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JANINE SPRUILL / Founder & Executive Director
Janine Spruill is the founder and executive director of Lil’ Filmmakers Media, a multimedia hub that provides youth with production programs and resources to pursue a career in the arts and media fields. Janine is a native of Philadelphia, and holds a degree in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.
ANISSA S. COOPER / Director of Media Culture
Anissa Cooper is a Temple University graduate with a BA in Media Studies and Production. She has been writing and directing films since she was 13 with Lil Filmmakers. Her PSA about young women and positive body image, I Love Being Me was an official Black Star Film Festival selection in 2013. As a Nate Parker Summer Film Institute resident, she co-wrote the 2018 Pan African Film Festival selected drama short, Baggage. Anissa continues her fierce ambition for complex, meaningful stories about Black Americans on screen in Philadelphia.
Demir Moore was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. After attending high school, he went on to obtain his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Philosophy. Once graduated, he began pursue his legal education at Widener University Commonwealth Law School. Demir, has a passion for creating innovative solutions that impact change and opportunities for those he works with. His hobbies include drawing, skating, listening to music, and reading. His favorite quote is by Shirley Chisholm “if they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a sitting chair.”