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Los Angeles, CA


Jermaine Thomas is an Award Winning Documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. Jermaine received his AA degree from Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, Mo. and has logged 90 hours of study in Film & Digital Media at Avila University in Kansas City, Mo. His editing style is described as "True Story Telling". His goal is to produce films that create dialogue and show the strength of the Human Spirit.  Jermaine hopes to establish a studio here in Los Angeles where like minded creatives can work together to produce content.  IMDB PROFILE


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Beth Ann Foster

Kansas City, Mo


Capable, determined, confident and well-organized with extensive experience in time management and providing  consistent clerical support, Beth is a  highly approachable individual who has a pleasant attitude and a willingness to make a positive mark. She has a high proficiency for office organizing, scheduling appointments, customer service and maintaining filing systems.




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Mary Jane Collins

Social Media

Often duplicated but never imitated Mary is an accomplished internet radio host and social media guru. She has single handedly taken our Instagram from just posting to engaging and conversational. Her understanding of the social media culture has help us reach more followers on both Facebook and Instagram. We are proud to have her on the team!





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Jonathan Morrill

Preparatory Elements Engineer

Having been appointed by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, Jonathan Morrill has certification as a Preparatory Elements Engineer in all gauges of film, including nitrate. We can transfer in 2k and 4k, and all video formats, analog and digital, and all of the above on any file format required (Mac or PC).





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Dorez has worked in the entertainment industry for about 30+ years in theater, television and film. In addition to her work in the industry, she also consults people who are interested in turning books into film. She really has a passion for teaching and helping others realize their dreams. To learn more visit her website.

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Lyle has worked with Taishi Studios numerous productions. Taishi Studios first major release was a documentary based on his book "Black Tie White Tie." His passion for history is as strong as his passion for film making. Lyle has established Pinehill Productions which produces historical documentaries and provides voice over services. 







Jacquey Valentine


Jacquey is an award winning cinematographer based in Kansas City, Mo and is the Owner of The Labnificent Media Group. His motto is "Maximum Image Quality." He served as cinematographer on the award winning documentary "Legacy Spirit of the Black Panthers." He continues to provide services to Taishi Studios.

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 Mike B. Rollen


Mike is one of my original mentors. Still today he calls me and schools me in the latest techniques in film making. He is a documentary film maker based in Kansas City, Mo. Today Mike currently teaches at Kansas City Community College Technical Educational Center in the Video Arts Department.






 MarShuna Parker


MarShuna grew up with art in her soul. Graduating from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo., she has continued her pursue of art. She provides graphic design services for Taishi Studios. MarShuna has created numerous posters for our various film projects. She now owns Makask Designs which provide graphic design as well as other artistic services.