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Just Another Day -- Jamie Hector is Young Eastie, a struggling rapper who dreams of getting a record deal through the legendary A-Maze. But connecting with his hero is going to be tougher than he thinks. Even though A-Maze is at the top of the ladder, his star is falling - and he's getting desperate to hang on.
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  (in credits order)

Wood Harris ... A-Maze

Jamie Hector ... Young Eastie

Ja Rule ... Himself

Clifton Powell ... Bowman

Big Daddy Kane ... Clay
Lil Scrappy ... Jay
Trick Daddy ... Roman
Petey Pablo ... B-Bone
Esther Baxter ... Jennifer George

Inny Clemons ... Gary
Young Dre ... Selahsi
DaShawn Barnes ... Tasha
Aisha Brown ... Venice

Mo McRae ... Robo (as Mo)

Neil Brown Jr. ... Ronny

Malik Barnhardt ... Yusef
Georgia Chris ... Joanie

Jeph Cangé ... Philip
Ron Lewis Jr. ... Customer #1

Jordan Woods-Robinson ... Customer #2

A.C. Sanford ... Spool
Robert Scott ... Journalist
Jennie Parrish ... Entertainment Reporter
Nic Nichols ... Slate
Styles P. ... Anthony
DJ Iceman ... Semi-A
Donald Phillips ... Officer #1
J.J. Ramos ... Officer JJ

William Howard Bowman ... Henry
Brandon Cox ... Tito
Tiffany Lady t Rodriguez ... Herself - Radio DJ
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kealani Ashton ... Hot blonde

Rus Blackwell ... Detective #1
Arthur L. Braddy III ... Bodyguard
Earl Chaney ... Mark
Romeo Clarke ... Tyrone
Michael L. Howard ... DJ Mechanically Incline
Ashley B. Jones ... Keisha
Meshaun Labrone ... David (as Meshaun Labrone Arnold)

Lorren Lee ... AD

Ashley Leilani ... Hot brunette (as Ashley Williams)
Zak Miller ... Photographer

Jessica Montville ... New Girl

Dennis Neal ... Detective #2
Caleb Pierre ... Haitian Gangbanger
Ron Robinson ... Ja Rule's Manager
Michael Sapp ... Record Store Clerk
Miracleous Sims ... Video Girl
Marci Stringer ... Young Eastie's Mom
Valensky Sylvain ... Record Store Manager
Walter Taylor III ... Bodyguard
Romane Simon ... VIP Fan / man in red hat (uncredited)
David J. Tate ... Heckler (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Spirer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Iain Kennedy  story
Iain Kennedy  written by
Peter Spirer  story

Produced by
Travis Bell .... associate producer
Kelly Bevan .... co-producer
Ralph Clemente .... executive producer
Inny Clemons .... co-producer
Brett Dismuke .... executive producer
Young Dre .... associate producer
David Eubanks .... line producer
Wood Harris .... co-producer
Joel Rutkowski .... associate producer
Peter Spirer .... producer
Daniel Springen .... co-producer
Eric Tomosunas .... producer
Original Music by
The Co-Stars (music composed by)
Vito A. Colapietro II (music composer)
Neely Dinkins Jr. (music composer)
Cinematography by
Jeff Bollman 
Film Editing by
Joel Rutkowski 
Casting by
Melvin Johnson 
Production Design by
Chad Keith 
Art Direction by
Adam Willis 
Costume Design by
Catherine Bayley 
Makeup Department
John H. Adams .... assistant makeup artist
Dimara Biggham .... hair assistant
Jennifer Castro .... key makeup artist
Joel de Leon .... barber
Production Management
Daniel Springen .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rick Callan .... first assistant director
Cleave Frink .... second assistant director
Donald Phillips .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Neil Bernard .... set dresser
Jason Kenneth Hall .... art department production assistant
Ibis E. Rodriguez .... assistant art director
John Rusnak .... props
Caitlyn Snyder .... property master
Sound Department
Tim Alward .... sound mixer
William Craig .... boom operator
Jacki Flemming .... sound intern
Brian Larson .... boom operator
John Paul Wallens .... sound recordist
Garrard Whatley .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Ron Keller .... special effects coordinator
Andy Nichols .... special effects supervisor
Matt Stonish .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Andrew Allen Austin .... title designer
Anthony Mabin .... visual effects supervisor
Cory Shaw .... visual effects artist
Grady Allen Bishop .... stunt coordinator
Christopher E. Hadley .... precision driver
Wayne Handley .... precision driver
Alan Moore .... precision driver
Bonnie Morrell .... precision driver
Don Morrell .... precision driver
Daniel Springen .... stunt driver
Lori Staten .... precision driver
Trent Staten .... precision driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Dylan Allen .... additional photography
Dylan Allen .... first assistant: b camera
Kevin J. Burroughs .... gaffer
Matthew Clark .... electrician (as Matt Clark)
Matthew Clark .... swing (as Matt Clark)
Matt Donegan .... electrician
Shiloh Eck .... key grip
Robert Fredericks .... first assistant: a camera
William Gonzalez .... best boy grip
Jeff Graves .... additional key grip
Stuart Hall .... b-camera operator
Stuart Hall .... second unit director of photography
Tyler Heflin .... grip
Art Kouznetsov .... electrician
Michael Licata .... electrician
Brian Macaione .... best boy electric
Nelson Mestril .... camera production assistant
James Adam Mordaunt .... camera operator: behind the scenes
Samuel Muniz .... second assistant: b camera
Lawrence Odum .... still photographer
Andy Seely .... additional key grip
Phil Stevenson .... additional key grip
Adam Viademonte .... additional photography
Adam Viademonte .... second assistant: a camera
Joseph Vitarelli .... dolly grip
Jim Wells .... steadicam operator
Jordan Whaley .... camera production assistant
David Zacek .... grip
Casting Department
Levon Mergian .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wil Brooks .... assistant costume designer
Carolyn Gross .... wardrobe assistant
Antonio Martinez .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Nina Bernardakis .... assistant editor
James Mordaunt .... colorist
Location Management
Dylan Allen .... location scout
Octavius King .... location manager
Donald Phillips .... key location scout
Kevin A. Thomas .... location scout
Music Department
Paul Stewart .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Kevin A. Thomas .... vehicle wrangler
Other crew
Sergio Burgos .... production assistant
Stephen M. Burns .... media manager
Charles Cestari .... behind the scenes director
Brittney Cook .... script supervisor
Wilmore Fowler .... production assistant
Carolyn Gross .... production assistant
Christina Marie Hebert .... assistant production office coordinator
Megan Hidden .... talent production assistant
Ciara Nicole Holland .... production assistant
Derek Houston .... assistant script supervisor
Derek Houston .... craft service
Dean Kabeli .... production assistant
Ben Maizell .... office assistant: Los Angeles
Matilda McFall .... office assistant: Los Angeles
Will McPhail .... production assistant
Levon Mergian .... key set production assistant
Jessica Potter .... production coordinator
J.J. Ramos .... assistant: Mr. Spirer
James Rupert .... production assistant
Xavier Luis Salinas .... production assistant
James Seppelfrick .... production assistant
Cory Shaw .... title designer
Ryan Shovey .... dailies sync
Andy J. Sipe .... production assistant
Kevin A. Thomas .... production assistant
Matt Turner .... key office production assistant

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Rated R for pervasive language, some drug material and violence
95 min
USA:R (certificate #46005)
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A truly authentic look at the hip hop music industry., 31 August 2010
Author: Jane Stewart from United States

I've worked in the music industry for almost 20 years, and have spent most of the last decade dealing with urban music, and if nothing else, the filmmakers behind this movie certainly understand this world. The stories being told are very true-to-life, and many of the incidents are clearly based on reality. It is no surprise that almost everything else the director Peter Spirer has done before this has been Hip Hop documentaries. He is obviously an authority on the matter, as his films are some of the most prestigious docs out there on the subject (Rhyme and Reason, the Beef series, Tupac Thug Angel, the Biggie doc). Does this qualify him as a great feature director? Not necessarily, but it definitely gives him a lot of credibility, and a unique perspective from which he has crafted his urban feature debut. This isn't slick Michael Bay or Stephen Spielberg directing... it is raw, honest, totally indie, and has a "fly-on- the-wall" feel, like we're catching a glimpse behind the scenes. The contrast between the two main characters is also evident (albeit subtly) in the filmmaking, as the Young Eastie storyline (that of the struggling rapper) is shot with hand-held cameras and has a more frenetic editing style, while the scenes involving the established, big name rapper (A-Maze) are smoother, obviously shot with dollies, steady cams, etc, and has smoother, more polished editing. This interesting dynamic gets played with as the movie progresses and the lines between their two worlds blends. I don't know if this film will be of interest to those who are not into the music business, or urban films in general, because there aren't any big explosions, sweeping romances, slapstick comedy, or other "blockbuster" elements. But for anyone who has interest in the industry, and especially for those who understand this world, it is a fascinatingly authentic little gem. It is understated and tells a simple but harsh story of the cold cyclical nature of the Hip Hop business.

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