Cedric has always loved telling stories. Over the last 20 years he has immersed himself in a myriad of jobs in both theater and film; producer, director, production manager, (both theater & film), actor, stagehand designer, carpenter, writer. He has used his experience in feature film making and New York City professional theater to be partner of a production and development company, To and Fro Productions, LLC. In the last 10 years of Cedric has led the company has built a substantial resume including feature films and touring theater. He is also a teacher at New York Film Academy
“I never ask more of anyone working on a project than he’s willing to give.” Cedric has worked with all levels of talent from Oscar and Tony winners to children in there first production. "From a reading in a small black theater, to a big blockbuster, it still comes down to telling a good story."
In general, Hill believes in a hands-off approach to producing and directing. He explains, “I present my vision of the story and let the creative team use their best creative skills to get there. The mystery of collaboration is really where art happens.”
Name: Cedric Hill
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: To and Fro Productions, LLC
Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter
Unique traits: Instructor at The New York Film Academy , Extensive Theatre Background
The Service List: NYC
Film by Cedric Hill (Documentary) Producer, Director A documentary about the lives of the essential workers America takes for granted. Our culture is so hyper-focused on famous entertainers, on the glamorous lifestyles and personal dramas of over-produced actors. Rarely do we hear stories of the anonymous service workers behind all that glitz and glamour, the unknown workers who make American life possible. Whether it's the Bus Driver who takes pride in getting everyone to work on time, or the Bartender who serves up more comfort than drinks, or the Park Attendant whose smile gives your long commute a pleasant start-The Service List turns the camera on their fascinating lives, chronicles the powerful stories of the essential workers we so often take for granted, and reminds us that everyone has a great story to tell if you're willing to listen. Written by Charles Bivona
Film (short) by Cedric Hill (Thriller) Producer, Director Dongmei is a Chinese woman who ends up in the psych ward after fending off a couple of thugs and then inexplicably attacking the responding police officers. The script is a 22-minute, intense, psychological thriller written to keep audiences guessing throughout. It's an extreme battle of wits between an intelligent, somewhat wise-ass, medicated and unwilling patient who's adept at turning a conversation and a psychiatrist who's overly confident he has what it takes to connect with her. The doctor's confidence starts to falter, however, as the session intensifies and his combative patient takes charge, interspersing vividly descriptive and surprising accounts of her past with perfectly timed personal attacks on her new sparring partner. Even after the doctor seemingly regains control of the session, forcing Dongmei to face some hazy and painful images, it's not unreasonable to expect the tables to be turned again to achieve an unexpected and powerful ending that will leave audiences ...
The Story of Milo & Annie
Film (short) by Harris Doran (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer A love story about Annie, a restless secretary, who tries to discover the mystery of Milo, a guy who hasn't spoken since he was six years old. Written by Anonymous
My Great Great Aunt on My Stepfather's Side Through Marriage
Film (short) by Cedric Hill (Comedy) Producer, Director, Writer Two women, 1 letter from a great great aunt, a couple of cell phones and New york city. What could go wrong? Did I mention they are marriage witnesses for hire at city hall?
R.W.D: Red, White and Detroit
Film (short) by Cedric Hill (Crime and Drama) Producer, Director A native of a town devastated by the failed auto industry struggles with morality as he attempts to save his family, his city and his soul.
Film (short) by Peter Tedone (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Producer A scream in the middle of the night turns the simple, quiet life on an elderly Innkeeper upside down. The 'Easy Come, Easy Go' bed and breakfast is known locally as a peaceful break from the outside world but an uninvited stranger intrudes. The events that follow show how the greatest horrors of humanity may go unseen. Written by Anonymous
The History of Bullying
by Fushicho Entertainment (Family) Director / Producer An explanation of how are actions influence the young people around us.
Lunatics Lovers & Actors
Film by David Willinger (Drama) Producer, Director A social satire on American values and the cult of Shakespeare. A drama teacher in an urban university decides to take a topical approach to Shakespeare's comedy classic, A midsummer Night's Dream, and set it in Kuwait. Directed by David Willinger & Cedric Hill. Written by David Willinger
Meeting Mr. Tiller
Film (short) by Lucy Patrick Ward (Comedy and Drama) Actor A footnote in life, where a chance meeting can inspire and kick start a life in stasis and give a new perspective.
Jimmy and the Double Barrel
Film (short) by Jon Jorgensen (Comedy) Producer Five stoner friends drinking tea and rolling Iching coins, plan an armed drive-by in their blue Geo Storm.
Film by Michael Eldridge (Drama) Producer Upon completing his service in the Israel Defense Forces, Kobi Zucker needed to get away from the pressures of the ongoing struggles of the Middle East. With memories of his tour of duty in the territories fresh in his mind, he comes to New York City on his way to South America. While working to earn money for his trip, Kobi meets the girl of his dreams. Beautiful and intelligent, Leila is everything that Kobi has ever wanted. But Leila is Palestinian, having come to New York from the West Bank with her family following the death of her oldest brother during the Intifada. Despite their differences, Kobi and Leila fall in love. Meanwhile, Leila's only surviving brother, Ghazi, is having his own troubles adapting to life in his new country. Ghazi increasingly comes under the spell of a radical Muslim preacher. Ghazi sees Leila changing and fears that she is no longer an honorable Muslim woman. Ghazi is determined to prevent Leila from dishonoring her family while Leila struggles with ... Written by Brad Rothschild
Verse for Verse
Documentary by To and Fro Productions, LLC Director / Producer An experiment of Hip-Hop and Shakespeare. They both tell stories using the english language to paint a vivid picture of life on multiple levels/
Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ)