Juju: The Web Series • SZN II
The girls return home to learn about their mystical lineage; but to do so, each of them must face generational curses that made them flee to begin with. This project shows magic across the African diaspora in a positive light and gives us a refreshing look into sisterhood, culture, and history.
Inclusion StatementWe are a team of women from all races, cultures, countries, and more. We pride ourselves on representation and inclusion on-screen and behind-the-camera. We are allies and members of the LGBTQIA community and advocates for women and their sacred spaces. We are our sisters' keepers.
About The Project
A curse has been broken.
Last season opened up with a birthday celebration. Ally, the fiery workaholic, and the last witch to turn to 28 broke a spell dating back centuries. Ada was sent by the ancestors to prepare and help guide them through their powers, but there's one thing she's not telling them. On every corner awaits a different evil that plots the girls' demise as they power through their taxing adult life and deal with their newfound powers.
In this first season and introduction to a world never seen before, these girls had to learn to accept who they are and the destiny that was bestowed on them. The tone was soft-hearted, tender, and fun. We introduced different characters, cultures, and supernatural beings. Now it's time to get to the good stuff.
In season two, we explore the girls' lineage, heritage, and where they come from. The witches' are forced to go back to the homes they desperately wanted to escape. A place where generational trauma and curses still exist. However, these are places that hold the answers to who they are and who the women before them were.
We will take a deeper look into the childhoods of each witch, the backstory of our other supernatural characters, and the worlds they come from. What's Chelsea's motive? Why is Ada really here? What is the prophecy? Is Jules a good vamp? Where's Kyle's wolf pack?
A story that was needed.
The response to Juju: The Web Series has been overwhelming. We've garnered so many viewers in such a short amount of time (in a span of three months!) We've had comments from all social media platforms thanking us for creating content for Black women and little Black girls. It has been an honor to take back control of the narrative surrounding our countries, cultures, traditions, and spiritualities. We want to continue to do the same for SZN II.
We're here to prove a point.
We're here to make our mark in the film and television industry. We're here to prove that not only do Black people and People of Color love fantasy and sci-fi but that our history literally possesses the elements of magic dating back to the dawn of time. It's time to make room for more stories in the supernatural realm. More vampires, more werewolves, more witches, and just more magic in color.
Securing funding would give us the resources we need to represent everyone's story clearly.
Our goal is to deliver excellence.
Fantasy projects require a little more tender, love and care when it comes to producing from inception to completion. We've been transparent with our process. We had a few hiccups that we would like to improve on, the most important being lighting and sound.
Funding will help us in all phases of production (development, pre-production, production, post-production).
Articles & Fan Reviews
Here are some dope articles and YouTube reviews:
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For all the little Black Girls.
It's every little Black girl's dream to see themselves in genres they love and characters they adore. Moon's purpose was to build a world of Black supernaturals that explores their heritage, history, and culture in a positive light. A world where Black witches can have fun with their magic and not be the pawn or the savior.
"I wanted to see a world of Black supernaturals, so I created one."
- Moon Ferguson, Creator
Check out some behind-the-scenes photos of the cast & crew during the production of season one!
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About This Team
Executive Producer | Director | Writer
Moon has a passion for creating true-to-life characters and compelling storylines. In addition to screenwriting, Moon's other passion lies in directing and cinematography. She attended Miami Dade College for Film Production and Southern New Hampshire University for Screenwriting. Her first project, Mental: A Three Film, is a film series about mental health and how it is handled and received in the West Indian culture. Mental was an official selection for the African American Women in Cinema Film Festival in March 2018.
Moon's Chinese-Jamaican background helps her create characters and stories from the experiences she's had Aside from film, Moon is a mother to an 11-year-old boy, Tahj. Her experiences as a single, teen mom fuel her to be an aspiration to mothers all around.
Executive Producer | Casting Director
Writer | Music Supervisor
KiaraDiana is the creative force behind LvzyKat Media. She works as a Casting Director/Producer to scripted and unscripted shows in the development stages. Coming from a background in screenwriting, public relations, and social media marketing, she utilized her understanding of the digital storytelling within the social space to bring inclusion and diversity to small– and eventually big– screens worldwide.
Outside of her casting sessions, she enjoys good wine, food, watching movies, and hanging out with her cat Charlie.
VFX Supervisor & Artist | Director | Writer
Janeen is an ambivert, naturalista, and a returned Peace Corps volunteer. In Ethiopia, Janeen served two years of mentoring, teaching, and evolving. While abroad, she was able to peer at the world and deeper into herself from a different vantage point. It is from that perspective that she intends to develop and tell stories.
Janeen attended graduate school at Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts, in which she wrote and directed her thesis film, Sight. An Afro-futurist film about Naji, A nonbeliever from a parallel earth, must make the ultimate sacrifice to save her tribe when supernatural forces bring a dark truth to light. Sight has been the official selection for the Winter Film Awards, Blackstar Film Festival, and Bronze Lens Film Festival.
Social Media Manager | PR | Writer | Director
Belle is a Social Media & Communications professional, with a background in Screenwriting & Film Production. She has a passion to tell compelling and compassionate stories that represent the women of the world. Through screenwriting, poetry, and visuals, she will continue to support the variation in women and their narratives.
Juju: The Web Series is a great example of representation, in a way we typically don't see black women. Coming from a mother who is Jamaican and Caucasian, and a father who is Aruban and Dominican, Belle relates to the characters of this story who struggles to find their identity and place as a Black & Latina woman. Belle is proud to write a fantasy story about powerful Black Girl Magic and showcase faces that are rarely seen as leads in this genre.
Sydney Henry is a recent graduate of Pace University who studied in Film and Queer & Women Studies. Raised in Tennessee, she ventured to New York to pursue her dream of creating content about women - especially women in the LGBTQIA community. Her goal is to create and help create content that lifts women up and treats them with the respect they deserve.
Sydney started with Juju in pre-production in February 2019, as an intern, and has found a home and a
community within the crew. Women who have fell in love with each other's company and became
Chelsea Williams is a poet and filmmaker and visual artist from Chicago. A graduate of New York University, she has her B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing and Africana Studies. Her writing contemplates the particularities of black life, her relationship with the ancestors, what it means to be a black woman. She is a was 2019 featured poet for I, Too, Arts Collective and the Langston Hughes House. She was a fall 2019 Cave Canem workshop fellow. She is a featured poet in 2020 programming season with Art Defined Inc in the Bronx. She resides in the West Village in Manhattan and works in Harlem.
Haitian-born and Brooklyn bred Model and Actress, Nedge Victome made her stage debut performance in
What Happened That Night, presented at T. Schreiber Studios and is most notable for her role as the vivacious, sharp-tongued, Gigi in the new web-series, Juju. Nedge loves exploring stories that are not only relatable but that are nuanced and sometimes may deviate from normal narratives. A natural lover of the social sciences, she studied Sociology in Undergrad and was inspired to pursue acting upon graduation. She went on to train at Stella Adler, Upright Citizens Brigade and T. Schreiber Studios in New York. Her deep curiosity of human social relationships, interactions and culture encourage and challenge her to continuously find the humanity in all of her stories.