Fred Forte Jr.

Fred Forte Jr. is a distinguished writer, director, and producer hailing from Charlotte, NC. Rooted in a family devoted to ministry, he imbibed the values of love and purpose. In 2010, he marked his directorial debut with the acclaimed theater production “For the Love of Money,” staged in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Salisbury, NC.

In 2019, he co-founded 3rd Day Films, LLC, with longtime collaborators Shelton-Demar Lewis and D’Angelo Crawford. As a two-time Best Director Winner, Fred has garnered accolades for his exceptional storytelling and cinematic prowess.

Beyond his professional achievements, Fred Forte Jr. is a devoted father of four, proudly calling Rock Hill, SC, home. His creative journey is guided by a profound aspiration: “I strive to be more than a director but rather a storyteller for God.”

Shelton-Demar Lewis, a native of Rochester, New York, discovered his passion for acting at an early age, nurtured by his father who enthusiastically captured their creative skits on film. Fond memories of those moments fueled a lifelong commitment to the art of storytelling and entertainment.

From the joyous reactions of those who witnessed their performances, a deep-seated passion for acting emerged within him. This intrinsic love for the craft has since evolved into a burning dedication to utilize his gifts and talents to uplift and glorify a higher purpose.

For Shelton, acting is more than a profession; it is a calling deeply rooted in his identity. His commitment extends beyond the realm of entertainment, as he seeks to channel his creativity towards a greater purpose. In his own words, “When it’s all said and done, the only thing that will really matter in life is what I do for GOD and who I was able to lead to HIM. Nothing else matters if you don’t put GOD first in your life.”

In 2019, he co-founded 3rd Day Films, LLC, with longtime collaborators Fred Forte Jr and D’Angelo Crawford.  With a steadfast focus on using his skills to positively impact others and honor a higher power, Shelton-Demar Lewis brings a unique blend of talent, purpose, and unwavering faith to the world of acting. His journey is characterized by a commitment to leaving a meaningful and lasting impression through the transformative power of storytelling.

Shelton Lewis

D'Angelo Crawford

D’Angelo Crawford, a Buffalo, New York native, transitioned to Charlotte, NC, where his fervor for cinema and fascination with the intricacies of television and film production led him to embark on a career with Time Warner Cable. It was during this tenure that he crossed paths with Fred Forte Jr and Shelton-Demar Lewis, the former of whom was directing local projects at the time. The collaboration with Fred and Shelton opened a window into the behind-the-scenes world of “Movie Magic,” igniting D’Angelo’s enduring passion for the craft.

Subsequently, they have collaborated on various projects, including Dinner Theaters, Web series, and Short Films. His keen eye for connecting with actors and immersing himself in their portrayals has been instrumental in maintaining the authenticity and relatability of their collective endeavors. This collaborative synergy has proven unparalleled, consistently propelling their projects to resonate with audiences.

As a cohesive team, D’Angelo, Fred, and Shelton aspire to scale new heights within the industry, leveraging their collective strengths to craft compelling narratives that captivate and resonate with audiences for years to come.

A product of the United States, Dontai cultivated a resilient spirit amidst a backdrop of challenges, embracing a determined ethos to create a brighter future for himself. In pursuit of this aspiration, he honed his acting prowess during his formative years, drawing inspiration from his favorite television actors.

As a multifaceted individual, Dontai’s childhood was marked by a diverse range of interests, from artistic pursuits such as drawing to excelling as a skilled athlete and martial artist. His intellectual curiosity extended to solving puzzles, reflecting a well-rounded and engaged mind.

Dontai’s journey has since evolved, transforming him into a prominent local figure as an actor, writer, author, and producer. His adeptness with his hands, once manifested in childhood pursuits, now fuels his creative endeavors and has contributed to his recognition in the industry.

Currently, Dontai is actively engaged in bringing his screenplay, “Intent 2 Win,” to life, with a focus on potential book sales through platforms like Amazon. At the age of 33, Dontai balances roles as a son, a brother, an inspirational father, and a devoted husband, embodying a rich tapestry of personal and professional achievements.

Dontai Keith
VP of Physical Productions

Khristina Cunningham
Casting Director

Khrisina is a multifaceted professional, serving as an actor, film producer, and writer. While her initial foray into acting commenced on the stage during her childhood, her true passion found its home within the dynamic landscape of the film industry. Originally from Charlotte, she embarked on a transformative journey by relocating to Los Angeles for a four-year period, dedicated to auditioning and immersing herself in the intricacies of filmmaking.

In the bustling heart of LA, Khrisina recognized that her mission extended beyond the realm of acting in front of the camera. Her comedic flair in the film “Black Coffee” and her portrayal of the controversial character Jaz in the series “Escorts” underscore her versatility and depth as an artist. Notably, she contributed her expertise as the Producer’s Assistant in one project and assumed the pivotal role of Casting Director in another, showcasing her proficiency behind the scenes. Khrisina’s journey exemplifies a commitment to excellence and a desire to contribute meaningfully to the ever-evolving landscape of the entertainment industry.

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