Kiah Clingman and Robinson Vil

Kiah is a passionate content creator that has carved the perfect path to merge her corporate skills and creative talents. She produced a web series, “Outlandish”, that has over half a million views on YouTube and was considered by Issa Rae Productions for Season 2 distribution/production. She is a 2020 Southern Producers Lab fellow. Her award-winning SAG short film, “Eavesdropping on the Elders”, recently received official selections from 17 film festivals and won 'Best Film' in the Seattle Black Film Festival and Morehouse College Film Festival. She has successfully produced over 10 short films, 2 pilots, 2 series, commercials, and music videos. She is now focusing her attention on post-production and promotion for the series, “Hard Drive”, the series “Tree of Life”, and the short film, “Black Butterflies”.    Award winning film director Robinson Vil, relocated to Atlanta in 1992 from his native Haiti, graduated from Henderson High School and attended Georgia State University before discovering his passion for film. His first foray into directing in 2001 was driven by his desire to act; the warm reception from family and friends encouraged him to continue, but first and foremost as a filmmaker. Mr. Vil’s 4th short film entitled “Dark Secrets” was officially selected and nominated at the 15th Annual Pan African Film Festival in 2007. Mr. Vil’s passion to tell real stories that the average person can identify with, has led to his writing, producing and directing of “life.less” which was nominated in 2012 for Best Actress and Best Picture drama at the 13th Annual Bare Bones International Film Festival. In 2013, a Haitian short film in which Mr. Vil played the lead and also co-produced was selected at the Cannes Short Film Corners. In 2014, his first Haitian feature film entitled “Rasin Mwen-L’amour Du Fric” won Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture at the 4 th annual Motion Picture Association of Haiti movie awards. It was also selected at the 2015 PAFF for its world premiere and the 6 th annual Bronzelens Film Festival where the film was nominated for Best Foreign Film. Mr. Vil’s current web/TV series “Thick Skin” is currently available on many platforms such as: iTunes/AppleTV/Amazon Prime, AfrolandTV and others. Mr. Vil’s new project “The Root People”, a SAG feature film is currently in pre-production.