FILM – STOKES FOUNDATION HOSTED SCREENING
In 2004, Stokes Foundation’s Executive Director and CEO, Mr. Ray Walker (also a member of SCIFF’s Advisory Board) designed and implemented New York City’s first Urban Boarding School Program for young men at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, New York. Stokes Foundation is currently in its Dorm Acquisition Phase, replicating a scalable and highly effective Urban Boarding School Model to support students for whom dorm life would not be a luxury, but rather an urgent need yet to be addressed in our country.
To learn more about the foundation, or to suggest (or bequest) a potential dormitory location in your region, please visit Stokes Foundation online.
Director Biography – Michael v. Greene
Michael v. Greene is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His roots are in “real people” casting where he has interviewed thousands of people across the United States for commercial campaigns featuring non-actors to highlight messaging. He was director, editor and supervising producer on the docu-series “The Thermostat” for Eastbay. Michael produced and edited the docu-series, “From The Ground Up” and the social media campaign “One Word” for Major League Football. His PSA work includes “Suffocate” (client: Ademas) played for the LA City Council before they voted to ban plastic bags in Los Angeles, “Onesimus” and “We Can Stop This” for Vaccinate LA and Community Build and “Yes You Can” for the Obama campaign. His debut feature film, “LIVE” (2018 – distributed by Freestyle Digital Media/ Entertainment Studios) shed light on society’s indifference when a Black woman is abducted while doing a LIVE stream on Facebook. The film was shot in a documentary style and played out in real time on Facebook, over the course of a year. Michael is an activist for social justice and police reform and an LGBTQI ally.