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"Queen Sugar" First Things First (TV Episode 2016) Poster

(TV Series)

(2016)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Ava DuVernay

Writing Credits  

Ava DuVernay ... (created for television by)
 
Ava DuVernay ... (television story by)
 
Ava DuVernay ... (teleplay by)
 
Natalie Baszile ... (based on the book by)

Cast (in credits order)  

Rutina Wesley ... Nova Bordelon
Dawn-Lyen Gardner ... Charley Bordelon West
Kofi Siriboe ... Ralph Angel Bordelon
Nicholas L. Ashe ... Micah West
Omar J. Dorsey ... Hollywood Desonier
Dondre Whitfield ... Remy Newell (as Dondré T. Whitfield) (credit only)
Timon Kyle Durrett ... Davis West
Greg Vaughan ... Calvin
Ethan Hutchison ... Blue Bordelon
Marycarmen Lopez ... Reyna Velez
Tina Lifford ... Violet Bordelon
Glynn Turman ... Ernest Bordelon
Bianca Lawson ... Darla
Henry G. Sanders ... Prosper Denton
Estrella Nouri ... Melina Gold
Alma Martinez ... Raquel 'Rocky' Ortiz
Holly Bonney ... Cashier
Dominic 'Taz' Alexander ... Rid
Adella Gautier ... Elderly Woman
Shontel Crosby Shontel Crosby ... Renee
Kj Smith ... Lena (as KJ Smith)
Neil Wells Neil Wells ... Coach
Michael Hill Michael Hill ... News Anchor
Michael Buonomo ... Sports Reporter
Omar Washington ... Young Male Worker #1
Derrick Freeman Derrick Freeman ... Young Male Worker #2 (as Derrick A. Freeman)
Jeremiah Eric Westbrook Jeremiah Eric Westbrook ... Mr. Delacroix / Boy #1
Haley Milsap Haley Milsap ... Lacy
Samuel L. Billions Samuel L. Billions ... Alvarez (as Samuel Billions)
Landon Abercrombie Landon Abercrombie ... Boy #2
Melanie Allyn Williams Melanie Allyn Williams ... Young Mother
Mary Peyton Hodge ... Cute Little Girl
Semya Mickens Semya Mickens ... Miss Sanchez
K. Steele ... Strong Voice (as Kernesha Miller)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tracy Brotherton ... Upscale Beverly Hills Diner
Christopher Heskey ... NBA Security Guard #1
Fiona McQuinn ... Calvin's Wife (as Fiona McDonald)
Torren Anthony Micheals Torren Anthony Micheals ... Farmer (archive footage)
Jon Arthur Jon Arthur ... Reporter (uncredited)
Tony Beard Tony Beard ... Groundskeeper (uncredited)
Percy Bell ... NBA Player (uncredited)
Larry Bourne Jr. ... Freemason (uncredited)
Gabriel Byrd Gabriel Byrd ... Birthday Party Kid (uncredited)
Queen Byrd Queen Byrd ... Birthday Party Kid (uncredited)
Brock Clyburn ... Basketball Player (uncredited)
D.J. Felder ... Delacroix (uncredited)
Oscar Gale ... Anthony (uncredited)
Laurie Jenkins Jones Laurie Jenkins Jones ... Park Mom (uncredited)
Sarah-Alexia Jones Sarah-Alexia Jones ... Girl at Park (uncredited)
Kurt Krause ... College Student (uncredited)
Ireland Rain Ireland Rain ... Kid (uncredited)
Robin Sarraille Robin Sarraille ... Background (uncredited)
Darrell L. Shuler Darrell L. Shuler ... Gladiator Player (uncredited)
Jabari Thomas Jabari Thomas ... Father (uncredited)
Lisha Wheeler ... Pam (uncredited)
Calvin Williams Calvin Williams ... NBA Team Personnel (uncredited)
Christina Michelle Williams ... Shopper (uncredited)

Produced by 

Neema Barnette ... producer
Melissa Carter ... executive producer
Ava DuVernay ... executive producer
Carla Gardini ... producer
Paul Garnes ... line producer
Christiana Hooks ... associate producer
Tina Mabry ... producer
Anthony Sparks ... supervising producer
Jason Wilborn ... supervising producer
Oprah Winfrey ... executive producer

Music by 

Meshell Ndegeocello

Cinematography by 

Antonio Calvache ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Spencer Averick

Casting By 

Aisha Coley

Production Design by 

Gary Frutkoff

Costume Design by 

Caroline B. Marx

Makeup Department 

Caprice Green ... hair department head
Sherri B. Hamilton ... key hair stylist
Wayne Jolla Jr ... First Team Master Barber
LaLette Littlejohn ... makeup department head
Iman Newborn ... day player
LeDiedra Richard-Baldwin ... key makeup artist
Shan Williams ... day player

Production Management 

Paul Garnes ... unit production manager
Cheryl Miller ... production supervisor
Ryan Stephens ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

George Bott ... second assistant director
Ann C. Salzer ... first assistant director

Art Department 

Spencer J. Abadie ... painter
Travis C. Acosta ... set dresser (as Travis c. Acosta)
Melissa Carpenter ... prop person
Daniel Coe ... construction coordinator
Iggie Colomer ... set dresser
Raphael Di Febo ... assistant property master
Dustin Diaz ... utility tech / utility
Nicholas Ellerbee ... gangboss
Joseph Cassady Harris ... set dresser
Alicia Haverland ... property master
Erika Marie Heaton ... props
John Lamkin ... set dresser
Kami Laprade ... set decoration buyer
Andrew H. Lewis ... greens
Lindanne Lewis ... painter
Cynthia McCormac ... Set Decorator: Los Angeles
Bron Moyi ... on set dresser
Kimberly Murphy ... set decoration buyer
Nisrine Omri ... set decoration buyer
George Sanchez ... plasterer foreman
Noah Starcher ... utility technician
Jessica Stumpf ... set designer
Jonathan M. Talbot ... set dresser
Douglas Ware ... assistant property master

Sound Department 

Tim Boggs ... supervising sound editor
Damon Cohoon ... assistant sound editor
Aidan Dykes ... adr recordist
Tyler Heath ... adr mixer
Alex Lee ... sound effects editor
Brad Lokey ... boom operator
Jonathan Parham ... sound mixer
Jeffrey Perkins ... re-recording mixer
Tami Treadwell ... adr mixer
Jon Vogl ... adr mixer
Carlos Wilkerson ... sound utility: season one
Leonard Wolf Jr. ... Foley Editor
Billy Theriot ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Tom Wiseman ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by 

Kate Berry ... executive producer: main title sequence
Luke DiTommaso ... visual effects executive producer
Jon Doyle ... digital compositor
Lauren F. Ellis ... visual effects producer
Rachel Fowler ... main titles editor: Prologue Films
Ariyan Hashemi ... digital compositor
Arslan Naqvi ... senior compositor
Matthew T. Perry ... senior compositor
Ryan Rakes ... digital compositor
John Seppala ... digital compositor
Jonathan Skabla ... lead digital compositor
Jesse Speer ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department 

Matt S. Bell ... epk cinematographer
Dwayne Brown ... rigging electrician
Sean Brown ... grip / head tech
Charles Cooper ... grip: rigging grip
Brandon Dauzat ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Austin Doyle ... lighting technician
Richard Elias ... best boy grip
Chandler Ferris ... additional electrician
Anne Marie Fox ... still photographer: los angeles unit
Everett Grant ... set lighting
Brian Hollars ... electrician
BT Jackson ... digital utility
Darcy Lynne Jamison ... dimmer board operator
Kendell Joseph ... a dolly grip (as Kendall K. Joseph)
Landon Kijowski ... grip
Dan Lacy ... grip
Raul J. Marin ... rig grip
Mason McGuire ... best boy electric rigging
Scott Morrison ... best boy electric
Moses Mott ... best boy rigging grip / key rigging grip
Patti Perret ... still photographer
Lewis 'Duck' Pieratt ... grip
Keith Pokorski ... "a" camera first assistant
Taylor Seaman ... loader
Joshua Sepe ... grip
Brian Stegeman ... dit
Sean Tanner ... gaffer: los angeles
Nathan Tape ... gaffer
Von Thomas ... digital image technician/live colour grading
Remi Tournois ... camera operator: a camera/steadicam
Michael Watson ... camera operator
Sterling Wiggins ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Earl Woods ... rigging gaffer (2016)

Casting Department 

Rikki Hegwood ... extras casting coordinator
Jeremy Lambert ... extras casting assistant
Robyn Owen ... associate casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Rendell Bryce ... costumer
Malikka Coston ... key costumer
Catharine Fletcher Incaprera ... costume supervisor
Michelle Green ... assistant costume designer
Fiona Gregory ... costume pa
Kizzie Autumn Martin ... costumer
Christy Mele ... costume pa: los angeles crew
Dionne Simoneaux ... costume coordinator
Ric Spencer ... key costumer: Los Angeles
Ken van Duyne ... costumer: additional
Britany Viguerie ... costumer

Editorial Department 

Paul Alderman ... assistant editor
Burton Chatelain Jr. ... colorist: dailies
Kenny Christie ... post-production assistant
Stacey England ... nextlab operator
David B. Hall ... dailies producer
Linda Olague ... final colorist
Olivia Latz ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

Location Management 

Beau Bebeau ... location assistant
Emily Dolese ... location coordinator
Charlie French ... locations
Jordan Jackson ... assistant location manager
Aquiles Montalvo ... assistant location manager

Music Department 

Shelly Karpowicz ... music coordinator
Julie Pearce ... music editor
Morgan Rhodes ... music supervisor
Joey Singer ... music clearance (as Joey Hope Singer)

Script and Continuity Department 

Renetta G. Amador ... script supervisor
Ted Barnes ... script coordinator

Transportation Department 

Kirk Baptiste ... driver
Beau Holden ... driver
Earl R. Hurst Sr. ... transportation captain

Other crew 

Fernando Albano ... set production assistant
Rhonda Marie Alston ... stand-in: Nova Bordelon
Nayisha Bargblor ... production assistant
Tony Beard ... stand-in
Sumner Boissiere III ... set production assistant
Lauren Boudreaux ... assistant to producer: P. Garnes
Maureen Brennan ... Dialect Coach
Jennifer L. Brooks ... second assistant accountant
Pamela Chizema ... first assistant accountant
Sharon L. Craig ... Production Accountant
Edward Fair ... 2nd Assistant Accountant
Ali Gordon-Goldstein ... writers assistant
Daphne A. Guichard ... medic/nurse (2016)
David Guilbeau ... craft services coordinator
Tachic Hickman-Piazza ... APOC (as Tachic A. Hickman)
Newton James Hippolyte Jr. ... stand-in: Ernest / stand-in: Hollywood
Ali D. Hopson ... production assistant
Elena Jambusarwalla ... production secretary
Jonathan Jefferies ... 2nd assistant accountant
Jessica Johnson ... stand-in
Vicki V. Johnson ... studio medic
Khafre King ... stand-in
Daniel Kleinpeter ... additional set production assistant
Peter McGrew ... basecamp pa
Stephen Meagher ... Craft Services Key
Sommer Oliver ... production coordinator
Devan Renea ... assistant to executive producer: Melissa Carter
John Reynolds ... payroll accountant
Bria D. Singleton ... adr
Brooke D. Singleton ... adr: Voice
Davida Chanel Smith ... director's assistant
Anne Stimac ... product placement
M. Jearl Vinot ... production assistant: additional
Kyle Cooper ... title sequence executive producer (uncredited)

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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