In late August a gathering of the most innovative, artistic, and revolutionary thinkers took place in Arusha, Tanzania in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. This was the the TEDGlobal conference and it returned to Arusha 10 years after the first TEDGlobal was held in Africa. I had the privilege of working with speakers throughout the rehearsal process and then managing the stage for the event.
Powerful talks from the event are already being posted on TED.com. These include the emotional and beautiful speaking of OluTimehin Adegbeye who give new face to the impoverished and Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò who rings an alarm about a knowledge crises in Africa.
Continuing a tradition, I jumped in as show caller for the always fun TED-Ed Weekend. The show featured TED Talks from students who have been participating in TED-Ed clubs from all over the United States. It also had a great performance by Kayla Briët.
Last Night in Rozzie, a short film I directed, was the opening movie for the 8th Annual SOHO International Film Festival. We had a huge outpouring support for the film with a sold out theater and many cast and crew in attendance.
Last Night in Rozzie, which stars Mark Feuerstein and Yara Martinez, will have its NYC premiere at SOHO Film Festival and has been selected as the opening night short. Sean and the cast will be at the screening on June 15th. Get tickets now!
The Poets is coming to Hollywood! Join me at the HollyShorts monthly screening series at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at 7pm on April 20th.
Continuing a tradition of Stage Management with the TED Conferences, Sean was on board at the inaugural TEDFest held at St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
My first feature film, Chasing Taste, has a new trailer! Release is set for August 12th on iTunes and Verizon Fios. Enjoy!