Team Bios

"The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth on them."
-- Ida B. Wells, Pulitzer Prize, 2020

We are excited to announce that we’re in pre-production and seeking funding for Our Entangled Lives, a documentary feature that tells our story from its roots to the present.


Loria King / Director

Loria King (Director) is an independent documentary filmmaker and photographer. She earned her M.F.A. in film from Columbia University in New York. Her thesis documentary, Once A Man, Twice A Child, profiled her 100-year-old grandfather and captured the attention of Hollywood producer Michael Housman and the Urban World Film Festival. Inspired to use film to elevate unique stories, she has worked on several films, including Spike Lee’s Clockers. King’s current documentary project is part of the Film Independent/CNN docuseries and Blackhouse.

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Gael Chandler / Producer

Gael Chandler (Producer) is a filmmaker, author, and teacher. As a student in northern California, she broke gender barriers to get into a state automotive program and to become a union projectionist and crew on Hollywood features. She moved to Hollywood and edited documentaries, features, and sitcoms. Chandler has written four books on editing and one on San Francisco, each chapter centered around a trailblazer. She taught digital editing to professionals and students. The connecting thread in her work is creating engaging material for audiences be they readers, learners, or moviegoers.

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Jay Scherberth / Editor

Jay Scherberth (Editor) has over 35 years editing a variety of genres including drama, comedy, dramedy, music shows, and documentary on formats ranging from single and multiple-camera comedies to one-hour single camera dramas and two-hour movies-of-the-week. He is a member of American Cinema Editors (ACE), the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG), and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). Scherberth currently edits film shorts, book trailers, and marketing videos. He also designs websites and ran his own website business for a decade.


Amanda Barnes / Key Artist​

Amanda Barnes (Key Artist) is an artist, storyteller and visualizer. The Washington, D.C. native is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting and Print Making. She is a graphic designer and photographer who creates original artwork as compelling forms of communication. Amanda serves as the Communications Resident with Initiatives of Change USA where she designs work to communicate the different narratives driving organizational programs and events.

Website by Jay Scherberth

OEL graphic by Amanda Barnes

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