About 

Founded in 2016 by writer/director La’Chris Jordan, DiverseCinemadb.com’s mission is to promote and elevate the work of diverse directors, writers, actors, producers and technical crew. As an online movie database of films from the Black and African Diaspora, users can view hundreds of big-budget and independent films, TV movies, documentaries, classics, and notable foreign films from the 1920s and beyond.

The Team

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LA'CHRIS JORDAN

Founder

B.A. in Communications from the University of Washington. Award-winning playwright, novelist, and writer/director.
2021 BIPOC Writers Fellow, Stowe Story Labs alum,
2x Sundance Episodic Lab finalist and Academy Nicholl recognition (Top 10%).  Repped by Circle of Confusion.

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a. russell andrews

co-founder

Actor, Director and Producing Artistic Director

of StageWalkers, an LA-based theatre company which has received over 30 LA Theatre award nominations with wins that include 2x NAACP Theatre Awards and 2 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards for his work with Pulitzer Prize-winning author August Wilson’s Piano Lesson, Jitney, and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; Recipient of the 2002 Olivier Award.

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toni bullock

co-founder

An Emmy® Award-Winning Producer and the Director of Development, Originals at VOX Media Studios.
The founder of Callsheets to Cocktails (C2C), a professional networking organization established in 2017 to connect, educate and empower women in the media industry through events, panel discussions, and educational brunches. MFA from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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dr. teryl ross

co-founder

Scholar, activist and filmmaker. Vice President,

Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion for Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region in Tacoma, Washington. Founder, Mosaic Nation.
PhD in Educational Communication & Technology, University of Washington, Seattle; Masters in Public Relations, Syracuse University.

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brian isom

co-founder & 
director of photography

Award-winning DP, Producer, Actor and Director. Nominated for Emmy® Award for We, the People With Gloria Allred. U.S. Army Veteran who served for 14 years. 

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