On the eve of the Covid-19 worldwide quarantine, Daytime Emmy nominated producer, Gerald Webb, made his directorial debut in 2020 with the edgy short film $TACK$.
Synopsis: Unprecedented times force two fierce rivals to come face to face for the first time in over a decade, to close a deal for the most valuable substance on earth.
Starring: Mark Christopher Lawrence, Diahnna Nicole Baxter, Calvin Winbush, Tarnue Massaquoi, Jamie Burton-Oare and Jadarrell Belser
Directed, Written and Produced by: Gerald Webb
Director statement: $TACK$, at its core, is a film that holds a mirror up to every viewer and every member of our society offering them the opportunity to see the best and the worst in themselves. Upon first view almost everyone misses the stinging social commentary and myriad of clues teasing the audience as to what’s truly unfolding on screen. Purposefully daring them to confront the judgments and assumptions in their own minds. What judgments will you make and how will they affect your views of Magdalena, Hector, Ty, Rube, Momo and Jordan? In the end what do those judgments reflect within you?
“The high production values and quality of actor on-screen just add to the overall feeling. It is a clever and confident debut that pays off superbly due to the meticulous lead-in.“
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About the filmmaker: Gerald Webb directed, wrote and $TACK$. While the film marks Webb’s directorial debut, the Daytime Emmy Award nominated producer, actor and former casting executive is no stranger to filmmaking. He has produced 35+ films, cast 100+ films and has portrayed roles in over 150 films and television shows including: BARRY, LA’S FINEST, BULL, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, AGENT CARTER, 9-1-1 and many more.
In 2012, Gerald co-founded production company, DeInstitutionalized, LLc, with Christopher Ray. The company has produced and delivered films to partners including: Netflix, MarVista Entertainment, Syfy Network, Lifetime Network, ION Television and Cinedigm. Gerald also executive produced DeInstitutionalized’s new scripted digital series, FraXtur.
Prior to co-founding Deinstitutionalized, Gerald through his other company, Transformation Films, cast 100+ feature films including Syfy network’s mega-hits SHARKNADO 1-3 and the first season of Syfy’s series Z-NATION. Gerald worked his way up to the executive position of Director of Talent for The Asylum studios, producers of Sharknado and Z-NATION. He immediately went to work to transform the diversity of the studios’ films. Under Gerald’s guidance, star name casting for The Asylum’s films grew by 380% and diversity in casting across all categories more than doubled.
In 2019, Gerald Webb was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as a producer on Amazon’s THE BAY. He’s also garnered 7 Telly Awards in 2018 for Circus Kane and two in 2019 for 2nd Chance For Christmas. Gerald is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, The Screen Actors Guild (SAG/AFTRA) and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE).
Currently Gerald can be seen guest starring on LA’s Finest, 9-1-1, in Deinstitutionalized’s upcoming action film ASSAULT ON VA-33 and in the hilarious music video for DROPPING DEUCES from the $TACK$ soundtrack.
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$TACK$ Cast and Crew
Director, Writer, Producer: Gerald Webb @GeraldWebb
Hector: Mark Christopher Lawrence @MarkChristopherLawrence
Magdalena Diahnna Nicole Baxter @DiahnnaNicole
Ty Calvin Winbush @Calvintheii
Reub Tarnue Massaquoi @TarnueMassaquoi
Jordan Jamie Burton-Oare @SoulfulStepsjj
Momo Jadarrel Belser @TheBelser
Cinematographer: Thomas Hennessy @AngryJimmyFilms
Editor: Jeff Murphy @JeffMurphyQuest
Music video editor: Ken Prieto @KenPrieto
Composer: Knappy @Knappy
Associate Producer: Mark Christopher Lawrence @MarkCHRLawrence
Associate Producer: Meredith Thomas @MeredithActress
Production Coordinator: Sam Qualiana @SamQualiana
Visual Effects Artist: Knappy @Knappy
Publicist: Catherine Lyn Scott @LondonFlairPR
Production Assistant: Yolanda Edme
PR Company: London Flair PR @LondonFlairPR
Post Production Services: Quest Pacifica
DROPPING DEUCES was written and performed by Gerald Webb and produced by Knappy.