Founder, CEO, Producer
It is a ‘mission critical - all hands on deck’ time for our society. Music, arts, and scientific curiosity are the glue that hold our modern world together. We must fight to keep the arts and sciences relevant. The alternative is too horrible to contemplate
Kyle Sullivan is an independent filmmaker based out of Birmingham, Alabama. He’s been involved in narrative and documentary films, including The Death Of Dick Long and Union; just completed the short film Garden of the Gods; and continues to create for the popular web series, Trekspertise. Kyle’s last taste of high adventure was a month spent in the cold depths of Antarctica.
CREATIVE ADVISOR, PRODUCER
William Schweikert is a director of photography hailing from Huntsville, Alabama. Having worked in the industry for 35+ years, he's done every manner of feature film, documentary, music video, commercial and worked with lots of big names old and new. He has worked on titles such as "The Art Collector," "Rust Belt Driller," and recently completed a documentary about the plight of Uyghurs in Chinese society.
CREATIVE ADVISOR, PRODUCER
Brady L. Blade, Jr. is one of the most in-demand session drummers in the world, and has played on several critically acclaimed albums, including records by Solomon Burke, Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris, Dave Matthews, Buddy Miller, Indigo Girls, Steve Earle, and Shawn Amos. He is also an accomplished producer and composer and Brady’s brother is jazz drummer Brian Blade.
Dr. Donna Halper
Donna L. Halper is a former deejay, music director, and radio consultant, who spent more than three decades in broadcasting before reinventing herself as a professor. She came to Lesley University in 2008 to develop and teach courses related to the study of communication and media, including Media Analysis, Introduction to Communication, and Introduction to Journalism. Dr. Halper’s research on media history and popular culture has resulted in hundreds of appearances on both radio and TV. A day doesn’t go by without adoring fans asking her to recount how she broke the rock band Rush to US audiences while spinning records for WMMS radio in Cleveland.
Gerard J. Martínez y Valencia
Gerard J. Martínez y Valencia is an opsimath, writer, playwright, composer and musician, and lyrical photographer. He is currently writing a collection of magical realism stories based in and around North Central New Mexico. Martínez has worked over 25 years in university, state and local government sectors as an organization development, special events, administrative, media, community and public relations specialist. He has served on several local, regional and national boards and committees, and currently works at Santa Fe Community College.
Annie Benjamin is a award winning songwriter, playwright, and poet. In 2013, she and several of her colleagues at Dallas’ Echo Theatre received the Dallas Column Award for best new locally written play for The Echo Room Presents: “Her Song”, In 2020, her poetry was included in the book ENOUGH, “Say Their Names”… Messages from Ground Zero to the World, a collaboration of visual artists and poets reflecting on the Black Lives Matters Movement.