Mel Chude , Grant Recipient 

Mel Chude is an actor, model, writer, and New York transplant based in Los Angeles. 

He is also a filmmaker, with his writing and creating centering on stories on the Black experience. He is most proud of his recent work appearing as Pylades in the play Andromache under the direction of Caroline Ducrocq.


Jamal Averett , Grant Recipient 

The Angela and John Witherspoon Family Foundation awarded Jamal R. Averett a $2,000 grant. Jamal is an aspiring actor and motivational speaker who recently moved to Los Angeles from North Carolina. Jamal's biggest "why" is to continue to inspire and help others tap into their greatness.

Shot & Edited by Childish Productions