1. Shukree Hassan Tilghman, Director

    Shukree Tilghman has written and directed several short films and penned several feature screenplays. His screenplay The King and Blue Brown (formerly Lean) placed in several screenplay competitions including the Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat and Austin Film Festival screenplay competitions, as well as a semi-finalist at the ScriptShark Insider competition. His Cars that Fly, a short screenplay, was a finalist at the Anything But Hollywood screenplay competition.

    In addition to writing and directing, Shukree has also served as an associate producer on the Marco Williams feature documentary Banished, an Official Selection of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. As an editor, Shukree has worked on documentary series for networks including A&E, Discovery, TLC, and MTV.

    Shukree received a B.F.A. in Film from NYU where he was a recipient of the Martin Scorsese Filmmaker Scholarship. He is a Screenwriting MFA candidate in the Film Division at Columbia University.

  2. Owen Cooper, Producer

    Owen has been a producer and editor of film, television and multimedia for nearly two decades. As a live-television director he has helmed programming for CNBC, CNN, and ABC. As a broadcast, streaming, and new media consultant his clients include Standard & Poor's, ABC News Productions, and McGraw Hill.

    He was a producer at Wall Street Journal Television and multimedia editor for the Dow Jones Investor Network. He has been the Director of Broadcast Services for the American Stock Exchange and a producer/editor for BusinessWeek TV.

    A member of the Editors Guild, he has cut documentary series and specials for networks including ABC, A&E, TLC, National Geographic, and the History Channel. Owen has also produced award winning short films, webcasts, and music videos.

    Owen recently produced the narrative feature Plato's Reality Machine which was indieWire's Project of the week. He is currently co-directing a documentary about the dissolution of the KKK in Maryland with Thiago Da Costa.