This video captures some of the work that Producer/Director Anita Cordell has accomplished.  You will see her range in production, which will encompass the range needed for this film.  

The Team

Anita Cordell - Producer and Actress

Anita Cordell - Producer/Co-Director

Anita Cordell (aka River Productions) is the Producer and Co-Director of CRY PURPLE Movie and also founder of the nonprofit I WILL RISE, which implores the community to RISE UP and take action against social injustices. Anita is an award winning, KC based, actress, producer & director. To date, she has over 50 IMDB credited films & over 100 regional commercials to her resume. Anita has worked with various organizations including the KC Women in Film. She has produced and directed several award winning short films, including several on trafficking. And, in her tenure in the entertainment industry, Anita has also been nominated several times for her work, and won a Best Actress award for her performance of one of her shorts, called "House Mother'.  Anita is also a Preacher's Kid and a motivational speaker, especially to woman, where her keynote subjects have been focused on her own life experiences coupled with Biblical stories to encourage ladies to reach their full potential. Follow her entertainment journey over at or feel free to book her off her website at 


Laura Woodworth - Screenplay Writer

Based in Los Angeles, California, Laura Woodworth is an award winning screenwriter, producer and director with over a decade of production experience in film and television, and is the screenplay writer for "CRY PURPLE" movie. As a produced screenwriter, Laura's most recent independent film, "In Tune" has received 11 nominations and one win in four film festivals with other awards pending. Writer, director and co-producer on the film, nominations include Best Director, Best Short Film, Best Storyteller and Most Inspirational Short Film. Woodworth's television projects include the "Steve & Kathy" ministry show airing on INSP Network and in the Middle East on METV (writer-producer-director) and "The Steve & Kathy Show," a syndicated comedy television show which garnered 65 Telly Awards and 3 regional Emmy Awards (production coordinator, contributing writer). Laura's professional strengths as a writer are enhanced by a background in full-time ministry and missions. She holds a bachelor's degree in Ministerial Studies and completed postgraduate work in UCLA's Professional Program in Producing Film and Television.


More Announcements of Team members coming soon!

Very exciting things are ahead