Residue

2018

Residue is a dramatic short that captures the long lasting effect of PTSD, caused from police brutality. We follow the life of Valerie, an African-American woman who must learn how to move forward after witnessing her fiance’s murder.

Director

Shonna Foster

Writers

Leighton Alexander Williams

Executive Producers/Co-Producers

Leighton Alexander Williams, Franck Fon, Lovell Adams-Gray, Adrian Walters, Ryan Rosery, Brandon McKnight

Producer

Shonna Foster

Editors

Peter Schnobb

Cinematographer

Peter Schbobb

Production Designer

Meryl Allysa Romo

Starring

Keeya King, Leighton Alexander Williams

Duration

12 Minutes

Country

Canada

Notes

Upon completion of Judas Noir, we were back on set with Residue, a short film written by BDB’s Leighton Williams and directed by Shonna Foster. Residue was produced by BDB Productions Inc., in association with YEAA Shorts, and Shorick Entertainment. The film also received sponsorship from William F Whites International.

Currently, Residue is available for streaming on CBC. The film stars Keeya King (Van Helsing, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker) and Leighton Alexander Williams (Spinning Out, Avocado toast) who both deliver truthful and compelling performances.

About Director

Shonna Foster is an award winning director and producer currently based in Toronto, Canada. She has directed and produced short films, music videos and a series of branded content for various companies across the GTA.

Shonna received her B.F.A honours degree in Theatre from York University, where she studied in the Creative Ensemble Conservatory. She was the recipient of the 2018 Richmond Hill Arts Award for her work as an Emerging Director. Her other recognitions include: the Ontario Arts Council Grant for skills and career development and the Artscape Launchpad Bursary Award.

Currently, Shonna works in film and television as a freelance director, producer and EA/DA.

Leighton Alexander Williams-Executive

Leighton Alexander Williams is an award-winning stage and screen actor, writer, and director based in Toronto, Ontario. He’s a graduate of York University’s Acting Conservatory (BFA Theatre 2015). His most notable theatre credit would be his role of ‘Satan’ in his adaptation “Judas Noir”, which gained him his first Dora Nomination, Toronto Critics Pick Nomination (Outstanding Supporting Performance), and Doug Ford’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award.

Throughout the pandemic, Leighton has shifted his focus to Film/Television, and is now a recent graduate of the CFC’s Actors Conservatory. He has wrapped two feature films slated to be released later this year, and he’ll be a recurring character in the CSA-winning series Avocado Toast (season 2)

Up Next: Avocado Toast (OutTv), Christmas Plus One(Hallmark) , Designing Christmas (Discovery+)

Actor l Writer l Director l Producer

Lovell Adams-Gray - Executive

Book II: Ghost” on Starz. “Ghost” marks Lovell’s first series regular role in a US series. Additionally, Lovell has a supporting role in the feature film “Brother,” premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022.

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Lovell received his education from the Humber College Acting for Film and Television program, where he then furthered his training at CFC Actor’s Conservatory.

Before landing the part on “Ghost,” he previously starred in the CW series “The Coroner” and Netflix’s “Guilty Party.” Lovell’s television work includes DirecTV’s “Rogue,” opposite Thandiwe Newton and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” for HBO Max, and Freeform’s “Dead of Summer” and the popular horror anthology series “Slasher” for Chiller. On the motion picture front, Lovell’s devotion and flair for acting landed him roles in the feature films “Len and Company” and “Little Death.”

With a desire to create meaningful content and open up more doors to ethically diverse roles, Lovell and six fellow actors started BDB Productions (Big Dreamers Brotherhood) in 2015. Wanting to be on the positive side of change, starting with play, JUDAS NOIR, BDB made a significant impact in terms of conversation regarding mental illness within the black community. With BDB’s first two short films debuting on the festival circuit, Lovell’s passion for telling stories that will make a difference has him currently writing BDB’s’ first feature film.

In 2019, Lovell was nominated for the Canadian DORA Award for his theatre performance in MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM at Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre. Earlier this year, Lovell won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in a Web Series for his performance in “21 Black Futures”.

He is repped by Sweeney Entertainment, Buchwald, Edna Talent Management, Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman, & Clark.

Franck Fon-CEO

Franck Fon aka Franckie Francois has been an actor for over 10 years and a producer for over 5 years. From a small town called Yaounde, in Cameroon, and currently residing in Toronto Canada. He is signed with Edna Talent Management in Toronto, The Characters agency in Vancouver and Chamber 37 Entertainment in L.A.

As the CEO of BDB Productions Inc, he has helped develop and co-produced the short films The Olde Provers, Residue which can be seen on CBC, Roadmarks which will be having its festival premiere in the coming months. Also co-producing the play Judas Noir which has gone on to get nominated for the prestigious Dora Moore award in Canada.

He will currently be helming BDB’S next slate of projects starting with the feature film “All For Or’ Nothing” Starring Lovell Adams-Gray (Power) and Kiana Madeira (Trinkets)

As an actor he can be seen on Supernatural, Anne with an E, Altered Carbon, Get Shorty. He has appeared in over 30 projects through the span of his career.

Currently starring in S4 of Creepshow, which will be premiering on Shudder 2023.