Kickstart Diversity Round 4 - July 2016

All These Small Moments // Feature Film

Producers: Lauren Avinoam, Jed Mellick; Writer/Director: Melissa B Miller

Anthology // Digital Series

Creator/Writer/Director: Ashley Denise; Story by: Ashley Denise & Ricki Lynée; Producers: Ashley Denise, Autumn Dunn, Milton Güity, Ricki Lynée, William Louis Smith, Brandon Alexander; Associate Producers: Daniel Horowitz; Director of Photography: Eddie Lebron

Bad Habits // Digital Series

Co-Creator/Executive Producer: Jill Bennett; Co-Creator/Writer: Dara Nai; Producer: Lauren Neal; Director: Annie Price; Executive Producers: Courtney Paulson, Robert Ben Garant

Big Sonia // Feature Documentary

Co-Director/Producer: Leah Warshawski; Co-Director, DP, Editor: Todd Soliday; Story Producer: Eric Frith; Additional Editor: Doug Loviska; Animator: Dawn Norton; Illustrator: Rachel Ignotofsky; Original Score: Brad Anthony Laina; Associate Producer: Sara Wright; Distribution Consultant: Brian Newman

Being a Girl // Documentary Series

Co-Creator/Writer: Lena Shareef;  Co-Creator/Producer: Olivia Curl; Director of Photography: Jennifer Ciochon

Brown Bohemians // Multiplatform Project

Creative Director: Vanessa Coore; Director of Content: Nilsa Salgado; Graphic Designer: Aaron Mosby; Creative Consultant: Alex Cirillo

I Am Garifuna // Feature Documentary

Director: Milton Guity Jr; Producer: Wes Guity; Production Manager: Milton Guity Sr; Director of Photography: Adam Richlin

Junkyard Paradise // Feature Film

Writer/Director: Skinner Myers; Producers: Bernie Duran Jr., Tanner Tuttle, and Blanca Valdez

The Light of the Moon // Feature Film

Writer/Director/Producer: Jessica M. Thompson; Producers: Carlo Pelayo, Michael Cuomo

Mirror of the Larks // Feature Film

Writer/Co-Director: Priya Sanghvi; Co-Director: Dan Scott Goldstein

Power of Pearl // Feature Documentary

Director/Producer: Ahbra Cale Perry; Co-Director/Cinematographer: Taylor Higgins; Producers: Kalyanee Mam, Dani Faith Leonard, Alex Cirillo; Narrated by: Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau

Shooting in Vein // Feature Film

Director: Jared Januschka; Producer: Patrick Long

You and Me Both // Feature Film

Writer/Director: Jennifer Cho Suhr; Producer: Carolyn Mao; Consulting Producer: Mollye Asher; Production Designer: Maki Takenouchi; Cast: Constance Wu, Jennifer Kim

You’re the Pest // Digital Series

Executive Producer, Writer, Lead: Taylor Coriell; Writer: Jasmine Romero; Director: Adrienne Lovette; Producer: Jonathan King;  Co-Producer/Production Designer/Composer: Cameron Perry; Co-Producer, Lead: Adriana DeGirolami; Associate Producer: Sophia Huebschman; Social Media Manager: Milena Battaglia


Kickstart Diversity Round 3 - March 2016

Feature Films

AYAYAY!

Who's Involved: Catalina Jordan Alvarez: Co-Writer, Director, Producer, Razan AlSalah: Cinematography, Renee Sevier: Assistant Camera, Daniel Fishkin: Composer, Samuel Lang Budin: Still Photography; Cast: Brian Jordan AlvarezKathleen O’Donohue

CHINATOWN

Who's Involved: Atsuko Okatsuka: Writer, Director, Clayton Farris: Writer, Director

FOR IZZY

Who's Involved: Jennifer Soo: Producer, Lead, Michelle Ang: Producer, Lead, Michael G. Gray: Producer, Alex Chu: Director, Writer, Elizabeth Sung: Lead, Jim Lau: Lead

NEW TRICKS

Who's Involved: Lauren Lillie: Director, Co-Writer, Justine Prado: Co-Writer, Narineh Hacopian: Producer, Derek Bishé: Producer

PATERNAL RITES (Documentary)

Who's Involved: Jules Rosskam, Director, Producer, Marc Smolowitz: Producer, Kadet Kuhne: Sound Designer, Elijah McKinnon: Social Media Strategist

SO YOUNG, SO PRETTY, SO WHITE (Documentary)

Who's Involved: Chanelle Aponte Pearson: Co-Director & Producer, Terence Nance: Co-Director, Michelle Serieux: Producer, Christiana Mbakwe: Associate Producer, Yaba Blay: Executive Producer, Shawn Peters: Director of Photography

UNEARTH

Who's Involved: John C. Lyons: Writer, Director, Producer, Dorota Swies-Lyons: Director, Producer, Mark Kosobucki: Special FX Coordinator, Jennifer Hooper: Lead Cast, Ruth Thoma Andrews: Supporting Cast

THE WITNESS

Who's Involved: Noor Gharzeddine: Director, Story, S.C. Anderson: Writer, Hala Schoukair: Executive Producer

DIGITAL SERIES

BROTHERS

Who's Involved: Emmett Jack Lundberg: Writer, Creator, Sheyam Ghieth: Producer

DANNY THE MANNY

Who's Involved: Mike Roma: Writer-Director, Allison Tate: Producer, Branson LB: Producer of Distribution and Marketing, Ben Mullen: Director of Photography

LDR

Who's Involved: Bill Augustin: Creator

MAX COMPACT

Who's Involved: Jo-Dean Roark: Creator, Director, Writer, Jenni Powell: Producer

THE OTHER F WORD

Who's Involved: Caytha Jentis: Creator, Writer, Director, Kathleen Mcdonough: Producer, Production Designer, David Landau: Director of Photography, Jerome Perzigian: Consulting Producer, Leslie Cimino: Associate Producer, Cast: Stephanie LittleReiko AylesworthHolly CateLee Anne Hutchison with Steve Guttenberg and Judy Gold.

RECOGNIZE REAL

Who's Involved: Paolo "Fiction" Bitanga: Director, James "Cricket" Colter: Executive Producer, Dominic Miller: Cinematographer


Round 2 - December 2015

Feature Films

THE BANG BANG GIRLS

Who's Involved: Lauren Schacher: Writer, Director

BORN THAT WAY

Who's Involved: Michal Sinnott: Producer, Lead, Deborah Goodwin: Director, Michal Sinnott & Mary M. Parr, with Rob Travalino: Screenplay, Katherin Machalek: Co-director, Cinematography for Sophie’s films, Jordan Bruner: Animation Director and Animator, Stephanie Ann Whited: Digital Media Director

CARBON

Who's Involved: Claire McClanahan: Writer, Producer, Lead, Andreas von Scheele: Director, Producer

HER SIDE OF THE BED

Who's Involved: Bryn Woznicki: Director, Producer, Co-writer, Lead Chelsea Morgan: Co-writer, Lead, Bailee Schreyer-Bragassa: Producer

DIGITAL SERIES

DEPARTMENT OF PARANOIA

Who's Involved: Malik Isasis: Creator, Director, Writer, Lina Cherfas: Creator, Writer, Producer, Edward Nisanov: Writer, Producer

EXPECTO PATRON

Who's Involved: Rachel Puchkoff: Writer, Director, Lead, Emily Iason: Producer, Stephanie Holbrook: Casting Director, Jacqueline Dow: Assistant Director, Lara Sfire: Co-Producer

THE HITTERS

Who's Involved: Paolo "Fiction" Bitanga: Showrunner, Co-creator, Royce Dunmore: Co-creator, Tara Edwards: Writer, James "Cricket" Colter: Lead Actor, Creative Consultant, "Floatmaster" John Rich: Supporting Actor, Hip-hop Consultant

LIFE COACH: HOT MESS

Who's Involved: Sam Garland: Writer, Director

TIMBER

Who's Involved: Kelly Wallace-Barnhill: Creator, Writer, Producer, Editor, Lindsey Gentile: Creator, Writer, Producer, Editor, Natasha Charles Parker: Creator, Writer, Producer, Editor, Alex Chu: Director, Rachel Dunn: Director of Photography


Inaugural projects - October 2015

Feature Films

AFTER THE STORM

Submitted by Writer/Director Cole Wiley

Who's Involved: Cole Wiley: Writer, Director; Spike Lee: Executive Producer; Wendell Pierce: Co-star 

BARRIO BOY

Submitted by Writer/Director/Producer Dennis Shinners

Who's Involved: Dennis Shinners: Writer, Director, Producer; Crystal McIntosh: Producer; Liz Ortiz-Mackes: Co-Producer & Casting 

EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL

Submitted by the all-female team

Who's involved: Pia Mechler: Writer/Director; Stephanie Angel: Co-Director/Producer; Kim Dang: Producer

GOLD STAR

Submitted by Writer/Director/Producer Victoria Negri

Who's Involved: Victoria Negri: Writer, Director, Producer; Katie Maguire: Producer; Ellyn Vander Wyden: Producer; Effie Fradelos: Producer

HOW TO TELL YOU'RE A DOUCHEBAG

Submitted by Writer/Director Tahir Jetter

Who's Involved: Tahir Jetter: Writer, Director; Marttise Hill: Producer; Julius Pryor: Producer; Alex Cirillo: Co-Producer

***SUNDANCE 2016 PREMIERE

IF WE LEFT

Submitted by Director/Producer Miles Maker

Who's Involved: Andrew Burrows-Trotman: writer; Miles Maker: Director, Producer; Brian Walker: Producer; Susan Nirah Jaffee: Consulting Producer; Emelyn Stuart: Associate Producer 

LEZ BOMB

Submitted by Writer/Director Jenna Laurenzo

Who's Involved: Jenna Laurenzo: Writer, Director; Dani Faith Leonard: Producer; Alex Cirillo: Producer; Gabriel Stanley: Director of Photography

NEW MONEY

Submitted by Producer Ashley Young

Who's Involved: Jason Kohl: Writer, Director and Producer; Ashley Young: Producer; Kale Davidoff: Producer

THE RANGER

Submitted by Director/Co-Writer Jenn Wexler

Who's Involved: Larry Fessenden: Executive Producer; Jenn Wexler: Director / Co-Writer; Peter Phok: Executive Producer; Michael Melamedoff: Producer; Matthew Smaglik: Producer; Giaco Furino: Co-Writer 

SPEED FREAK

Submitted by Director/Producer Michael Melamedoff

Who's Involved: Michael Melamedoff: Director/Producer; Chris Papagapitos: Writer; Frida Torresblanco: Producer; Noah Lang: Producer; Lizz Morhaim: Producer; and cast Michael C. Hall, Zach Gilford, and Rachel Brosnahan

THE TRUTH OF MISS MARSHALL

Submitted by Writer/Director/Producer Steven Bennett

Who's Involved: Steven Bennett: Writer, Producer, Director; Tony Clomax: Associate Producer, Assistant Director: Terrence Laron Burke: Director of Photography

URSULA

Submitted by Writer Kwame Berry

Who's Involved: Kwame Berry: Writer; Brandon Polanco: Director

Series

THE COLLECTIVE

Submitted by Writer Heather Ragsdale

Who's Involved: Heather Ragsdale: Writer; Kaila York: Producer

DOCKET 32357

Submitted by Director Randy Wilkins

Who's Involved: Randy Wilkins: Director; Eljon Wardally: Writer; Dena Greenbaum: Producer; Cathy Black: Producer

INVISIBLE

Submitted by Writer/Producer Pallavi Sastry

Who's Involved: Nick Demos: Director, Writer; Pallavi Sastry: Writer, Producer; Megan Densmore: Producer; Pulkit Datta: Consulting Producer; Keertana Sastry: Associate Producer, Casting Director; Sami Jankins: Associate Producer, Press Manager 

THE LIFE

Submitted by Writer/Co-Creator/Executive Producer George Perez

Who's Involved: George Perez: Writer, Co-Creator, Executive Producer;  Mohammad Maaty: Director, Co-Creator, Executive Producer; Janelle Malak: Lead Producer 

OVER AND OUT

Submitted by Wrier and Series Creator Drew Larimore

Who's Involved: Drew Larimore: Writer, Series Creator; Lauren Rayner: Producer; Stephanie Testa: Producer

MULTI-PLATFORM PROJECTS

THE EMCEE MEMOIRS

Submitted by Writer, Director, Producer Jahmel Reynolds

Who's Involved: Jahmel Reynolds: Writer, Director, Producer; Brandon Dottin: Producer; Terrance T. Young: Producer