Adulting

A funny and candid look at 3 Black male friends pursuing success and love in LA.

  • Sheldon Bailey
    Director
    Shameless, Game Shakers, music video director(Wld Barbarian, Joey)
  • David Anthony Butler
    Director
    Vlogs
  • David Anthony Butler
    Writer
  • Sheldon Bailey
    Writer
    Book 180 Degrees, music albums Golden Eagle and Crazy Joey
  • Sheldon Bailey
    Producer
    "Joey" and "Wild Barbarian" music videos
  • Ramon Acevedo
    Producer
    Ginger Diablo, Evil Karma
  • David Anthony Butler
    Producer
  • Sheldon Bailey
    Key Cast
    "Broderick"
    Shameless, Game Shakers, Castle, Hand of God, Izzy Gets the Fuxk Across Town
  • Bam Hall
    Key Cast
    "Andrew "
    SWAT, CSI Cyber, Hand of God
  • Tony Winter
    Key Cast
    "Professor Kilpatrick "
    Queen Sugar, Silicon Valley
  • Rodney Blackstock
    Key Cast
    "Marcus"
    Retired pro basketball player
  • Bobby T
    Key Cast
    "Moses"
    Murder in the First, Man in a box
  • Joanna Garzilli
    Key Cast
    "Joanna Garzilli "
    Life Stories with Joanna Garzilli
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Apple Proress
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Sheldon Bailey, David Anthony Butler

With his breakout roles on Nickelodeon’s hit comedy series, Game Shakers, and Showtime’s critically
acclaimed drama, Shameless, actor Sheldon Bailey has become one of Hollywood’s most versatile
emerging talents. From 2015-2019, fans knew him as Ruthless, the loud-talking, larger-than-life sidekick
of rap superstar Double G on three seasons of Game Shakers. Sheldon previously had a recurring role
on Shameless as Kenyatta, the brooding boyfriend of Mandy Milkovich (played by Emma
Greenwell), giving him an integral role in the buzzed-about interracial love story. He also guest-starred
on shows including Castle, NCIS, The Mindy Project, The Nick Kroll Show and Hand of God.
The 6-foot 6-inch Bailey is parlaying his TV success into film roles, most recently starring in the award-
winning indie feature, Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town. The film was written and directed by Christian
Paperniak, best known as the director of NBA2K, one of the biggest video game franchises of all time.
Sheldon has starred in the franchise for over three years. He played the role of ATM, a main character
in NBA 2K19 and 2K18, and was the lead My Player in NBA 2K15. The game utilizes cutting-edge
technology, including motion capture and facial recognition software, to bring his character to life
Offscreen, Sheldon commands the courts in real life as a four-time champion of Red Bull’s King of the
Rock and winner of the Brand Jordan League. In June 2019, Sheldon took home the top prize in the
first U.S. edition of China’s King of the Underdogs tournament, hosted by Los Angeles Lakers’ power
forward Kyle Kuzma. He has also played professional basketball for the American Basketball
Association and the Chinese Basketball Association.
Given Sheldon’s longtime status as one of Hollywood’s most successful body doubles, and his
championship-winning basketball skills, he was recently cast as LeBron James’ body double in
Space Jam 2, the long-awaited sequel to Warner Bros.’ basketball live-action/animated comedy.
Space Jam is currently in production and will premiere in 2021. Sheldon has served as LeBron’s body
double for over seven years and portrayed other professional athletes including Kobe Bryant,
Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard.
Sheldon was born in a U.S. Army hospital in Germany and traveled the world as a young Army brat
with his Jamaican-American parents. After settling down in Fayetteville, North Carolina, he quickly
became an all-star basketball player and was ranked in the top 30 nationwide by age 16. He
attended the prestigious Mt. Zion Christian Academy and won a NCAA scholarship to Winthrop
University. Two torn ACL injuries would derail his NBA dreams, but Sheldon eventually transferred to
Florida International University and graduated with a degree in Political Science.
He became a serious Spoken Word poet in college, winning poetry slams, talent shows and opening
for the likes of Maya Angelou and the Prince of Ethiopia. Soon after, Sheldon began his career as a
hugely successful commercial actor, starring in over 50 national and international commercials for
the world’s most venerable brands, including Nike, Adidas, Coca-Cola, American Express, Wells
Fargo, Audemars Piguet, Honda, Intel, T-Mobile, Fox Sports, Converse, Powerade, Kool-Aid and
more.
Sheldon is a multi-faced artist who has also spent years honing his craft as a musician. He released
two independent albums, Golden Eagle and Crazy Joey, and wrote and recorded the song
Stronger Together for charity, with all proceeds benefiting UNC Children’s Hospital. Sheldon’s heart is
as big as his stature. He actively supports charitable causes including the Salvation Army, SOS
Children’s Villages, St. Anne’s, Project Experience Gratitude, and the Kids’ Venice Basketball
League. He is a devoted single dad to his two children and currently resides in the Los Angeles area.

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We wanted to create something relatable and fun while showing professional Black men.