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Tom Quigley is an independent creative who specializes in the direction and cinematography of films and video. He has worked in Philadelphia since 2008 and has a breadth of experience in shooting and lighting in a variety of circumstances, including (but not limited to): lighting for Oprah‘s Next Chapter, shooting documentary footage in Tanzania, Nepal, Haiti and Mongolia, co-creating an Emmy Award-winning college program, Directing a plethora of films and music videos, and being a professor of film at Drexel University.
Cécile Accilien is the Acting Chair, African and African-American Studies, Director of the Institute of Haitian Studies, and the Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies, Haitian Creole at the University of Kansas.
Tatiana Bacchus, Owner/Senior Producer of Teaspoon & Pound Media, is an emerging independent film and media maker who curates and amplifies the ancestral wisdom of subjects and characters rendered virtually invisible in mainstream media. Her current slate of projects include a children's web series, On the JOB with Lani Lou, that exposes children to the diversity of careers available to them in the future, her Ulrick Jean-Pierre documentary (in post-production) and both narrative and documentary content in development. Tatiana has utilized her digital storytelling expertise to help organizations such as Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Metabook, Entrepreneur Works, West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution, and REACH Scholars share their stories with both online and live audiences. A working actress for over two decades, Tatiana can be seen in the recently released feature films The Upside and Glass. Tatiana received a B.A. in Psychology from Temple University, is a 2018 Flaherty Seminar Fellow and has received Leeway Art and Change (2009, 2014) Her Film Project, Small But Mighty Arts and Lucius and Eva Eastman grants.
Stephanie Malson is a writer, cinematographer, and producer with over 16 years experience in communications and corporate digital media development. She has produced work for The Debbie Allen Dance Academy, ARRAY, and Metabook. She is a Professor at Temple University where she teaches Creative Scriptwriting. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Rosemont College.
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Hans Charles is an Emmy-nominated cinematographer, principal partner at Align Pictures, and professor at George Mason University. Charles has shot for a range of directors including Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay, Nefertite Nguvu, Salim Akil, Gloria LeMort and countless others. His latest work includes the feature-length film 1 Angry Black Man, directed by Menelek Lumumba where he served as Producer and Cinematographer. Charles' work is also featured in Mr. Soul, a documentary film directed by Melissa Haizlip and Sam Pollard and WuTang Clan: Of Mics and Men, directed by Sacha Jenkins (Fresh Dressed, Word Is Bond, Rapture), about a legendary rap super group WuTang Clan, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Charles created and hosts a weekly film podcast with his creative partner Menelek Lumumba called the Back of the Theater.
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Nadine Patterson is an award winning writer/producer/director and educator who works at the crossroads of narrative and documentary cinema. She operates the production and consulting company Harmony Image Productions with her mother, producer Marlene G. Patterson. Their films, including Moving with the Dreaming, Anna Russell Jones, and Tango Macbeth, have screened on public television and at film festivals around the world. Nadine also worked as an Outreach Producer on the documentary Black Ballerina.