The Future Is Then
Set in mid '90s Brooklyn, The Future Is Then follows a recently widowed Trinidadian travel agent who is recruited to be the brains behind the scenes of an Expedia-esque start up, run by three twenty-something white dudes. A culture clash arises when these two very different communities and mindsets come to a head.
ABOUT THE CAST & CREW
Acclaimed web series creator Sarah Salovaara is a filmmaker and writer from New York City. Her work is primarily concerned with the retooling of gender roles and genre tropes. In 2017, her series, Let Me Die a Nun, starring Ana Fabrega and Hari Nef, was nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award. She has two projects set to premiere in 2019: the BRIC TV series The Future is Then and a short film called Lucky Dog. She is an alumna of the 2018 NYFF Artist Academy and an editor at Filmmaker Magazine.
Producer Okema T. Moore is a Brooklyn-based actress, producer and writer... who sometimes directs. Aside from creating her own award-winning works and producing indie projects that have been shown in festivals domestically and internationally, Okema has produced a plethora of branded work for various household names, including Nickelodeon, FOX and Dreamworks. She is the former Creative Producer and Production Manager for Netflix’s comedic genre brand, Netflix Is A Joke and was the main producer for BRIC TV's Sole Kings. She has also functioned as the coordinator for both the Food Network's Chopped and OWN’s “Oprah's Master Class.”
Director of Photography Arlene Muller is a Brooklyn-bred cinematographer working in Los Angeles and New York. Her work has been shown in numerous festivals around the world including Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand, SXSW and Tribeca. She also lensed the popular John Early/Kate Berlant Vimeo web series, 555. She holds an MFA in cinematography from the American Film Institute.
Lucy Munger is an editor and stop motion animator based out of Brooklyn, New York. Her work has screened worldwide at festivals including IFFR, SXSW, and MDFF. She is currently focused primarily on non-fiction film and analogue animation projects.
Myra Lucretia Taylor (Glenda) has acted on Broadway, Off Broadway, and in regional theatres across the country. Recent film and television credits include: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Atlanta, Ben Is Back, The Big Sick, Unsane, Catfight, and Bushwick.
Carl Kranz (John) is an actor, writer, comedian, and musician from New York City. A graduate of Bard College, he made his feature film debut in Nathan Silver’s Soft in the Head and has since appeared in Silver's films Stinking Heaven and The Great Pretender (2018), Sarah Salovaara's short film Nugget and series Let Me Die A Nun.
Matt Barats (Mark) is a New York City based writer and comedian via Chicago. He was a long-time cast member of The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour, co-creator of the play Sadie Hawkins Day, and the visual comedy album Reveries. Matt has contributed to The Onion and The New Yorker and his short film Improve Is Love was recently a Vimeo “Staff Pick.”
A classically trained actor and dancer, Mandela Bellamy (Sherry) has appeared in The Blacklist, Jessica Jones, Madam Secretary and most notably, Orange Is The New Black. She’s been featured in music videos starring Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. Mandela can also be seen this fall in Warner Brothers' Joker alongside Joaquin Phoenix.
Joshua David Robinson (Richard) has appeared numerous times Off-Broadway and in regional theaters across the country, as well as working extensively in the commercial world and as a voice actor. Holding an MFA from New York University's Graduate School of Acting, Joshua is always working to use his art as a means to engage with his community and as a vehicle for social change.
Stephen Gurewitz (Matt) is a New York-based filmmaker and actor whose credits include Marvin, Seth and Stanley, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Stinking Heaven and Her Smell.