Castleton Films by Ifé Creative Works, Inc.
The heart of our mission revolves around a passion for storytelling. We are committed to creating films that captivate, challenge, and inspire, bringing art to life on the big screen. Our company goes beyond film production, as we are a community of storytellers, dreamers, and visionaries who believe in the transformative power of cinema. We work together to shape the future of independent filmmaking, promoting black excellence, pushing boundaries, and championing change. - Ifé Duckie
At Ifé Creative Works, Inc., our vision is to stand as an iconic voice in the film industry, celebrated for our dedication to independent filmmaking. We endeavor to be the epitome of cinematic excellence, marrying the craftsmanship and technological prowess of Castleton Films with Ifé Creative Works' passion for authentic, innovative storytelling. Our ambition is to create films that captivate and inspire, reflect the beautiful diversity of the human experience, and resonate deeply with audiences across the globe.
We see a future where our films set new standards in mainstream and independent cinema. Our content-rich narratives, filled with superior quality, innovation, and evocative performances, will entertain and enlighten, serving as powerful tools for raising social and cultural awareness.
We envisage our company as a bastion for diversity, with our films reflecting the myriad perspectives of our worldwide audience. In this future, we also stand as a model for sustainable filmmaking, proving that high-quality films can be produced in a manner that respects and preserves our planet.
As producers in the evolving landscape of film production, we will leverage cutting-edge technology to enhance our storytelling and offer unparalleled cinematic experiences. With our deep commitment to independent voices, we aim to cultivate a thriving global community of filmmakers, artists, and audiences who share our love for mainstream and indie cinema.
Our vision is to create a cinematic world where every story matters, every voice is heard, and every film leaves a lasting impact. At Ifé Creative Works and Castleton Films, we will tirelessly work toward making this vision a reality, shaping the future of Independent Filmmaking one film at a time.
"As a filmmaker, my purpose is to serve as a voice that embraces our shared connections and individual differences. Through the power of storytelling, I strive to bridge gaps and cultivate a profound appreciation for the diverse tapestry of the human experience, and to shatter glass ceilings for women in film."
Ifé Creative Works, Inc. aims to inspire, entertain, and provoke thought by producing and distributing high-quality, innovative cinematic content through its film brand Castleton Films. We aim to use the power of film to connect audiences worldwide, transcending boundaries and fostering a shared human experience. Our mission is to bring to life unique, diverse, and authentic stories that challenge the status quo and resonate deeply with audiences around the world. As an independent film production company, we are dedicated to nurturing fresh, unconventional voices in filmmaking and presenting narratives often overlooked by mainstream cinema.
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Robert Peters is a highly accomplished filmmaker hailing from Nigeria. He initially pursued studies in geology at the University of Jos but eventually shifted gears to focus on his passion for visual storytelling. He obtained a certificate in this field from New York University and has since gone on to direct several successful West African films, including the acclaimed "30 Days in Atlanta" and "A Trip to Jamaica." Peters has had the privilege of collaborating with some of the top actors in the industry and has received numerous accolades for his outstanding work. Additionally, as the founder of Whitestone Filmworks LLC in Lawrenceville, Georgia, he has established himself as a versatile professional with skills in directing, cinematography, and acting on a broad range of projects such as Voiceless (2020) on Netflix, and Christmas in Miami (2022), Amazon Prime.
Teddy Albert is a seasoned Cinematographer and Filmmaker hailing from Guadeloupe, a region within the French West Indies. With an impressive career spanning two decades, he has contributed his expertise to numerous projects across Europe and the Caribbean islands, encompassing documentaries, feature films, short movies, and TV shows. Teddy is a highly regarded filmmaker, having garnered prestigious accolades, and he proudly holds a degree from 3is (International Institute for Image and Sound). His recent short film, "Where is the Male," has been recognized and celebrated at various esteemed festivals. Currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia, Teddy maintains his creative endeavors as an independent professional in the American film industry.
Ifé Duckie is a filmmaker, writer, and producer born in Kingston, Jamaica. Ifé discovered her talent for writing while studying in the United States. Although her educational journey took various paths, including nursing and health law, her passion for storytelling remained unwavering and transformed into screenwriting. As a result, she founded Ifé Creative Works, Inc., alongside her husband, to provide thought-provoking entertainment. Ifé is committed to bridging the gap between our similarities and differences through diverse films that connect with global audiences. Ifé's influence as a producer is on the rise with works such as Choices (2020), Christmas in Miami (2021) on Amazon Prime, and Queen's King (2023) in post-production. Ifé's unique blend of skills and experience brings a fresh perspective to filmmaking. She's also an Amazon Kindle Vella serial writer. Her screenplay is titled Love on Arrival.
Orrett Duckie, Executive Producer, and Financial Controller at Ife Creative Works, brings a wealth of experience to his role. With a strong background in sales, he gained valuable insights from leading organizations in the United States, developing expertise in strategic business development. Drawing on his skill set, Orrett seamlessly transitioned into the film industry, where his financial acumen was instrumental in producing 'A Place in the Dark.' His professional journey exemplifies his versatility and unwavering commitment to excellence in all his endeavors.
April Jarrett is a writer, producer, and director who creates inspiring works that honor God. Her family background in performing and songwriting has motivated her to cultivate her creative gifts and inspire others to do the same. As the CEO of Lyric Lane Entertainment, she aims to create stories that have the power to change lives. April's unwavering dedication to her craft and faith inspires all who know her. Her musical stage play A Not So Classic Christmas Carol (2018) left audiences wanting for more!
Paula Powell served as a distinguished journalist for leading Jamaican newspapers for eight years. Following this, she established Roots FM, a notable radio station in Kingston, Jamaica. She also produced a highly regarded public service radio program titled 'Real Talk, Real Issues' that aired on WMBM in North Miami. In addition to her journalism and radio work, Ms. Powell has shown a keen interest in film. She lent her expertise to the project 'A Place in the Dark,' where she played a crucial role during script editing and casting decisions.
Harold Keith is a multi-talented individual with a diverse range of talents. He is passionate about entertaining and motivating others. Harold is an actor, author, certified life coach, and spiritual leader who strongly encourages personal growth. He is highly committed to his calling and devoted to empowering others. Harold blew audiences away in the stage play 'A Not so Classic Christmas Carol' and continues to hone his craft.
Katonya Richmond is a skilled fashion designer and stylist specializing in theater, film, and editorial shoots. She values the significance of costumes and set designs in conveying visual messages to the audience. Katonya has worked on various productions, including LJN Productions' stage plays such as "A Shattered Love," "Love Me Like A Rose," and "Beauty," Open Door Films' web series "Saudade," Gigi Hopkins-Hodges' stage play "A Christmas to Remember," and the film "No Longer Bound." Katonya understands the importance of costumes and set designs in engaging the audience and telling a story through visual communication. So, it's not just clothing or decor in a room but a powerful tool to communicate with the audience without the need for words.
Kena Etheredge is a fashion entrepreneur from Aiken, South Carolina. She pursued her passion for fashion by attending esteemed educational institutions and collaborating with local designers, photographers, and stylists. In 2019, she founded Jeakesona's Boutique to offer a collection of her designs and curated selections from renowned brands. Kena also extends her expertise as a personal stylist, wardrobe stylist, and shopper. Her exceptional skills have been showcased in films such as "Christmas in Miami (2021).
Olusola Stephen Adeaga is a successful film professional from Ibadan, Nigeria. He founded Horeb Digital Network in 2004 and is skilled in various areas such as writing, producing, directing, editing, and cinematography. Adeaga has an Economics degree and additional Communications and Digital Video Production qualifications. He has worked on notable projects, including TV commercials, documentaries, music videos, and films such as "Shades of Attraction," "The Shadows," and "Mugabe." He also directed AY's comedy special, "Sporting the Difference," on Netflix Worldwide. Adeaga remains a prominent figure in movie production.
Errol Lyons is an experienced CEO and the creative mastermind behind Norje Media Group, a reputable video production and photography company. Errol is highly skilled at developing exceptional branding videos, television advertisements, and digital content. His creative expertise extends to directing and producing the much-awaited movie "Band Culture." Errol and his team at Norje Media Group are committed to delivering excellence and keeping up with the latest industry trends.
Chuckey Charles is an award-nominated film composer, songwriter, and top-charting Music Billboard producer that moves fluidly throughout multiple genres of music. Throughout his music career, he's managed, produced, and written with Grammy-winning songwriters, artists, and producers. In addition to his well-established career in the music industry, Chuckey Charles has now ventured into film. He now adds movie scoring and soundtrack placements to his credits, from music production for Lionsgate Films to independent film projects featured in Ebony magazine's top independent films to look out for. Undoubtedly, Chuckey Charles is making his mark in the music and film business.
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