Jamari Perry is an accomplished filmmaker from the Bay Area, CA. Her films focus on popular culture and community empowerment. She has produced and directed several works of various genres including documentary, media campaigns, and narrative films. Her experiences range from serving as a public relations intern at CBS to producing a premiere Sundance short film, as well as producing and directing a national media campaign for violence prevention.
Jamari graduated with a MFA in Film and Television Production at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2013 and is currently working as a freelance producer and assistant to tv director Millicent Shelton. Jamari is also developing and pitching digital content, episodics, and feature films with her production company Red Locust, Ent.. Jamari lives by the quote that her father has instilled in her; “Great things can be slowed down but never stopped.”
Director, Producer, Executive Producer
Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Katrelle Kindred always found inspiration in the eccentricities of her surrounding community. Wanting to find her voice and fueled by a passion for writing short narrative stories, Katrelle went to Clark Atlanta University to study Mass Communication with an emphasis on Television and Film production.
Upon completing her B.A. degree, Katrelle began teaching children in underprivileged communities, similar to the one that she grew up in. After years of teaching, Katrelle decided to return to storytelling to give voice to those often unheard through narrative and documentary filmmaking. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts earning a MFA in Film Production.
Katrelle has directed and produced short films and web content for Sony, Content Co., Hyundai, and various non profit organizations. In 2017, Katrelle was selected to participate in the 2018 class of the American Film Institute’s prestigious Directing Workshop for Women. Her DWW short film “War Paint” went on to premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. War Paint has screened at many festivals, including the LosAngeles Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, and recently won the Grand Jury Prize Award at the 2018 AFI film festival.
Along with teaching film to underserved communities in Los Angeles, Katrelle would like to continue creating honest stories that focuses on global and social issues.