Executive Producer and Director, Rebekah L. Pierce, is an award-winning playwright, author and screenwriter. She received her MA in English with a concentration in Literature from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002. In 2006, Mrs. Pierce placed as an alternate in the 2006 Virginia Commission of the Arts Playwriting Fellowship for her works, Perfect and The Myth, which were produced and staged in local theaters in Richmond, VA in 2004 & 2005. Black Wall Street is her 3rd film based loosely on her bestselling historic fiction novel, Murder on Second Street: The Jackson Ward Murders. Learn more about Rebekah at www.rebekahlpierce.com.
Co-Producer and Assistant Director, L.Roi Boyd, III, is a Professor of Speech and Theatre at Virginia State University, an adjunct Professor of Speech at Virginia Union University and an adjunct Professor of Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his MFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 in Theatre Pedagogy. Boyd has been teaching and directing in educational theatre for 16 years in Virginia and North Carolina. He is an historian in African American Film history specializing in Race movies and Blaxploitation films.
Co-Producer and Cinematographer, D. Cornelius Wright, is a filmmaker with his work focusing on delivering a great story or message through sound and pictures. Mr. Wright is a hand’s on Editor and Camera Operator with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has been volunteer camera man at the mega ministry Faith Landmarks Ministries located in Richmond, VA for over 11 years. While volunteering at Faith Landmarks Ministries, producers from Los Angeles trained Derek on camera angles and techniques. Learn more about Derek at www.fullmotionmedia.net.
Co-Producer, Yemaja Jubilee, is an author, playwright and acclaimed poet. Her collection of 22 poems, I Said I Wasn't Going to Tell Nobody, But I Could Not Keep it to Myself, will be published later this year. These poems detail her past struggles with co-dependency, self-identity and self-worth. They also were presented as a play in the 2012 DC Black Theater Festival and in the Richmond, Virginia area. In 2014, the collection was selected by the Richmond Acts of Faith Festival as part their showcase of area plays. Yemaja was the Co-Producer/Director/Co-Playwright of several other productions seen in the RVA such as Vivacious - A Musical Journey Through the Life of Minnie Riperton (2013) and "I'm black & I'm Proud: The Spirit & Soul of James Brown"(2015).