LADYLIKE is a short film collaboration between Tiffany Johnson and Nicholas Williams, two best friends who met a decade ago in film school. Directed by Tiffany and co-written with Nicholas, Ladylike is a modern day noir that follows Vaughan and Harlan, two vintage vixens who have a penchant for retro… and retribution. Not only are they bosom buddies, Vaughan and Harlan’s disturbing pastime makes them a gruesome twosome. The duo produced the short along with Jenapher Forline and Lena Waithe, producer of the critically acclaimed and award winning feature “Dear White People.”
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Tiffany is a graduate of the Los Angeles Film School where she majored in Directing and minored in Screen Writing. For her final thesis, she wrote and directed her first short film entitled “Man in My Life”. Since graduating she has gone on to work for several TV & Film Production Companies such as CBS, Overbrook Entertainment, Film Independent and assisting Academy Award winning Producer Ms. Peggy Rajski. For the past few years she has freelanced as an Associate Producer on numerous live television award shows. Her credits include MTV Movie Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and the 2011 Primetime Emmy’s.
Nicholas is a graduate of Sonoma State University with a degree in Music, in addition, he graduated from the Los Angeles Film School where he majored in Screenwriting and minored in Producing. He produced Tiffany’s “Man In My Life.” Nick went on to work on several independent films, two documentaries, and The Saturn Awards. It was on The Megan Mullally Show that he got his start in TV. He continued to work as a Casting Producer for numerous reality shows and pilots for various networks, most notably FOX, NBC, SyFy, The CW, and TLC. For the past year Nick has found his way up to the microphone of stand-up comedy, at which he nervously and anxiously makes people laugh (at) with him.
With a forte in business operations, management and financials, Producer Jenapher Forline, exercised her fierce independent and quick thinking into heading a multi-million dollar company. She owns a business and financial firm (LIBERTY BELL LLC), a production company (REAPERS FORGE PRODUCTIONS) and Fortune Film Group LLC, contributing capital to film projects. Her production company has worked on "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN", "THE LAST SAMURAI", "CHRONICLES OF NARNIA" and many more feature films.
Lena was recently named Variety's 2014 "Top 10 Comics to Watch." Based on the traction her spec pilot CHIRAQ created, she was offered a position on the staff of FOX's long-running series, BONES. Additionally, BET acquired and will produce her original pilot, TWENTIES, with Flavor Unit attached. Lena also worked as a producer and contributing writer on the film DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, which debuted this year at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and sold to Lionsgate. Last year, she was named to the 2013 WGA Writers Access Project, which is designed to identify excellent, diverse writers with television staffing experience.