ABOUT HILLSIDE PICTURES
Under the direction of Lashonda Jones, Hillside Pictures was established in the year of 2017. Lashonda has assisted with various stage play productions and films that have facilitated a smooth transition into her own production company. Hillside Pictures provides an opportunity for individuals to display their acting or writing talent while producing films and stage plays to reach the masses via online streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime, Screambox, and Filmocracy just to name a few. In the near future, Hillside Pictures has high hopes of reaching television, Netflix, movie theaters, and stages around the world.
Hillside Pictures "A-Team" members have always been captivated by the arts, and early on discovered that having an artistic outlet was the perfect way to express their thoughts, creativity, and imagination. In every project, they use special techniques and talents to understand, develop and direct every scene and every character. Take a look at their site and get in touch with questions or comments.
Lashonda Jones is a native of Camilla, GA. She graduated from Albany State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. In December 2003, Lashonda moved to Atlanta, GA where she worked as a Social Worker and furthered her education by obtaining a Master's Degree in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. Although Lashonda holds a licensure in Social Work, singing and acting has always been her dream. In 2008 she landed her first role in a stage play titled "At Midnight". She has since appeared in several stage play productions and eventually ventured into film. Lashonda has also worked as a production manager, casting director, producer, executive producer, and assistant director which motivated her to start her own production company called Hillside pictures, which is derived from the community that she lived in called "The Hill." Lashonda has produced her 1st feature film called "Nocturnal", where she also played the leading role. "Nocturnal" is currently being streamed on Amazon Prime, Screambox, UDU Digital, Filmocracy, and Play Now Media. Lashonda is curently in post production of a 2nd feature film called "The Elder Heist"
Director Of Productions
An Atlanta native, India Wilkins plays a valuable part of Hillside Pictures bringing great knowledge with her many roles. As a event planner she brings organization to her role as script supervisor overseeing the continuity of the production. When needed she also steps into the role of producer coordinating various aspects of film and stage production. India's passion really shines bright when she is in full character cooking and entertaining, hence her role as Craft Services. She enjoys preparing meals for the cast and crew while on set, The opportunity to prepare various recipes while adding a special touch to the presentation brings her joy. Her commitment to this role is easy breezy as it represents the appreciation our team, the A-Team, has for its cast of actors and each other.
RODNEY L. JOHNSON
Rodney L. Johnson born and raised in Atlanta, GA was bitten by the acting bug many years ago. He has since been involved in countless performances, stage plays, films, and appearances. Having worn the many hats such as writer, creative director, stage manager, assistant director, and director just to name a few, he finds pleasure in being able to depict the lives of others. To his credit, He is a 2019 Metropolitan Atlanta Theater nominee for the Major Supporting Male Actor Award as well as Live Arts Theatre 2018 Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role Winner for his portrayal of Fred Disalvo in Topher Payne's "Evelyn In Purgatory" Directed by Becca Parker, Broadway World Atlanta Awards 2019
Best Play nomination for his role as Sam in "Blues For An Alabama Sky" written by Pearl Cleage, directed by D. Norris. In 2020 Rodney had the privilege of being a Metropolitan Atlanta Theater judge for the 2020 season as well as being elected to the Board Of Directors at The Live Arts Theatre. Rodney believes acting gives him the opportunity to entertain and educate individuals about situations, causes, and events that involves our lives, and communites.
Director Of Productions
Schaniqua Ash was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She graduated from The University Of Louisiana At Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting and a MBA from The University of Phoenix Schaniqua decided to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia where she began working in the film industry. Through her mentorship with veteran Producer Eric Canada she has worked on projects featuring the talents of Angie Stone, Maya Table, and Stic from Dead Prez. In 2015, she produced her first web series entitled "The Indie Girls Project" featuring up & coming and prominent female filmakers in Atlanta. She partnered with Hillside Pictures to Co-Produce the feature film "Nocturnal" starring Travis Cure from Tyler Perry's "The Oval". She also served as Executive Producer on the current film "The Elder Heist". Schaniqua has a gift for organization, punctually, and a keen eye for talent.
Director Of Photography
Kervin James is a Musician/Editor/Screenwriter with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He began his career as talent doing commercials and PSA's for the NBC affiliate in Southwest Florida. It was there he learned how commercials were shot and edited in addition to honing his skills as a music producer by also providing the background music for several commercials aired on their network. He would go on to win a Silver Addy Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. Kervin then made the transition into the music industry where he would work with multi-platinum artist 69 Boyz, and Dis & Dat as a videographer/photographer on tour capturing footage for the pump Dat Bass documentary. His talents have also taken him into audio production working with Thrill the Player from 69 Boyz, Jacki-O, Smiles and Southstar, Juvenile, One Chance, Rico Love, Three the God Way, BBJ, Demetrus, and many others. As a camera operator and editor with Behind the Mic (Magazine Style Red Carpet Show) Kervin has covered events such as Trumpet Awards, Steve Harvey's Neighborhood Awards, Essence Festival, etc. He adds to his credit numerous amounts of short films, television program broadcasting on Comcast Cable, and Web programming. As a writer Kervin has trained with some of the most learned professionals in the industry in Hollywood including Lamont Ferell (Moesha, House Of Payne, Girlfriends) Linda Seager (Making a Good Script Great), Christopher Volger (The Writer's Journey), Pamela Jaye Smith to name a few. With his faith in God, experience, and education Kervin is destined to achieve all that he desires in the Entertainment Business.
The Elder Heist
After a near death experience, successful high profile attorney James Kimble is placed in a nursing home after his unruly behavior towards his caretakers. Ultimately, he takes his son Stanley advice and befriends a few of the residents convincing them to break out of the nursing home for a night on the town. They end up going on a wild adventure involving partying, disorderly conduct, and kidnapping.
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