About theayersproject

The Next Right Thing is a compelling series that follows the lives of De’Adra and Claire, two best friends in New York City embarking on a journey to live their best lives. The two friends make an agreement to be on their best behavior as they navigate the dating scene in the Big Apple but […]

In White Hall, Arkansas, a small town of roughly 3,000 people, a little black boy watched television in his parent’s living room with dreams of becoming a filmmaker. He would go on to become a storyteller that elevated the voices of marginalized communities and a curator of narratives that moved social consciousness forward. This is […]

Name: Joshua Kissi Occupation: Photographer and Entrepreneur Location: New York How We Know Him: Founder of TONL Why We Chose Him: Joshua is telling stories through images that challenge the world we live in. What’s Next: Expanding TONL and continuing to empower people of color through imagery. IG: @joshuakissi Joshua Kissi is a first generation Ghanaian-American with […]

Name: Felicia Pride Occupation: Screenwriter and Director Location: Los Angeles, CA How We Know Her: Writer on Queen Sugar and Director of Tender Why We Chose Her: She landed a deal with Will Packer Productions and Universal Pictures to develop the film Deeper, a erotic romance story that she wrote. What’s Next: Writing and executive producing Deeper and […]

Name: B.B Araya Occupation: Filmmaker Location: Austin, TX How We Know Her: Director of the short films Yirga and We Are Why We Chose Her: B.B. Abaya’s work as a filmmaker shatters monolithic narratives associated with women of color. What’s Next: She is penning her first feature film. IG: @bbaraya_   Her Eritrean and Ethiopian roots […]

Name: Morgan Cooper Occupation: Filmmaker Location: Kansas City, Missouri How We Know Him: Director of Bel-Air short film Why We Chose Him: Cooper is considered by many in the film industry as the next great up and coming film director What’s Next: Project he pitched was recently picked up for distribution IG: @cooperfilms “In Kansas […]

Name: Chelsea Odufu Occupation: Filmmaker and Content Creator Location: New York, NY How We Know Her: Director of Ori Inu: In Search of Self Why We Chose Her: Chelsea’s “Afro-futuristic” cinematic style has shined a light on the importance of diversity on-screen and her work is sparking conversations that create social change. What’s Next: Chelsea will […]