PRIME is the comical collision of two frenemies forced to connect despite worldly opposite approaches to life, learning the lessons of what it’s like on the other side. But really, it's just some black girls having a good ol' time on this ride called life.

  • Danielle Banks
    Culture Jam Animation
  • Shae Lee Shackelford
  • Danielle Banks
  • Danielle Banks
  • Danielle Banks
    Key Cast
    "Demi Porter"
    Cheetah in August
  • Alexis Miranda
    Key Cast
    "Jade Edwards"
    Marlon Wayans Stand Up Comedy Tour
  • David Broder
    Director of Photography
    Hindsight, Cosmic Rift
  • Project Type:
    Television, Web / New Media
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  • Runtime:
    39 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 3, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Shae Lee Shackelford, Danielle Banks

Danielle Banks is a television and film actress who since her first national commercial can most recently can be seen in her recurring role in the Amazon Prime airing show, Cheetah in August. She also has begun script writing to broaden her skill set and contribution to the field. Although she is new to this avenue, she has found it very rewarding in many ways and has since made it a primary focus in her career.

She had been performing her entire life on a court, field, or gym but it wasn't until her senior year of high school that she was introduced to the world of acting. Although she had worked on many platforms Danielle quickly realized how different the adrenalin and pride from being on a stage made her feel.

Danielle went on to pursue her passion of humanitarianism in college, receiving her BS in Sociology and MSW is Social Work. Danielle had been counseling others to find what makes them happy in life and after being asked to audition for a play with a new theatre company in Chicago and landing the gig, she knew she had to take her own advice. She finished her degree, moved to Los Angeles and hasn't looked back since.

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Director Statement

PRIME was made to combat the serious, harsh realities that so many black women face in the day to day. In PRIME, we remember to laugh.