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"Life is not a rehearsal. This is showtime!" If it weren't for Ava DuVernay, I wouldn't be where I am today. Life is too short to sit back and question your decisions! Get out there and follow your dreams, just like I am. Kyra ✊🏽

Executive Producer: Stacey Grant
Producer/Director: Kyra Knox
Producer: Leslie Schmidt
Director of Photography: Hector Tapia
Associate Producer: Erin Versaggi
Associate Producer/Color Correction: Sam Meneses
Assistant Camera: Ray Ermel
Photographer/ Production Assistant: Brendan Chaplin
Production Assistant: Michaela Keating
Editor: Justina Luongo
Director of Production: David Bisson
Interviewee: Tyler Jones
Interviewee: Maya Imani
Interviewee: Ja'Nell Hall-Ragin
Interviewee: Brendan Chaplin
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"It is always talked about, it's always been showcased, but it's never been really honored." Both Tyler Jones' impactful words and Brendan Chaplin's beautiful way of describing the art of photography made us proud and excited for the future of all black creatives. ✊🏽 ⁠⁠
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Executive Producer: Stacey Grant⁠⁠
Producer/Director: Kyra Knox⁠⁠
Producer: Leslie Schmidt⁠⁠
Director of Photography: Hector Tapia⁠⁠
Associate Producer: Erin Versaggi⁠⁠
Associate Producer/Color Correction: Sam Meneses⁠⁠
Assistant Camera: Ray Ermel⁠⁠
Photographer/ Production Assistant: Brendan Chaplin⁠⁠
Production Assistant: Michaela Keating⁠⁠
Editor: Justina Luongo ⁠⁠
Director of Production: David Bisson⁠⁠
Interviewee: Tyler Jones⁠⁠
Interviewee: Maya Imani⁠⁠
Interviewee: Ja'Nell Hall-Ragin⁠⁠
Interviewee: Brendan Chaplin
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Two beautiful and strong women, Ja'Nell Hall-Ragin and Maya Imani, sat down in front of the camera and emphasized who inspires them the most. The inspiring words spoken by both of these women tell us to lead by example and continue to push boundaries. ✊🏽 ⁠

Executive Producer: Stacey Grant⁠
Producer/Director: Kyra Knox⁠
Producer: Leslie Schmidt⁠
Director of Photography: Hector Tapia⁠
Associate Producer: Erin Versaggi⁠
Associate Producer/Color Correction: Sam Meneses⁠
Assistant Camera: Ray Ermel⁠
Photographer/ Production Assistant: Brendan Chaplin⁠
Production Assistant: Michaela Keating⁠
Editor: Justina Luongo ⁠
Director of Production: David Bisson⁠
Interviewee: Tyler Jones⁠
Interviewee: Maya Imani⁠
Interviewee: Ja'Nell Hall-Ragin⁠
Interviewee: Brendan Chaplin
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"A black creative is someone that is going through so many struggles in their personal life, but this is the way that we can have freedom."⁠

Enjoy this sneak peek of I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams. Check back in with us this week for more on my passion project. Kyra ✊🏽 ⁠

Executive Producer: Stacey Grant⁠
Producer/Director: Kyra Knox⁠
Producer: Leslie Schmidt⁠
Director of Photography: Hector Tapia⁠
Associate Producer: Erin Versaggi⁠
Associate Producer/Color Correction: Sam Meneses⁠
Assistant Camera: Ray Ermel⁠
Photographer/ Production Assistant: Brendan Chaplin⁠
Production Assistant: Michaela Keating⁠
Editor: Justina Luongo ⁠
Director of Production: David Bisson⁠
Interviewee: Tyler Jones⁠
Interviewee: Maya Imani⁠
Interviewee: Ja'Nell Hall-Ragin⁠
Interviewee: Brendan Chaplin
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Hey ya'll! I'm Kyra Knox and I'm taking over Koi-Fly's social media for the week to celebrate Black History Month. This week, you'll meet some talented creatives who've been in front and behind the camera here at Koi-Fly. I'm excited to present a passion project this week that we all worked hard on titled I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams. Follow along with me all week to hear each creative journey. Kyra ✊🏽 ⁠⁠
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Executive Producer: Stacey Grant⁠⁠
Producer/Director: Kyra Knox⁠⁠
Producer: Leslie Schmidt⁠⁠
Director of Photography: Hector Tapia⁠⁠
Associate Producer: Erin Versaggi⁠⁠
Associate Producer/Color Correction: Sam Meneses⁠⁠
Assistant Camera: Ray Ermel⁠⁠
Photographer/ Production Assistant: Brendan Chaplin⁠⁠
Production Assistant: Michaela Keating⁠⁠
Editor: Justina Luongo ⁠⁠
Director of Production: David Bisson⁠⁠
Interviewee: Tyler Jones⁠⁠
Interviewee: Maya Imani⁠⁠
Interviewee: Ja'Nell Hall-Ragin⁠⁠
Interviewee: Brendan Chaplin
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Art direction is about evoking the right emotion, it’s about creating that connection to what you’re seeing and experiencing. Stacey tries to embody that each day in each project. "Every job is so unique and requires massive amounts of creative brainstorming, content research, mood boards and inspo. And I love every minute of it." - Stacey Grant⁠

Look inside her brain here: https://pin.it/3WMlEcB⁠

Check out Stacey's Mood Board for The Boyds Collection inspiration and direction to the crew.⁠

Client: Boyd's ⁠
Art Director/Executive Producer: Stacey Grant⁠
Director of Photography: Eric LaCasse ⁠
Gaffer/AC: Will DeJessa⁠
Edit/Color: Eric LaCasse
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"Whenever Stacey is on set you know you're in for a fun time. The spirit and excitement she brings to a shoot is infectious and you'll always leave set with a good story or inside joke. Not to mention she has a phenomenal eye for aesthetics and can help dress any location to make it look great on camera! I've seen her re-dress a room to look like a completely different house!" - Dave Bisson, Director of Production ...

Stacey Grant had a specific vision for Boyd's spring/summer line. Her diligent Art Direction enabled the Gaffer, @wil.d.dop, and Steadicam Operator, @sillyskydiver, to play with multiple types of shadows on set ensuring Boyd's sleek, fashion forward, editorial look translated to Addy Award Winning, 30-second TV commercials.⁠⁠
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Client: Boyd's ⁠⁠
Art Director/Executive Producer: Stacey Grant⁠⁠
Director of Photography: Eric LaCasse ⁠⁠
Gaffer/AC: Will DeJessa⁠⁠
Edit/Color: Eric LaCasse
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The ability to make quick changes on set all with a smile on your face is a very rare quality to possess. Director of Photography, @wil.d.dop, never shies away from a challenge and ends up capturing well thought out shots every time. ⁠

Art Director/Executive Producer: Stacey Grant⁠
Director: Leslie Schmidt⁠
Producer: Cecelia Logue⁠
Director of Photography: Will DeJessa⁠
1st AC: Gino Varisano⁠
Gaffer: Kevin Gallagher⁠
Key Grip: Neil Macrini⁠
Swing Grip: Ed DiJoseph⁠
Production Assistant: Michaela Keating⁠
Drone Operator: Eric LaCasse⁠
Art Director: Stacey Grant ⁠
Director of Production: David Bisson ⁠
Director of Project Management: Nicole Monte⁠
BTS Photography: Michaela Keating
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