CHRISTMAS DILEMMA follows a newlywed couple Jay (Britt) and Monica (Hall) as they struggle to decide which set of in-laws they should join for their first Christmas. After each pleads their case and even attempts a little trickery, they decide to bypass the guaranteed disappointment of picking one family over the other. Unbeknownst to them, the decision is made for them when their families show up at their home unexpectedly. Drama ensues as the in-laws clash, long-lost relatives decide to make an appearance, and Jay’s grandmother joins the holiday festivities accompanied by her caretaker who just happens to be Jay’s gorgeous ex-girlfriend. ABOUT CARL ANTHONY PAYNE Carl Anthony Payne, a successful actor, producer, director, two-time NAACP image Award-winner and People’s Choice award winner, was born in the small town of Clinton, South Carolina. He began working towards his acting career at a young age by studying at the First All Children’s Theatre, which was an off-Broadway preparatory theatre company. He later attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. Payne continued his education and training at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Payne is best known for his recurring roles as Theo Huxtable’s best friend “Cockroach” on the ever popular and classic NBC hit series, The Cosby Show and as “Cole Brown” on the FOX network TV series, MARTIN. ABOUT BRITTANY HALL Brittany Hall was born on September 30th in Washington D.C. where she discovered her love for the performing arts. At an early age she began performing in school plays, community plays, and dance recitals. As a member of her high school theatre group, Brittany wrote her first play which she performed with the group in front of the entire school during the Annual Holiday Rally. In 2009, Brittany was cast in VH1's hit reality Show "Real Chance of Love 2," where she was given the nickname "Hot Wings." She appeared on series such as ABC's "Ravenswood", BET's "Being Mary Jane" and a supporting role in VH1's Drumline 2. In 2017, Brittany joined Season 3 of HBO's Ballers as Amber. She was upped to series regular for Season 4 and 5. She also appears alongside Sanaa Lathan in Netflix's original comedy "Nappily Ever After." In 2018 Brittany founded ACTORS PLAY LA, a community organization and training studio for actors located in Hollywood, California. Brittany starred in her first lead role, as well as served as executive producer in Test Pattern, a feature film written and directed by Shatara Michelle Ford.
ABOUT BJ BRITT BJ Britt was born in Wilson, North Carolina, Britt made his television debut in 2003 appearing in the recurring role of Devon Fox in One Tree Hill. He is best know for being cast as Agent Antoine Triplett in the ABC series Agents of Shield and Paul Patterson, Jr. in the hit BET Series Being Mary Jane.. Later he joined the cast of the second season of Unreal where he played the leading role of the Bachelor. Simultaneously he also played the recurring role of Will Baker in Pitch for Fox. Currently he can be seen recurring on the Abc Show A Million Little Things as Isaac Martin. Britt has also appeared in other shows such as, Magnum P.I, Raising Hope, Sons of Anarchy, Vampire, Diaries and Veronica Mars amongst others. ABOUT CHRISTOPHER B. DUNCAN Christopher B. Duncan is from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received his B.F.A. in Acting from The University of Colorado, Boulder. He also worked with The Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Additional theatre credits include "The Old Settler" at The Pasadena Playhouse for which he received an Ovation award nomination. "Black Star Line" at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago. "Rosetta Street", "How The Other Half Loves" and "Equus" at The West Coast Ensemble. He received an NAACP Theatre award nomination for Best Actor in the Los Angeles Production of "Full Court Press".