Sosena Solomon is an award-winning social documentary film and multimedia visual artist from Ethiopia. Her work explores cross-sections of subcultures and communities in flux, teasing out cultural nuances and capturing personal narratives.
In her many years in the commercial and nonprofit sectors, she has worked as a director and cinematographer on projects including Sole, a documentary on sneaker culture that premiered on PBS affiliate MINDTV, and MERKATO, filmed on location in one of Africa’s largest open-air markets.
Sosena earned a Master of Fine Arts in Social Documentary Film from The School of Visual Arts in New York, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Television Production from Temple. She is a recipient of The Leeway Foundation Art and Change grant and the Transformation Award.
She lectures in the Fine Arts Department at University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and in the Media Studies and Production Department at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication.
Luke Slattery is a writer, director, actor and creative producer. He’s made award-winning music videos and short films using a lean, run-and-gun approach. He studied Political Science and Drama at Vassar College and since then, podcasts have served as his grad school. He learns in public and holds on tight to the slipping notion that the world can be a better place.
Working as a freelance writer for more than 30 years, Howard has served dozens of the world’s largest and most influential organizations in the public and private sectors.
Feature stories under his own byline have appeared in the New York Times and many other publications, and his 11 books have sold more than a million copies.
He earned his BA in literature and creative writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his MBA at Columbia University.
An artist and entrepreneur, Brandon starred as the lead of the television series “The Mayor” (2017) and “God Friended Me” (2018-2020), and has appeared as a series regular on “Search Party” since 2016.
Raised in Anderson, South Carolina, by his single mother and sister, he graduated from South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities in Greenville and went on to study drama at the Juilliard School in New York, graduating in 2015.
He has dedicated his life to creating personal art about humanity and that sheds light on our society today.
A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Todd is an award-winning cinematographer with 35 years of experience. For 13 years, he served as Director of Photography for Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” and “No Reservations,” for which he was nominated eight times for Emmys for Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program and won three times.
Todd’s passion is transcending language and cultural barriers to engage with and expose the spirit of his subjects. In these definitive moments, he aims to connect viewers to a humanity, identity and beauty outside their personal perspective.
Jamie Unruh, an award-winning
commercial and documentary editor, has over a decade of experience in the post-production industry. She brings passion and creativity to every project she edits. She worked with Sosena, our director, on Dreaming of Jerusalem, an award-winning documentary short on Discovery+.
Jamie’s other work has appeared on Discovery I.D., PBS, Bravo, A&E, TLC, National Geographic, History Chanel, HBO, and TVC. Her clients have included Budweiser, JP Morgan Chase, Stella Artois, Snapchat, Hilton Hotels, Samsung, Sprint, Puma, P&G, Stainmaster, J&J and Discover Card.
Audrey McHale is an experienced video
editor and storytelling professional. She
serves as an assistant video editor at
Saturday Night Live, BUCK and
Framework Productions and has
performed in regional and international
theatre and as a voiceover artist for
more than 20 years.
Anthony Tidd, born and raised in London, is based in Philadelphia. Well known on the international jazz scene, he has worked with Steve Coleman, The Roots, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Wayne Krantz, Meshell N’degiocelo, Common and many others.
As a composer and band leader, he has written for every format, from small ensemble to big bands and full orchestras, including the Buffalo Philharmonic.
Anthony has produced records for The Roots, Macy Grey, Zap
Mama, The Black Eyed Peas, Jill Scott, and Ursula Rucker, and composed scores for major film and TV projects. He owns TidbiT SonoS, a Philly based recording and production studio.