About Cast & Crew

Executive Producer & Actor - Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore is best known as one of the stars of the top-rated CBS crime show CRIMINAL MINDS, which he has co-starred on for the last eight seasons as FBI profiler Derek Morgan, an expert on obsession crimes who gets into the heads of serial killers to track them down before they strike again. The show has received People’s Choice Award nominations for “Favorite TV Crime Drama” for the last two years.

After several years working as a catalogue model during and after college, Shemar had his initial training in television on the CBS series THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. A scout from the show saw Shemar in an ad in GQ magazine, which led to an audition and him landing the role of “Malcolm Winters” over hundreds of other actors. He played the role for eight years, winning a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and two nominations for Outstanding Younger Leading Actor in a Drama Series, as well as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Shemar also won seven NAACP Image Awards for his role on the show.

Actress - Nadine Velasquez

Nadine VelasquezNadine Velazquez captured our hearts as ‘Catalina’, the sexy hotel maid/stripper with a heart of gold, on the People’s Choice winning NBC comedy series, MY NAME IS EARL, for which she received four Alma Award nominations in the Best Supporting Actress category. Also, we saw Nadine star opposite Denzel Washington in the Robert Zemekis directed film FLIGHT. She is currently in production for the feature film, AZTEC WARRIOR, where Nadine plays the romantic lead opposite Luiz Guzman. Nadine is a  Chicago native and currently resides in Los Angeles. She is an impassioned supporter of charities that protect the rights of disenfranchised youth.

Director - Youssef Delara

DirectorYoussef Delara, has agreed to direct the film. Youssef shot the urban drama “Filly Brown” which debuted at the Sundance Film festival and was theatrically release this April.  The film is still in theaters in select markets after a strong opening weekend.
Delara began his career as visual effects associate on the highly successful series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine going on to produce visual effects for Star Trek: Voyager as well as sequences for the popular Star Trek feature films Generations and Insurrection. An independent filmmaker for the past five years he has directed four feature films through the company he helped find, Cima Productions. “I feel blessed to be able to work closely with a talent like Shemar on ‘The Bounce Back, say's Delara. "Shemar's instincts and sense of story really matches my own. Were not just trying to tell a heartfelt story but also giving the audience something innovative."


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