The Filmmakers

 

Based out of Santa Monica, California, Concurrent Collective Productions develops and produces creative content with a heavy emphasis on feature screenplay development, music driven narratives, and branded content marketing.. Their collective connects and brings together promising young filmmakers and artists from across the country to collaborate on inspiring original works.  

 

Executive Producer / Jerry Kay

A former Ash Grove employee, who video-recorded a series of interviews back stage at the Ash Grove, all lost in the fires. Inspired by Ash Grove performances of Luis Valdez's El Teatro Campesino, Kay spent six years as a full-time organizer for Cesar Chavez's United Farm Worker's Union. For five years, he co-produced and hosted a live folk jazz and gospel music radio show on Santa Cruz, California's NPR station, KUSP. Kay co-produced a recording of Hawaiian songs, The Tau Moe Family with Bob Brozman, designated an outstanding folk recording by the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center.

Writer, Director / Samuel Curtis

A musician and recent graduate of the prestigious Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts, his film, “the Piano. The Ballerina. The Rain." was selected and honored at the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival. His 2013 music video, “Just a Girl” premiered nationally on the television network CMT.  In the summer of 2014 he was chosen as the Filmmaker-in-Residence for the Sarasota Film Festival directing a feature documentary film celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of a predominantly African-American neighborhood in South Florida called “Newtown.” As a result he has been offered the position Director of Education for the 2015 Sarasota Film Festival.

Producer, Editor / Spencer Showalter

Spencer has been Samuel Curtis's co-producer since attending film school together. In Los Angeles, Spencer became lead photographer and videographer for the LA Music Blog, making him an integral part of the LA music scene. His Artist Promos have been featured on Buzzfeed.com attracting thousands of views from around the world He recently directed the debut music video for Ben Taylor’s upcoming album, “Clouds in the Dirt.” Spencer is also currently producing and developing marketing videos for such companies as Red Bull Business Insights

Director of Photography, Visuals Supervisor / Drew Angle

Associate Producer / Aiyanna Elliott

Aiyana Elliott is an award winning filmmaker, selected by Variety as one of the top ten Digital Video directors to watch. Her feature film, The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack was awarded The Special Jury Prize for Artistic Achievement at the Sundance Film Festival and she was awarded the IFP Anthony Radziwill Documentary Achievement Award