ERIC BOMBA-IRE: NARRATIVE WRITER/DIRECTOR
A Ghanaian national, Eric moved to Atlanta in 1996 where he studied Video Production at the Art Institute. He honed his skills as an editor and director of photography within the Atlanta independent film scene collaborating with the award winning collective Cougars Film Group. Eric then transitioned to producing, directing and writing. His first short film Spleen premiered at the 2006 Atlanta Film Festival. His feature film Night Shots premiered in a special event sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs in Atlanta.
Eric was a founder of CinemATL.com, an online platform that shines a light on the Atlanta and Southeastern film scene. He served as editor, writer and photographer for the publication. Eric has developed and produced pilots for HGTV, Peachtree TV and worked in the Art Department on productions for Lionsgate, BET Network and Sony pictures. A seasoned Film and Television professional working in both fiction and nonfiction formats, Eric brings an overall understanding of all aspects of production – from construction to post – to projects. He resides in Atlanta and is Fluent in English and French.
PHOEBE BROWN: DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
Phoebe Brown is a producer and documentary filmmaker based in Atlanta who began her career decorating sets for feature films and television. She then moved into producing non-fiction television, working as an associate and field producer for shows on Investigation Discovery, TLC, Cooking Channel and Oxygen.
Her short documentaries 99 to 1 and The Culinary Browns have screened in festivals around the globe. In 2010 her film Grounded by Reality, coproduced with Elizabeth Strickler, won the PBS/P.O.V. Award in the International Documentary Challenge at Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto. Elizabeth and Phoebe then launched The Cross Stitch Project a media training program for teen girls in Atlanta and Kolkata which ran from 2011 to 2014. In 2015, she joined the producing team of Mighty Fine Pictures to launch feature documentary, The Founders, which chronicles the founding members of the Ladies Professional Golf Association and is distributed by Level 33 Entertainment.
She received her M.F.A in Digital Filmmaking Fine Arts from Georgia State University, is a member the Producers Guild of America, Film Fatales Atlanta, and a partner in ATLiER Props & Design.
ELIZABETH STRICKLER: DOCUMENTARY NEW MEDIA/ DIRECTOR PRODUCER
Elizabeth Strickler has a broad and robust background in both media and technology. She leverages her knowledge of the media industry with design, creativity, and technology to promote innovation and generate media for a variety of platforms. During her time at Georgia State University, she created the Window Project, the Cross Stitch Project and was Co-Principal Investigator on numerous grants, through innovative uses of media technology and experience design. The Window Project, an internationally curated, public new media installation space, screened nightly for five years, engaging audiences and enhancing downtown Atlanta. The Cross Stitch Project used digital media and network technology to help young women develop confident voices and share empowering stories. In addition, her documentaries, short films, and new media work have received national and international awards including PBS POV award and the Southern Circuit tour.