Who We Are
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Chase was born and raised in the Bronx, NY.
His film career spans close to a decade. With no formal training, Chase is a self-taught filmmaker, following in the fearless self-taught footsteps of Devereaux Micheaux and Ava DuVernay. He started making short films in 2013 and has now amassed many festival selections like the American Black Film Festival, all under the umbrella of Pinot Media.
Chase plans to continue elevating Black voices and stories through BlakOWND Productions.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Jennifer has a diverse background in media.
This Chicago native graduated from The American University with a B.A. in Film and Media Arts and went on to work for The Washington Post before moving on to L.A. to pursue a documentary film career.
Instead, she leaned into a very niche part of production - Risk Management - at HBO where she rose from Assistant to Executive over seven years. She has worked with Producers on shows like Insecure, Big Little Lies, and Mare of Easttown. She has returned to her first love of unscripted content through BlakOWND Productions.
And is the bilingual maven behind Getting Intimate with Spanish, a revolutionary Spanish course designed for Black Americans.
Ismael R. Brown
“To be good is to be mediocre, to be great is to be complacent but to be unforgettable will get you into the history books forever.” This is a quote in which powers the man whose desire exceeds his own perception of self.
Hailing from Jacksonville, FL but currently based out of the epicenter of the world, New York City – Ismael R. Brown is a marketing luminary, published author and cultural enthusiast. As someone who values words more than most, storytelling is not merely something he is passionate about but an expressive activity deeply rooted in the very fabric of his existence.
As a member of the BlakOWND family, Ismael brings a breadth of marketing ideologies along with untimely jokes never appropriate during filming. He is the professional jokester still adamant about learning other aspects of the technical side of the business.