ROBERT BUTLER III
Robert Butler III is a filmmaker born, raised, and based in Compton, CA. Initially, Robert’s career path veered towards engineering, as he excelled in prestige STEM-oriented magnet middle and high schools. But his love for cinema led him to graduate from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2019 - the same school his inspiration John Singleton attended. Robert has worked as a producer, camera operator, and editor for various online video platforms. Still building his directorial body of work, Robert recently co-directed “Time Stamp,” which was selected for 12 festivals and won the Miami Sci-Fi Film Festival for “Best Director.” He dreams of making movies that address environmental racism and benign neglect amongst Black and Brown communities.
Creator, producer and director, LaCora Stephens, is known for "7 SHARP" (Diversity in Cannes and Leimert Park Film Festival BEST FILM), The YES! Show (AfroLand TV), Dating & Waiting and Brown Paper Bag (IMDB TV). She is an ambitious independent filmmaker and content creator, with an award-winning portfolio from the past seven years that includes short films, features, talk and format shows, and an episodic series. She was selected among hundreds of applicants as a WIF mentee and currently serves on the board at the Pasadena African American Film Foundation and founder of Building Tables Productions.