Meet The JBY CAST & Team 2019

Festival Founder, Producer & Executive Director

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Mahogany Reynolds is a beyond triple-threat award-winning actress. She is a youth mentor, a performing arts instructor and coach, and has numerous performances under her belt, both as an actress and a writer, director and producer. Her passion for the arts and her genuine calling to help young people achieve their dreams is what fuels her drive and ambition. Mahogany Reynolds is a native of Detroit, Michigan and credits her belated mother and father for always encouraging and morally supporting her dreams. Despite being a hard working Mom, she avails herself to mentor and provide private coaching to aspiring performing artist year-round.

Festival Visual Arts/Photography Director & Co-Producer

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Dale Clarke is an amazingly talented and diverse professional photographer and graphic designer. He works extensively on creating beautiful posters and marketing materials for all JBY events. He also serves as a co-producer of the 2018 and 2019 festival.

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Special Guest Performer

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Skyler Scharff is 12 years old from Sewaren NJ. She has been dancing for 10 years and has experience in every kind of dance from ballroom to Hip Hop. Skyler loves choreographing and dancing to her own routines she has received several top awards. She has competed at Worlds  with one of her dance teams three times and placed first Overall last year. She will dance a solo at the festival.

Special Guest Performer

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Pedro Pagan “PJ” is 12 years old. He is a percussionist, an actor, singer and video gamer. He has been playing drums since he was 2 years old and reading music, since he was 4. PJ also started acting and singing at the age 4. One of my most memorable moments to date was playing drums alongside of Drumming Legend Sheila E., twice! PJ aspires to share his passion for acting,singing and playing drums to larger audiences.

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Festival Teen Co-Host

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Mya Mosley is a Just Be You Film Festival Teen Co-Host and a Co-Host for the new online kids talk show "The Take with Mahogany Reynolds". Mya is from Newark, New Jersey and has aspirations to be an actress.  

Festival Teen Co-Host

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CJ Thompson is a Just Be You Film Festival Teen Co-Host and a Co-Host for the new online kids talk show "The Take with Mahogany Reynolds". CJ is from Brooklyn, Far Rockaway, New York, and has aspirations to be an actor and writer.  

Festival Teen Co-Host

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Amelia Alfiero is a Just Be You Film Festival Teen Co-Host and a Co-Host for the new online kids talk show "The TAke with Mahogany Reynolds". She is 14 years old, from Pipersville, Pennsylvania, with theater, dance, film and video experience. 

Festival Host

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Crystal NuChurch a multi-talented actress from Jersey City, New Jersey, served as the festival's host in 2018 and 2019. As well as a spokeswoman representing the festival. 

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VIP Special Performer & Youth Photographer

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Jeremiah "DJ" Clarke, age 10, is a VIP Special Performer at the Just Be You Film Festival. He also serves as the youth assistant photographer. DJ will play a solo on his African Djembe during the awards ceremony. He began studying drums and the Djembe at the age of 5. He is also a talented video maker/editor and aspiring filmmaker. He also enjoys gaming.

Brand Ambassador & Production Assistant

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Jessica Riggleman is the new Brand Ambassador and Production Assistant for the Just Be You Film Festival. She brings her passion for the arts to this role and her desire to give back. Jessica is an aspiring actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica brings her strong business industry work experience to help make the festival a huge success.

A ONE OF A KIND FILM FESTIVAL!