We hope you enjoyed our introduction to Platonic last week! Today we’d like to introduce you to some of the cast and crew that helped make Platonic possible.
I’m an actress turned director/producer. I moved to Los Angeles in 2015 after graduating from drama school at Fordham University in New York City. When I first got to LA it was hard for me as an actress. I realized it was a very different animal from working in the theater so I began working on set. That’s when things really started falling into place. I was blessed to find some great mentors that helped me navigate the industry and I started working pretty quickly. Read More >>
I became interested in the entertainment industry believe it or not in college. It wasn’t until I took a class that was required for my major that I realized I enjoy working behind the camera. You see I took acting classes as a child and I knew then anything in front of the camera was not something that I wanted to do. I never realized how much work goes into making a film. So, during the last few years of college I made a change and haven’t looked back. My career wouldn’t be where it is without my faith in God. He has literally opened so many doors for me. My first job working in TV was for ES TV as an Associate Producer. Read More >>
Adrian J. Martin
My experience working on Platonic was very inspiring. I was led by an amazing crew of women who knew exactly what they wanted to achieve. I connected with Moni through a mutual friend by the name of Stacy Ike who referred my work to Moni, after speaking and meeting the rest just was history. Read More >>
When I first met Moni, I was the assistant director on this comedic musical short film. Moni and Winter (who directed the Platonic series) worked one day to help out since it was a small crew and we needed extra the help. Moni had a great energy about her. You could see she had good drive. After the short we stayed in touch and later she contacted me about being assistant director on this web series she had written called Platonic. I read the episodes and really liked the relationship that Wood and Brea had together. I told her I’d love to be apart of it. Read More >>
I’m a Nigerian American that was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I am one of five to two hard working Nigerian parents. Both of my parents are social workers (father recently retired) and that spirit of service was passed down to all their children. After graduating from Narbonne High School, I went on to attend UCSB. It’s on this campus where I began to perform stand up comedy after encouragement from friends and siblings. Read More >>
Working on Platonic was oh so incredibly LIT!!! I loved being on set with so many young black film makers, and other really talented folks. We had a lot of fun while filming, which is a great sign, because the end result came out amazing! I met Moni through the UCB LA comedy scene. When she told me she was working on something I literally jumped at the chance to be a part of it b/c Moni is so talented, and I just knew that anything that she was putting together was gonna be great. Read More >>
See you next week, for the next stop!