PEEP THE CREW
Tamika Newhouse, Producer
Tamika is a self-made best-selling author and the CEO of AAMBC INC., a creative agency for Black Writers. In a short 14 years, she has released 18 books of her own, many of her works have appeared on several bestseller lists, earning her much recognition and multiple awards. As an inductee of San Antonio’s Who’s Who, a three-time winner for Best Self Published Author, she has gained more honors, awards, and notoriety over the years, recently adding an Adcolor nomination for Innovator of the Year. Adweek once called her “The Shonda Rhimes of Black Publishing” in their 2020 Summer issue. In 2021 she won an Urban MediaMakers Film Festival award for Best Podcast. Tamika Newhouse is proving to be a trailblazer who’s creating a lane for Black creatives to be heard and respected with no signs of slowing down.
Mordecai Lecky, Director
Mordecai is an award-winning Documentary Filmmaker based out of Atlanta, Georgia. A Virginia native, he graduated from Virginia Tech in 2017 with a BA in theater arts with a cinema concentration, along with a BA in creative writing. Alongside Daniel Clark, they work under the moniker “At Sea”, crafting multimedia, experiential work exploring various facets of human experiences.
Daniel Evans, Sound Engineer
Daniel was born and raised in Northern Virginia, and is a composer, sound designer, audio engineer and lifelong musician; specializing in piano, trumpet, and guitar. He is a founder of and lead audio engineer at UTC Productions. He also co-runs a YouTube channel called "At Sea", which has produced two award winning short films. Daniel also creates and performs music under his stage name, “Dezra”, and has released two EPs: Ritual and Basement Sketches that showcase experimental, ambient, electronic beats.
Tawonda Smith, Associate Producer
Tawonda is a Georgia native and the CEO of Belle of All Things Productions in Marietta, GA. Belle of All Things specializes in script writing, photography, videography, and set design. Along with her production partners, Tawonda has produced several projects ranging from commercials to podcasts, and most recently, the “Traces of Mika” visual memoir.
Lele Bell, Director of Photography
Lele Bell is a newbie independent filmmaker; a driven creative who dives into meaningful projects with their respective creators. She proudly works as a content creator, photographer, and writer for both AAMBC Inc. as well as for herself.