Hope Olaidé Wilson is a Nigerian writer, multimedia producer, actress,and social entrepreneur. She earned critical praise for her performance in the Lionsgate feature, I can do bad all by myself,  in a lead role opposite Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson. Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Hope has also worked in Film/TV projects such as: The Last Ship (TNT), The Philosophers (2014)SolaceCSI: NY(CBS), Southland (TNT), Lie To Me (FOX), Cold Case (CBS), Glee (FOX), Dark Blue (TNT), and The Unit (CBS). She founded Indigo Veil Media & Entertainment (IVME), a multimedia production company dedicated to developing projects with compelling depictions of the human experience, universal appeal, social purpose, and cultural relevance. In 2012, IVME launched Local Literati (www.LocalLiterati.com) a website and mobile application (iOS) that serve as an entertainment hub, resource, and social network for bibliophiles, while also fulfilling a philanthropic aim to promote global literacy.

 

Sydney Morton originally hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and various other dance forms at The Studio For Dance, The Cincinnati Ballet, and The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.  She went on to receive a BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Michigan.  While in school, Sydney also studied Shakespeare for six months at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.  Since graduating, Sydney has performed in the Broadway companies of MOTOWN (OBC), EVITA (u/s Mistress, OBC), and MEMPHIS (OBC). Regionally, she has performed in the Chicago company of JERSEY BOYS (Francine), HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL at Paper Mill Playhouse (Gabriella), and various shows at The MUNY in St. Louis and PCLO in Pittsburgh.  Sydney also produces and performs her own comedy writing; check it out at www.sydneymorton.com!  Follow her on Twitter @Syd_Mo