Shawn Christopher Lovell Nabors is a multi-hyphenated artist originally from Brooklyn, NY, currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. He/They holds an MFA in Acting from Harvard University and a BFA in Acting from Syracuse University. Their writing has garnered him fellowships, readings and developmental workshops with institutions such as The Atlantic Theatre Company, The Fire This Time Festival, ACT/NOW New Voices in Theatre, The NAP New Playwriting Series, The Garry Marshall Theatre as well as HarvardWood, Harvard University’s alumni association. He believes that writing has the power to uplift, enlighten and ignite. It blesses them with a sense of agency and he hopes to create spaces for under-looked and under-heard voices to be amplified and represented at the forefront of mainstream media.
Based in Los Angeles, Joanna Monfreda currently works as a short film and music video Producer and Assistant Production Coordinator in scripted television. Joanna loves handling logistics and is passionate about cultivating comfortable and creative environments for filmmakers to manifest the true vision of their story. When she’s not supporting sets, you can find her traveling with friends, enjoying tunes at concerts around town, or in her kitchen attempting to perfect her nonna’s pasta sauce for the thousandth time.
Tai Brown made her network television debut as Addie, a recurring role on the ABC drama Grand Hotel with executive producer Eva Longoria. Tai Brown is starring in two Netflix projects streaming now. She is a multi-hyphenate Black woman filmmaker, the executive producer, director, writer and lead of Tongue in Cheek short film.
Tai Brown is a Jamaican American actress. Born in the Bronx, her mother, a cosmetologist, raised her in a Caribbean New York City home. She is a conversational Italian speaker after living in Florence, Italy. A former member of the professional dance company Jr. K, performing at 3 consecutive Puerto Rican Day parades. Since a young age she has performed in both community theater and off-Broadway productions, including writing, starring and producing Borderline Bitter.
Graduate of the Fame school Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and Syracuse University Drama with a Bachelor of Science and Health Minor. She has appeared in numerous national commercials. Tai began her television and movie career through the independent film circuit in Los Angeles, starring in Semblance and My Name Here, along with TV roles on Good Trouble and BET. She has also been featured on The CW critically acclaimed TV series Jane the Virgin.
Andi Obarski is a queer, award-winning cinematographer and a graduate of Ithaca College (B.S, '13) and the American Film Institute (M.F.A, '21). Her work includes short- and long-form narrative fiction, music videos, commercials, and documentaries. She has experience shooting internationally and will travel for work. Andi is also an instructor with the Patton Veterans Project, a non-profit organization that teaches filmmaking as a therapeutic tool for veterans. She has been featured on the Zeiss Full Exposure Podcast, Shoutout LA as well as The New York Times.
Andi is a member of the ICFC, Cinematographers XX, and IATSE Local 600.
She is also a student member of the Society of Camera Operators and was selected as a mentee for the 2020 ASC Mentorship Program.
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