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Gina Sedman Filmography

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ABOUT GINA SEDMAN

CEO Of GNA UNIVERSAL MEDIA, RECORDING ARTIST, FILMMAKER, SCREENWRITER, BIOPIC JOURNALIST; EDITOR TO CHEIF, DIRECTOR, MUSIC & FILM PRODUCER, PLAYWRIGHT, PHOTOGRAPHER, CINEMATOGRAPHER, FILM EDITOR, SONGWRITER, PUBLISHER, AUTHOR, VOICE-OVER ACTRESS & RADIO HOST.

Gina Sedman (formally Gina Carey) is the CEO/President and Founder of GNA Universal Media, including all partnering companies, NDME TV, The Indie Post, Indie Soul Radio, Under The Radar Magazine, Gico Music, The CV Indie Film Awards, All IndieFlix.  With over 30 years of combined experience in various functions within the independent entertainment community, jack of all trades Gina Sedman is a modern-day multi-faceted superwoman.

 

Having experienced the shifting sands of the music industry firsthand, Gina decided to remove herself from the borrowing end of the equation to become a lender of time and support for independent artists. Supporting the unsupported requires ownership, as she quickly realized. Gina has not only self-funded all of her artistic endeavors, including music, film, and award shows, but she has also helped launch the careers of several independent artists and actors. Many have referred to Gina as the mother Terresa of independent entertainment, and she has earned the title of Philanthropist due to her generosity of spirit.

Gina Sedman's Entertainment Career Achievements and Accreditation

Music Awards

Gina has won a B.M.A. award for "best gospel artist, Rising Stars of the Desert Best Jazz Music Artist" (G.H.P. Music Awards), "Best Single, "and in 2015, 2016 & 2017, she won the CV Music Award for "Best Pop/ R&B & Contemporary Artist ."In 2016 she was chosen by CV Weekly as one of the Top 12 Interesting & Influential Women in the Coachella Valley.

Film & Making black History within the Coachella Valley

Awarded in 2019 as the first African American / black female filmmaker in Palm Springs, Gina made History by becoming the first African American / black filmmaker to be recognized within the Coachella Valley. K.M.I.R., Channel 13's local news program in Palm Springs, reported her accomplishment at the CV Indie Film Awards. Beginning as a signed recording artist in 1996, she evolved into a self-taught self-funded filmmaker. She became not only C.E.O./founder and president of GNA Universal Media, an independent powerhouse corporation, managing multiple independent companies under one umbrella.

After establishing Gina Carey Films as her first film company, she changed the name to All Indie FLix in 2019. Furthermore, in 2019 she launched her television/web series network, NDME TV.

To date, Gina has written, produced, filmed, directed, and edited 3 Christian based stage plays, two talk web series, Tell My Story and Curiosity, and seven full feature films, Aspire to Inspire", "The Unexpected, "The Assumptions," "The One Year Pact," "Acts of Kindness," "Rose England" and "The Star Connection" and multiple web series," Billy Jones," "Same Difference," The Diary, Stuck, Maylene, Barbara Ann Ginger" and Friends of Stanger's.

Music Videos

Gina has also produced many music videos, including her own, Eternity, Fallen, Prodigal, and I Love. In 2018 she served as 2nd A.D. for Sony Music's Country Music Star, Kane Brown (Lose it) Music Video. She also produced, edited, directed, and filmed Grammy-nominated Recording Artist Cornell CC Carter's music videos, Ghosted, Earn it, and The Moment. Likewise, she created and edited music Videos for soul recording artist Joe Leavy's" Arms Around The World" 2020, Joe Leavy's "Hurt People"- 2020, and Joe Leavy's "Inside You" and Love Me To My Soul. She also filmed, directed, produced, and edited 2X Dove Award Winning Gospel Rap Artist, Wake Up World & Brighter Day.

Gina Sedman Launched The First Ever Independent Film Awards In The Coachella Valley, The CV Indie Film Awards

Having established the first annual CV Indie Film Awards in 2017, she recognized and awarded filmmakers across the country making micro to low-budget films.

GNA Universal Media

While Gina's companies were active at varying levels dating back to 1996, she incorporated them under the parent company name, GNA Universal Media. She opened her first office in Palm Springs, CA, in 2019.

GNA Universal Media is a Multi-Media company that houses several independent arts partnering companies, including The Indie Post Magazine, Under The Radar Magazine, Indie Soul Radio, Gina Carey Films, Gico Music, NDME TV, Indie Music T.V., The CV Indie Film Awards, and ALL INDIE FLIX. The former, Gina Carey Films, has been rebranded and is now, All IndieFlix. All Indie Flix is a Music Production Company that produces only independent Feature films. NDME TV is a television channel that produces only independent talk shows, shorts, web series, and T.V. shows.

In 2020 launched her first T.V. Network, "NDME TV, and wrote, directed, and produced Her first T.V. shows, Curiosity" and "Tell My Story ."Her first Web Drama Series, Behind Closed Doors, is a faith-based series centered around the lives of various everyday people and what goes on in their homes behind closed doors. The episodes include Billy Jones, Same Difference, Equally Blind, Barbara Ann Ginger, The Diary, and Maylene's 2020 Year and Friends of Strangers. Her movies are available on Youtube and NDME TV NDMETV.COM.

 

Gina also launched a 24/7 independent music video channel that highlights the musical talents of independent recording artists globally. Indie Music T.V.

Gina Sedman is the C.E.O./Founder, Head Editor & Publisher of her own independent entertainment magazine, The Indie Post, where he has written multiple articles and has interviewed both up-and-coming independent artists and Grammy, N.A.A.C.P., MTV & B.E.T. Award-winning celebrities and a host of notable entertainment industry artist in film, music and other independent businesses. As a biopic journalist, she is known for her detailed writing. In contrast, she sets out to write articles highlighting their careers and give her readers a chance to gain a more in-depth look at them in their daily lives and humanity. She is also known for writing positive and uplifting articles steering away from negativity.

 

Her interview credits include Grammy award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer, Malo, Stephanie Spruill, Ronnee Martin (America's Got Talent), Melissa Morgan, Charles D. Clark (Actor, Harriet, Empire), Lenny Williams (Tower of Power) , Shirley Murdock, Latoya London, Anthony Hamilton, Smooth Jazz Artist, Jackiem Joyner, Margo Thunder (9.9) Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright, Glynis Albright ( The Waffle Queen) Yancyy, Robert Kool Bell, Larry D Dodson, Frank McComb, Allen, Parr, Award-winning Film & Tv Actor/ Choreographer, Darrin DeWitt Henson ( The Family Business, Stomp The Yard, Howard Hewett, Yancyy, Soul Food, MTV Award Winning Choreographer) Howard Hewitt, Saxophonist, Erisa Nobel, Keith Washington, Beth Griffith Manley (The Voice/ Kem, and Najee & former background singer for Anita Baker) Linda Travani ( Peaches and Herb) Eric Nolan (The Ojays) Torri "Shonuff "Nelson ( Female 13X World Boxing Champion/ Inducted into the female world champion hall of fame), Jewell Blackson ( Hadestown Broadway Star) Malo, Walter Lee Williams, (Ojays), Margo Thunder, Miriam Graham, Steven Russell Hart (Troop), Hi-Five, Michael Lee (The Voice) Wendy Moten, Oletta Adams, Felton Pilate (Con Funk Shun), Miki Howard, LisaRaye McCoy, Vickie Winans, Jennifer Holliday, Omar Wilson, Terri Green, Randy Hall and a plethora of celebrities and independent artists, filmmakers, and business owners. Special thank you to Miriam Graham, Joe Mason, Desire Clarke, and Jay Ross.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Gina is also a casual freelance photographer. Her photography credits include Award-winning Film & Tv Actor/ Choreographer, Darrin DeWitt Henson (The Family Business, Stomp The Yard, Soul Food, MTV Award Winning Choreographer), and live footage of Jackiem Joyner. Photos are on the form covers of both magazines.

FILMS / FEATURES & SHORTS

"The Unexpected"– Feature Film -Feb 2016

"Aspire to Inspire"– Feature Documentary-Feb 2016

"The Assumptions"– Feature Film-Feb 2017

"The One Year Pact"– Feature Film-Feb 2018

"Rose England"– Feature Film- Feb. 2019

"Acts of Kindness"– Feature Film –March- 2019

"The Star Connection" - Feature Film - March -2020

"Billy Jones - Short Mini-Series - September 2020

"Same Difference"-Short Mini-Series - November 2020

"The Diary"-Short Mini-Series - Jan. 2020

"Equally Blind"-Short Mini-Series - May 2021

"Stuck"-Short Mini-Series - July 2021

"Barabara Ann Ginger"-Short Mini-Series - Sept. 2021

"Maylene's 2020 Year"-Short Mini-Series - November 2021

"Friends Of Strangers"-Short Mini-Series - Jan. 2022

MUSIC VIDEOS

 

Kane Brown "Lose it" -2018 (Sony Records) Served as 2nd AD on set only.

Cornell CC Carter "Earn It" - 2019

Cornell CC Carter "Ghosted" - 2019

Gina Sedman "Fallen" - 2021

Gina Sedman "Eternity" - 2021

Gina Sedman "Prodigal" - 2021

Gina Sedman " I Love" 2022

Joe Leavy" Arms Around The World" 2020

Joe Leavy "Hurt People"- 2020

Joe Leavy "Inside You" - 2020

Preach Dogg "Wake Up World" - 2022

Preach Dogg "Brighter Day" - 2022

TALK SHOWS

"Curiosity" January 2020

"Tell My Story" - July 2020

THEATRE

"The Ripple Effect"– Live Stage Play –2003

"The What Would You Do"– Live Stage Play –2009

"The Spirit Killer"– Live Stage Play –2015

A W A R D S & A C K N O W L E D G E M E NT S F I L M

CINEMAFEST

The One Year Pact

October 2, 2017

Award Winner

Nevada International Film Festival

The Unexpected

November 15, 2016

Award Winner

Miami Epic Trailer Festival

The Assumptions

April 21, 2017

Finalist

IndustryBOOST Competition

The Assumptions

November 24, 2016

Finalist

Los Angeles CineFest

The One Year Pact

September 7, 2017

Semi-Finalist

Los Angeles CineFest

Assumptions

December 10, 2016

Semi-Finalist

Hollywood Screenings Film Festival

The Assumptions

December 1, 2016

Semi-Finalist

Los Angeles CineFest

The Assumptions

December 10, 2016

In Consideration

Semi-Finalist

Los Angeles CineFest

Aspire to Inspire

July 10, 2016

Semi-Finalist

Los Angeles Cinefest

The Star Connection

2019

Finalist

MUSIC A W A R D S &

A C K N O W L E D G E M E NT S

In His Time, (1996) Changes, (2003) Tell Um, (2006) "My Journey," (2008) Melodic"(2011) " Love Letters," (2012) " Love Letters 2", (2012) Live, Love & laugh, (2012) "Gina Carey, The Songbird" (2013), "Funk Rhythm & Soul" (2014), "Gina Carey the Soul Singer" (2015) & "Can You Dig It" (August 2015) & her current Single "Hold Me" (February 2016) and "Tears" (the theme song for "Aspire to Inspire") (June 2016), Funky Cold Brotha & All up in This Place (2017) "Fight" and Kissed by The Sun," 2020 "My Destiny," Fallen, Eternity & Prodigal and I Love. All recordings after 2006 were written & produced by Gina Sedman and released under her label Gico Music. In 2022 Gina Sedman collaborated (sang lead vocals and backing vocals & writing contributions) with U.K. Producer Dave Lee on the song "Love Walked In The Room."

AWARDS

2006 (B.M.A.) best gospel artist, 2012, Rising Stars of the Desert "Best Jazz Music Artist, 2015 "Best Single "Beautiful Music" by the (G.H.P. Virtual Music Awards), 2015, 2016& 2017, CV Music Award for "Best Contemporary Artist." Three additional C.V.M.A. nominations for "Best Unsigned Album" (Can You Dig it), Best Contemporary Artist / Band & Best Female Vocalist, and so on. January 30, 2021, " Gina Carey" won the " Bright Star Award" for her #1 hit Single, My Destiny," a song that she wrote and produced in 2020. SLY DJ "Colourful Radio and Bright Star Awards"

August 31, 2016, Most Influential and Interesting Women in the Coachella Valley. 2017 CV Weekly's Top couples in the Desert, 13 Albums recorded, and five #1 singles on the U.K. Music Charts since 1996. She is the author & publisher of her book and audiobook "The Unexpected," published in (2014) and received no less than 800 downloads within the first month of its release.

2019 made black History in the Coachella Valley for becoming the first African American Female Filmmaker of The Coachella Valley.

GINA SEDMAN OFFICIAL WEBSITES

http://www.GNAUniversalmedia.com

http://www.ginasedman.com

https://www.ndmetv.com/indiemusictv

http://www.ndmetv.com

http://www.theindieposts.com

http://www.Indiesoulradio.com
http://www.cvindiefilmawards.com

Writer/ Director/ Producer/ Editor / Cinematographer/ Filmmaker Discography

IMDb PAGE

FILMS / FEATURES & SHORTS

 

“The Unexpected”– Feature Film -Feb 2016

“Aspire to Inspire”– Feature Documentary-Feb 2016

“The Assumptions”– Feature Film-Feb 2017

“The One Year Pact”– Feature Film-Feb 2018

“Rose England”– Feature Film- Feb. 2019

“Acts of Kindness”– Feature Film –March- 2019

"The Star Connection" - Feature Film - March -2020

"Billy Jones - Short Mini-Series - September 2020

" Same Difference"-Short Mini-Series - November 2020

" The Diary"-Short Mini-Series - Jan. 2020

"Equally Blind"-Short Mini-Series - May 2021

" Stuck"-Short Mini-Series - July 2021

" Barabara Ann Ginger"-Short Mini-Series - Sept. 2021

" Maylenes 2020 Year"-Short Mini-Series - November 2021

" Friends Of Strangers"-Short Mini-Series - Jan. 2022

MUSIC VIDEOS

Kane Brown "Lose it" -2018 (Sony Records)

Cornell CC Carter " Earn It" - 2019

Cornell CC Carter " Ghosted" - 2019

Gina Sedman " Fallen" - 2021

Gina Sedman "Eternity" - 2021

Gina Sedman " Prodigal" - 2021

Joe Leavy " Arms Around The World" 2020

Joe Leavy " Hurt People"-  2020

Joe Leavy " Inside You" - 2020

Preach Dogg " Wake Up World " - 2022

Preach Dogg " Brighter Day" - 2022

TALK SHOWS

"Curiosity"  January 2020

" Tell My Story" - July 2020

 

THEATRE

“The Ripple Effect”– Live Stage Play –2003

“The What Would You Do”– Live Stage Play –2009

“The Spirit Killer”– Live Stage Play –2015

A W A R D S     &     A C K N O W L E D G E M E NT S   F I L M

 

CINEMAFEST

The One Year Pact

October 2, 2017

Award Winner

 

 

Nevada International Film Festival

The Unexpected

November 15, 2016

Award Winner

 

 

Miami Epic Trailer Festival

The Assumptions

April 21, 2017

Finalist

 

IndustryBOOST Competition

The Assumptions

November 24, 2016

Finalist

 

Los Angeles CineFest

The One Year Pact

September 7, 2017

Semi-Finalist

 

Los Angeles CineFest

Assumptions

December 10, 2016

Semi-Finalist

 

 

Hollywood Screenings Film Festival

The Assumptions

December 1, 2016

Semi-Finalist

 

Los Angeles CineFest

The Assumptions

December 10, 2016

In Consideration

Semi-Finalist

 

 

Los Angeles CineFest

Aspire to Inspire

July 10, 2016

Semi-Finalist

Los Angeles Cinefest

The Star Connection

2019

Finalist

 

MUSIC  A W A R D S     & 

A C K N O W L E D G E M E NT S   

 

In His Time, (1996)  Changes, ( 2003)Tell Um, (2006) "My Journey", ( 2008) Melodic"(2011) " Love Letters",(2012) " Love Letters 2", (2012) Live, Love & laugh,( 2012) "Gina Carey... The Songbird" (2013)"Funk Rhythm & Soul" (2014) "Gina Carey the Soul Singer" (2015) & "Can You Dig It" (August 2015) & her current Singles “Hold Me” (February 2016) and “Tears” (the theme song for “Aspire to Inspire”) (June 2016) , Funky Cold Brotha & All up in This Place  ( 2017) "Fight" and Kissed by The Sun", 2020 "My Destiny" , Fallen, Eternity & Prodigal. All recordings that were recorded after 2006 were written & produced by Gina and released under her own label Gico Music.

AWARDS 

2006 (BMA) best gospel artist, 2012, Rising Stars of the Desert “Best Jazz Music Artist, 2015 “Best Single “Beautiful Music” ” by the (GHP Virtual Music Awards), 2015, 2016&  2017, CV Music Award for “Best Contemporary Artist". 3 additional CVMA's nominations for “Best Unsigned Album” (Can You Dig it), Best Contemporary Artist / Band & Best Female Vocalist and on. Recently (in 2018) 3 CV Indie Film awards Nominations.

​ August 31, 2016, Most Influential and Interesting Women in the Coachella Valley. 2017 CV Weekly’s Top couples in the Desert, 13 Albums recorded and 5 #1 singles on the UK Music Charts since 1996     She is the author & publisher of her own book and audio book "The Unexpected" which was published in (2014) receiving no less than 800 downloads within the first month of its release. 

2019 made black history in the Coachella Valley for becoming the first African American Female Filmmaker of The Coachella Valley. 

 

 

 

W  E  B  S  I  T E    R E F R E N C E S

Press links

https://eurweb.com/2019/04/14/gina-carey-the-first-black-female-filmmaker-of-palm-springs/

https://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/events/2018/02/09/self-taught-palm-springs-area-movie-maker-mother-teresa-local-film-industry/318274002/

http://coachellavalleyweekly.com/gina-carey-films-premier-new-movie-one-year-pact-camelot-theatres/

https://patch.com/california/palmdesert/ceo-gina-carey-films-gina-carey-launch-1st-annual-coachella-valley-0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gina_Carey

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6601552/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm

TV Interviews

https://vimeo.com/205126156
https://vimeo.com/254978099

https://vimeo.com/254782703

Events (I’ve produced)
https://vimeo.com/230216871
https://www.palmspringslife.com/events/gina-carey-films-2nd-annual-cv-indie-film-awards-to-be-held-at-the-best-western-plus-in-palm-desert/

Movie Trailers
https://vimeo.com/264466077
https://vimeo.com/226519450

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/aspiretoinspire/167825124

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/137763/255640054
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theunexpected/150753003

Awards & Official Movie Nominations