ABOUT our TEAM
Amy Walker: Inez, Writer, Producer
Amy is an award-winning actress, screenwriter, producer and YouTube star, who has been featured on the TODAY Show, NPR, Inside Edition, and is known in every country for her chameleonic ability to authentically transform herself - even touted by Vanity Fair as their Accents Expert.
In her one-woman variety show, which included an international tour, culminating on London’s West End, audiences were especially moved by her portrayal of Inez’s final speech. This earned her an invitation to perform the speech at Town Hall in West Hollywood, as well as in the documentary short Forward Into Light.
Walker is passionate about holistic entertainment ~ uniting with non-profit organizations to bring awareness and resources to those who need it most, through content that inspires empathy and equality. She has 3 feature films due out this year, and is in development for a feature and a TV series as writer, co-producer and lead. www.AmyWalkerOnline.com
Martine Melloul is the founder of Kali Pictures, a production company specializing in independent features, documentaries and TV series.
Before devoting herself to the entertainment business, Martine served as Executive Vice President of BCBG MAX AZRIA, a global fashion house with a portfolio of more than 20 brands. She worked at the company for 17 years before deciding to take on the world of film.
Since she started her company, Martine has produced 2 features; Breaking and Exiting and Beyond the Sky, and co-produced documentaries for OCS and Arte. She currently has numerous projects in various stages of development.
Jessica Graham is an award winning filmmaker and actor. Recently she produced and starred in the feature films, The Tangle and Murder Made Easy, and the short film, Monkeys.
She also recently directed, Listen, an award-winning short film that explores the horrors of domestic violence, and the pilot episode of the webseries, Group Ease, for YouTube’s Women in Comedy Initiative.
Jessica is also a meditation teacher, sex and relationship guide, and the author of Good Sex: Getting Off without Checking Out.
Composer, Editor, Sound Design & Mixing
Nipun Nair is a gifted and multi-disciplinary artist, adept at playing multiple instruments and comfortable with a variety of musical genres. After working as an art director in advertising for two years, he let his innate musical talent take the reigns and find full expression. He later applied his design skills and musical sensibilities to editing.
Gathering a plethora of impressive clientele from all over the world (Toyota, Mahindra Automobiles, Dunkin Donuts, Tanishq, India Property, Oriental Cuisine, Artha, Prince Jewellery, and many more), Nipun has worked his way up breaking the mould, and creating his own sought after sound.
Blessed with both the curiosity that drives innovation and the talent to realize the fruits of his creativity, Nipun offers creative music composition services for any requirements, be it film scores, television, video games, commercials, jingles, or theater. NipunNairMusic.com
Sherri is an Emmy winning Director of Photography. Her cinematography is fast and beautiful – shooting the CBS series ‘The Inspectors’ in 2.5 shoot days-per-episode and the Netflix narrative feature, LOEV, in 16 days.
Her work is artistic and commercial, also airing on HBO, Amazon and screening at SXSW, Frameline, Guadalajara, Tel Aviv International Film Festivals.
She is at home internationally, with on-location work including India, Egypt, Mozambique, Mexico and across the United States.
“I am drawn to regular people challenged to deeply understand themselves thru confrontations with others and landscape. This character journey becomes my cinematography.”
Jennifer Brofer is a producer, actor and writer, who served as a Marine Corps broadcast journalist.
Growing up, she always had a love for filmmaking, but she put her dreams on hold in order to answer the call to military service. In 2010, she deployed for a year to Afghanistan’s Helmand Province as the 1st MLG (Forward) Public Affairs Chief, coordinating news coverage of the unit’s forward deployed Marines and sailors.
In January 2012, Brofer was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps and went on to attend film school at The University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film.
She co-produced the feature “Another Time” starring Justing Hartley (This is Us) and is set to produce a Civil War drama based on a true story.
Alex Brown is an actor, writer and producer.
With a background in many creative skills (from singing and dancing to painting and figure skating), Alex’s approach to producing is to create a collaborative environment of artist creating projects that brings awareness to an important cause.
His latest projects are the TV series Dredgewood, and feature films EVAN WOOD and GETAWAY, currently in pre and post-production, as well as 5 other feature films to be filmed this year.
Alex is honored to be working with this badass team of people in a project that will encourage people to vote in next year’s election.
Rachel Thundat is an actor, writer and producer who’s passionate about telling stories that make a difference. Her producer credits include Rose, which explores the grey area of consent, as well as Into Light.
Rachel is currently helping to develop the TV series Dredgewood and feature film ALL ABOUT US, in addition to a handful of other projects. She is a graduate from USC’s Marshall School of Business, and a member of the Mad Jackrats Improv Troupe in Los Angeles.
She is excited to be a part of creating and sharing the incredible story of Into Light!
Actress ~ "Vida"
Jessica Erin Martin is an award-winning actress and filmmaker hailing from Seattle, Washington. After graduating cum laude with degrees in Drama and Psychology from the University of Washington, she started her career in regional theater and has performed on stages across the country. Now located in Los Angeles, Jessica has appeared in commercials, film, and television (NCIS: LA, Ratched, General Hospital, S.W.A.T., Z Nation, Criminal Minds, The Last Ship, Grimm). She may be best known as providing the voice of Samus Aran in Metroid: Other M.
As a filmmaker, she has directed acclaimed shorts: post apocalyptic drama, For Patrick, and political thriller, Dirty Laundry. Her improvised sci-fi comedy web series, Abby & Tabby Alone in the Desert, is now streaming on Seed&Spark. Her most recent work, short film, Imogen’s Imaginary Friends, is a whimsical look at living with mental illness. www.jessicaerinmartin.com
Travis Joe Dixon:
Actor ~ "Dr. Campbell"
"Travis hails from Sand Springs, OK. After he received his BFA in musical theatre from the University of Oklahoma, he stripped across the country in The Full Monty national tour as Keno.
He can be seen policing on Black-ish, dead on NCIS, wife beating on What/If, distracting on Holey Moley, pushing drugs on My Crazy Ex, and naked on True Blood. To pay off his student loans, he won the ABC game show Wipeout. Favorite theatre roles include a very young Pseudolus in A Funny Thing..., a roller skating Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a tap dancing Swan in Cannibal: The Musical and as The Balladeer, Guiteau, and Sam Byck in Assassins (same production, different nights.)
He wrote and produced the short film A Glory Sewn with music by Danny Elfman. Also find him in The Riot Act on Amazon Prime. www.MrTravisDixon.com."
Martha has combined education and filmmaking for over three decades when she discovered that there were so very few films about women and women’s history for the “new” subject area – Women’s Studies. For the Centennial of California Women’s suffrage, her film CALIFORNIA WOMEN WIN THE VOTE, was the centerpiece of that celebration, 2011.
Her latest film is a celebratory portrait of the young suffrage martyr INEZ MILHOLLAND: Forward into Light for the Centennial of her death, 2016. Its wide, free distribution is Martha’s way of spreading Women’s History, and of saying THANK YOU, INEZ and all Suffragists, FOR WINNING US THE VOTE. Martha is on the board of the National Women’s History Project, and Girls Learn International, a mentor at Girls Today, Women Tomorrow, a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, and a graduate of Earlham College (BA), New York University (MA, PhD) and AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. She is the Executive Director of Wild West Women, Inc, a non-profit company he co-founded to produce films which bring women out of obscurity and which provide positive role models for women and girls. Websites: http://www.wildwestwomen.org; inezmilholland.org
Robert P.J. Cooney, Jr,
Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr. edited and designed “Remembering Inez: The Last Campaign of Inez Milholland, Suffrage Martyr,” a book that pays tribute to this exceptional suffragist and provides a new way for readers to become acquainted with the suffrage movement (www.RememberingInez.com).
He also organized, with Marguerite Kearns, a commemoration of Inez on the 100th anniversary of her death in 2016, www.InezMilhollandCentennial.org.
Inez represents tens of thousands of American women throughout the country who rose up to demand freedom and the ballot for women. Mr. Cooney, the author of the acclaimed history, “Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement,” is also active the National Women’s History Alliance, www.nwhp.org.
Professor Linda J. Lumsden, Historian, Author
Professor Linda J. Lumsden is the author of INEZ: The Life and Times of Inez Milholland (Indiana U. Press, 2004).
Her other books include Social Justice Journalism: A Cultural History of Social Movement Media from Abolition to #womensmarch (Peter Lang, 2019), Black, White, and Red All Over: A Cultural History of the Radical Press in Its Heyday, 1900-1917 (Kent State, 2014); and Rampant Women: Suffragists and the Right of Assembly. Knoxville (U. of Tennessee Press, 1996).
She teaches at the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona, where she is affiliated with the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. Learn More