Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn (Director-Producer) has had a diverse career as a radio, television, print and new media journalist covering all facets of entertainment, arts, politics, community news and issues related to women, African Americans and the African Diaspora. She spent 13 years as a freelance writer and was a columnist for the Associated Press. She’s received numerous awards including a commendation from the National Association of Black Journalists. She is co-author of the forthcoming book, Swirling: How to Date, Mate and Relate Mixing Race, Culture and Creed (Atria/Simon & Schuster-release date: May 15, 2012) and she developing a limited series on the life and music of the first lady of jazz along with other television and film projects.
Glen Golightly (Producer) is an AAA Screenwriting Contest finalist and has written and directed four short films. He recently completed the UCLA Extension film/TV directing certificate program and has a Master of Professional Writing degree from the University of Southern California. He is currently developing three reality shows and a feature film.
Margaret “Peggy” Kim (Consulting Producer, New York) is an award-winning executive producer of over 300 hours of programming and has a proven track record for producing critically acclaimed, high quality programming and ratings results. Her documentaries have received numerous Emmy nominations and a Peabody Award. She recently completed a film in Haiti.
Tracy Littlejohn (Consulting Producer, Los Angeles) made her producing debut with the short film, Kerfuffle, which prompted her to launch PocketFull Productions in 2011, and she recently staged the theater production of playwright Sarah Bewley’s acclaimed, Power In The Blood under her banner. She is preparing to mount another production this year while cultivating additional development projects for film and television.
Zen Freese (Director of Photography, Portland) is a distinguished director and cinematographer in the Pacific Northwest. As a freelance commercial director, his client roster includes some of the most distinguished brands, including Nike, Proactive and PSU. In his narrative film work, he uses his deep passion and connection to his craft to fully express and understand the nuances of the human experience.
Aaron Almquist (Second Camera, Portland) has always been around cameras, lights, and lenses, having come from a family of professional photographers. He discovered his passion for filmmaking in high school through a video production class and, after graduation, founded Almquist Video Productions, a company that specializes in wedding and special event filmmaking. He also operates as a freelance Director of Photography for various documentaries, music videos, and short films.
Joe Martino (Director of Photography, Boston) has worked for a wide variety of clients such as Jose Cuervo, Red Bull, New Balance, Harvard University and Mercedes Benz. Joe is fascinated by stunning visuals and honest emotional storytelling. He continues to build a reputable roster of clients and brands, and is developing his first feature film.
Kaitlin Dale (Second Camera, Boston; Unit Photographer Boston/New York/Portland) is a self-described “starving artist” currently residing in New York City. She’s a photographer, videographer, actor, singer and song writer. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she picked up a passion for regenerative environmental education. Kaitlin is thrilled to be a part of such an empowering project and wishes the documentary team and women horn players much success!
Jonathan Jahnke (Director of Photography, New Orleans) has worked on a range of projects as director, editor and camera operator over the past six years. He also works as an instructor in a variety of filmmaking classes for children around the Crescent City. Jonathan is the producer of Shell Shocked: The New Orleans Youth Story, an upcoming documentary about teenagers growing up in the murder capital of America.
Sarit Rogers (Unit Photographer, Los Angeles) is a multi-faceted photographer living in Southern California. Though she photographs many different things, she specializes in fine-art portraiture, creative commercial photography and dabbles in pinup. Sarit’s fine art focuses on playing with light, conceptualization, and various landscapes. She applies these sensibilities to various styles of photography, where she blends the aesthetic she loves with the technicality at which she excels.
Adam Janusz (Art Director) has worked professionally in graphic design in New York, Houston, Chicago, Phoenix and Los Angeles, and has taught both technical and studio design courses. He illustrated the book series, The Weakest Astronaut, and the graphic novel, Corporate Picnic, with Colin Owen. His works are generally collaborative projects focusing on narrative, collage, creative structures and language, and have been exhibited at galleries in Houston, Chicago, Tempe and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as Los Angeles and Buenos Aires.
Larry Robinson (Music Supervisor) has a long history in the field, having worked as a music supervisor and producer on numerous film and TV soundtrack albums as president of Avatar Records/avatarDigi. Most recently he produced the album, Jazz for Japan, a charitable effort supporting victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Delilah De La Rosa (Production Publicist) founded D Consulting in 2007 with a dedication to bringing media and public awareness to standout projects in the entertainment, lifestyle and design industries. As chief publicity consultant, she provides her diverse roster of clients with the best her decade of media and communications experience can offer. She has been instrumental in numerous television, book, website and product launches as well as non-profit community campaigns, and an integral force behind successful renowned and up-and-coming brands.
Adrianna Gardner (Production Assistant) is a writer, blogger and teacher living in Southern California where she studied Creative Writing at the University of La Verne. She later studied Literature at University of Ghana, Legon where she wrote, Liberation Road: One Woman’s Journey Home. An avid lover of the arts, Adrianna works with the California Poets in the Schools program.
…but can she play? is a fiscally sponsored project of the Pasadena Arts Council, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit (pasadenaartscouncil.org). All donations to the film are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law under Federal Tax ID 95-2540759.