ALICIA VS. AMERICA...
...PLACE YOUR BETS.
EAST OF HOPE STREET
Starring Star Trek:Voyager's Tim Russ
A NATE THOMAS FILM
A NATE THOMAS/TIM RUSS PRODUCTION
Winner Best Feature Film
Winner Best Actor Award (Jade Herrera)
New Orleans Urban Film & Video Festival
"This movie realistically portrays life in the inner city from a
stark, unflinching perspective."
Color 88 min. Super 16mm
A GRITTY, URBAN, REAL-LIFE STORY OF A TEENAGE LATINA WHO COMES OF A
GE WHILE STR UGGLING TO S UR VIVE THE AB USES OF HOME, THE INNER CITY, AND AN OVERBURDENED
SOCIAL SYSTEM IN A LOS ANGELES MOST OF US NEVER SEE.
NATE THOMAS - BIOGRAPHY
Department of Radio-Television-Film
Nate Thomas has directed and/or produced numerous film projects
including an award-winning PBS documentary, television commercials, public service
announcements, music videos, etc. He spent in-flight and ground travel time with 1988
presidential candidate Jesse Jackson directing and producing for the campaign
The Rainbow, a 16mm promotional film narrated by Casey Kasem. In addition, he
produced several of Jackson's television commercials. In Hawaii, Nate line-produced a 70mm
IMAX film presentation for Japan's Expo '89. He also produced and directed a series
of award-winning 35mm anti-alcohol public service announcements for the California Department of Alcohol
and Drug Programs, a featurette and electronic press kit for Universal Pictures' Ghost
Dad starring Bill Cosby, and the nationally televised PBS film The Last of
the One Night Stands. This film won numerous awards including a CINE Golden Eagle,
a Focus Award, honors at the San Francisco International Film Festival and an
award from the Black American Cinema Society. It was given special screenings at
the 15th annual Wellington Film Festival in New Zealand and the Smithsonian
Institution where it is contained in the film archives. Nate, a Warren, Ohio native,
holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas.
Using a graduate fellowship from Warner Brothers, he received a Master of Fine
Arts degree in Cinema Production from the prestigious University of
Southern California School of Cinema/Television. He is listed in Who's Who
African Americans and is a Film Professor at California State University,
Northridge. Mr. Thomas recently won a Sony Innovator Award in recognition of his
film work and has just completed post production on his first independent feature film
entitled East of Hope Street. Mr. Thomas directed the urban drama which was
co-written and co-produced with long time friend and associate Tim Russ, star of Paramount
Television's Star Trek: Voyager series. The film is a real-life story of a teenage
Latina who comes of age while struggling to survive the abuses of home, the inner city,
and an overburdened social system in a Los Angeles most of us never see.
Starfleet Tactical/ Security Officer Tuvok
in Star Trek: Voyager
Tim Russ stars as Tuvok, a VuIcan who serves as the Starfleet Tactical/
Security Officer aboard the Starship U.S.S. Voyager in Star Trek. Voyager, the
newest installment in the highly successful Star Trek franchise. When the Starship
U.S.S. Voyager is caught up in a strange occurrence that takes it to the far reaches of
the galaxy, Tuvok's powerful combination of wisdom, experience and physical skills make
him a valued addition to the crew. How does Tim feel about playing the emotionless
"I can identify with Tuvok in that we both believe in the power of logic,"
Born into a military family in Washington, D.C., Tim was raised on
Airforce bases around the world. He and his younger brother and sister spent time in the
Orient and the Middle East before his family finally settled in Sacramento. Tim feels
there is a direct correlation between growing up in a military family and being an actor .
. . each have elements of insecurity; each make you adapt to change; and both are
unpredictable by nature.
Tim's first professional job came while he was still in college at St.
Edwards University in Austin, Texas, when he appeared in a PBS Masterpiece Theater
production. But it wasn't until 1985, eight years later, that he began to work full time
at his trade. While Tim's efforts have been split equally between film, television and the
stage, his most memorable roles to date have been in television.
Tim starred as Sam Jones' computer-whiz compadre in the NBC primetime
series The highwayman, and he appeared as the answering Machine Guy in the NBC
primetime situation comedy The People Next Door. This role found Tim playing an
annoying alter-ego character who resided in series star Jeffrey Jones' answering machine.
In addition, Tim had a recurring part in the syndicated drama arresting Behavior, which
was loosely based on the reality program Cops, and he made guest appearances on
Nightmares with star Robert Englund, Jon primetime pilot, which was filmed live at the
Aquarius theater, and the NBC pilot Journey To The Center Of The Earth.
Ironically, Tim had a long history with Star Trek even before
landing his current role as Tuvok. He played a humanoid terrorist in an installment of Star
Trek., The Next Generation; he appeared as T'Kar, a Klingon mercenary, in several
episodes of Star Trek. Deep Space Nine; and Tim will soon appear as a Starfleet
tactical officer in the upcoming feature film presentation "Star Trek:
Tim has also appeared in numerous telefilm projects. He portrayed a
deputy sheriff in Dead Silence, and was cast opposite actress virginia Madsen in
the USA Cable movie Bitter Vengeance. One of Tim's most memorable roles was that of
a military corporal in Heroes of the Storm, a television movie that depicted
true-life stories from survivors of Desert Storm.
Feature films have also kept Tim busy. He made his debut in the 1985
Paramount feature "Fire With Fire," where he played an honor warden at a
juvenile camp alongside Craig Shaeffer and Virginia Madsen, and will soon appear as a
detective in the upcoming Propaganda offering "Dead Connection" with Michael
Madsen and Lisa Bonnet.
Tim is a veteran of the stage as well, having appeared in numerous
roles across the country. Most recently, Tim starred in an updated version of the Bard's
"Romeo and Juliet" which was staged at the CBS/MTM studios. He received the
NAACP Image Rward for his portrayal of "Barrabas" in the eponymously titled Los
Angeles Theater Center production, and has also appeared in productions of "Dream
Girls," at L.A.'s Schubert Theater, "As You Like It," "Twelfth
Night," "Macbeth" and "Cave Dwellers."
When not acting, Tim finds time to indulge his other passions --
writing and music. fin accomplished guitarist and vocalist, Tim has performed in a number
of bands and stage productions over the past 28 gears. In addition, a public service
announcement he wrote called "The Zone" won the Song Innovators Award
Rick Berman, Michael Piller and Jeri Taylor are creators /executive
producers of Star Trek: Voyager, the newest incarnation in the popular Star Trek
franchise. Star Trek., Voyager is based on Star Trek, created by Gene
Roddenberry. The series is produced by Paramount Network Television for the United
Paramount network. Paramount Network Television is a part of the Paramount Television
EAST OF HOPE STREET
DIRECTED BY NATE THOMAS
PRODUCED BY NATE THOMAS & TIM RUSS
SCREENPLAY BY NATE THOMAS & TIM RUSS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: TIM RUSS
LINE PRODUCER: OSCAR HARRISON, JR.
CO-PRODUCER: JEFF BELKER
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MARK WOODS
ART DIRECTION: KATHRYN ANTHONY
MUSIC COMPOSED BY JONATHAN MERRILL
EDITED BY ROBERT DAVENPORT II
CASTING BY TAMARA SIBLEY
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: MICHAEL SCOTT
SOUND MIXER: ROBERT DAVENPORT II
MAKE-UP: MINA KING
COSTUME SUPERVISOR: ANGELA SOSTRE
PROPERTY MISTRESS: ANDREA ROSENBLUM
SET DRESSER: DAPHNE COLEMAN
SOUND EDITOR: RICHARD MCCURDY
EAST OF HOPE STREET
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