Fab Five Freddy Fred Brathwaite, popularly known as Fab 5 Freddy, is an American visual artist, filmmaker, and hip hop pioneer. He is considered one of the architects of the street art movement and was the first host of the groundbreaking hip-hop music video show Yo! MTV Raps. Fred recently directed the Netflix feature documentary Grass Is Greener about the history of cannabis, race, and criminal justice in America.
Director/Cinematographer/Editor Stefan Forbes is an Emmy-nominated, IDA Award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker. His film Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story won the IDA Emerging Filmmaker Award, the George Polk and Edward R. Murrow Journalism Awards, and was a WGA Award finalist.
Producer Tia Wou is an entrepreneur and producer of the award-winning documentary film Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story, a Critic’s Choice in the New York Times and the Washington Post, which called it “one of the best political films ever.”
Producer Amir Soltani is an Iranian-American writer and historian, Emmy-nominated director of the documentary film Dogtown Redemption, and author of Zahra’s Paradise, a New York Times bestselling graphic novel about human rights in Iran which has been translated into 16 languages.
Jonathan Sanford is a Los Angeles-based composer and saxophonist. He scored the upcoming Netflix Anthology Social Distance and Universal Pictures feature Good On Paper, starring Iliza Schlesinger and Margaret Cho, directed by Kimmy Gatewood. He has shared a stage with legendary performers Max Roach, Eddie Palmieri, and Bobby McFerrin.
Sam Pollard is an Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated producer, director and editor. His films include MLK/FBI (2020), Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me (2017), Mr. Soul! (2018), When The Levees Broke (2006), Bamboozled (2000), Four Little Girls (1997) and Eyes on the Prize (1987).