Your 30's are supposed to be the best decade of your life. However, for Diane and her friends, it has been a time of existential crisis, ticking biological clocks, and heightened job dissatisfaction. Will these buds bloom into roses? Perhaps, so long as they have each other.
Keep it Colorful
Inclusion StatementWith the demand for inclusivity within the film industry in place, our goal is to offer more positions in front of and behind the lens to people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. This production's cast and crew will be very diverse.
About The Project
What is ROSEBUD?
Failed relationships, zero acting opportunities, and a thankless 9-to-5 - for Diane, L.A. was no longer the City of Angels and bright lights; a place where one pursues their dreams. No, she needed to get out and get out fast, and while it was no easy decision to leave behind the life she so desperately wanted to create on the West Coast, she knew it was best to head back to where it all began, back to "The Dirty South." New Orleans was like home, it was the city where she met friends that became family, where she honed her skills as an artist, and it is there that she must go back to rebuild herself and the relationships she left behind. This is a story of rebirth, growth, and sisterhood. This is ROSEBUD.
ROSEBUD is a dramedy series that follows the lives of Diane and her five friends, who in approaching their later 30s, continue to navigate life's many challenges both collectively and individually. Theirs is a journey of what it is to be a woman of color in the 21st Century. Topics including abandonment, abuse, racial inequality, sex, alcoholism, romance, loss of loved ones, and faith will be explored throughout the series. Their bonds of friendship will be tested, their boundaries pushed, but together they will give each other the strength needed to overcome all obstacles.
A word from Lakesha Glover, creator of ROSEBUD
"Don't wait on someone to give you a role, create it yourself" - Dr. Alex Marshall
It was during my time as a theatre student at Dillard University when Dr. Marshall uttered that unforgettable piece of advice. I originally created the treatment for ROSEBUD six years ago while living in Los Angeles, however, my job as an educator with the Boys & Girl's Club took precedence, meaning my story had to take a backseat for a while.
After giving my talents towards the Boys & Girls Club, I realized it was time to heed Dr. Marshall's words of wisdom, and focus on my pursuits as an artist. I moved back to New Orleans in 2015 to take part in the continued renaissance of performance art that was occurring there, and have been fortunate to have found continuous work as an actor since. ROSEBUD is the next step in my career, as I now want to create for myself roles on the production side. It is my goal as an emerging producer to provide opportunities for those less represented in the Gulf South market including people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community.
Several episodes of ROSEBUD have already been penned; however, this Seed & Spark campaign is solely for the 'Pilot' episode. With the proper funding, we'll be able to create a professional final product to showcase to investors and producers for future distribution.
Participant in Seed&Spark's 'Keep it Colorful' Campain
We are excited to be a participating member of Seed & Spark's 'Keep it Colorful' campaign, which provides opportunities for creators of color to get their film/tv pilots greenlit by end of 2018. This is just one of many reasons why your support matters!
How YOU can help!
Financial assistance is fantastic, but not the only way you can help us achieve in creating something stellar. Wardrobe pieces that can be loaned out, film equipment that can be provided for the duration of filming, or your contribution of non-perishable and sealed snack items are just examples of how you can make an impact on the success of this project while mitigating costs. Head on over to our 'Wish List' section and see what we need! If you would like to contribute, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed message describing your item(s), as well as images. NOTE - all items will be handled with care and returned as was given, promptly upon completion of principal photography. Last but certainly not the least - spread the word! Word of mouth goes a long way, by sharing the campaign via Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter helps us reach more people who may be able to lend a hand.
Thank you for your interest and support in ROSEBUD. This will be one hell of a journey, one I'm scared of but ready to risk on myself, and we'd love to have you be a part of it!
"It's tempting to play it safe, the more we're willing to risk on ourselves, the more alive we are. In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took." - Kelsey Grammer
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About This Team
LaKesha D. Glover - Creator, Executive Producer, Writer, Actor
LaKesha Glover is a professional actress who has graced the stages of the St. Louis Black Repertory, Southern Repertory Theater, Tennesse Williams Theater Company of New Orleans, just to name a few. Glover has appeared in the indie movies AWAKE AWAKE, and THE JOHNNY STAR MOVIES. She is currently filming a short narrative titled MADONNA'S HOUSE.
Richon May - Writer, Co-Director, Actor
Richon May is an actor, director, writer, and acting coach who has been theatre education as the Theatre Director at KIPP Central City for over eight years. She believes it to be a blessing, and inspiration to encourage young actors to explore and make discoveries that are honest yet entertaining. May is excited to be making her screen debut, and is overjoyed to be a part of a project that is symbolic in her life right now. ROSEBUD symbolizes the growth that she has made in her artistic career over the last year, and this journey has been EVERYTHING! Her directing credits include POSTCARDS FROM OVER THE EDGE, BREATHE, SPAMALOT JR., THE INTERNET IS A DISTRACT..., and a host of original pieces.
Stephawn Christopher Spears - Co-writer -Director of Photography
Is a director and writer who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Dillard University, and currently in his Last year of Graduate school at Chapman University where is studying Cinematography.
Olivia Ros - Production Coordinator
Olivia Ros is an aspiring actor residing in New Orleans, Louisianna. She studied at Tulane University in Theatre Performance before joining the Southern Rep Theatre Company. She is currently the Production Coordinator on ROSEBUD.
Kai Santel - Chef and owner of NolaBelles' Catering & Events
GlamChef Kai Santel is the Chef/Owner of NolaBelles' Catering & Events. She has Cooked for the First Lady Michelle Obama, Jamie Foxx, and other celebrities. Nolabelles' will provide full-service location meal preparation for ROSEBUD.
Matt Story - Production Assistant, Consultant
Matt Story is a New Orleans based artist who works in film, television, and theatre; he is presently co-writing a feature film with accomplished playwright, Justin Maxwell. Story is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, and is an EMC candidate.