Michael Steven-Paul (Mikey Jay)
Michael Steven-Paul (Mikey Jay) is a two time GRAMMY-nominated recording artist and music producer who also boasts 13 music awards as well as an astonishing 43 honor awards for his philanthropic contributions to communities across America. Mikey Jay is not just a successful rapper and music producer but is also an accomplished actor, film executive, film financier, sirector, screenwriter, and producer.
In 2016, Mikey Jay became the benefactor for the “St. Jemuel Family Day Care Group” and in 2017 signed on as the benefactor for “A Start Of A New Home Day Care.” In 2015 Mikey Jay became a sponsor for The African American Women IN Cinema Film Festival and continues to be a sponsor and moderator to this day.
Civil rights activist, philanthropist, rapper, actor, director, film and music producer and much more under his belt, it is safe to say that Mikey Jay is more than a mogul. He is also a leader in taking guns off of the streets of New York and New Jersey as well as mediating and dissolving tensions between gangs and the youth under his organization Dynamic Artists 4 Peace. Mikey Jay also continues his anti-drug campaigns across the country as well as mentoring the youth. Mikey Jay utilizes his platform as a successful celebrity and entrepreneur to deter the youth from making the wrong choices that he made as a youth and within some of his adult life.
As the spokesman for the NAACP’s Bronx branch and the face for their “411 On The Five-O Campaign,” Mikey Jay speaks at forums across the country educating citizens, especially the youth, how to interact with law enforcement officers. As a United States Peace Ambassador he instills peaceful solutions to communities in distress and advocates for those who can not speak for themselves.
Mikey Jay lives in his truth and does not hide his past which he utilizes as a platform to deter others from becoming statistics and falling victim to the streets.
Bella Rae Bond
Bella Rae Bond is an executive film producer and actress from the west side of the South Bronx. Her film career began in 2014 when she co-produced Time Out and other notable films, Color Blind and Follow Suit. Bella Rae’s success comes with a great deal of knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the film industry. If she’s not behind the camera producing scenes or in front of the camera portraying a character, she is behind the lens capturing behind the scene’s photos. Bella Rae is a high-value asset to AIGNE Film Group, and fellow cast members call her a great spirit to work with.
Lewis “Lew” Gorden, is a passionate former gymnast in his adolescent years and currently a DJ, producer, promoter, human service advocate, real estate referral agent, entrepreneur, and now super connector on the rise.
As a human service advocate for most of his career with the New Jersey State Department of Children & Families, as well as developmental disabilities programs for the SERV and ARC organizations and a substance abuse program located in Jersey City, Lew decided that it was time to combine his passion for advocacy, musical ear, and entrepreneurial skills to create Lewis Gordon Productions.
Before capturing audiences with music, Lew gained notoriety as a gymnast, and a member of the Burnet Street Gymnastic Club in Newark, New Jersey. His tumbling skills led him to perform in front of various college basketball games as their halftime entertainment, colleges such as Montclair State College, now known as Montclair State University, and Newark State College, now known as Kean University. Lew was also a member of NJGA New Jersey Gymnastic Association and a silver medalist in the 1967 Junior Olympics. Interacting with the audience made him a natural performer.
Being in love with music his entire life, Lew joined the entertainment and film industry receiving announcer training at (NBS) National Broadcast Training NYC and acting coaching from Faces International working with instructor Joan Kendall. After a few castings as an extra in films, Lew received an opportunity to work as a Sports Board Op Greater Media gaining more experience toward his passion. Lewis Gordon Productions, where he has the pleasure of working with legendary icons such as music executive Winston “Buzz“ Willis and Paul Kyser, music producer, writer, arranger and conductor, is where writers, singers, comedians, producers, directors and DJs collide in this creative space.
In 2019, Lew accepted the position as acting agent (business film agent) to music mogul, mainstream hip-hop artist, music and film producer, actor and director Mikey Jay (Michael Steven-Paul). Within a year of working alongside Mikey Jay, Lew was in front of the camera as Marshal Grant in Mikey Jay’s film Time Matters. Mikey Jay was so impressed with Lew’s performance that he landed a role in Mikey Jay’s film Color Blind as the character Eddie.
After taking notice of his experience in the entertainment industry as well as his experience with the general public and the hard work he’s put in, Lew was afforded the opportunity to step into the role as an executive producer within the company.
Shawn Williams, nicknamed Shawnie, has received her Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with an interest in further pursuing a law degree in Criminal and Entertainment Law. Shawn has also obtained various certificates, including certificates in both Studio and Field Production from BronxNetStudios at Lehman College, which allowed her to obtain her own public access show called “The Shawn Q.T. Show" on BronxNet Television, as well as on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network Television in 2006. Shawn has also been instrumental in assisting in the production of and voiceover for "Part 1, Page 1, The Birth of Hip Hop" for the DJ Cool Clyde Show and assisted in the production of public service announcements (PSAs) for United We Stand Entertainment, a non-profit organization. More recently, Shawn became a Certified Health Coach and also certified in Ayurveda and Yoga, due to her own health issues that commenced in 2010.
In 2000, Shawn worked as a production assistant assisting on how to musically create songs/beats, as well as a Scout Talent, for Nijsha Music ProductionCompany.
In 2003, Shawn served on the board of directors as secretary and worked as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a small non-profit entertainment organization for seven years. Shawn handled all business aspects of the organization. She was instrumental in the aid of planning, organizing and bringing fruition the creation of the organization, as well as public relations and marketing ideas. Shawn handled event planning and the coordination of activities for children and managed the stage with major artists at events, working with many people from television/radio air personalities, major and upcoming artists, elected officials, city agencies, hospital agencies and other non-profit organizations.
As a consultant for the Founder/Executive Director of a dance company in Harlem, NY in 2004, Shawn handled various business administrative tasks, including sending correspondence, creating various forms/charts and updated mailing lists for upcoming events. She also handled VIP guests and the press/media attending the shows; public relations; assisted with marketing ideas; acted as the parent advocate and handled ticket coordination at various events held throughout the calendar year.
This also led to her assisting others in various administrative tasks, including the late Marvin Thompson, older brother of the late Jam Master Jay, the DJ for the legendary group Run DMC, helping to raise funds to present scholarships to twenty high school children throughout the United States to attend college and assisted in various projects, such as event planning, particularly events for Sickle Cell Anemia, public relations, fundraising events and marketing ideas. In addition, she assisted in administrative tasks for Bro. Fatiyn Muhammed, the executive producer and cohost of two shows: the “Openline” Show on 107.5 WBLS and “Keepin’ It Real” with Rev. Al Sharpton.
Raymond Broadwater is the 1st assistant director for AIGNE Film Group. With the start of his new media company BROADWATER MEDIA, Mr. Broadwater is setting new trends for the film industry. A prolific and methodical actor himself, he brings greatness to every project he touches.
Jaeden AIGNE Jones
Jaeden AIGNE Jones is an associate producer and boom operator for AIGNE Film Group and its affiliates. With five years of boom operation under his belt, he is credited with such films as Time Matters, Chill Pill and Keys & Cuffs. If you took a second look you were not seeing things, his middle name is the actual name of the entire AIGNE franchise. Another great asset to AIGNE Film Group with a fun-loving persona.
Theresa Teresi was born to the South Bronx. Before she turned five she moved to Bergen County, NJ, then to Suffern, NY for a few years, where she had her first child, Philly, and eventually Fair Oaks (near Middletown), New York, where she had her second child, Cassie. One day she got a text from a friend asking if she could work the concessions once a week at the beautiful Paramount Theatre in Middletown. That's where she found a passion for the arts.
Theresa eventually worked concessions as the manager, and then was asked to work on a movie by Kenneth Del Vecchio, owner of the Hoboken International Film Festival. Theresa was scared to work on any movie because she didn't know what to expect, but she wouldn't let fear get her way.
She was hired as a production assistant, but within three days wound up getting a promotion to associate producer. The first year Theresa was working with Ken, he made her the vice chairwoman of the festival.
Theresa worked on many movies with many directors and producers as an actress, associate producer, casting for background actors, location manager, and even did hair and makeup.
Theresa is always happy to work on movies and videos, meeting new people, and calling them "family".