Lucas starred in the short film "While I Was Gone" which inspired the feature. The short screened at LA Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival, Palm Springs Short Fest, RIIF, and won the Domestic Student Award at Denver Film Festival.
Therapist Michael Gomez
Roger Guenveur Smith is an internationally acclaimed actor, writer, and director who has created a prolific body of work on stage and screen. He adapted his Obie Award-winning solo performance of A Huey P. Newton Story into a Peabody Award-winning telefilm, directed by his longtime colleague Spike Lee, with whom he continues to collaborate in a relationship which is unparalleled in the American cinema. For Lee's Oscar-nominated Do The Right Thing, Smith improvised the stuttering hero, Smiley, after his debut as fraternity pledge Yoda in Lee's first studio film, school daze. The eclectic range of characters expanded with a Russian roulette-playing gangster in Malcolm X, a guitar-playing cop in Get On The Bus , the street philosopher Big Time Willie in He Got Game, a hardnose detective in Summer Of Sam, and an opportunistic insurance salesman in Chi-Raq.
Maria Wilson was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia. She attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (Experimental Theater Wing), where she received her BFA in Drama. Maria Wilson is an actress, known for her roles in We Kid (2013) and See You Next Tuesday (2013). In 2016, Maria finished her debut short film, "Venefica."
Lucas' mother in the film and in life. Appeared in the short "While I Was Gone."
Zanura's mother in the film and in life. Appeared in the short "While I Was Gone."
Lucas and Lazfa's daughter in the film and in life. Appeared in the short "While I Was Gone."
Lucas' brother in the film and in life. Appeared in the short "While I Was Gone."