This year will mark ten years since I moved from Michigan to California to pursue my dreams. Since then, I have won a handful of competitions, was rejected from multiple fellowships, made countless films with my friends, and found myself in a full circle moment while on the set of my latest project, “Deadly Dispatch.” I am excited for what the future holds and am grateful for every opportunity that comes my way.


DEADLY DISPATCH is written by Sadé Sellers, and directed by Morenike Joela. The film is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, who serves as executive producer, James Seppelfrick, Darien Baldwin and Keith Neal of Swirl Films.  Casting was provided by Leah Daniels Butler with George Pierre serving as Casting Director. For TV One, Tia A. Smith is Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting, and Robyn Greene Arrington is Head of Original Programming and Production.

TV One, the network dedicated to representing Black culture and entertainment past, present and future, announced today the 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) TV One Screenplay Competition finalists – Timothy Folsome (Northridge, Calif.), writer of “Down For Whatever;” Roni Brown (Jonesboro, Ga.), writer of “Mr. Wonderful;” and Sade Sellers (Burbank, Calif.), writer of “The Replacement.”