Director, Producer, Writer, Author
Christina is a filmmaker, bestselling author, co-founder, and CEO of Sledge House Media.. Christina's work focuses on diverse and compelling stories that highlight relationships, unique perspectives, and experiences. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Christina Sledge holds a B.B.A in Computer Science from Temple University and a Master's degree from The George Washington University. Christina is a believer in lifelong learning and has completed film and TV Production studies at New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts. Christina also directed "Maryland Closed for COVID" a silent short film that provides a glimpse of the pandemic's impact on Maryland businesses and the many lives affected.
Christina has been featured by The Baltimore Sun, FEMI Magazine, WE Magazine, The Baltimore Times, Yahoo News and Enspire Magazine.
Director Statement :
A self-proclaimed movie buff. My love of films started in early childhood, watching movies all the time with my brothers on VHS tapes or at the movie theater. As kids in the 80s, we watched Disney classics on a Fisher Price projector and screened them for all the kids that visited our home. We also recited the movie lines from countless movies such as Coming to America, Home Alone, House Party, New Jack City and, Friday. To have the opportunity to now make films is awe-inspiring.
Joined By Fate is a documentary about my predestined true love story with my husband, Eddie and our 22-year marriage. We started from high school sweethearts in Brooklyn, NY to a military family and now filmmakers. We wanted to share our journey and the message that love is possible even when you think all is lost. An inspiring message that can stand the test of time. Based on our memoir, The Story of Christina and I.
Edward is a filmmaker and bestselling author. Edward Sledge is a United States Army veteran and holds a B.S. in History from Georgia Southern University and a master's degree in Social Science from Towson University.
Edward is also a historian and published his graduate thesis on the media's impact on race riots, The Birth Of The Death Of A Nation: 1917-1921 The Media’s Role In Three Race Riots. Edward is a member of Film Independent and Veterans in Media and Entertainment (VME).
Edward has been featured by The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Times, Yahoo News, and Enspire Magazine.
Jakiera White Madeam
Director of Photography, Editor, VFX
Jakiera White Madeam is a New York native Video Editor. She’s post produced content for LinkedIn, Essence Communications, The Grio and more. Jakiera has created promotional videos, event recaps, news segments and sizzles. Thanks to Sledge House Media’s “Joined By Fate”, Jakiera can now add “documentary” to that list.
Jakiera holds a degree in Mass Communications from Lincoln University of PA. Jakiera hopes to become a post production educator one day.
BMad is an interviewer for Joined by fate. Prior to joining the team, he helped create and produce episodes for his put it n Perspectv podcast . He is also podcast contributor and guest. He is an avid sport, hip-hop, and movie enthusiast. His love of movies started as a kid. His favorite genres are Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi and Documentaries.
Brianna "Dollie" Madeam
Make-Up and Hair Stylist
Brianna "Dollie" is a Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist for Joined by Fate. Prior to joining the team, she created her own line of glamour eyelashes, "Dollieyeng Minks". She is also a certified Lash Technician.
Zane is an interviewer for Joined by Fate. He is a sports fan and die hard New York Knicks fan. Zane is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Nu Chapter. He holds a degree in Business Administration from The Lincoln University of PA.