Alba Roland Mejia is a writer, producer, and director based in Oakland, CA. Alba’s work focuses on the African diaspora and strives to capture the true essence of storytelling by pulling from real life experiences.
“When I was approached to create this project I knew I had to keep it raw – in order to stay true to the message – so I felt that shooting on 16mm film would be the best route to take.”
Shooting on film allows us the space to focus on texture – which is extremely important to black identity. Not only is black & white an unofficial stamp for Bay Area film but I wanted nothing to distract from our mission – to bring attention to the black faces of The Bay