Executive Producer, Creator, & Writer
Kimberly Young is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer based in Los Angeles. She is the creator, writer, co-producer and star of the original 3 part pilot presentation “Two Self Help Books Away From Being Perfect”, which has been featured on Blavity Bulletin- The Voice of Black Millennials, and is an official selection of the Hollywood Comedy Short Festival 2016 and the American Black Film Festival 2016, and is slated for a web release this Fall 2016.
Kimberly co- founded The Movement Theatre Company of NYC, where she co-wrote and co-produced Hope Speaks for multiple regional theater tours- including the National Black Theatre Festival and the Baltimore Museum of Art. She also wrote, produced, directed, and starred in “Itty Bitty Titty”, a short film finalist at the Campus Movie Fest.
Kimberly has performed on many Off-Broadway Stages and appeared on the silver screen at Sundance Film Festival 2010. She has pushed the boundaries on subject matters involving race and gender with her all female NYC Comedy Improv Team: Affirmative Action, featured at the Del Close Marathon 2014.
Kimberly is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, receiving a B.F.A in Drama. She has since been awarded the diversity scholarship at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, develops multi-platform content with Park Haven Production Co, and continues to share her unique perspective performing stand-up and writing sketch comedy through out New York City, Los Angeles, and the World Wide Web.
Director & Executive Producer
Lopez Williams is an emerging American director and screenwriter.
He has directed and produced branded content for clients Farrar, Straus and Giroux and GQ Magazine, Experian, Landor Associates and others. In addition, he produced the popular online series Hard Times for director Tahir Jetter, later acquired by Issa Rae’s Color Creative.
His debut short film The Vapors, caught the eye of W Hotel executives, who later sponsored the film's premiere and screening. Most recently, he directed and produced the award winning online series 2 Self Help Books Away From Being Perfect, a female driven screwball romantic comedy, slated for a fall 2016 release.
Lopez currently lives in Los Angeles, California
Lori Stewart Tannis
Associate Producer, Art director, Production designer, Costume Designer
Lori moved to NYC 16 years ago to expand her knowledge of film-making at the school of visual arts. Lori has always enjoyed writing stories and has a knack for storytelling; however directing is her first love. Realizing that the film-making process requires a team, she began to take personal breaks away from the process. In 2009, painting became a personal outlet to de-stress. Her work quickly graduated from painting sneakers, shoes and purses, to more extensive abstract art.
Lori is an artist by nature, as she lives every day with art in her life. Her world revolves around creating sets and interior design, using Instagram in the morning and evening as inspirations to create her ever evolving story of life and art.
Samuel Baumel is a producer of film and interactive media. In 2014, he was commissioned by Dance Films Association and Center for Performance Research to direct a piece using skeletal tracking and a depth capture device. He develops content and strategy at style blog, CourtWalk, and is the founder of Brooklyn Panorama, a virtual tour service provider licensed by Google. Samuel’s team won the 2014 NASA Space Apps Hackathon for building a prototype of Smell-O-Vision. He is collaborating with Governors Island to build their official app via the NYC BigApps Competition. Samuel’s music videos have played on NPR, Pitchfork and SPIN. He is a graduate of NYU's Stern School of Business and Tisch School of the Arts
One Glass Video
We are a full service production and post-production company located in D.U.M.B.O. New York City.
Through branded video content, web-series and commercial content, we’ve made it it our mission to engage your audiences.
From developing a concept, planning a production, providing the best crews, to editing and animation — it is the One Glass policy to take a direct and personal approach to every project.
We work hard for our clients to exceed expectations, every time. We’re nimble, experienced, and inspired. And we love what we do.
Stephanie Testa /Owner, Director of One Glass Video
Stephanie studied Film & Media, with a special interest in documentary. She sold her senior thesis film, and moved to NYC in 2004 to work on several documentaries as a technical consultant. Then as a freelance TV promo editor, she developed an obsessive interest in the post production and found her stride in short-form content. In 2008, Stephanie founded One Glass to focus on just that. Meanwhile, the concept of Branded Entertainment was born, and she is now now a master of the craft.
Carolyn Maher /Producer, Assistant Director
As a producer, Carolyn Maher handles a lot of the planning and pre-production for for One Glass Video. She first started in the industry working for the Cucalorus Film Festival in North Carolina and after moving to New York City jumped into the world of commercial post production. When not working at One Glass, Carolyn spends much of her time immersed in any number of side independent film projects. The Maher family motto is “in periculis audax” which means bold in danger.
Director of Photography
Daniel D. Patterson is a swift and proficient DP, developing a unique naturalist vision for each story he works on. His latest feature, director Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, closed the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in June this year.
THR’s John DeFore said of Da Sweet Blood, “Daniel Patterson's vivid lensing is one of the picture's biggest assets,” Variety’s Scott Foundas praised the “beautifully framed widescreen compositions of d.p. Daniel Patterson,” while Indiewire’s Eric Kohn said, “Thanks to ‘Newlyweeds’ cinematographer Daniel Patterson … the movie maintains a beautifully textured look.”
Patterson lensed first feature Gun Hill Road in 2011 and has not slowed since. His feature résumé also includes director Shaka King’s Newlyweeds in 2013, as well as documentaries Out in the Night, Evolution of a Criminal and More than Conquerors.
Patterson holds an MFA in Film Production from NYU and a BA in Theater from Morehouse College. His graduate experience helped him learn the trade; he went on to work as a camera operator under DP Ellen Kuras and Lee.
Working and traveling across South America, Asia, Africa and the United States, Patterson counts among his primary influences the inspiration of the natural world – a beauty extending beyond words – and the films of Spike Lee. Shooting Lee’s last film, Patterson realized one of his longtime filmmaking goals. Born in Jamaica, Queens, Patterson lives in New York City and is represented worldwide by Dattner Dispoto and Associates.
After living and working in LA, DC and NYC, Winston is a production swiss-army knife with eight years of experience. Winston recently produced the short film “The Morning After” and production managed the web series “Redheads Anonymous”. When not producing or assistant directing, he is a co-founder and principal of Curiouser Creative Studio, whose commercial video, photography, website and brand identity production has garnered Silver and Bronze Telly awards, an AIGA award and more. Previously, Winston served as Board Secretary for non profit ECO City Farms and once converted a school bus to run on recycled vegetable oil to tour the states with a mission. http://curiousercreative.com
Karston "Skinny" Tannis
2nd Unit Aerials
Sound/ Boom Operator
Physical Stunt Coordinator
Billy Schultz is a New York based comedic actor and director. He has worked with over 100 comedic theater artists and performed at the Guggenheim Museum, Webster Hall and at theater festivals around the USA and Europe. His training includes stints with Nikolai Terentiev, Orlando Pabotoy, John Towsen, Richard Crawford, Norman Taylor and Scott Heron. He is currently developing a web-based creative platform entitled Dance Move Daily, which you can check out on FB. Check Billy out at billyschultz.com
Hair & Make Up
La`Nea Singleton is a New York City based published Makeup artist who specializes in Vegan Makeup and skin care products she has worked with celebrities Dawn Richards (Danity Kane), CeCe Peniston and Jackie Frasier. La`Nea’s artistic skill and genuine personality has allowed her to work with fashion designer’s Abby Z and Monifa C for New York City’s fashion week.
La `Nea’s work has been featured in various publications such as Elements Magazine (2 covers ) Bridgez Magazine, BLKGRL.com and Mahogany. She has worked with Video director Sean “Success “ Jones on videos for artist like Duo Live “Princess” Video and Pull Music “To see you again “ video also.
La`Nea has also worked at MAC Cosmetics and has obtained a strong passion for makeup. She feels that makeup enhances an individuals’ inner beauty and portrays it on the outside!!
Prop & Costume Assistants
Executive Producer- Morris Young
Executive Producer - Richard Monroe
Gaffers- Justyne Davis, Julian Wellbury
Key Grips-Mukta Payne, Liza Gipsova
Script Supervisor- Ayana Enomoto-Hurst
Production Assistants -
Lauren Greenhall, Jackie Smith,
Quincy Ableson, Daniel Luna,
Sabrina LeMasurier, Talitha Quierdo
Megan has spent her career as an editor working on everything from sitcoms to rap videos to documentaries. While attending film school, she quickly discovered a knack for pacing and patience, which are so important as an editor. Her work has received numerous awards at festivals around the world, as well as the 2013 midatlantic Emmys, she was also included on the 2014 Drexel University 30 under 30 list. Megan currently lives in Los Angeles
Born and raised in Canada, Agatha began studying piano at an early age. In 2005, she commenced her undergraduate studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, majoring in the Music Composition.
She received her Masters in Film Scoring and Composition at New York University, studying privately with film composer Mark Suozzo. She was awarded the Billy Joel Scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year. In 2011, she took part in the ASCAP/Columbia Film Scoring Workshop (instructed by Alex Steyermark) and the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop (under The Sorel Organization Scholarship). The year ended with her receiving the David Rose Award as part of the ASCAP Foundation. She provided music for the CNN documentary, Obama Revealed, which premiered as a lead up to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in September. In addition to film scores, Agatha has also written commercial music for such products as Rado and Palmolive. Most recently, she completed scoring Mark Raso’s feature, Copenhagen, which won the Audience Award at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize at the Gasparilla Film Festival, and the Grand Jury Prize at the Florida Film Festival. Agatha currently resides in Los Angeles
Ken L Johnson
Sound Designer/ Sound Mixer
Johnson always knew he wanted a career in sound. He went to the University of Sound Arts in Hollywood, and attended the recording engineering program at Long Beach City College, to study to be a recording engineer/record producer.
He received numerous awards and nominations, including three Emmy Awards, for John Adams (2008), Stephen King’s Storm of the Century (1999) and Stephen King’s The Shining (1997). His other film credits include Mission Impossible III (2006), Road to Perdition (2002), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Meet Joe Black (1998), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and The Italian Job (2003).
In 2005, Johnson incorporated his own company, Artistry in Sound.
Stephen Viksjo is the Principal and Creative Director of Vixjo Design, Inc., the graphic design studio that he founded in 2008. The studio specializes in designing and developing clean, smart, and effective branding solutions, marketing campaigns, and graphic design for print and web.
Vixjo Design Inc. is fortunate to work with many creative individuals and organizations in fashion, arts, non-profits, and private businesses. Clients include Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York Philharmonic, Columbia University Medical Center, Asian Cultural Council, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Dance Heginbotham, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Helen Keller International, and many others. We work with many startups, small businesses, and non-profits. We love stretching budgets in creative ways to maximize results that are complete, smart, and memorable.
Stephen has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Design from Parsons The New School for Design in New York. He previously studied Graphic Design and Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.
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