Redleg’s ‘Now & Not Yet’ makes strong festival run

Bryson L. Thomas in 'Now & Not Yet'

Bryson L. Thomas in ‘Now & Not Yet’

on gun control
in America, the
short examines a
timely theme

After screening at the Chicago Social Change Film Festival and winning Best Cinematography and Best Film at the Chicago Feedback Festival, Now & Not Yet is on a roll.

Produced by Redleg Films and filmed in March 2019, Now & Not Yet is a Chicago-made short that tells the story of a young man who finds himself caught between an armed robber and a gun-carrying citizen. Along the way, it facilitates a fervent conversation on gun control in America.

Now & Not Yet screens again this Saturday, October 12th, at the Collected Voices Film Festival.


Redleg Films
Redleg Films is a production company based in Chicago specializing in dynamic, audience-friendly films. Redleg emphasizes strong storytelling and production value, producing quality films with efficiency and reliability. It also knows how to book great talent.

Cast Bios

Daniel John Harris is an award-winning Chicago filmmaker and co-founder of Redleg Films. After serving six years as an artilleryman with the IL Army National Guard, he traded his cannon for a Canon and started his career as a filmmaker and photographer. Credits: Hey Blue Eyes’ (winner, Artemis Women in Action Film Festival), ‘Wait, I’m a Racist!?’ (Best Director, Collected Voices Film Festival / Best Film, Shortcut 100 Film Festival), and ‘Role Initiative’ (Critic’s Choice Grand Prize, Windie City Shootout).

Bryson L. Thomas B.S. Acting, Graduate of Illinois State University. Credits: Young ‘Shine / Moonshine (FOX’S ‘Empire’), co-starring role as Terry (SHOWTIME’s “The Chi’), Deshawn (Civil, short film), Sebastian St.Claire (Concessions), Jackson (Parkers Dad, short film) and a guest role on Chicago Fire. Represented by Shirley Hamilton, Inc in Chicago.


Caitlin Ewald in 'Now & Not Yet'
Caitlin Ewald in ‘Now & Not Yet’

Caitlin Ewald B.F.A. in Acting, Northern Illinois University and the Moscow Art Theatre School. Credits: Anita (Dreamworks’ Captive State ). Theater credits include ‘All Quiet On the Western Front (Red Tape Theater). Future projects include the crowdfunded project: C.O.R.A. in which she will star as the super-soldier Cora.


John F. Gray in 'Now & Not Yet'
John F. Gray in ‘Now & Not Yet’

John F. Gray Has over 20 years of experience in Film, TV, voice over, commercial, industrial, and stage projects. Most notable films is Into the Wake, (Diesel Bros. Films), Growing Darkness (Redleg), Hatred of a Minute, Chicago PD, and many more. John is a member of SAG/AFTRA and represented by Gray Talent Group, Inc. in Chicago.

Kyle Patrick B.A. in Theatre Arts & B.A in Biological Sciences, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Credits: A Bennett Song Holiday (Auburn Moon Productions/Painted Creek Productions), and The Girls of Summer (FilmAcres). Theater credits include Boys in the Band (Windy City Playhouse), Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (Griffin Theatre Company) and Into the Woods (Stagecrafter’s). Represented by Gray Talent Group, Inc. in Chicago.

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