We are developing Partial Program into a film.
Partial Program written by Ali Zagame talks about Eating Disorders and the many people they effect. Following the first experience of entering an eating disorder recovery program Young Woman meets her support group and the professionals that are to help her.
Eating Disorders effect so many people in numerous different ways. We hope to bring awareness and a voice to those who are recovering and who are struggling with an Eating Disorder through producing this film.
Our first development reading was held in August 2020. With plans to hold a second reading at the end of October and to film at the end of 2020.
Our August reading is available to watch and share your feedback on our Patreon community. Click the button below to join and be a part of our next project.
Singer-songwriter and novelist, is currently based in NYC. She first discovered her love of songwriting while attending Berklee College of Music for Vocal Performance and released her first EP, Speak Up Speak Out, before graduation in March of 2016.
She is now signed to Wampus Multimedia for her first full-length album, Brutally Honest, released May of 2018. Her newest album, Peachy Keen, was recently released in November 2019. Both albums are available through spotify, and music videos for her albums have been released on youtube.
Ali creates her music to inspire and empower others. Many of her songs, such as 43720, have personal meanings about challenges she has faced.
Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia, a Colombian/Swiss actor based in New York. Since graduating from AADA's conservatory program, Sabrina has appeared as Isabella in Measure for Measure and Antigone in People Vs. Antigone as well as Farris in award-winning short film GIRL FRIEND. Other projects include We Are Not Content!, JOJI, 22, We're Just Here To Swim, Cloud 9, Macbeth, Vessel of The Beast, Ledze and Lore, The Innocent, Albanian Gangster Part II, and The Uncounted.
Zsuzska Beswick is an actress based in Brooklyn. Upon graduating from Barnard College, she joined the Barrow Group community and credits co-artistic directors, Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, for their help in sharpening her craft. Zsuzska has appeared in several short films and theatre productions in New York City. She's very excited to join Elemental Women Productions to be a part of Partial Program.
Khaya Fraites is a theatre, film, and voice actor based in New York. Her recent credits include and ad campaign for L’Oréal Dark & Lovely, and episodes of the romantic comedy podcast Meet Cute. Last fall she was a part of Constellation Theatre Company’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” in Washington DC. For more info about her visit her website at www.khayafraites.com.
Kenda McCraney is an actor, singer/songwriter, visual artist and mother of three. She studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute and is currently studying cinematography.
Originally from Seattle, Alice is a Brooklyn-based actor/playwright. She trained at Fordham University and The London Dramatic Academy. Ms. Johnson works bicoastally in NYC and Seattle, creating new work with indie theater companies and acting in myriad film and TV projects. Credits include 59E59 Theaters, Dixon Place, The Wild Project, IRT, The Tank, and HGTV. Alice is a proud board member of both NYC’s Stable Cable Lab Co., and Play Your* Part Seattle. She also owns a cooking business called Alice Cooks For You. Find her at www.alicekjohnson.com
KIM and DIRECTOR
Broghanne Jessamine is The Artistic Director and Owner of Elemental Women Productions LLC. Originally from Scotland Broghanne is an actor and producer. She has worked in Theatre (#metoo plays, The Left and Right Plays), Voice over (To Crown a King, ClevrGear, Panda and Krash) and Film (A Series on Surviving, the Sentinel) since emigrating to the United States of America. Prior to moving to NYC, Broghanne participated in numerous performing arts festivals to bring theatre and performance that explores social issues to a wider audience.
NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association) is an amazing resouce base and support for those who need it.
NEDA launches live check ins/resources/activies for those suffering and recovering from EDs.
BEAT is the UK's leading Eating Disorder charity.