Unapologetic Film

An Ashley O'Shay Film

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Meet the Director-PRODUCER...

Ashley O'Shay is a freelance cinematographer and documentarian based in Chicago, IL. She graduated from Northwestern’s Film program in 2015, where she concentrated in cinematography and writing. Her most recent documentary, Far Above, grapples with young adult involvement in the Black Christian church. She also recently served as Director of Photography for “Pangaea,” a short independent film depicting the life of a young girl 8 days after Hurricane Katrina, shot on location in New Orleans, LA. Although she has crafted many short films, Unapologetic serves as her first venture into the feature world, and she could not be more excited to help portray this powerful narrative.


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MEET THE CO-PRODUCER...

Morgan Johnson is a Chicago-based filmmaker committed to reshaping the narrative of Black Chicago. She recently launched TheTRiiBE.com a digital platform that hosts curated content centered on Black Chicago from the Black Millennial perspective. 

As a staff producer for Milwaukee-based 371 Productions, she produced and co-directed There Are Jews Here (2016), a documentary that explores Judaism in small communities throughout the U.S. that are struggling to survive. Morgan has a BS in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University and is a native of the Chicagoland area. 


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meet the Editor... 

Rubin Daniels is a freelance editor based in Chicago. His work has run the gamut from editing local news stories to feature-length documentaries. He holds a B.S. in Communications from the University of North Florida as well as an M.S. in Cinema Production from DePaul University. His interest in documentary editing was further ingrained during his internship at Kartemquin Films in the Fall of 2014, and he has continued collaborating with the company ever since, currently editing a television series directed by Steve James.


Supporting Team

TOM CALLAHAN | Assistant Editor

Natalie Frazier | Associate Producer

Olivia peace | Associate Producer, Art Director

Sidney Jones | Sound


executive producers

Niema Jordan

Don Thompson & Diana Takata

Melissa Wilson