— Our Team —
Adam Golub // Founder
Adam Golub is a documentarian, media artist and videographer based in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his master’s in journalism at Columbia University in 2012 and the Collaborative Studio program at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art in 2014. His film “Sisters of the Wicked Wig” (2014), about a grunge drag festival in North Brooklyn, premiered at LA INDIE and screened at various LGBT and diversity festivals (QFest San Antonio, Defy Nashville, My True Colors NYC). His film “I Was Here First” (2015), about the exodus of DIY art spaces from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, premiered at DOC NYC and was acquired by BK Magazine. His short film “Skin,” (2017) a portrait of a young black trans activist in Rio de Janeiro, screened continuously at Largo das Artes gallery as part of the Exhibition “Profound Surfaces” in November of 2016 and won Outstanding Documentary Short at Art of Brooklyn Festival and Best New York Short at Newfest, New York. “Skin” also screened at Inside Out, Toronto, and Outfest Fusion, Los Angeles.
Tammy Kremer // Producer, Writer, Artist, Activist
Tammy Kremer is a multimedia artist, impact producer, and educator. She recently completed her term as a 2018 Arts Research Fulbright Fellow in Trinidad and Tobago where she produced “Birth Stories of Trinidad and Tobago,” a video storytelling series centering the voices of mothers and midwives. Tammy presented the material at the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Midwives Biannual Conference, the Ministry of Women’s Health, and on a local TV news show. Her project has broadened the national conversation about home birth. Tammy worked as a multimedia producer for Weill Cornell Medicine (2016-2018), an acclaimed academic medical center; directed, edited, and produced a short film, “Jemma”, related to eating disorders that premiered in the Binge Eating Disorder Association’s 2016 Weight Stigma Awareness Week; associate produced a web series about gentrification in Brooklyn, “Brooklynification” (2016), produced by BRIC TV; and produced the first US version of the Zochrot International Film Festival that showcases films about Palestine/Israel, in New York City in March 2016. Tammy’s MA is in Multimedia Arts and Peacebuilding (2016) from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Studies and her BA is in Dance and Gender (2010) from the University of California, Berkeley.
Marina Cavalcanti // Editor, Videographer, Philosopher
Marina Cavalcanti is a video editor, photographer, philosopher and educator based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She studied editing at the Darcy Ribeiro School of Cinema at the Brazilian School of Audiovisual Arts and has a master’s degree in philosophy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. In 2010, she edited the film “Bodies That Escape” (Corpos que Escapam), a short doc that tells the story of three central figures in the contemporary Brazilian movement for “divergent” embodiments. The film won Best Film Jury Prize at the Making Gender (Fazendo Gênero) Film Festival and was exhibited in festivals across Brazil. Her artistic process centers marginal and marginalized narratives that seek subversive power through audiovisual form, outside of the aesthetic norms of contemporary imagination.
Summer Minerva // Actor, Performer, Writer, Producer, Artist
Toni “Summer” Minerva, director and producer, is an Italian American actor, performance artist, writer and educator from Staten Island, most known for their work reclaiming the sanctity of transgender identities across cultures. Their performance work has shown internationally on both screen and stage, at the Transgender Day of Remembrance in Rio de Janeiro, Gibney Dance’s Work Up Residency, NewFest, OUTFest, Napoli Gay Pride, Judson Memorial Church, St. John the Divine Cathedral, Lincoln Center, Khayelitsha South Africa, and Peace House Haiti. They have been featured on national Italian television (RAI) for their international community project Sacred Gender, which unites LGBTQ Americans with their ethnic cultures of origin. Their book Written on the Body is a 2019 nominee for a Lambda Literary Award. They have been a guest lecturer at Temple University, Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, and the New School, as well as public elementary and high schools in NYC’s neediest communities. They are on faculty at SUNY Empire State College.
Johnny Symons // Producer, Advisor, Mentor
Johnny Symons is a veteran Bay Area documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on LGBT cultural and political issues. His award-winning feature films include the Sundance and Emmy-nominated “Daddy & Papa” (2002), about gay men raising children; “Ask Not” (2008), about gays and lesbians serving in the US military; and “Out Run” (2016), which follows the transgender leader of the world’s only LGBT political party as she runs for a seat in the Philippine Congress. Symons co-produced the Academy Award® nominated “Long Night’s Journey Into Day” (2000), which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. He has a master’s in documentary production from Stanford and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University, where he is Coordinator of the Documentary Program and Director of the Queer Cinema Institute.