ABOUT SHOGA FILMS

Shoga Films is a 501(3)(c) non-profit that is comprised of a production company along with educational outreach initiatives.

 

Shoga Films creates and disseminates multimedia works on race and sexuality that raise awareness and foster critical discussion. 

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Shoga Films is a 501(3)(c) non-profit that is comprised of a production company along with educational outreach initiatives.

A STORY OF RENAISSANCE 

SHOGA FILMS STATEMENT BY FILMMAKER, ROBERT PHILIPSON 

MEET THE TEAM

Robert Philipson

Filmmaker/ Executive  

A former academic professor of African-American studies with a passion for Jazz & African art. A published author and Harlem Renaissance historian, he has produced multiple films about the intersectionality of Race, Music, & Sexuality. 

Marcus Cinque Harris

Digital Marketing Manager, Afronaut Media 

Harlem native & Afrofuturistic Hip Hop artist specializing in digital media campaigns & design. As creative director of the production collective, Afronaut Media, he manages artists & brands through collaborative media focused on art & activism. 

Khalil Sullivan

Producer/ Artist-In-Residence 

Lead singer of the Oakland-based ensemble, MAD NOISE, whose latest album “For My Mother” was released in 2018 and guitarist for the SF-based punk rock band, The Truants. He’s currently developing a musical about experience of Black lives at the 1901 World’s Fair in Buffalo, NY. 

mikO Tolliver 

Producer/ Artist-In-Residence 

A songwriter and content producer. She has released 2 albums independently and an instructional web series called, GUITAR BASICS. Currently, she's producing the digital series, SECTION8 which uses pop music to address socio-economical issues, sexuality, and equality for women of color.

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Marc Smolowitz

Producer

A multi-award winning director, producer, and executive producer. Focused on powerful social-issue filmmaking in documentary and narrative genres. Amongst his better-known features are The Watermelon Woman, The Weather Underground, and most recently House of Cardin.