Monthly Archives: September 2019

Sofiya Cheyenne


Sofiya Cheyenne credits the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge for leading to her first recurring role on TV. Now in its third season, she continues her role of Louise on the hit comedy “Loudermilk.”  A long-time participant, it was her 2018 film challenge submission, “You’re Up,” that caught the attention of Oscar-winning Director Peter Farrelly for the role. At the [...]

Sofiya Cheyenne2019-09-12T14:44:47-07:00

Shanalya Palmer


Shanalya Palmer’s film Jordan’s Cake was a finalist for Best Awareness Campaign in the 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. Shanalya went on to create a web series, Oh Jordan, based on her original film, and won a Bronze award at the 40th Telly Awards alongside big name winners, such as The Daily Show with Trevor [...]

Shanalya Palmer2019-09-12T14:42:35-07:00

Nicole Lynn Evans


Nicole Lynn Evans won the Best Actor award at the 2019 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. After her win, Nicole booked a recurring role on Freeform’s Good Trouble. Nicole thanks the film challenge, saying, “It has led to so many opportunities to put my work forward both as an actor and writer. I'm very grateful to [...]

Nicole Lynn Evans2019-09-12T14:45:44-07:00

Rachel Handler


Rachel Handler won the Best Actor award in the 2014 film challenge and was nominated again for best film in 2018. She went on to submit her winning short, “Committed” to the AT&T Film Awards, where she won the  2019 Underrepresented Filmmaker Award and a $5,000 cash prize. The film challenge is helping boost Rachel’s continued success. She says, [...]

Rachel Handler2019-09-12T14:46:10-07:00

Santina Muha


Santina Muha both wrote and starred in Take It Back, which was nominated for Best Film at the 2019 Easterseals Disability Challenge. Santina credits the film challenge for the creative drive it gave her, and the success that followed. She now has a TV comedy, “Pretty,” in development with CBS. Santina says the film challenge [...]

Santina Muha2019-09-12T14:46:23-07:00
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