Sylvain White- Director/Producer
of an American professional basketball
player and a French flight attendant,
Sylvain White was born in the French costal
city of Nantes. He spent his formative years
in Paris, France. Sylvain first arrived in
the United States in 1991 and completed his
studies in Los Angeles, California in 1998.
A dual citizen of France and the United
States, Sylvain's extraordinary and
distinctive vision extends through the
diversity of his work ranging from feature
films and documentaries to music videos and
Sylvain holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona
College where he double majored in media
studies and film production, receiving the
highest honors for his work.
Sylvain scored notoriety for his recent
feature film, "Stomp the Yard" which grossed
the highest out of its box-office
competitors in its January, 2007 opening
weekend. His earlier short films, the 2002
HBO produced "Quiet" and 1999 "Urban Short
Circuit Mind Scrape" landed him numerous
awards at top-ranked film festivals around
the world. Leveraging his success with the
short film format, Sylvain went on to direct
a spectrum of groundbreaking music videos
and commercials in the US, Europe and Japan.
The now LA-based director thrives off his
extensive international experience and the
unique perspective that it has shed on his
work over the years.
In addition to his work in the entertainment
industry, Sylvain is very active in
supporting charitable organizations that
focus on youth. His belief in the
effectiveness of literacy programs has
motivated his desire to give back to the
community and the less fortunate by
contributing his time and energy to programs
such as "Read Across America," and "Readers
Make Leaders," which empower children to
aspire to achieving greatness through
teaching them about the joys and value of
FILMMAKERS & FILMS -
Michael Ajakwe Jr. - Writer /
Born and raised in Los Angeles,
Mike wanted to be a writer since he was 12.
He graduated from Inglewood's Morningside
High and later attended the University of
Redlands on a full academic scholarship,
majoring in English and Political Science.
Mike began writing; producing and directing
theater in 1993. He has written and/or
produced TV shows like Soul Food, The
Parkers, Martin, Moesha, Between Brothers,
The Brothers Garcia, Built To Last, Sister
Sister, Entertainment Tonight, Steve
Harvey's Big Time, Eve, and E! Network's
Talk Soup for which Mike won a producing
Emmy in 1995. From 2000-03, he was the TV
Professor for the Bill & Camille
Cosby-sponsored Guy Hanks/Marvin Miller TV &
Screenwriting Fellowship Program at USC.
Annivesary, Punk! - 24 Min.
In America, when a Black or Brown child
is murdered, nobody seems to really care
-- until now. Inspired by a true story,
"Happy Anniversary, Punk!" is a familiar
urban tragedy with a twist.
Michael Cory Davis - Writer / Director
Michael is an actor/filmmaker/activist.
While starring in a film for the Sci-Fi
channel shooting in Bulgaria, he became
involved in the fight to end modern day
slavery when he became the Goodwill
Ambassador for the organization Face to Face
Bulgaria, which works to combat human
trafficking in Bulgaria. Michael wrote,
directed, produced the award-winning film
Svetlana's Journey, a true story about a
Bulgarian girl forced into prostitution. He
lived in and toured the country meeting
countless victims and potential victims,
using Svetlana's Journey as the tool to
educate them. In 2005, the film aired on
Bulgaria's national television station and
here in the U.S., it won the Hollywood Film
Festival for Best Short Subject.
Presently Davis has completed his second
film Cargo: Innocence Lost, a documentary
about sex trafficking in the United States.
Additionally, law enforcement and government
agencies are using the films as training
tools. Michael has appeared on CNN, NBC,
ABC, and KTLA news bringing light to the
issue in the United States. Michael is now
prepping to shoot his next feature film
production and is continuing his nationwide
I Stop Traffic tour this fall which focuses
on spreading awareness throughout the
Svetlana's Journey - 40 Min.
The movie is about stolen innocence; a
gruesome look into the life of a 13 yr.
old Bulgarian girl sold into
prostitution by her adopted parents. She
was tortured, manipulated, and abused by
the "pimp couple" that kept her.
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