University. DC theatre credits, include: Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare’s Sistah Theatre Co.), Member of the Wedding (Ford’s Theatre), Macbeth (Theatre at Lime Kiln), Anna Lucasta (Rep Stage), Kingdom (African Continuum Theatre Co.). Currently onstage at Imagination Stage, in the production of Junebug and the Reverend. NYC theatre credits include: Richard III (TWAS Project), All’s Well that Ends Well (Tattooed Potato), The Meeting (Paul Robeson Theatre). Film/TV credits include: America’s Most Wanted, Kid Fitness TV, Eleven, Gratuity’s Included and Too Saved. He wants to thank God, friends and family for their love and support.
ANTOINETTE GREENE-FISCHER (Mona) started taking acting classes some 20 years ago in New York. She did some extra work on The Cosby Show, Sesame Street, some independent films and music video's. Then she moved to Maryland 18 years ago, where she continued taking classes, doing some extra parts but primarily I was being a Mom. Now that the part has taken on another stage, she does local commercial's "Shopper's Food", "Giant", "Towson University". Independent films, "Run", "Thread", "Boner", and Too Saved. She was an extra in "Die Hard 4", "The Wire" and "Invasion". She has been in the industry for some 27 years as a broadcast technician for Fox Television. And in her spare time she enjoys bicycling, weightlifting and spending time with her family.
CLARANCE VM FLETCHER (Pastor Robinson) happily makes his debut with Nubia Filmworks, Inc. in Too Saved. Recent film credits include: America; At the Corner of Clark and Clifford, 8 Hours and the Lion's Den. Recent drama projects include: Waiting to Be Invited and The Blues of Lula Mae Jenkins. He thanks his soul mate of fifteen years Janina, for without her love and support nothing else would matter!!! Special thanks also go out to Knycos, Jhane, and Cyrus for their continued love and support. For film and stage projects Clarance can be contacted at email@example.com.
CAROLINE PLEASANT (Deaconess Ford) “Too Saved” is Caroline’s debut film with Nubia Filmworks, Inc., and she is pleased to be a part of this project. Television credits include “The Wire” on HBO, and the role of Ms. Josephine Harris in “Countdown to Ground Zero”, on the History Channel. Stage work includes Miss Leah in “Flyin’ West”, Mammy Louise in “The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae”, and the Judge in “Nuts”. Her work includes industrials, as well as in independent films such as, “Exodus 2013”. She received her Associate of Arts Degree in Theatre from Prince Georges Community College, and she studied at The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory. Caroline thanks God, family, and friends for support, and loves her work.
SOWANDE TICHAWONNA (Fred) was born and raised in Washington, DC. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC with a BA in Broadcast Production and a minor in Drama. He most recently performed in the feature film, Too Saved. His stage credits include, Nocturnal Agony, Dancing the Night Away, also directed by Shuaib Mitchell and Missing Pieces by award-winning playwright, Maria P. Jones in Washington, DC. He also performed in staged readings of A Rose By Any Other Name by Shuaib Mitchell in New York and Rome and Juliettte by Christa Dickey in Washington, DC. His film credits include The Session by David Johnson and Victims of Circumstance? by Patrick Charles.
ANNETTE C. JAMES (Mrs. Robinson/Pastor’s Wife) lives in Upper Marlboro, Md. with her husband Lee and three-year-old son, Donovan. Annette's recent film credits include Too Saved and Eight Hours Plus. Her theater credits include: A Round of Hearts, Essense of Love, and Miracle at Mattie's Place. One of her favorite scriptures is, Philipians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength."