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Jamal T. Lewis, Director

Jamal is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and thought leader living in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. A graduate of Morehouse College and The New School, Lewis produces work around the body, specifically exploring and interrogating identity formation, race, gender, sexuality, desire, beauty, and ugliness. Lewis's work has been featured in LA Times, New York Times, TriBeca, & Tate Modern.

Stephen winter, executive producer

Stephen Winter is an award-winning writer and filmmaker whose 2015 film Jason and Shirley was called “one of the year’s finest” by Richard Brody in The New Yorker. Jason and Shirley played AGO in Toronto and had a sold-out 2 week run at MoMA in New York. Winter’s newest venture is a 8 part radio podcast sci-fi satire series Adventures in New America, premiering in 2018 on the Night Vale Network. His award winning 1996 debut film Chocolate Babies premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, and enjoyed a 2016 revival at New York's Anthology Film Archives. Winter produced Jonathan Caouette’s landmark “narci-cinema” documentary Tarnation (A.O. Scott, New York Times) which premiered at Sundance, Cannes, LAIFF and NYFF. He has worked on films with Lee Daniels, John Cameron Mitchell, John Krokidas, David France, Xan Cassavetes, Zoe Cassavetes, Allen Hughes, Gus Van Sant and Steve Harvey.

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Chester Algernal, Producer

Chester is a costume designer and producer. Chester has costumed 3 Lionsgate feature films and 17 shorts. As a producer, Chester’s films have played in over forty festivals worldwide including Outfest, Reykjavik International Film Festival, and New Orleans Film Festival. This self-taught Maryland native has a passion for helping make powerful stories that capture the imagination and inspire.

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Elegance bratton, director of photography

Elegance Bratton is an award winning photographer, filmmaker, public thinker, and author. His work has been published in Vice, GayLetter, The Fader, and Another mag. His film "Pier Kids The Life" has been featured on ABC NEWS, Huffington Post, and Out Magazine. He served in the United States Marine Corps as a combat camera.

 

Dawn L. Hall, director of photography

Dawn blends her practices in Mysticism and explorations of the psyche to create timeless visions within contemporary landscapes. Dawn has released experimental films direct to online audiences; including “Crooked Moon” which is featured on FLAVORWIRE’s “50 Films by Women You Can Watch Online Right Now”, listed with notable names like Maya Deren.  Dawn currently is screening her latest film “Testament of the Shadow” at festivals, while creating new works through her media imprint, BlakDawn.