Our goal is to unearth those unsung “Black Unicorns” who spin their magic in the shadows while working tirelessly to bring their talents, passion and vision to light. We want to let the world know that we are here. We aim to inspire and educate the next generation of artists by sharing our unique stories.
We will highlight those amazing journeys.
Audrea Topps Harjo
Audrea Topps Harjo has worked in the entertainment industry for over twenty-five years. She has worked for Sony Pictures (CONTACT) Rhythm and Hues, Electronic Arts, WETA Digital (RISE OF THE PLANETS OF THE APES), James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment (AVATAR SEQUELS).
She is currently Chief Operations Officer at A44 Games in Wellington, NZ.
Evan Narcisse works as a writer and narrative design consultant in video games, comic books, and TV, often focusing on the intersection of blackness and pop culture. He's the author of the Rise of the Black Panther graphic novel and a contributor to Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Redfall, and Marvel's Avengers. A native New Yorker, he now lives in Austin, Texas.
Chief of Staff, Discrete Graphics & Gaming at Intel Corporation
Patrick received his BS from Boston University and earned his MBA from UC Berkeley where he was mentored by the 78th United States Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen. Patrick is currently Chief of Staff at Intel supporting Intel’s Gaming and Graphics Team. He has held various roles throughout his Intel career including marketing, software partner marketing and most recently Dir ISV Partner Marketing. Prior to Intel he had careers in media, ecommerce, film/tv including Universal Pictures and Overbook Entertainment.
He uri nō Ngāti Kapu me Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Libby Hakaraia has worked as a producer, director and writer in television and film for the past 25 years. Libby is a producer of the 2021 feature film Cousins and of 26 short films. She has also directed over 20 broadcast documentaries as well as three short dramas that have travelled the globe. In 2020 Libby and her team established MATCH - the Māoriland Tech Creative Hub for rangatahi to enter the animation and other digital creative industries.
Monifa Andrew has worked in the industry across Film, TV and Animation for the last 10 years in the UK and Canada. Starting as a runner at, Monifa has worked on projects such as John Wick: Parabellum, Blade Runner 2049 and Star Trek Discovery. She continues to be driven by the technological creativity of our ever-evolving industry.
Monifa is currently a Line Producer at Bron Digital
Madeleine Hakaraia de Young (Ngāti Kapu) is the Kaiwhakahau Hōtaka at Māoriland Charitable Trust. In this role, Madeleine oversees programming for the Māoriland Film Festival (MFF), the largest presenter of Indigenous screen content in the southern hemisphere. Year-round Madeleine supports the wider work of the trust as a centre of Māori film and creative excellence. At the centre of this is Te Uru Maire - the Māoriland Rangatahi Strategy, which nurtures rangatahi to find their voice through film and develop the practical skills to tell their unique stories. Supported by a team of rangatahi, Te Uru Maire is delivered through film and technology programmes across Aotearoa.
Associate Professor Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban is Assistant Vice Chancellor (Pasifika) at Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington. Luamanuvao was a New Zealand Member of Parliament from 1999 to 2010, serving as Minister of Pacific Island Affairs, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, and Associate Minister of Social Development, Economic Development and Trade. She is a Board Member and Patron of a wide number of organizations. Luamanuvao is a graduate in Social Work and Development Studies. Prior to entering Parliament, she managed a number of development programs throughout the Pacific Region.
Flying Saucer & Co. is a digital multi-media production company based in Los Angeles. We are a group of artists and technologists who specialize in motion picture, live broadcast, system design and support, media server playback, system integration, lighting design and programming, motion capture, extended reality(XR) (AR, VR, MR,) television and film, live events, and architectural projects.
Screenwriter, Producer, Actor
Kevin Grevioux is a screenwriter, producer, actor and a graphic novel creator who has 20 years experience in the film industry. After graduating Howard University with a degree in microbiology, Grevioux came to Hollywood where he acted in several films including, Alien Nation, The Mask, Congo, Batman Forever, Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes, The Hulk and Men In Black II. Kevin also co-created and wrote the original screenplay to the successful Underworld franchise, which was his first produced writing credit. He was also a co-producer on the film series and played the character RAZE. Grevioux completed production on his latest film from a
screenplay he wrote I, Frankenstein produced by Lakeshore Entertainment. It was based on his original graphic novel.
Jason Jacobs is the Director of Strategic Esports Entertainment LTD. He is a Maori, Law (LLB) & Business Graduate with twenty years professional experience in sports, active in over 25 countries. His aim is to create international , culturally anchored business development projects, in the service of People-Culture-Design