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

Creator Advisory Board

Mark Duplass

Mark Duplass

Writer, Director,
Actor, Producer

Erika Alexander

Erika Alexander

Writer, Director,
Actor, Producer

Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board

Alexis Gonzalez-Black

Alexis Gonzales-Black

Org Design Practice Lead,
August Public Inc.

Aubrey Blanche

Aubrey Blanche

Global Head of Diversity & Belonging,
Atlassian

Lisa Magill

Lisa Magill

Co-Founder & COO,
Aleria

Michael Baptiste

Michael Baptiste

Head of Diversity & Inclusion,
Justworks

Valerie Williams

Valerie Williams

Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity,
Stripe

Kristy Tilman

Kristy Tilman

Head of Global Experience Design,
Slack

Wendy Garcia

Wendy Garcia

Head of Global Experience Design,
NYC Comptroller’s Office

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