writer, director, producer.

Tonja Renée Stidhum is a writer-director-producer with cheeks you want to pinch… but don’t (unless she wants you to). She is made of sugar and spice and everything rice… with the uncanny ability to make a Disney/Pixar reference in the same sentence as a double entendre.

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WingChick: a digital series about the habitual homegirl
Now Streaming on OpenTV

Raven is a late twenty-something bougie-mixed-with-a-dash-of-hood Black girl juggling her burgeoning job as a professional dating site profile writer and a professional dating flop. She has mastered the art of intimacy without being intimate: the best friend, the confidant, the wingwoman for dudes. 

Raven’s male partner-in-crime is Michael and their relationship is your typical “sexual tension splattered all over their faces, but somehow they don’t own a mirror” situation. When Raven needs some fellow estrogen in her life, she hangs out with her BFFs (The Flock): Greer, Lenora (called “Leo”, for short), and Tess. 

Navigating the ins and outs of dating and the tangled web she and Michael have unknowingly weaved leads Raven to a whirlwind of shenanigans and self-discovery.


Tonja Renée Stidhum – Creator/Director/Executive Producer

Bonique’a Matthews – Executive Producer

Alysia Allen – Producer

Mariscela Beatríz Mendez – Director of Photography

Carl Jones – Editor

Bree Mei-Li – Raven

Aubrey Marquez – Michael

Lesette Latimer – Lenora aka “Leo”

Johanna Middleton – Tess

Riannah Pouncy – Greer

Shondriette Kelley – Consulting Producer

Tanya Hayles – Consulting Producer

Lauren Persons – Consulting Producer

Girl I Guess Productions

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