Round on Both Sides

Round on Both Sides

a Short Film

Shot on location in Youngstown, Ohio, Round on Both Sides follows Niecy Bridges (Tami Jordan) as she struggles to get her life together.

After several years of absentee parenting while pursuing her modeling career in New York City, Niecy returns to her hometown in search for her daughter, Quinn. Unfortunately, time is running out on her dreams for a perfect life.

Also starring Brandon Young (previously featured on The Wire)



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Featured Screenings:

Great Lakes International Film Festival (2011) Ohio Independent Film Festival (2011) Juneteenth Short Film Festival (2011) Sacramento Film Festival (2011) First Run Festival (2011) San Diego Black Film Festival (2011) Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center Short Film Showcase (2010) Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, International Collegiate Film Competition. 3rd Place (2010) Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival (2010) Warner Bros. Production Award (2010) Fotokem Production Grant (2008)




Tami Jordan • Janice “Niecy” Bridges Nayvia Tukes • Quinn Brandon Young • Frank Charmayne L. Williams • Barbara Karen Clark Green • Nana Joe Louis Teague • Mr. Luke Shaquela Jones • Waitress Alene Wilson-Harris • Perry Courtney Ross • Double Dutch Girl #1 DaJe-Auna Adams • Double Dutch Girl #2 Keimarra Boyd • Double Dutch Girl #3 Britany Floyd • Double Dutch Girl #4 Keimani Boyd • Double Dutch Girl #5 Yvette Woodberry • Ms. Pearl Joe Louis Teagues • Card Player #1 Jerry Prescott • Card Player #2 Karen Perkins • Card Player #3 Wendy Clinkscale • Card Player #4 Patricia Rudolph • Card Player #5 Bar Extras: Lester BellFrederick GastonMarcellus HayesLaShonda LewisGreg MillerLiza RafaelShawn ThomasCREW

Marquette Jones •Writer/Director Jato Smith • Director of Photography John Michael Reefer Producer Kiara C. Jones • Producer Cinque Northern • Editor Steve Sterling • Assistant Director Liza Rafael • Script Supervisor John A. Jurko II • 1st Assistant Camera Frederick “Gaston” Gaston • Production Designer Rowshana Jackson • Wardrobe Stylist / Hair & Make Up Randy Wilkins • Key Grip Dave Chordas • Sound Mixer Marqus Koranteng • Boom Operator Nathan Mikita • Grip Matthew Mikita • Grip Homean Baxter • Grip Matthew Polis • Sound Design & Mix George Fontenette • Composer Catering Gale WashingtonMattie TateErnestine GlennRhonda Woods Production Assistants Terrance LewisJaylen Lewis Marcellus HayesAlene Wilson-Harris Kia M. NealJessica Cherise Edmonds


Amanda Laws, Anderson “Jay” Franklin, Angelina Augustine, Anthony Janelli, Anya Binsacca, Bernida Reagan, Carla Dorsey, Carol Dysinger, Charles Blackwell, Charles Peace, Cherene & Amaud Johnson, Chevrolet Centre of Youngstown, Club Déjà Vu, Fotokem, Fuji Film, Fractured Atlas, Fred Guerrier, Holly Baldwin, Jacqueline Cox, James Richards, Jason Clinkscale, Jeffery Selbin, Jerrilyn Page, John Tintori, Jonathon Marley, Joshua Hume, Joshua Stanbro, Karen & Sandy Perkins, Karen Dere, Karen Page, Kia M. Neal, Kim Spurlock, Kwesi Davis, Linda Jenkins, Louie Free, Loytavian Harrell, Madonna Chrism Pinkard, Margaret “Mitzi” Hemsley, Margaret Rhue, Mark Jackson, Melanie Ross, Michelle Lin, Mick Casale, Normene Woods, NYU Graduate Film Dept. Faculty & Staff, Patricia Rudolph, Peter Stein, Ronald Gray, Rotelli’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, Ruth Antrich, Sam’s Club, Seith Mann, Shaquela Jones, Spike Lee, Stephen Roehler, The Present Tense Writing Workshop, Terence Fetchet & The Youngstown Symphony, Therese Leone, Thomas Humphries & the Regional Chamber,Tiffany Kendall, Tirien Steinbach, Tom Friedman, Tracey Winbush, Vince Bevacqua & The Prodigal Media Company.

This film was made possible through assistance from a Warner Bros. Film Award and produced at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television.