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
Independent Feature Film Producer located in Washington, DC.
Senior FX Artist
Diana Kim is a senior FX artist currently at beloFX in Montreal, Canada. She decided to pursue a VFX career since she had been obsessed with the Harry Potter franchise growing up, and wondered how the magic FX were created.
She went to school for FX at Lost Boys in Montreal and now I'm a generalist VFX artist.
She specialize in cg environments and matte painting, as well as digital illustration and concept art. She is also an avid video game player!
Tara’s animated journey spans many styles from classically hand-drawn and digital 2D to cutting-edge 3D VFX on Godzilla vs King Kong, Detective Pikachu, Justice League, and Aquaman. Her passion for animating movement springs from a background in gymnastics and competitive powerlifting.
VFX Production Coordinator
Karine Ntihinyuka is an energized young French-Canadian living in Montreal. She had the chance to be an artist in visual effects before switching to a management position in the animation industry, a dream of hers. At Reel FX, she won the first Pitchfest, which has put her on an exciting new life path yet to discover...!
Lisy Kane is a videogames producer and co-founder of Girl Geek Academy. From production director at Melbourne indie studio League of Geeks, she has joined Kepler Interactive as an external producer supporting the 7 flagship studios. In 2017, Lisy was recognised by Forbes in its prestigious top 30 list: Forbes 30 Under 30 2017: Games. Ranked alongside the world’s best game makers, Lisy was the only Australian that year to make the who’s who of the global gaming industry.
Darnell Williams has worked in the VFX industry for 25 yrs.
Trained as an art director and system engineer, he's held a variety of positions in the entertainment industry. Darnell developed and served as Director of Motion Capture for Digital Domain and Disney Imagineering. He served as Square/Enix's Art Director of Game Production. He's also worked as VFX supervisor on several feature films
Diana Cooper is the Creative Manager at Kepler Interactive. Her career started with 5 years in the TV industry, which has led to the last 3 years within the Games industry.
She started at Sky Sports News editing for live TV then got a role at 2K Games as International Video Editor and has worked on some of the biggest AAA games.