Angela Tucker (Founder/President) is an Emmy nominated producer, writer and director. Her directorial work includes PAPER CHASE, a teen comedy in pre production with Gunpowder and Sky; ALL STYLES, a dance movie in post production starring Fik-Shun (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE) and Heather Morris (GLEE); BLACK FOLK DON’T, a documentary web series in its fourth season featured in Time Magazine’s “10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life” and (A)SEXUAL a feature length documentary about people who experience no sexual attraction that streamed on Netflix and Hulu for four years. She is in her sixth year as Series Producer of the PBS strand, AFROPOP and was Co-Producer on THE NEW BLACK. Previously, she was the Director of Production at Big Mouth Films, a social issue documentary production company. There, she worked on several award-winning documentaries, including PUSHING THE ELEPHANT (PBS’ Independent Lens). In 2006, she co-founded TuckerGurl LLC, a production company passionate about telling compelling and irreverent stories about underrepresented communities. Tucker was a Sundance Institute Women Filmmakers Initiative fellow. She received her MFA in Film from Columbia University.
Lauren Domino (Writer/Producer) A native of New Orleans, her film producing work includes season two of the acclaimed web series BLACK FOLK DON'T, the short films JUST THE THREE OF US, THE EXCEPTIONALLY EXTRAORDINARY EMPORIUM, and THE ROVING VILLAGE as eries of shorts made with female directors for New Orleans Airlift and their experimental musical architecture series The Music Box. She is also co-producer of THE OLD FISH, a short for TIME Inc and Killer Films. With a passion for increasing the profiles of women and people of color in film she has worked with The New Orleans Film Society to launch Emerging Voices a mentoring initiative for people of color. She also launched Women and Girls Matter a series of panels and events showcasing the role of women in the documentary film with Arts Engine, Inc. With an extensive background in event management and sponsorship, se previously serve as the Director of Columbia University Film Festival, Event Manager for Media That Matters™ and The New Orleans Film Festival, and Sponsorship Lead for essence Festival. She has coordinated events and film shoots for The New Yorker and Microsoft 1 MSQF. She is currently producing PAPER CHASE, a feature length comedy written by herself and collaborator writer/director Angela Tucker.
Ashley Panzera (Director) is a documentary filmmaker kiving and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her directional debut NOISE RUNS, a short documentary about citizen journalist in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, as screened globally and won both Best Director and Sound from Social Impact Media Award. She has also worked on the feature documentaries ROAD TO HOME, BLACK TO CUBA, (A)SEXUAL, and PUSHING THE ELEPHANT. She is currently a Video Producer at Human Rights First, an independent international advocacy organization. She has produced, shot and edited their campaign videos breaking down large social issues like human trafficking and closing Guantanamo Bay as well as created more personal stories about refugees seeking asylum in the United States. Ashley is also currently editing a 6-part series about the crisis in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan for the Nuba Reports. The series will be released on MSNBC's global documentary website. Ashley is also an active member of the documentary filmmaking community in New York and was awarded a UnionDocs Fellowship in 2011. She is also currently an active member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective.
Alexis Clark (Intern) is a Junior at Tulane University, majoring in Digital Media Production. She began working with TuckerGurl in Spring 2015 and since has assisted in the creation of multiple projects such as THE BIG FISH and BLACK FOLK DON'T . She will also be featured in the upcoming film PAPER CHASE, a feature length comedy about an unpopular girl who, with the help of her best friend and single mother, has to rely on her eccentric community to raise money for college.
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