Synopsis

Detective Marcus Williams (Kevin Nichols) is a Roanoke City Police detective who is unwillingly thrust into a partnership with Minister Samuel Gray (Chris Cleveland) to solve a gang-related shooting. As the mismatched duo begin their journey, they soon discover the incident is part of something bigger, and catching the killer means stopping an all-out gang war. Through the investigation, Marcus and Samuel both learn that saving lives means learning to work together in this action packed buddy-cop dramedy.

Official Trailer

CAST

Kevin Nichols

Kevin Nichols

Det. Marcus Williams

Kevin Nichols is a Chicago native whose life lessons have shaped his craft as an actor. Being from the inner city, married w/ children, studying acting in L.A., receiving a BA in Theatre from USC, and countless life experiences have allowed him to find a truthful perspective in in his work.

Chris Cleveland

Chris Cleveland

Samuel Gray

As a character actor, Chris is always looking for new and exciting on screen challenges. He considers acting to be a privilege and strives for a harmonious balance between work and family life. He recently received Best Actor Award at the Molins Horror Film Festival.

Jen Lilley

Jen Lilley

Cate Anderson

Jen Lilley is an incredibly versatile actress.  When she’s not stirring up trouble as the lovably fractured Theresa Donovan on NBC’s hit series, Days of Our Lives, she’s working on films and making audiences laugh at the renowned Upright Citizen’s Brigade.

Kurt Vogelsang

Kurt Vogelsang

Captain Simpson

Kurt is a VA-based actor who has had the opportunity to work on some amazing home-grown productions. He is grateful to have had the chance to work with the cast and crew of Crossing Streets.

Laura Avnaim

Laura Avnaim

Lauren Evans

Laura is a fun-loving and passionate actress, grateful for the opportunities she has had to pursue her dreams on screen so far. She now lives in L.A., where she is quickly adding credits to her resume in film, television and commercials.

Zack Peladeau

Zack Peladeau

Jack Simms

Zack is an aspiring actor born in a small town of 1500 people. Now 21 years of age, he lives in Hollywood, CA, to pursue his dreams, enhance his career, and hopefully one day, work side by side with some of Hollywood’s A-Listers.

CREW

Barry Armstrong

Barry Armstrong

Executive Producer

Barry is a veteran of radio, and executive director of Live the Life Partners. He came onto Crossing Streets when he saw the incredible opportunity to support Straight Street.

Marc A Hutchins

Marc A Hutchins

Writer/director/producer

Marc is a visionary filmmaker. His passion for narrative storytelling and excellent production quality draws other filmmakers to join his crusade and create professional, powerful films.

Bill Dewhurst

Bill Dewhurst

Production manager/producer

Bill is a producer with over 20 years of video and audio production experience. He is consultant who works with all types of media and teaches at the collegiate level.

D.C. Bowden

D.C. Bowden

Story/writer

Daniel is a multi-talented writer, collaborating on several books and screenplays. Many of his works are driven by themes of redemption and justice, both strongly present in Crossing Streets.

Rob Ruscher

Rob Ruscher

Director of photography
Rob is a cinematographer with a passion for lighting and camera movement. He loves to tell stories through the art of cinematography, and is known for his quickness onset and his eye for framing and composition.
Jonah Guelzo

Jonah Guelzo

Editor/post sound/location sound

From location sound to post sound design, Jonah’s list of credits continue to show his versatility. His passion for sound is seen in his utmost level to detail, ensuring a dynamic soundtrack for each and every project.

Crossing Streets Partners

What critics are saying…

“…compelling and believable. It was nice to see you all not take the easy way out with what I call “default dialogue” — situations where, as a viewer, you can easily predict what the script says next. Actor’s lines and behavior were refreshing and thoughtful. Nice arc to the character development.”

Mike Weston

Program Director for the Journey Radio Network

Behind the Scenes Videos

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Riding Partners

Join Detective Marcus Williams and Pastor Samuel Gray as they navigate their relationship.

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Lizard Lot

Watch officers Anderson and Evans go undercover in this night scene.

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Set Relief

Productions can be stressful, demanding, tiring, and downright rough on the mind and body. Sometimes you have to blow off some steam.

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A message from the director

Crossing Streets was an amazing experience. First, Crossing Streets is a Live the Life Partners and Alexander Films co-production. It is also a DrabNot production, an indie feature film initiative by Alexander Films that provides an alternative method of fundraising, supporting charities and non-profit organizations. Third, Crossing Streets is a collaboration with Straight Street, Roanoke City Police, Greene Memorial UMC, and other Roanoke City businesses and organizations. Finally, the team -- cast and crew -- that came together for this production did so with a personal goal to make a difference in the lives of others. I am honored to helm this production and excited to offer this amazing film to you.
Marc A Hutchins, writer/director/producer