John Singleton is the co-creator, executive producer, director and writer of Snowfall. Singleton exploded onto the scene with his first film, Boyz N the Hood, earning him an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director, becoming the first African-American (and the youngest filmmaker) ever to do so. His other directing credits include 2 Fast 2 Furious, Four Brothers, Baby Boy, Higher Learning, Poetic Justice and the remake of the 70’s classic Shaft. Singleton has recently entered into TV production with two series slated for 2017. The first is Snowfall. He also wrote, produced and directed episodes for the BET series Rebel. He was recently nominated for a 2016 Emmy® Award for his directorial work on the mega hit event series for FX, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
Damson Idris is a television, theatre and film actor from London. He will play ‘Franklin Saint,’ a young street entrepreneur on a quest for power, in Snowfall. Born and raised on the streets of South Central but educated in an upper class neighborhood in the Valley, Franklin is determined to raise his station in life and take care of the people around him through whatever means necessary.
Set in 1983 Los Angeles, Snowfall focuses on the early days of crack cocaine and its radical impact on our culture. The story follows multiple characters on a violent collision course.