Zaindria Yarborough 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.
StefaniePhilpott is a filmmaker from Cleveland, but currently living in Brooklyn, NY.
She holds a degree in Communications from Central State University (HBCU love!) and a Marketing (Master’s) degree from Roosevelt University. Her debut (short) film, Sweet Nothings, is currently in Post Production and she’s also writing her second short film.
Although she wants to write on many subjects, she’s specifically focused on normalizing Black Romance on screen. You can catch up with her at @visionboardliving.
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.
As an independent filmmaker, he's on a journey to preserve and develop culture and the visual arts in Guyana and the Caribbean. He's committed to use film and new media as a means to bring Caribbean stories to main stream distribution.
Yaphet has worked on projects with the World Bank, USAID, the Global ShapersCommunity – an affiliate of the World Economic Forum, The Prada Foundation, The Caribbean Film Academy, and the New York Film Academy to name a few.
Follow his work @yaphetjackman