We are a grassroots initiative supporting emerging creatives, founded by self-taught and self-employed photographers and directors.
We recognize the financial, institutional, and cultural barriers of breaking into creative industries because we’ve experienced it firsthand.
We know that formal training is not the only indicator of experience and talent.
We understand that representation in casting talent but not in decision-making roles and crew is merely tokenism.
We have had enough of “listening and learning” and want to see actionable change.
We believe in connection and community over competition
Mentor for Business in the Streets’ ‘Monetize Your Art’ 9-week online program for marginalized youth.
Designed and taught an art direction workshop for emerging photographers for Canon Creator Lab (90+ attendees)
Panellist for Applied Arts ‘Creative Futures’ conference (2000+ students)
Facilitator for BIPOC TV & FILM: Commercial Directing Workshop (130 participants).
Wrote and received a $19k grant from MVP/Prism project to fund a music video for an emerging musician.
Speaker for BIPOC TV & FILM: Commercial Panel, providing insight to BIPOC youth on the commercial industry.