The Production Team
Kent Patrice Theary Sutton was born on the Caribbean Island of Dominica. While growing up, he and his family lived on several different islands before migrating to the United States. Dealing with the culture shock of his new life, Kent became somewhat of an introvert, at times turning to his imagination and writing short stories.
In 2002, a secret passion for acting came alive within Kent, while helping a friend on a small independent project. From there, he began studying with David Triacca, a well-known New York City teacher and acting coach, working his way from the foundations of basic acting to the master classes. The experience of studying different acting techniques, scripts and observing his teacher’s approach to directing left an indelible impression on him.
In 2010, Kent’s short version of Miranda, won the Audience Choice Award at the Red Wasp Film Festival in Bryan, Texas. Soon after, Miranda had a strong run of festivals and screenings throughout the city of New York. Among them was, The New York City Public Library in June of 2011. In 2015,
his screenplay City Called Heaven, received a nomination at the Peach Tree Village International Film Festival in Atlanta Georgia. In 2021, it won Best Feature Screenplay at the Utah Film Festival. Kent began training actors and directing local plays. He also began teaching through Lessons.com where he was named best acting teacher in 2019. Currently, he has teamed up with non-profit organization We Just Workin’ to train and inspire a new generation of actors.
Gabrielle C. Archer
Born in Paris, bred in New York, Gabrielle has had the honor of working with many talented performers, directors, and producers in esteemed spaces including the Castillo Theater and East Village’s Theater for the New City, the historical and prestigious Brownsville Heritage House, Weeksville Heritage Center, The Metropolitan Playhouse, the Black Spectrum Theater & the beloved National Black Theatre. In these havens of creativity and oral history, she’s had the privilege of recounting and bringing to life powerful stories through the magic of teamwork, song, movement, laughter, and tears. Gabrielle has long enjoyed working on social, community-driven & often historically inspired projects. The creative chemistry was instant. Gaby first met Kent in 2009 when she was cast in a supporting role for Miranda (the short). Later, she starred in both his pilot Abandoned and his short film, Black Two Sugars. When production began for the ever-resilient Miranda project as a feature film, Gabrielle was enthused to jump to the production side of things as a partner in Working Theary Productions. The rest is history. No matter the roadblocks we will prevail! The stories we want to share are important to tell. They are catharsis, legacy, and reflection.
A. A. Gauthier is an entrepreneur who has practiced many disciplines in the film industry for the last 10 years: from acting (extra work), to photography, camera work and producing. He has decided to focus his efforts on producing and procuring funds for engaging, impactful projects. Two of his produced works have received awards.
Writer, Director, Producer