Actress, Writer, Creator
Name: Taina Elena
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Actor, Director and Screenwriter
Film (short) by SusTainaBle Prod /Taina Elena Director
Bunny and Tai
Television (Comedy) Actress Tai meets Bunny at the local toy store and is very impressed with his talents.
Fists of Love
Film (Drama) Actress John(Franky G), a NYC Domestic Violence Officer on edge dealing with his tragic past falls in love with Lina(Frances Lozada), a woman married to an abusive husband Brad (Angel Ramirez). The situation escalates and spirals out of control.
Film (Short and Drama) Actress This short film tells the story of Tony Vargas, a middle-class working man who has secluded himself from the world after the passing of his girlfriend. He drags himself to work and has become so withdrawn that he tries to avoid all human contact as much as possible. The one person he doesn't mind speaking with is Lucy - the waitress at his favorite Spanish restaurant. One night, Tony meets Trey (an adolescent on the verge of his own breakdown) on a New York City subway platform. Tony can see the peril that Trey is in and decides to come out of his shell to help him. This single act of kindness will change the course of these two lost souls lives forever.
And We Wait
Film (Drama) Actress The story of the women of Vietnam. As a follow-up film to The Battle of Ripcord (2013), we take an intimate look into the lives of those left behind, outcast from their friends, families and communities as the world moved on. The women of Vietnam were in waiting while their husbands, brothers, sons and fathers fault and died in a distant land. During a time of social revolution, the civil rights movement and uncertainty, these brave women could do nothing but wait, pray and hope that they would see their loved ones again. This is their story. Written by Shannon Lanier
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Actress Tony struggles to manage both his job as a commercial director and taking care of his wife Diana who is a chronic alcoholic. But when a forbidden love affair occurs close to home what consequences will follow?.
Film (Short and Drama) Actress Kate is getting married to the man of her dreams tomorrow. As she writes a letter to her estranged mother she comes to the sobering realization that in order for her marriage to succeed, she must confront the painful memories from her past. Written by Anonymous
The Hunt with John Walsh
Television (Crime) Actress There are among the thousands of fugitives who avoid criminal prosecution in the United States every year. Find out more about these fugitives and join John Walsh in his quest to track them down and bring them to justice on "The Hunt."
Film (Short, Action, Drama and Mystery) Actress What do you do when there's nowhere left to turn? A story based on how our decisions whether right or wrong can still lead us to second chances.
The Morning After
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Actress John and Marie meet in a bar...there's an instant attraction and a one night stand. But nobody expected what followed...The Morning After.
Pocket Full of Nickels-Te Adoro
Film (Drama) Actress Crista De Leon (a gay spoken word artist) loves to write and perform for a crowd. She spends her days at her restaurant job and school but she can't wait for the sun to go down so she can do what she does best - poetry. Her life is pretty routine until she meets Damien. He's an out of towner in NYC to see some friends and visit his mothers grave. When they meet they learn new things about themselves and each other they never knew existed. The moments they share will last a lifetime. Written by Sean Sawyer
Film (Drama and Thriller) Actress NOVEMBER LIES is a film about Damon, a family man with a promising career, but with an equally dark secret. Damon hides behind a web of lies and cannot show his true self to his family, friends or co-workers without his whole world crashing down around him. Unknown to him, there is someone close to him who knows Damon's secrets and is pulling strings that will unravel his web and show the world what lies beneath. Written by Shannon Lanier
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actress Widower Connor Prouser is entrenched in his daily routines, avoiding the memories of his late wife as time passes him by. His Brooklyn stoop is the setting for the development of an unexpected friendship that lifts Connor out of his shrinking world and reconnects him to the man he used to be. Using rhythmic sound and visuals, the film draws the viewer into the monotony of Connor's routines. The contrasting stimuli of his new neighbor's housewarming party combined with an accidental flashback set Connor on the course to reclaim his life. Written by Lucas Chu
If You Could Hear My Own Tune
Film (Drama, Music, Musical and Romance) Actress Set in NYC, Carefree Somalia (Sylvie Marc-Charles) seemed pretty content with life: Got a good-looking boyfriend, Zavier (Omar Jaslin) for a musician, is in school to become a fashion designer, got her own place, is extrovert, likes to hit up the clubs just to feel the music, and has her own circle of friends who accepts her for who she is. A recurring complication soon becomes an issue between Somalia and her boyfriend that bifurcate their relationship. Her relationship with Zavier is put to the test when every personal experience becomes communal. DIRECTOR'S NOTE The film underscores the integration of the relationship between the hearing and the Deaf communities as well as other cultures. We believe in integration and interaction that places strong emphasis in addressing communication barriers and toppling them. There are issues we would like to address for the lack of representation, inappropriate exploitations, and negative stereotyping and ineffective exposure. Written by Anonymous
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Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Actress In search of his younger brother, Tony discovers something far more damaging than he ever could have expected.
The Big Wes
Film (Comedy) Actress A struggling actor who has a baby on the way, tries to make it in Hollywood by impersonating and following the footsteps of his favorite actor, Wesley Snipes, while being filmed for a reality show called "The Next Big Thing".