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About
THOMAS J. COOKSEY
Chief Executive Officer
ScreenWriter
Director
Cinematographer
Editor 

Thomas Cooksey is a Writer, Director, Videographer, Editor, and Actor. He was born and raised in New York City and earned a B.A. in Film and Media Production from The State University at Buffalo.  

 

Since then, he has worked on numerous large budget as well as low budget video productions and has honed his skills as a videographer and editor. Whether it be a 30-second spot for social media, a 30-minute spot for television, or a 1 hour long feature documentary for the theater, a love for storytelling is at the core of his work. 

He currently teaches film and media production to teens and young adults for The City of New York and has written the city wide curriculum for how video production is taught at different teaching centers around the city. 

 

His current camera of choice: Canon C300 Mark II Cinema Camera

TAJH V. LEWIS
President
ScreenWriter
Director
Cinematographer
Editor

Tajh V. Lewis (also known as Shadow) is a talented Director, Entertainer, Videographer, and Video Editor aiming to entertain and inform through laughter and film. He currently lives in Rockland County and earned a B.A. in Film and Media Production from The State University at Buffalo.  

 

He has successfully created an online career for himself as a YouTube personality through his comedy channel, The Shadow Show TV, which has garnered over 6 million + views and 45K subscribers. In addition to his YouTube success, he has sharpened his skills as a videographer, writer, and video editor by doing freelance work, working on a television series in Buffalo, and teaching film to the youth in his community.

SIMON TAVERAS JR. 
Vice President
Chief Graphic Designer

Simon Taveras Jr. is a designer with 5+ years of professional architecture experience and 3+ years of corporate retail experience. He currently lives in New York City and earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University's School of Architecture. He has worked at M Moser and G3, both of which specialize in interior architecture/corporate interiors. Simon specializes in branding as well as architectural, interior, and graphic design. He recently worked on designing the corporate office for Bleacher Report, as well as multiple NBC projects. 

 

Simon is also the owner and lead designer of a NYC lifestyle brand, Higher Limits, LLC, which has been recognized by "The West Side Rag", an Upper West Side online newspaper. Founded in 2009, Higher Limits™ is more than just a lifestyle brand and aims to influence others through services, design aesthetic, branding, limited edition apparel and goods to always strive for a better life: that enough is never enough. The brand draws its influences and ideas from all walks of New York City life. 

Brand Website: www.higher-limits.com

KERRY J. JONES
General Manager
Sound Mixer & Boom Operator
Actor

Kerry J. Jones is somewhat a jack of all trades for entertainment. He started out doing behind the scenes work for comedy sketches, music videos and documentaries as the second camera man, sound tech and lighting assistant. He now shoots and edits his own comedy sketches and movie scene remakes for social media.  

 

He has dabbled in rap music for a while, still holding very close ties with artists and producers in the music industry. He is now pursuing a career in the acting industry. He has been featured in a few independent films as the supporting as well as the lead actor. He hopes to build his film reel up to eventually land bigger and better roles.