About

Cast And Crew

Patrick Henry Hughes (Jimmy Bellinger) was a talented musician who always wanted to be a part of something bigger than himself. He dreamed of one day joining the U of L marching band but there was one problem: Patrick Henry was born with out eyes or the ability to walk. Before he was even born, his father Patrick John (Burgess Jenkins) had his own goals for Patrick Henry. Now, he must sacrifice all that to help his son achieve his dream. This is the inspiring true story of sacrifice, perseverance and realizing one's potential.

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Burgess Jenkins

(Patrick John)

Burgess Jenkins was born on October 24, 1973 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Remember the Titans (2000), The Reaping (2007) and Wesley (2009). He is married to Ashlee Payne. They have one child.

In addition to his acting schedule, Burgess is an instructor of the Meisner Method in which he is trained. He studied for 4 years at the acclaimed Playhouse West in Los Angeles, CA, under the instruction of Robert Carnegie and actor Jeff Goldblum.

Jimmy Bellinger

(Patrick Henry Hughes)

Jimmy Bellinger is an actor and producer, known for Geek CharmingA Smile as Big as the Moon and Artie Smalls in Liv and Maddie. He has also appeared on Parks and RecreationMelissa & JoeyThe Middle and Kickin' It, just to name a few. 

Jimmy is a self proclaimed "goofball" and often entertained the entire crew on the set of I am Potential. He enjoys singing and hanging with friends. 

Jama Williamson

(Patricia Hughes)

Jama Williamson was born in Evansville, IN and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Communications and Theater. After graduation, she moved to New York City and attended Circle in the Square acting conservatory. After several stints Off-Broadway, she landed a lead in Manhattan Theater Club's Broadway play, "Losing Louie" directed by Jerry Zaks.

Shortly after her Broadway debut, she and her husband Curtis Mark Williams (former actor and inventor of Belly Buds) moved to Los Angeles, where she has worked as a guest star on ABC's Private Practice (2007) (TV Series), recurring roles on Showtime's "Weeds" and NBC's Parks and Recreation (TV Series) , (as Wendy Haverford), and the series regular role of "Nora Tate" on Nick at Nite's Hollywood Heights (2012) (TV Series)

She lives in Hancock Park with her husband and two daughters, Adeline and Roma.

Judge Reinhold

(Dr. Greg Byrne)

Educated at Mary Washington College & North Carolina School of the Arts; performed at various regional theatres, including Burt Reynolds' Dinner Theater in Jupiter, Florida before getting national exposure on TV in the 1970s.

His father nicknamed him "Judge" when he was just two weeks old.
Is an accomplished whistler, and crooned a western tune for his monologue when he hosted Saturday Night Live (1975) in the late 1980s.

Zach Meiners

Director

Zach Meiners has always had a passion for telling stories. He directed his first feature film Pivot Point before turning 21. He studied media communications at Asbury University. Zach has been all over the world shooting films, documentaries, and commercials. He is now director and co-founder of Chronicle Cinema, a production company based in Louisville, KY. 

 

Jeff Chamblee

Executive Producer

As a father of seven and grandfather to seven more, Jeff Chamblee values family friendly entertainment. He is the director of American Family Studios (AFS), a division of the American Family Association. Through AFS he has produced films such as Paper DreamSummer Snow, and I Am Potential as well as many documentaries including Logic on Fire and One Generation Away.

Having a degree in trumpet performance, Jeff was able to assist several actors on how to properly hold and play the instrument while on the set of I Am Potential.

Austin Brooks

Director of Photography/ Editor

Austin Brooks is an editor and director of photography for American Family Studios. He is best known for his work on  Paper DreamSummer SnowLogic on FireOne Generation Away and I Am PotentialVisual media has always inspired Austin. He believes there is no greater reward than taking light and color and telling a story that impacts someone in an encouraging and inspirational way. 

Austin was born and raised in Kentucky and studied Media Production at Asbury University. He and his wife Emily are in the process of adopting their first child.

 

BJ Davis

Composer

Bj Davis is in demand as a full time composer for Film and TV music. He's known for his ability to take the listener from a high intensity, heart pounding rhythmic score to a ambient lush atmospheric mood to beautifully, melodic emotionally felt music. Bj says, "My job as a composer is not to bring attention to myself but with my music to help the audience to become completely immersed with what's happening on the screen."

Along with I Am Potential Bj is known for such movies as Summer Snow , Coffee Shop  and the highly anticipated action feature to be released in 2016 Vanished: Left Behind - Next Generation