Marissy Rose Brightman, Long Island based actress to portray (Mikayla) "KAYLA SPARKS" . Marissy is a young actress who completed top of her class at New York Film Academy. She is known for her big brown eyes. She appeared in the films "The Coldest Dish" as well as 2019's "Catching Up".
Marissa is the daughter of Sherry Brightman, whom she describes as her role model and inspiration, who raised her and three siblings as a single parent. March 28th 2016, Marissa's father Richard passed away from cardiac arrest and later October 28th 2017, her mother Sherry passed away from her long fight with cancer. The adult life came quick for Marissa, but she uses her strength & perseverance every single day in her work.
NLM films producers and crew have began casting and pre-production for our next project titled "Against the Ropes"
a episodic series about a teenage girl who ventures into the world of professional wrestling. Based on the true story of Michaela Simmons, she will learn about life and discover her true sexuality.
Michaela will act as an executive producer alongside NLM films producer Shane Alden and Director Chris Gaunt. the series is slated for immediate production in 2021 and later to be released and distributed by Amazon Films/ Prime.
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Shane Alden is our Executive Producer/Director/DOP.https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9225473/ He has worked and studied acting all over upstate NY and New England, a established professional wrestler with national tv experience, and creative/producer for various tv and film projects.
Bobby Chase is consulting producer and editor.
Craig Robideau is our head of casting and Associate Producer.
Kelly Slingerland is a former pageant queen in New York, as well as director of the WAC North American Pageant, she is Talent Coordinator and On set Production Assistant .
Chris Gaunt is a consultant and Associate Producer.
Kayt Willis is a assistant casting director.
Salvatore Delgreco is our project writer and creative consultant.
Morgan Dyer is a contributor writer.
Dan Langevin is a project editor.
Daniel Zaffarano & Anthony Vellano have joined us in 2020 as Associate Producers and consultants.
New Light Media Films 2019"Catching Up" starring Carmen Lookshire, Gilda 'Gem' Caruso, Chris Gaunt and "Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond. 2019 film produced by New Light Media Films for AMAZON prime video library. A mother leaves her family to become a singing sensation, years later she reunites with her estranged family to realize her daughter has the same musical talent. Directed by Shane Alden.
New Light Media Films 2018 "For the Right Reasons" starring Morgan Dyer, Cheyenne Randall and Billy Thomas Myott is now available -see below. A love triangle between teens filmed in modern day inspired by the 80s brat pack style of John Hughes and characters created by him. Directed by Shane Alden.
Our producers and cast on the Red Carpet @ our premiere at the sold out park theater, exclusive interviews and coverage by WNYT NBC
Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander is an American reality TV show contestant best known for winning the VH1 reality television shows Flavor of Love and I Love Money.
She has since ventured into the world of film first appearing in a music video with Will Smith. She is known for the films "First Lady" and "Ghetto Stories". Nicole is an unbelievable athlete and we are excited to have her join the cast as female pro wrestler "Mercedes" in 'Against The Ropes' the short series about the life of teenage pro wrestler Michaela "Kayla Sparks" Simmons. The series is set for production spring/summer of 2021 by Amazon Films/NLM.
Dustin Diamond known for his iconic role as 'Screech' on NBC's "Saved By the Bell" joined the cast of "Catching Up" in 2019. Dustin lead the supporting cast with a cameo role as a music teacher and comedic host of the talent show! "Catching Up" would come to be Dustin's final film performance. He owned every room he walked into and will be remembered for his comedic timing and his quick wit.
He became both a friend and contributor to the NLM films team up until late 2020 when he began losing his battle with cancer. We love and miss you our friend!
Diane Franklin has joined the cast of "The Fire Nebula". Diane is an iconic 80s hollywood film actress most known for her break out role opposite of John Cusack in "Better Off Dead" as french exchange student Monique. She also starred in other iconic films
"AMITYVILLE II : The Possession", "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Last American Virgin". (cont>)
She would take a break from acting for years, marry and have a daughter, she authored two autobiographic books before returning to the big screen in 2018 for hollywood box office thriller "The Amityville Murders".
We are so happy to welcome her to New Light Media Films next project!
iconic 80s actress Diane Franklin speaks about making movies during covid-19, her career and making "THE FIRE NEBULA" the new release from New Light Media Films
Thursday, November 21 2019 at The Park Theater we hosted our red carpet reception and film premiere of "CATCHING UP". The media, sold out theater, whole cast and producers were on hand for the first showing of the film on the big screen. We will also did a producer's intro and cast q&a and live musical performance!
Dustin Diamond spoke to the sold out theater and then took pictures with cast, crew and all the fans in attendance. Carmen Lookshire and Gem performed "I could fall in love" by Selena in an emotional final performance! It was a great but bittersweet final time the cast spent together in Glens falls, NY
"Catching Up" is now available on Amazon to stream! can purchase it to own forever or rent it to watch for a small fee!
We are so excited for this title to be available to millions of customers through AMAZON FILMS and New Light Media
We would love your feedback on our newest short film "Catching Up" click below to start watching and leave us a review Amazon customers!
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