DAVIS, BEN (director/writer) grew up in Dallas, TX. Through Davis’ childhood his father was a Taco Bueno manager and his mother bounced between staying at home to care for Ben and his three younger siblings or working as a part-time police dispatcher. The family constantly faced financial hardships, living in nine different residents from kindergarten to graduation. Upon graduating high school Ben went to work and live on a mission in Cordoba, Mexico for four months where he decided to attend film school at Baylor University. Ben has directed commercials for Fortune 500 companies such as Metro by T Mobile, Netflix, PS4, and BP Oil. Ben’s Southern Christian upbringing and passion for his socially and politically liberal outlook offers a distinct perspective at how faith, family, traditional Midwestern values, and the American dream fit in the modern age. His stories tend to show that with faith and perseverance, even the most broken souls can accomplish beautiful things.
SANCHEZ IV, PAUL (director/writer) was homeless for five years before getting a MFA from AFI. His background combined with his Hispanic heritage gives him a unique perspective, a deep sense of empathy, and a wealth of knowledge and experience that he brings to his work. Paul was born in white, affluent, Darien, CT. After his father left, Paul's mother changed their names out of fear of having a Hispanic last name in a town that reminded darker-skinned people not to “let the sun go down on them.” At 15, Paul's mother disappeared. Paul has directed music videos and films for such bands as: REM, The Dandy Warhols, Moby, The Zambonis, etc. In the 1990s, Paul was Moby’s touring keyboardist & documentarian. Paul is currently writing a feature film for Intrigue Entertainment and another for Moby.
DREW, KYLE (director/writer) hails from Stone Mountain, Georgia, and currently resides in Los Angeles. Kyle's parents were both born in the middle of Jim Crow South. His Mother is from Nashville, Tennessee, and is now a prominent judge in Georgia. His Father is from Richmond, Virginia, and became an Attorney. His parents met in at Emory Law School in Atlanta and stayed there after school. Kyle was an athlete turned pianist after high school and received a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and a Minor in Business Marketing from Morehouse College. After college, Kyle's Father gifted him a Canon 7d, where he shot and edited, more rap videos than he can count. However, he felt that the more he learned about cinema, the less he knew. Someone told him about film school. Kyle got a Master's in Fine Arts in Film and Television from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where he focused on directing, writing, and cinematography. Summer 2015, he founded his own business, he produced a music video for ROC NATION. Kyle went on to work for Buzzfeed and other digital companies. In 2018 Kyle ended up at Kenya Barris' company for a year, where he helped pitched shows and got a deal of my own at Netflix for a show called FNSE. Kyle is currently at Studio 71 as a producer for a channel called World Star. Ta-Nehisi Coates said, 'you can't fight myths with facts,' so that's why Kyle strives to people in African American Diaspora in his works to create new myths. Kyle hopes that through his work, people start seeing the world a little differently.
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