Cinque is a NY based, multi-talented Editor, Director and Videographer. A proud alum of Filmmaker Magazine's “Twenty-five New Faces of Independent Film”, Cinque has written and directed narrative shorts which have earned festival recognition and numerous awards. His work as a videographer has taken him to London, Paris, Italy, Cuba and Bosnia. Cinque has also been a documentary editor for over ten years cutting short form and feature films for PBS. He's taught various filmmaking workshops for teens in Manhattan, The Bronx, and Nigeria. Cinque holds an MFA in Filmmaking from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Lynn True is a documentary filmmaker and co-founder of True Walker Productions. Lynn directed, produced, and edited the feature LUMO, which was broadcast on PBS/POV in 2007, and Summer Pasture, which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and an IFP Gotham Award, won a Peabody Award, and aired on PBS/Independent Lens in 2012. Her last film, In Transit, was made in collaboration with the late Albert Maysles and premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize. Lynn graduated from Brown University with a joint degree in Urban Studies and Architecture and lives in New York City with her husband and filmmaking partner, Nelson Walker.
Having a built an exceptional editing career over the years, Emir Lewis recently made a successful entrée into the producer's chair which garnered him an Emmy nomination for the WNET PBS special, Pioneers of THIRTEEN (2013). He also had a chance to shape the critically acclaimed Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives from both the Editing & Interviewers to help bring that amazing story to life. Emir’s long list of editing credits span documentaries, tv series, and feature films beginning with Slam (1998) which received both the prestigious Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Camera DʼOr through HBOʼs O.J. – A Story in Black & White (2003 Emmy winner), PBSʼ Two Towns of Jasper (2003 DuPont and Peabody Awards), and Nickelodeon/MTV Networksʼ I Sit Where I Want- The Legacy of Brown v. Board (2005 Parents’ Choice Award). Emir is also very happy teaching the next generation of students the fine art of editorial storytelling at both N.Y.U. & Brooklyn College.
Born in Brasil, Gil was raised on a steady diet of Bossa Nova, Brasilian funk, punk rock and British 2-tone ska.This imbued young Gil with a deep sense of rhythm he would take with him as he emigrated to the US. After graduating from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Gil arrived in the Big Apple and launched his attack on the world of moving images. Stints at Missing Pieces, Mother, ESPN, NBC and CNN honed his skills even further. With one foot in commercial and one foot in documentary, Gil marries style to storytelling. His work has been screened at festivals both domestic and international and his videos have garnered millions of views on the interwebs.
When not slicing and dicing footage into shape he enjoys zipping around windy roads on his motorcycle and watching his 11 year old son zipping up and down the soccer field.
As a 2008 and 2014 Emmy Award Winner, a 10 time nominated Director, Cinematographer, and Post-Production Editor, De'Niel Phipps has made his mark in the film and television industry for the past 15 years. His film production credits include commercials for McDonalds, Nationwide Insurance, and Goodyear Tire, and such feature films as the Lions Gate production of One For The Money, Paramount Pictures film Fun Size, and the independent film Tomorrow You’re Gone, and Bet On A Bad Horse. He has also helped produce television programming for MTV's reality show, MADE, ESPN, NBC Universal, and a host of other media outlets. Adding to his credits is the short films, Fin Del Ano which premiered at 168 International Film Festival, and Sundance. Born To dp Films, which is his creative outlet, has produced the short film, Save Us, and the long form documentary currently in production, Something In The Water. He also produces music videos for national recording artists and various genres.
Nadia Hallgren is an award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker from the Bronx, NY. Her camera credits include Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, the Academy Award nominated Trouble The Water, HBO’s War Don Don,and PBS’s The New Black. Nadia has shot commercially for networks such as Sundance Channel, IFC, MTV, BET, VH1, and OWN. As a director, her first film Sanza Hanza, a short documentary covering teenage train surfers in Soweto, South Africa premiered at Slamdance and was acquired by PBS. Love Lockdown, her follow-up film, was developed as part of the Cinereach Fellowship, premiered at SXSW, and won best short film at HBO’s Urbanworld Film Festival.
Dr. Marlowe "Mauly" Taylor is the lead sound designer at Studio 76 and a native of Cleveland. He is a Distinguished Alumni from Ohio University, where he received an MFA from the School of Film, in addition to completing PhD work there and teaching classes at Cleveland State University. DJ Mauly has earned certified RIAA multi-platinum honors as well as certified gold achievements. He has mixed sound for over 43 films, including The Bronze (2015), Draft Day (2014), The Kings of Summer (2013), Alex Cross (2012), and worked with numerous artists including Chuck D of Public Enemy, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Snoop Dogg, and Buck Cherry.
Sound & Edit Mix/Online Edit & Color Grade
Kevin Remón Thompson is an award-winning editor with over a decade of filmmaking experience. He has worked on numerous projects for the University of Southern California, the Levitt Pavilions, Picture Alternatives and Plowshares Media. Kevin’s passion for story-telling infuses all his projects, from the very shortest promotional films, to music videos and web series, all the way to feature documentaries. In addition to editing, his expertise includes sound editing and mixing, as well as color grading. Kevin attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts MFA program and before that, earned his Master’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature from NYU in Madrid. Kevin currently lives in Connecticut.
Erin Sorenson is an impact producer and the founder of Third Stage Consulting providing strategic planning and project management of social-justice themed documentary film projects (Homestretch, Private Violence, Almost Sunrise, Chasing Coral, Borderline, Monster in the Mind, Driving with Selvi, Home Truth).
With a focus on films that are domestic with subject-driven narratives, Erin’s projects have addressed: interpersonal violence, women’s issues, poverty, homelessness, disabilities, and climate change.
Erin graduated with her Masters Degree in Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. In 1995 she was awarded “Chicagoan of the Year” for her work with Chicago’s Mayor Daley in developing one of the nations largest programs for abused children.
Prior to founding Third Stage Consulting, Erin spent 5 years as the Chief Programs Officer for the BeCause Foundation, a foundation dedicated to the power of documentary filmmaking and its fusion with creative outreach and engagement projects.
Jumoke Balogun is a writer and Firelight Media Impact Producer fellow living in Washington D.C. She previously served as an advisor to former U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom E. Perez. Jumoke formerly supported students and grassroots organizations as a communications expert at Advancement Project, a national racial justice organization. She also served on the national media team at the Service Employee International Union (SEIU).
Born in Nigeria and raised in Missouri, Jumoke received her Bachelors in Media Relations from the University of Missouri Kansas-City and her Masters in International Affairs from American University.