Kira Kelly’s passion for documentary work has taken her around the world to countries such as Rwanda and Cuba, to global events like the World Cup Final in South Africa, and to meet Olympic Champion Greg Louganis and Bill Cosby. Kira’s narrative credits includes Were The World Mine, Tailor Made, The Shiner, and Mariachi Gringo. Award Winning Documentaries Afro Punk and Estilo Hip Hop are amongst Kelly’s credits. She has shot music videos for music artists Kanye West, Justin Beiber, Jaheim, Jadakiss, and Landon Pigg. Kira’s commercial clients include Colgate, Nike, Cover Girl, Hewlett- Packard, MTV, VH1, Motorola and Eclipse Gum. www.TheKiraKelly.com
Shaun Jaffier is head writier and producer for “Sway in the Morning,” the morning radio show on Eminem’s Shade 45, Sirius XM’s premiere live Hip Hop channel. Shaun has also worked as an On-Air personality and writer for “The Cipha Sounds Effect,” and “The Great American Morning Show.” He has worked as a consultant to Grammy Award winning super producers Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo at their Star Trak Entertainment /Interscope Records imprint.
Tat Ho Yee’s varied editing background spans the last 12 years and includes broadcast/television work on shows such as Trading Spaces and other shows for TLC, FOX, and The Discovery Channel. Tat was one of the two editors on Estilo Hip Hop, a documentary about music unifying young activists throughout Latin America (PBS 2009). Tat has worked for ABC News in their News Magazine Department and currently works for ad agencies and television.
Jason Pollard co-edited Pete Seeger: The Power of Song that premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival in 2007. He was the editor for the History Channel documentary Black Preachers in 2005 and also co-edited Sing Your Song, a documentary about the life of singer/activist Harry Belafonte that premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Jason edited Slavery by Another Name that aired on PBS in 2012. www.JasonLPollard.com
Jay Rodriguez is a Composer, Arranger, Saxophonist, Flautist, and Clarinetist. Jay Rodriguez has been nominated for a Grammy under the category of best jazz solo and for best contemporary jazz album. He composed the soundtrack for the documentary, Faces Of Change (PBS 2008). He is the co-founder of the group, Groove Collective. Jay has performed and recorded with a diverse list of talent including Elvis Costello, Craig Harris, Mediski, Martin and Wood, Arturo O’Farrill, Eddie Palmieri, Salif Kieta, and Femi Kuti, Wyclef Jean, and Musiq Soulchild. www.JayRodriguez.com
Amel began working as an intern with Changing Face of Harlem and went on to become a production assistant. She attended New York University, where she studied Journalism. She is a recent graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where she focused on National Security and Civil Liberties. Amel is currently a news producer at the newly launched Al Jazeera America. You can find Amel on Twitter @amelscript.