Meet the team

Our startup is headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles, but we’ve got an amazing distributed team all over the country. This small but passionate team of smart, creative and purpose-driven experts works hard to change the entertainment industry for the better.

We stand together that all voices, stories and perspectives should be seen.
Emily Best

Emily Best

Founder • CEO

Blessing Yen

Blessing Yen

Chief Design Officer

Kt McBratney

Kt McBratney

Chief Marketing Officer

Ejimofor Oruche

Ejimofor Oruche

Head of Product

Vishnu Babu

Vishnu Babu

Senior Back-End Developer

John Dimatos

John Dimatos

Head of Community Growth

Brandi Nicole Payne

Brandi Nicole Payne

Crowdfunding Specialist

Bri Castellini

Bri Castellini

Film Community Manager

Clay Pruitt

Clay Pruitt

Head of Programming

Christina Raia

Christina Raia

Head of Education & Outreach

Julie Haberstick

Julie Haberstick

Managing Director, Programming

Catrina Dennis

Catrina Dennis

Digital Storyteller

Shaina Woolley

Shaina Rose Woolley

Executive Assistant

Ronnie Braithwaite

Ronnie Braithwaite

D&I Intern


Want to join in on the fun? Check out our careers page or find us at our events.

Instructors

Our world-class creator education is taught by working filmmakers and storytellers with personal experience in the topics they teach.
Lindy Boustedt

Lindy Boustedt

Seattle, WA

Santana Coleman

Santana Coleman

Milwaukee, WI

Malerie Grady

Malerie Grady

Atlanta, GA

Maria Mealla

Maria Mealla

San Francisco, CA

Gerry Maravilla

Gerry Maravilla

Los Angeles, CA

Megan Peterson

Megan Petersen

Wilmington, NC

Advisors

Megan Colligan

Megan Colligan

MC Strategy Consulting
CEO

Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith

Global Brand Strategist

Arlan Hamilton

Arlan Hamilton

Founder of Backstage Capital

David Williams III

David Williams III

SpringRaise,
Founder

Lisa Chanoff

Lisa Kleiner Chanoff

Catapult Film Fund,
Co-Founder

Adam Leipzig

Adam Leipzig

Entertainment Media Partners,
CEO

Alexis Finch

Alexis Finch

AgentFin Consulting, CEO

Peter Samuelson

Peter Samuelson

Film Producer, Educator

Harold Sylvester

Harold Sylvester

Blue Bayou Productions,
CEO

Nancy Schafer

Nancy Schafer

Tribeca Film Festival,
Fmr Executive Director

Emeritus

Max Silverman

Max Silverman

Entrepreneur at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-Founder

Erica Anderson

Erica Anderson

Creative Producer at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-Founder

James Kaelan

James Kaelan

Director at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-Founder

Eve Cohen

Eve Cohen

Cinematographer at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-Founder

Liam Brady

Liam Brady

Director at Large

Simon Sorich

Simon Sorich

Technologist at Large

Caitlin Gold

Caitlin Gold

Producer at Large

Gerry Maravilla

Gerry Maravilla

Filmmaker at Large

Julie Keck

Julie Keck

Writer at Large

Hillary Fong

Hillary Krutzsch Fong

Developer at Large

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