“Nobody’s Perfect” A Derrick Simmons Film is an action, suspense, thriller movie. It’s a rag to riches story about a younger woman name Sasha (Lexi Moeller) who meets the man of her dreams Morgan (Derrick Simmons) with the perfect lifestyle and image. They quickly fall in love. Once they get married, her perfect dream turns into a nightmare.
(Morgan / Mr Jackson)
The career of Derrick Simmons began as many do, a dream to become an icon in the entertainment industry. This ambitious kid from Queens, New York wanted to be an Entertainer since the age of 10yrs old. He attended Harbor JHS of Performing Arts in Harlem and Talent Unlimited where he majored in drama. An agent saw him in a showcase and sent him out on his first audition. He booked it. (National Burger King commercial) That was just the beginning.
Lexi Moeller, originally from East Lansing, MI, began her early professional career as a dancer. She toured Austria with The Tanzommer Dance Collaborative, performed at Lincoln Center in NYC, and had the opportunity to work with Chet Walker, choreographer of “Fosse”. Shortly after performing in an Off-Broadway musical “Cleopatra-A Life Unparalleled”, Lexi began studying with the legendary Wynn Handman, where her focus shifted solely on acting. After working on a few short films, Lexi booked her first feature film playing the lead role ‘Sasha’ in“Nobody’s Perfect”.She is deeply honored to be a part of such an amazing cast and crew, who put everything they had into shining a light on an issue that cannot be ignored. Big thanks to Don and Derrick.
Raised in Jamaica, Queens New York, Don was the youngest of six children from a Jamaican mother and Cuban father. Always a curious little boy and maybe a little too adventurous, eleven year old Don came across a local Police Athletic League Boxing gym in his neighborhood. He was turned away by the boxing coach and told he was too young. Undeterred, Don came back the next day and again asked to join the gym; he was thrown out. He came back an hour later insisting to fight. Hoping he could get rid of this annoying kid, the coachfinally let him get in the ring and box with one of the older fighters. Don held his own for three rounds and impressed the coach enough to let him join the gym.
That summer Don won the kid gloves championship in Madison Square Garden at age 11.
He trained in that same gym for the next five years and went on to win the Spanish Gloves
Championship, the New York City Parks and Recreation Championship, Police Athletic
League Championship and was a New York City Golden Glove finalist, where he again got to fight at Madison Square Garden.
After several broken bones, Don’s mother pleaded with him to stop boxing. Assuring her
that he would quit by the time he was fifty, Don went on to be a proud member of NYC/USA boxing team, where he represented the United States and fought in Holland,
Norway, Trinidad, Canada and numerous other places. His mother went to nearly every fight. After several years of fighting in the professional ranks, Don searched for another challenge.
While training at the world famous Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, Don was approached by several casting directors and producers, asking him to audition for different projects and commercials. By using the same discipline and tenacity he’d used in boxing, Don booked his very first commercial audition.
There was no turning back. Don honed his craft and studied acting with Arthur French, Robert X Modica Studios, New Actors Workshop and Peter Miner at Theater Row Studios.
He challenged himself further and sharpened his skills by performing in many theater productions, including The Eugene O’Neil Theater, Provincetown Playhouse, Abington Theater, La MaMa Theater and the Crown Theater in Harlem. Don embraced acting with the same love and determination as boxing. He immediately began landing Guest Star roles on network Television,and within a year, landed his first major role on the big screen opposite Renee Zelwegger in the controversial Miramax film, “A Price Above Rubies.” He went on to work on “Hells Kitchen” opposite his friend Mekhi Phifer and followed this up with several Films and Television projects.
His breakout Television role came on the three times, Emmy Award winning HBO mini series, “The Corner,” directed by Charles Dutton. Don portrayed “Bugsy,” a charismatic Drug dealer, opposite Kandi Alexander, Sean Nelson and Tasha Smith.
With a solid repertoire and acting chops, Don made the move to Los Angeles, where he continued pursuing his dream with drive and determination and sharpened his acting skills further by studying with Ivana Chubbuck in her Master class. He quickly landed a recurring role on Showtime’s “Resurrection Boulevard,” opposite the Oscar winning Lou Gosset Jr. Don continues to work on many network Television shows, including CSI-NY, Cold Case and Lie To Me.
In 2004 Don challenged himself further and wrote his first feature film, entitled “BLUE.” In 2006 he founded Fight or Die productions LLC. At the end of 2007, as writer, producer and star, opposite veteran actor Keith David, Don began shooting “BLUE” in both Los Angeles and New York. “BLUE” has gone on to win The Grand Jury prize for Best Narrative Feature at the 2009 Hollywood Black Film Festival and The Audience Award at The 2009 American Black Film Festival, where Don was also nominated for Best Actor. “BLUE” continued its momentum and was nominated for Best Feature Film at the Black Reel Awards in February 2010 and was the official selection of the 2009 Chicago International Film Festival. “BLUE” will be released nationwide on December 2010.
Don Wallace’s fighting spirit hasn’t changed much from when he was an eleven year old scrappy, determined kid. Whether it is boxing, acting, producing or writing, Don knows what it means to work hard, hustle, never give up and most of all WIN. He continues to pursue his career in Los Angeles and New York and has several projects he’s writing and producing under his company Fight or Die Productions.
Tim Gallin has been a professional performer since August 1978 when he competed on “The Gong Show”. Next he reunited with his high school football coach to train actors for the feature film “The Wanderers”. He was offered a role as a stunt Fordham Baldie and the dye was cast. He spent numerous years working as a stunt performer and double for actors such as Jackie Gleason, Tom Hanks, Nicholas Cage, Bruce Willis, Steve Martin, Will Farrell etc. etc.. He also played numerous roles as an actor and has produced films and a comedy team. Tim has stepped away fromperforming stunts and is presently the stunt coordinator for the new TV series “The Following” starring Kevin Bacon
Originally from Long Island, NY, Courtlyn Iverson is an actress, writer, comedian & designer with bachelor degrees in both Film/Cinema & Theater from the University of Southern California. Aside from working on great films, TV shows, web series’ & radio commercials, currently based in NY, you can catch her performing with the improvisational troupe, Red Tie Mafia at the Gotham Comedy Club & doing stand-up around the city. When in Los Angeles, she is an active member of the award winning theater company, Theatre Tribe. Courtlyn is the facilitator of the NY branch of The New Hollywood, a group of professional women in the entertainment industry supporting each other to achieve personal & professional goals, as well as working together to contribute in positive ways to the community.
After graduating with his Associates Degree from New York City Technical College, Tony Guida pursued a career in the film industry. He learned the production side of filmmaking while working on various low budget projects. His passion, however, remained the action oriented stunt work that drew him to the business. In his first theatrical project as stunt coordinator, Tony choreographed and performed stunts for the award winning paranormal thriller ”Spookies”. He moved to California to attend stunt school and further his career in film. There he studied acting with Sue Bridgeman in the renowned acting workshop Tuesday’s in Malibu while performing stunts in a few films.
While on a visit home, he was offered the opportunity to work with legendary actor Robert Mitchum in the classic television series The Equalizer. From then on, Tony has worked in the New York movie and television industry for over 27 years. Having worked on many movies, a film set is like Tony’s second home. His long and impressive resume includes some of the biggest films and most memorable television shows in recent memory. His film credits include Oscar winner “Silver Lining Playbook” and Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” as well as appearances in the “Bourne”, “Die Hard”, “Men in Black” and “ Meet the Parents” franchises. His television work includes the iconic show, “All My Children”, “As the World Turns”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “Oz” and “The Sopranos”. Currently he is handling the stunt double duties for Kevin Bacon on Fox TV’s hit series “The Following”. Tony has also coordinated stunts for music videos, films and commercials. In addition to his stunt work, he has also turned in respectable acting performances in “We Own the Night”, “Gossip Girl”, “The Burningmoore Incident”, “Ugly Betty” and “Nobody’s Perfect”
Striving to continue to grow creatively, Tony now is focusing his expertise of the last 27 years on producing feature films. His first project as producer, the indie horror film “The Burningmoore Incident”, is enjoying great success overseas and the romantic comedies, “Jump Offs” and “Woman Do It Better”, are enjoying their own success in the rental market here in the US.
“Nobody’s Perfect” is Tony’s third project working with writer/director Derrick Simmons. These two talented and experienced filmmakers enjoy a great creative relationship. They share a keen visual eye and a common sensibility for entertaining storytelling.
Tisa Key (Actor, Writer, Filmmaker) has had an interest since childhood to be an actress. Born and raised in New York City she developed several different talents at a tender young age. She studied dance and was involved in various plays while still in elementary school. Her childhood wasn’t glamorous, by no means at all and that’s when she started to write. It was like therapy for her, to put all her feeling and emotions on paper.
In High School her attention went to playing varsity basketball full time and she had little time to act or write. She was one of the stars of her team as well as the captain. She always displayed some kind of leadership wherever she went. Then one year she was invited to participate in the Wheelchair Basketball Classic, in which as a requirement every player had to visit a hospital, spend time with disabled children and write an essay about their experience. Needless to say Tisa Key won for best essay in Manhattan and from that moment on her writing continued.
While attending college in Florida on a basketball scholarship Tisa always felt something was missing and wasn’t happy. So after two years she returned back to New York City to fulfill her dream of being an actress. She went on to do several independent films, plays, as well as commercials. Her break out commercial was introducing the new NIKE sneaker for WNBA player Cheryl Swoopes and was directed by Spike Lee. Watching the way Spike was and his interactions with all the actors sparked something in Tisa and she knew that was something she could and would do soon.
In 2000 she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream. It wasn’t an easy road for Tisa but she hung in there to fulfill what she had a passion for. After working for Disney a few years and getting minor gigs here and there she decided to take matters into her own hands and started writing screenplays. Although some people didn’t believe in Tisa she never gave up no matter what! She directed and produced a few small videos, while she shopped her scripts and ideas around. After becoming frustrated and disgusted with the countless promises, limited roles for minorities, and the non willingness to give her a chance she came back to New York City to produce a horror film “Evil Has A Face” and to finally get one of her short films off the ground. “Vengeance Is Mine” is a short film written, directed, produced, and starring Tisa Key. This time she was in control of her own destiny.
“Vengeance Is Mine” was Tisa’s directorial debt. From a first time director “Vengeance Is Mine” is both gritty and surreal, with a kinetic force that grabs you from it’s opening scene and carries you on a short roller coaster ride to the shocking finale. The musical score and editing are both flawless. It gave the film a Zen quality seldom experienced in short movies. For a little over eight minutes it packs a wallop. A visceral ride that sees the main character Nemina played by Tisa Key transformed by the need for vengeance. One scene in particular was so realistic while shooting it someone almost called 911. This is a powerful and controversial film that will stir emotions, and leave the viewer with a sense of awe. “Vengeance Is Mine” is the first of many to come from Tisa Key. Currently she has several projects in the works under her production company T Key Filmz LLC. One is an action drama TV pilot for cable titled “ZENOBIA” and a web-series that’s due to come out soon titled “TRAINED.” Running right now every Thursday via You Tube is her web-series “SATISFACTION.”
Tisa also just wrapped her character “Sanchez” on a feature film titled “HOME,” directed by Jono Oliver (Blue Bloods,) which also stars Joe Morton (Terminator 2, Speed, & Eureka,) Victor Williams (King Of Queens, & Cop Land,) and James McDaniel (NYPD Blue & Detroit 1-8-7,) just to name a few. Coming up she will also star in the feature film “NOBODY’S PERFECT,” directed by awesome director and stuntman Derrick Simmons (Tower Heist, 30 Rock, & Why Did I Get Married too?) and the feature film “Who’s On My Side,” by award winning director Stephen Stixx Josey (writer & director of the acclaimed feature film “ANGELS AROUND ME”)
Her career is finally taking off in the direction she always wanted. This is only the beginning of what’s to come from this talented young lady. So stay tuned there’s more to see. Her goal is to take her acting and filmmaking to places no one has dared to try to explore and her time is now!
Daniel has appeared in several school plays, including “Casey At The Bat” in 1st Grade, where he was casted as “Casey.” At the age of 8 he announced to his parents he wanted to become a child actor, famous enough to retain bodyguards.
Daniel lives in New York where he attends a prestigious all-boys school. He has quite an unusual passion for learning and getting top grades in school. He enjoys dancing, singing and playing the viola and piano. He hopes to be able to play many instruments and master multiple languages some day. Although he comes off a bit shy at times, his charm and eloquence recently won him second place in his school’s annual speech contest.
Daniel has been a member of a youth track team for 3 years, but he only enjoys running when it’s for a game of freeze tag. He dabbles at basketball and dreams about playing soccer, if he had time in his busy schedule. He is now 10 and aspires to be a major Disney star before he turns 11.
(Domestic Violence Counselor)
(Pastor O’Connor )
(Russo’s Thug #1)
(Russo’s Thug #2)
(News Anchor Woman)
(News Anchor Male)
(Talk Show Host)
(Talk Show Host)
(Ice Cream Girl)
(Ice Cream Girl’s Sister)
(Ice Cream Girl’s Mom)
(Producer, Production Designer, Smokey)
(Producer & Stunt Coordinator)
(Director of Photography & Editor)
(Director of Photography)
(a Camera Operator)
(1st Assistant Director)
(Fight Coordinator & Stunt Coordinatory)
(Make up & Visual Effects)
(Composer, Recording Artist)
(Composer, Recording Artist)
(Composer, Recording Artist)
(Sound, Re-recording Mixer)
|04/13/2014||“Nobody’s Perfect” A Derrick Simmons Film screens at the BuffaloNiagara International Film Festival.
|07/5/2014||“Nobody’s Perfect” A Derrick Simmons Film screens at the Anthology Film Archives Theatre to raise awareness for Domestic Violence.
|09/28/2014||“Nobody’s Perfect” A Derrick Simmons Film wins Best Feature Film at the Mount Vernon Film Festival.
|05/18/2015||“Nobody’s Perfect” A Derrick Simmons Film screens at Cannes Film Festival 2015.
|06/30/2015||“Nobody’s Perfect” A Derrick Simmons Film screens at The People’s Choice Film Festival 2015.
|07/5/2015||“Nobody’s Perfect” A Derrick Simmons Film screens at MIST Harlem Theatre to raise awareness for Domestic Violence.
|09/20/2015||Derrick Simmons Film Works is making the final adjustments to”Nobody’s Perfect” preparing for it’s December 2015 release.
|10/24/2015||“Nobody’s Perfect” A Derrick Simmons Film will be screening at the Poconos Film Festival.
“Nobody’s Perfect” is Derrick’s third independent film he’s wrote, produced, directed and starred in. It’s a rag to riches story about a younger woman name Sasha (Lexi Moeller), who meets the man of her dreams Morgan (Derrick Simmons) with the perfect lifestyle and image. They quickly fall in love. Once they get married, her perfect dream turns into a nightmare.
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