ANGI BONES did not follow the path of what was expected of her coming from a family of politics and education. Her first career of choice was law enforcement. While waiting final testing for LAPD, Angi took an unpaid position as a set production assistant on the film “Panther” directed by Mario Van Peebles. Working on the film “Panther” shifted her journey in life from law enforcement to a successful career in film, television and video where she started as a Production Assistant that lead to Extra’s Casting Director, Assistant Director, Producer and Director.
To her credit, Angi hosts an impressive resume of music videos, commercials, award shows, television series and more than 50 films; most notably: The Negotiator, Blade, Too Wong Foo, Eve’s Bayou, Fighting Temptations, Men of Honor, Mother, The Antoine Fisher Story, Training Day, The Gospel, Warm Springs, Stroke of Genius, Crazy in Alabama. Angi served as 2nd Assistant Director on 11 feature films under director, writer, producer Tyler Perry and 240 combined episodes of the hit sitcom Meet the Browns and House of Payne. In addition she Co- ‐Produced Meet The Browns (140 episodes), House of Payne (40 episodes) and The Tyler Perry show. Angi currently serves as Executive Vice President of Bobbcat Films.
In 2003, Angi along with producing partner, Dianne Ashford created Symmetry Entertainment. Symmetry Entertainment is an Atlanta based Film and Television Production Company. Angi and Dianne produced their first film together entitled Trois, The Escort, in 2005 and their second film Motives II that was released to DVD 2006.
Angi is an active member of the Director’s Guild of America as director and 1st AD and a member of Women in Film & Television Atlanta where she serves on the advisory board.
Angi creatively developed, produced and directed the documentary film about migrant death along the US border entitled Season of Death and the award winning short film Letters to a Father about a young girl growing up without her father. Angi has also directed a short industrial for The Atlanta Union Mission, a homeless shelter for women and children for ad agency elite J. Walter Thompson. Directing these type of project keeps Angi in line with her goals, which is to give back creatively from the heart through film and television sending messages of family, faith, love and forgiveness.
In addition to Producing and Directing, based on her production experience she has completed a manuscript entitled “The Production Assistants Hand Manual”, to be released late 2012.
Hard work, dedication and perseverance serve as a staple in her life and career, as well being a dedicated mother of three wonderful young men.