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Staying in Lane "Season 2"

How far would you go to hide your most painful secrets? What happens when you risk everything for love?” Staying In Lane” is an anthology stories that chronicle the hyper drama of falling in and out of love. In an attempt to live the dream, we all fall victim to limitations and dysfunction, whether ours or the object of our affection.
In Season 2, we shed light on ANGELICA COLMAN, a beautiful success driven 27-year-old African American Educator. She’s very devoted to her students, but that devotion comes at a price. As Angelica stumbles through her career, desperate to reshape standards while oblivious to a past that she’s destined to repeat. She comes to the realization there’s definitely something wrong with her perception of love and relationships, but with goals to be reached this is not her primary focus. That is until fate steps in and delivers a love like she’s never known before in the captivating 31-year-old MATTHEW TAYLOR. He’s the charismatic Caucasian Teacher at the school, who despite his conflicting feelings to keep their love a secret is also her greatest supporter. Matthew’s reckless affection is teaching Angelica lessons she has yet to learn.
For Matthew, race has never been an issue and the more she pushes away the closer he comes. This leaves Angelica torn between getting lost in love completely or satisfying her overbearing mother, CASSANDRA COLMAN, A 60-year-old aloof well respected Principal who’s embedded the pursuit of success over anything in her daughter. Poised at the helm of their high school, her bitter regard towards the frivolity of love and rigidly guiding her daughter’s success may cause her to push things too far. Will love and secrets destroy this family? Watch Staying In Lane to see just how far, some will go for the ones they love!!

  • Darcel Alford
    Staying In lane "season 2"
  • Darcel Alford
    Staying In lane "Seasons 1& 2"
  • Toschia Wade
  • Esther Fairrow
  • Atalaya Jolette'
    Key Cast
    Staying In Lane Season 1&2, Between Friends, Because I'm me, Theater, You Done Messed With the Wrong One, False Prophets: God Don’t Like Ugly, The Hem of His Garment, When Vengeance Falls ,O Perfect Love, There is Power in Two Big Girls, Gotta Eat Too!, Diva-Rella
  • Sheila Armstrong
    Key Cast
    Cassandra Colman- Staying In Lane 2
  • Skylar McNamee
    Key Cast
    Matthew Taylor- Staying In Lane 2
  • John Rymer, III
    Key Cast
    BRANDED- Dr. Ward, YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE - Lt. Sass, STAYING IN LANE -Dr. Aaron Taylor, RISE: SON OF KYRPTON, Clark Kent (older)
  • Naja Ranae
    Key Cast
    Young Cassandra Colman- Staying In Lane 2
  • Collin Shephard
    Key Cast
    Young Aaron Tayloer- Staying In Lane S2
  • Fatima Stripling
    Costume Designer
    Staying in Lane season 1& 2 (Designer), Carter (customer),Insurgent (set costumer), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (costumer), Allegiant (set costumer) ,Quantum Break (Video Game) (costumer), Containment (TV Series) (costumer), The Nice Guys (set costumer, Game of Silence (TV Series) (set costumer , Hidden Figures (costumer) / (set costumer) , Ozark (TV Series) (set costumer)
  • Torrey Rogers
    Director of Cinematography
    Director of Photography – Staying In Lane 2, Camera Operator– "Macon's Future", Camera Operator – The Voice 11, Director of Photography – Don't Go Home She Knows, Director of Photography (Canon C300 Mark ii) – Inoji - Not Like That
  • Wayne David Alford Jr.
    Senior Editor
    Staying In lane 1&2, As Written (TV Series) PA, 2012 Soul Train Awards PA, Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace PA, Behind the Scenes Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace
  • Yolanda Allen
    Hair & Makeup
    Staying In Lane 2
  • Rheshonda Jenkins
    Hair & Makeup
    Staying In Lane S2 ,SYN, Special Agents, Magic Button
  • Project Type:
    Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Darcel Alford

Darcel Alford is an independent writer and director based in Georgia by way of Alabama. Darcel created an anthology series exploring different aspects of how love, family and real life unfolds. Each season navigates through the interior of how others suggest “staying in your lane”; taking the audience on a ride into the lives of relatable individual characters from all walks of life.

As the former executive assistant to a well know production studio CEO, she quickly learned the skills needed for producing, writing and directing. Darcel’s candid aptitude in the film industry has strengthened her ability to create and complete 2 successful scripts of this Intriguing series.

Darcel created a short to the point manual for providing additional training to cast and crew who join her production. Not only as a tool in providing great content but also as a knowledge base for individuals to carry with them as they move about the industry be it in front of the camera or behind the scenes. First time cast and crew members from season one of the “Staying In Lane” anthology have gone on to flourish in successful film and television projects such as “Sleepy Hollow”, “House of Cards” and “Being Mary Jane”.

Darcel has shared her capabilities with some top names in the industry who have provided successful television programming across the globe. Her passion for the love of the industry continues to push her to write, produce and direct her own projects.

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Director Statement

"I am a artist and tv and film is my paint brush. I live to teach, create and most importantly grow."