Monica Moses, MSW, Executive Producer, Writer and Director created Urban Noir Productions in 2010. The company has successfully produced several short fills and has created one dramatic episodic (Proctor University) for internet (in production). The production company has also created intellectual property that consist of two short screen plays (Bird and Summer’s Child) and one full length screen play (Fly). In 2014 UNP joined PhillyCam a Philadelphia community television station and wrote and produced “That Loving Feeling” and a network series the “Urban Noir History Project”. The production company then expanded its work from film & television to theater production and 2015 produced the “Urban Noir Project-From Slavery to the White House”.
Since childhood Monica has displayed an artistic talent and an innate spirit for advocacy. She also had a desire for social change. As a youth, Monica wrote and performed in schools and in community plays. This work showcased those qualities and desire for advocacy and social justice. During college, Monica wrote and inspired a collective student body to use art as their voice to bring awareness and to promote social change through her work on campus. Monica studied and successfully completed an undergraduate degree in social work and film studies. After her undergrad, Monica decided to continue her education and perused and received a graduate degree in Social Work at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. After graduating, Monica approached her artistic spirit with more compassion as she gained more understanding of the human condition and developed a unique skill of using entertainment to empower, esteem and encourage those that viewed her work.
Monica has been recognized for her work with an interview and article written in Philadelphia Magazine for its effort and CBS Business Pulse. Monica continues to use life’s experiences to create conscientious work and to promote awareness and social changes that will transform and transcend society and societal issues.
Contact: Monica C. Moses, MSW, Executive Production
Phone: 215-820-8998 / 267-393-1961
Justin S. M. Bryant (Atlanta, Ga) has taught classes and performed around the globe. Justin spent many years of his career performing with dance companies such as Eleone Dance Theater, Dancefusion, The Smoke, Lilies, and Jade Arts Initiative, The American Repertory Ballet Company, and PHILADANCO – The Philadelphia Dance Company. Mr. Bryant became the Co-Artistic Director of The Smoke, Lilies, and Jade Arts Initiative in 2012. Throughout his career he has worked with legendary choreographers George Faison, Louis Johnson, Otis Sallid, Twyla Tharp, and many more. He has sung with American Idol’s Clay Aiken and danced for country artist Wynonna Judd. Mr. Bryant has been seen in the original stage play “My Brother Marvin,” directed by Clifton Powell. He was also a featured actor in the film Tango Macbeth directed by Nadine Patterson. Justin has had one of his greatest choreographic works, “Mrs. Yearning” celebrated in the 2012 International Exhibition of Videodance of San Carlos Festival. Another proud moment was being featured on the cover of Philadelphia Where Magazine and in Dance Magazine. Throughout his training he received full scholarships to The Ailey School, The Rock School for Ballet Education, and a “Full Director’s Talent Scholarship” from The University of the Arts. Recently Mr. Bryant has moved to the west coast, chosen by Frank Gatson Jr. (Beyonce’s Artistic Director) to perform in the legendary, longest running Vegas show, Jubilee. With his strong musical theater background he has taught and choreographed around the world. He is now in the #1 Cirque du Soleil show, Michael Jackson ONE.