Dedicated to enhancing the skills and careers of black filmmakers

The Co-Founders

Reggie Williams - Director of Operations

Reggie Williams is a screenwriter and director who creates stories that intersect between black male identity, love, and secularism.

His latest short film an anomalous love, was featured at the Pan African Film Festival and Urban World amongst other film festivals.

Reggie enjoys playing chess, hiking, and heated discussions about rap and r'n'b music.

Lande Yoosuf  - Director of Partnerships

Lande's short film entitled Privilege Unhinged screened at festivals such as the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival and aired on the television channel Shorts TV. 

She wrapped her festival run for her second film Second Generational Wedding and is now developing the retitled feature version. She also directed Love in Submission by Antu Yacob and Harlem On My Mind by Taleah Griffin that are both in various stages of production in 2020. 

The projects that Lande works on cover themes of media influence, sociology, gender and race relations, pop culture and self image.

The Team

Latrisha Talley - Event Organizer

Latrisha Talley is a Nashville-raised, Brooklyn based, actress and writer who loves food, laughter, blankets and the arts.

Her notable performances include co-starring alongside Billy Ray Cyrus in CMT's Still The King, traveling across the country with her one-woman show, ROSA (presented by The American Negro Playwright Theatre),  appearing in over 80 interactive dinner theater shows with The Murder Mystery Company/American Immersion Theater and hosting a weekly web series called Monologue Monday.

As a freelance writer, Latrisha has penned numerous short films, one of which entitled Dave and Pearl  won 7 awards at the 48 Hour Film Festival in 2011, including Best Screenplay. 

Latrisha is a member of the Actors' Equity Association and is also SAG-AFTRA eligible.

Nina Simone Moore - Event Organizer

Nina is a Writer, Producer, Performer based in Brooklyn. Using various mediums to create and relay narratives, she identifies as a storyteller. Simone hails from Atlanta, GA where she began working within the creative production world in the early 2000s. 

She graduated from Wesleyan University with a double major in Dance and English - Creative Writing concentration, and then spent time in LA producing her own shorts and plays.

Amassing experience on both coasts in features, shorts, commercials and web content alike, Simone has been a Production Coordinator and Producer in New York since 2016. 

Kevito Clark - Event Organizer

or Kevin L.Clark, is a music journalist and aspiring screenwriter working at the intersection of health and culture. 

Inspired by his journey as a dialysis patient and kidney transplant recipient, Kevito is focused on using creativity to explore and create solutions to healthcare issues that affect the Black and Brown community. 

He operates a portfolio of different outlets to share and inform people on the topic through his weekly newsletter called #KevitoSays, a monthly podcast called Mighty Healthy: The Podcast, and his freelancing work with Essence, Complex, and VIBE magazine. 

Follow Kevito on IG and Twitter.

Gabrielle "Gabby" Charles - Podcast Producer

Gabby is a writer from Queens, New York. She's a senior at Fordham University, where she studies Film and TV. 

Some of her proudest achievements have been interning for Desus & Mero and founding a screenwriting club called The Writer's Room

Follow her @gibgabgo on all that social media stuff if you want to rant about the wasted potential of Riverdale or scream about how devastatingly good Hereditary is. 

Michael Wells - Podcast Editor

South Bronx based writer, Michael Wells, has been honing his screenwriting skills for the past several years. Originally a Cinematographer and Video Editor, Michael has spent years training himself to tell captivating stories within the visual medium.

With hopes of a more equitable future, Michael writes speculative fiction with Black narratives that exist outside of the societal traumas forced upon Black people.

Destiny Cole - Instagram Manager

Born & raised in Detroit, Michagan, Destiny is a freelance writer, director, producer and aspiring Showrunner. 

She received her BA from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor in Film, Television, & Media. 

Destiny is passionate about bringing more of a well rounded view of African Americans to television, instead of the one dimensional stereotypes often seen today.

Latia "Lovely" Jones - Admin/Twitter & Facebook

Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Latia is a film director, producer and co-owner of 2REELKWEENZ Media. 

2 Reel Kweenz was inspired by her passion for telling stories of our reality as people of color in marginalized communities coupled with her AA in criminal justice from Keiser University.

When she not creating she loves bowling, vibing to Jill Scott while cooking and going to old school car shows.

Follow her work at 2ReelKweenz.

Yaphet Jackman - Marketing

Yaphet Jackman is a Brooklyn born, Guyanese bred filmmaker with a passion to live, learn & laugh. He holds a B.Sc in Communication Studies from the University of Guyana and an M.F.A in film from Ohio University.

Coupled with 20 years of experience in the media and television industry across the Caribbean and the US, Yaphet worked his way up from a part time camera operator to a budding Cinematographer/Director.

Follow his work @yaphetjackman

Kay Greene - Graphic Design

South Florida filmmaker, Kay Greene is an award-winning visual artist who is inspired to create science fiction and horror films featuring stories from people of the African Diaspora. 

Her multimedia talents range from directing, writing, visual effects, and scoring film projects. 

Kay has created and directed multiple web series as such Lovers & Friends Show, iBelieve, and Catching up with Gigi. Kay is a professional working for companies such as MBC Studios, Between Render Films, and Seed News producing films. 

She is also one of the organizers for Broward Movie Makers a networking group creating resources for South Florida filmmakers. 

Follow her work @kaygreene

Rorie Still - Research

Rorie Still was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Having found a passion for writing since she was in the second grade, Rorie has been word weaving from her story trunk ever since and published her first book in October 2013, Flashbang, a short story anthology.

Currently, Rorie is developing Flashbang into an animated series, and her Dracula-based property into a photo series and live-action television show.

You can connect with her on Twitter @rorstill or Instagram @rorstll.

Zaindria Yarborough - Partnership Manager

Zaindria attended the University at Buffalo and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies.

She has a diverse background in film, finance and media with aspirations to become a Line Producer. Some of the productions she has worked on include: Wilhemina’s War, Through the Fire: The Legacy of Barack Obama and Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.

She is currently in Production Management for film and television and a Freelance Researcher for nonprofit organizations. In addition, she also volunteers her time with community based organizations for various events.

Miranda Bowden - Screenwriting Host

Miranda wrote her first story, about a mushroom invasion of earth, at age eight. These days, the native Angeleno’s stories have grown to include her debut novel, Caitlin, a thrilling story of family secrets, nightmares, and secret societies.

An adventurous thrill-seeker, Miranda embraces the opportunity to live a life with no regrets daily. 

Bowden studied engineering at California State University, Northridge, and later began a career in human resources and finance supporting the heads of several Fortune 500 companies. 

Miranda resides in Inglewood, California with her husband and daughter.

Kira Talise - Screenwriting Host

Kira is a writer/creator from South Los Angeles who spent her formative years under the influence of 90s hip-hop and R&B. 

A serial realist, habitual line-stepper, and chronic people-watcher, she recently parlayed her talent for story-telling into a career in television after spending more than a decade in marketing and communications. 

After serving as a Writer & Co-Producer of Black & Sexy TV’s 2019 web series, Hello Cupid 3.0., Kira has gone on to earn credits on Bounce TV’s series, In The Cut, and Family Time, as well as  HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show and Insecure.

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