Jami is a DC Native, an award-winning filmmaker and educator. She is an Assistant Professor at Howard University where she heads the Film and Television Program and is also a Film Instructor at Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Jami is also the co-organizer of Storycode DC focused on immersive digital storytelling. As a director, Jami worked in New York on music videos, commercials, short films and documentaries for several years. Her latest short film award-winning Silent Brave focuses on the psychological effects of Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
Originally from Hyderabad, India, Srikanth is passionate about Telugu Cinema specifically, areas of production and distribution in Southern India's 'Tollywood' industry. Srikanth also remains connected to home through his work with Hyderabad based film venture The Fishtank Entertainment Company which has partner with Parallel in curating rarely seen art house films from South Asia. Although Srikanth wears several hats in Parallel, his main focus is cinematography and he has worked on several projects locally for Twelve 14 Media Production.
Director of Productions
Lodi is a South African filmmaker who has produced content for corporates, broadcasters and cinematic release both domestically and internationally. With business partners Makgano Mamabolo and Vincent Moloi, Lodi heads Johannesburg based television and film company Puo Pha Productions where Lodi wrote and produced the short film Berea which premiered at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Puo Pha recently been awarded a three year slate/contract with the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in South Africa.