Writer / Director / Producer – Lavern Spruill –
Lavern Spruill loves any and everything about art. Her primary goal in life is to find ways to help others by giving them a platform to express and show their talent and give back at the same time. As a little girl, she always loved the creative arts, particularly music and visual arts. Lavern graduated from Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ and later served in the United States Army. While in the Army, She continued her education in Business Management while studying Art and Music Appreciation at Enterprise Community College in Enterprise, AL.
Lavern enjoys traveling and has had the privilege of working alongside the Peace Corps in a humanitarian mission in Ukraine. Lavern traveled to Paris, Germany, Kuwait, and Sweden. She has a passion for photography and started her own freelance photography business, NightRain Photography, named after her second born Amaya who’s name means night rain.
She has a collaboration, working alongside her brother Tim Spruill, where they provide graphic design, web design, print and logos for many businesses in the Boston area. Fall of 2017, they launched LV Magazine.
Lavern’s daughter, Felicia Johnson, assists in operating LV Magazine and is also a professional makeup artist with years of experience in beauty and fashion blogging. They recently collaborated on Lavern’s first film, “The Reeves,” which will premiere on October 30, 2018. Lavern wrote, directed and produced the film and Felicia provided the special effects makeup.
While Lavern’s primary focus has been in photojournalism, this new venture is a next step creative project to date. Lavern’s photography goes beyond just taking pictures – through still imagery she allows you the ability to relive the most poignant moments of your life. Through my experience and travels around the world, I have been able to see beauty personified via endless mediums. My goal is to continue to stir up emotions, reactions, and fond memories through visual art and media, and The Reeves is my way of bringing my vision and creativity to a new level.
In her free time, Lavern keeps busy with her writings, and she’s currently in the early stages of writing an autobiography, which she hopes to one day produce into a film.
Writer / Director / Producer – Lavern Spruill – Reminiscent. Mesmerizing. Alluring. Visionary. Imaginative. Conceptual. Enigmatic. These are all words commonly used to describe the thoughts that come to mind when taking in all that is the creative imagination of Lavern Spruill.
Director of Photography – Giovanni Ferlito
The name “Giovanni Ferlito” will undoubtedly become an eminent name in the Cinematography industry. Born in Munich, Germany; to Italian parents.
Giovanni spent his early years between Munich, Germany and Sicily, Italy. By the age of 18 his love for “The Art’s” had sparked an inquisitive flame. Which began
his five-year exploration between Germany, England, New York, Brazil, and Australia; also, further fueling his passion for Art expression.
He has been fortunate enough to work with extraordinary individuals and has had the opportunity to film, direct and edit short films, documentaries, music videos, fashion videos, and more. He utilizes modern 35mm film large sensor cameras to capture a rich, sharp vision of each project he tackles.
Giovanni prefers to stay up-to-date with whatever’s trending in the film industry and is constantly in pursuit of other creative ventures. One of his most
recent roles included Director of Photography for an Indie Horror film titled “The Reeves”. During this project, he worked alongside Writer/Director Lavern Spruill to perfect a cinematic masterpiece. Giovanni’s professional and creative attitude was exactly what “The Reeves” needed.
Please be on the lookout for Giovanni Ferlito, for he is a hidden jewel in the world of Cinemaphotography. Visit http://giovanniferlito.com to learn more
about his work.
SFX / Makeup Artist – Felicia Johnson
Felicia brings the creative experience she’s gained over the years as a makeup artist to the film. She discovered her love for makeup in 2007 while studying Technical Theater at Rutgers University. During her time there, she learned the skills of stage management, prop fabrication, character makeup, and costume design. Though she enjoyed all aspects of her theater training, makeup is what she was drawn to the most.
In 2011, Felicia began working as a makeup artist on short films to help supplement the cost of school. What first started as a fun hobby quickly blossomed into a booming full-time business. Within the first year, Felicia began heading entire makeup departments for a number of fashion and film productions. To learn more about Felicia, visit www.fefemakeupartistry.com
- Pierre Noelle – Daniel/Grant Reeves
- Nija Adams – Vanita
- Shariff Sinclair – Derrick
- Talina Brown – The Jogger
- Mike Marvin – Gardener