Status In Progress
Type Narrative Feature
Director(s) Ed Ntiri
Writer(s) Ed Ntiri
Producer(s) Winnie Wong
Ed Ntiri is a writer and photojournalist who has been based in the Bay Area since 2007. His work has been featured in Vice, WaxPoetics, Oakland Museum and the Berkeley Art Museum. In 2017, Ed wrote and directed his first short film, Snow Mountain, which won audience choice awards at the SF Urban and Liberated Lens film festivals. His first feature, A Lo-Fi Blues was awarded the SFFILM Rainin Grant for screenwriting in 2019. He completed an SFFILM House Residency in 2020.
Winnie Wong is a producer with roots in Hong Kong and Northern California. After graduating with a pre-law degree, she moved to the Bay Area to work in tech sales before going back to school at the Academy of Art to pursue documentary studies. From 2014-2017, Winnie produced for Pandora Radio creating campaigns that featured emerging and legendary artists. Since moving to LA, Winnie is focused on championing narratives that bridge gaps between generations, cultures, and perspectives. She seeks collaborators intent on building and showing worlds audiences haven’t seen before.
Melinda James is a cinematographer whose work encompasses documentaries, narratives, installations, commercials, and music videos. Centering her work on women, QTPOC, and underrepresented communities, Melinda is drawn to the process of unearthing the nuances of people’s everyday lives. Her recent short documentary, Oklahoma is Black, has played at numerous festivals. Melinda was included on a list of “Mind Blowing Cinematographers” by Free The Work, awarded an ASC Vision Mentorship with John Simmons, ASC, and is a member of the Sporas Collective.
Jason “Asonic ” Garcia is an experimental hip-hop producer, artist, and sound healing musician from the Bay area. Asonic is the co-founder of Smart Bomb, an Oakland based collective that curates regular events bridging modern experimental hip-hop, jazz, soul, beats, funk and electronic music. In 2017, Smart Bomb was honored by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as one of the YBCA 100, highlighting groups that are pushing culture forward.