About Our Clan
“ALONE, PRODUCTION CAN FEEL LIKE A WAR, BUT TOGETHER
WE WILL BREAK IT DOWN & CONQUER EVERY BATTLE.”
FOUNDER | CEO
“YOU’RE NOT EXPECTED TO KNOW EVERYTHING,
BUT YOU ARE EXPECTED TO KNOW WHO TO GO TO FOR EVERYTHING.”
Grady is an ardent proponent of education through experience. He is a writer, producer, and director with a marketing and design background. He began his career in New England as a SAG/AFTRA actor and gained over 15 years of on set experience and training. He followed his curiosity and affinity for film to Los Angeles and immersed himself in every filmmaking position from intern, P.A. to director, and producer. Grady doesn’t create to make a living but lives to create in hopes that it will all come full circle.
“My ultimate goal for B.F.A. Films is to collaborate with other Artists, Film Makers, Writers, Producers, and Dreamers with the intention of creating anything our minds can conjure up from Short Films, Web Series, Music Videos, Commercials, to Feature films. I want it to be a hub for creativity and ingenuity with an uplifting atmosphere.”
PRODUCING PARTNER | GOOD DEED ENTERTAINMENT COO
“DO NOT BE AFRAID TO LIVE, TO RUN AFTER DREAMS, BE AFRAID TO STAND STILL.” ― ANITA GARIBALDI
Nikki Stier Justice oversees financing, production, distribution, corporate branding and operations as COO of Good Deed Entertainment. She started her career at 20th Century Fox working in feature film development/production working on films like The Maze Runner and Independence Day: Resurgence, before moving on to GDE as Director of Development. On the production side, Justice has developed projects like the Jane Green adaptation of The Beach House and the horror anthology Nightmare Cinema. She also helped launch the distribution arm in 2017 with the Academy Award-nominated film Loving Vincent.
A Massachusetts native, Justice has been living and working in Los Angeles since 2010. She received her BS in Entrepreneurship from Babson College before continuing her education with an MFA in Film & Television Producing from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. In addition to her duties at GDE, Justice remains active with UCLA Extension’s Arts and Entertainment Program teaching low budget film making and story development
PRODUCER | PARTNER
PRODUCTION MANAGER | IN HOUSE COMPOSER
“DO YOUR BEST, FORGET THE REST.”
CAMERA OPERATOR | GRAPHIC DESIGNER | EDITOR/VFX
PAINTER | ART DIRECTOR | GRAPHIC DESIGNER
WRITER | DEVELOPMENT PARTNER | WEB CODER
Andrew is a screenwriter and film scholar with an unabashed love for pulpy genre storytelling. He is a PhD Candidate (ABD) at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and holds an MA in Cinema and Media Studies from UCLA.
LEA LEHUA TOULON BLACK
Lea Lehua Toulon Black was raised in the jungle of the remote island of Kauai in a multiethnic family of untamed storytellers. Lea is a graduate of the UCLA MFA Screenwriting Program and her television pilot, Kauai High, was a Humanitas Finalist and winner of the Screenwriter’s Showcase. Her other pilot, Liquid Adrenaline, received the Eleanor Perry Women in Film Award for her depiction of female characters, and won the Coverage Ink competition. Lea has worked on shows bought by Fox and Warner Brothers and recently completed a feature adaptation for Good Deed Entertainment that is currently in development. She writes prolifically so that she can live not just one life, but many through the stories she tells.
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