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I'm a writer-director from Massachusetts. I've directed 9 short films and several music videos and been at this for 4-5 years. Many of my films have been about love, with music and spoken word often leading the narratives. I've been more so getting into fiction films with social commentary regarding the current state of the country and the errors of human nature in general. My biggest influence is Rod Serling and his show The Twilight Zone. In 2014, my short film Monae’s Room won Best Genre Blend at the Stories by the River film festival, and Best Newcomer at the Shawna Shea Memorial film festival in Massachusetts. In 2015 my film Sometime Around January was nominated for Best Short Film at the Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival. In 2016, my film Mt. Washington won a Special Mention award for an Indie Film at the LA Film Awards. Mynewest film Wrath City  makes commentary on Black Lives Matter and police brutality. I've screened my films all across the country from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Houston, all over New England, and even internationally in Berlin and Switzerland. I'm looking for more opportunities to write and direct films. I'm looking to become apart of a network of professional filmmakers.
Ralph Patterson is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Film and Broadcasting. He is a Master of Arts graduate in Media Studies from New School University.
Early in his career Ralph produced two half hour
public affairs programs for the series Iowa Illustrated. Ralph is a veteran news cameraman for WNBC and NBC in New York City and serves as the Technical Supervisor for 17 crews for WNBC New York. Ralph is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards for news-gathering including: The New York
Press Club Best Spot News Award for 9/11, the Florida Bar Association Award, Special Recognition from The Committee of 100 for “Tragedy in Chinatown” and many others. The New York Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences granted him an “Emmy” for his work on “9/11” We Remember. He also holds an Edward R. Morrow Award for his work in covering “Super Storm- Sandy”.
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Rana is a writer, producer, director, and occasional performer. She grew up exposed to different mediums; music, dance, theatre, film, comic books, poetry, television, and art. She also has a wide range of interests, from spirituality and social issues relating to African-Americans and women, to fashion, sports, and entertainment. Since receiving her BA in Film Studies from Hunter College, she has completed a host of short and feature screenplays. One of the feature screenplays is New Sensation, which was a finalist in the 2010 Beverly Hills Film Festival screenplay competition. She also completed short films. In 2018, she received her MFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University.