Billy Fenderson BILLY FENDERSON (Johnny-boy Bailey)
Billy Fenderson is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA Acting Program. He has also studied as an apprentice at Vassar College's Powerhouse Theatre. He is grateful to have received a number of opportunities and roles while working in New York City. Sneakers & Soul is one of his first film projects, and he is very thankful for the experience and time on the film.
SJ Hannah SJ HANNAH (Ace Cooper)
SJ Hannah can be seen in multiple feature films in 2009, including Sneakers & Soul and The Three Chris's. He has spent a great deal of time in the theatre, performing in regional productions of Smokey Joe's Cafe, Blues For An Alabama Sky, Sophisticated Ladies, and was last seen onstage as Simba in the national tour of Disney's The Lion King.
Marie Cecile Anderson

Marie Cecile Anderson hails from Nashville, Tennessee, but now calls Brooklyn home. Her first acting role was a piece of seaweed in the Nashville Children’s Theatre production of The Little Mermaid. Since then Marie has gone on to act in over a dozen independent films, a national Food Network commercial, improv training and shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade and the PIT, and is currently working on her songwriting skills with the help of her ukulele. You can catch Marie performing original songs in a country western comedy band, Reformed Whores.  Marie has also appeared in numerous NYC and regional stage productions. She is a proud teaching artist for Opening Act, which brings high quality after-school theater programs to 9 NYC public schools in need.

Director, Producer, Co-Writer, Editor

Born and raised in the boondocks of New Jersey, Zelenak moved to the Big Apple to persue his passion for filmmaking. Graduating from the School of Visual Arts, he has worked for MTV Networks, WeightWatchers.com, and NBC/Universal, with plenty of freelance gigs in between. Sneakers & Soul marks his feature film debut. The film has made its way into countless film festivals and received many awards including Best First Feature at Willamsburg Film Festival, Best Feature at Yosemite Film Festival, and Best Feature at the Jersey Shore Film Festival.

Aside from filmmaking, Jonathan loves Ninja Turtles, the shore, quesadillas, and his Mom.

Producer, Co-Writer, Editor

Hailing from Evans, Georgia, Marty has enjoyed the magic of storytelling for as long as he can remember. Nurturing a passion in film and video, he attended the University of Georgia and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Marty has supported himself as a freelance editor in New York City for 7 adventurous years, doing award-winning work for clients including MTV, Wolff Olins, and NBC. In his spare time, Marty works tirelessly on numerous side projects from music videos to creative writing to the planning of elaborate theme parties. Although tremendously happy with the events of his real life, Marty finds endless pleasure in the invention and development of events in fictional lives.


When he convinced his father to let him use the family camcorder at age six, Patrick immediately knew what he wanted to do when he grew up. He has always loved being able to create his own universe through writing and sharing those tales with the world. Growing up in a small town in South Jersey, but longing to be around the craft he loved, Patrick took a job at a local movie theater as a projectionist - it was the closest he could get to Hollywood at the time. Patrick is now a freelance writer who has written numerous screenplays, a few short stories, and is presently working on his first novel.

Niki Janowski graduated with honors from the School of Visual Arts in 2006. During and after school, she worked with Nina Rosenblum, an Oscar nominated documentarian, for 3 years. She produced, wrote, and directed her own short documentary along with producing the award-winning short film, Paper Girl, with Michael Distelkamp. She was the production manager for feature length music documentary, Black N Blue Bowl 2008, which covered the annual hardcore music festival by the same name in Brooklyn, New York. As the Executive of Development and Production for Yellowsand Pictures, she is part of a team developing several reality television shows and is currently in pre-production for a horror film with Malek Akkad (of Halloween fame) entitled Hurt.
Original Music

Originally from Oslo Norway, Mathias is musician/composer trying to make it in New York City. With both a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Rome, Italy (I kid you not) and a BM in Performance and Contemporary Composition & Production from Berklee College of Music, Mathias has seen enough classrooms and study halls to know that it's time to get out there and make some music! He performs regularly around the city as a solo artist, works as a freelance composer for film & television and DJs under the moniker of DJ Emoticon.
Director of Photography

Michael LaVoie is a NY-based director of photography. After graduating from the film program at SUNY Purchase he immediately began working as a cinematographer and has shot 10 features. When he's not watching or shooting movies, you can find him at your local skatepark or pool hall.

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