About

Kanani Fong, Founder

KananiAtSofa.04Los Angeles:  Since 2010, Kanani has provided the personal touch for war, military, and veteran projects. She is knowledgeable about veteran and military family issues, and the humanitarian crisis brought about by war.  Kanani’s ever-changing network helps her pinpoint the right organizations and groups to help move a project forward and gain the largest possible audience. Past projects include Taming the Fire Within by Anne Freund,  Restrepo (nominated for an Academy Award), with Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, High Ground with Producer Don Hahn and Director Michael Brown,  and the Oscar-nominated film, A WAR. She coordinates with producers, directors, theatrical bookers, film festivals, and publicists (both national and regional), veterans organizations, governmental agencies, and the military.  Her other interests include Afghanistan, women and girls in education, contractors, autism, and art in schools.  Kanani is the founder of WarRetreat, which provides resources for those coming home from war. She blogged about her experiences as an Army wife at the award-winning Kitchen Dispatch. She has a degree in fine arts, and much much later, studied poetry, and creative writing with the late Les Plesko at UCLA. 
Associates

Gabriel A. Tolliver 

12980583_10209063227878595_1183262012_nNew York City, & Berkeley: Creative, seasoned entertainment professional in film/TV, new media and publishing as a writer, director, and producer. Diverse and deep media expertise in content creation combined with leadership and entrepreneurial incubation. Has extensive knowledge of the production process as a creative and as an administrator in determining and providing the appropriate support and resources for diverse projects.

Member of US Army 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (2007-2011), Veteran OEF. Gabriel is the author of several books; THE DAO OF WHOOPIN’ ASS, OBJECTS OF DEPLOYMENT, EMBRACE THE SUCK: 366 Days of courage, strength, inspiration, wisdom/hope and BLING: The Hip-Hop Jewelry Book.

He resides in Oakland, CA & Brooklyn, NY and places in between.

Past projects: Sebastian Junger’s Korengal, – Veteran Outreach Assistant, Fleecing Led Zeppelin-Writer/Director/Producer. Past clients: MTV, VH1, Sesame Street as a content creator. Services offered: street team social media strategy, creative branding/marketing, writing & research. Video Journalist, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Andi Fehl

AndiFehlWashington DC:  Coordinates special screenings on Capitol Hill and surrounding areas. Skilled and dedicated team player with more than 19 years of experience coordinating, planning and supporting daily business and operational functions.
Instinctive team builder; empowers team members to accomplish any mission. Instrumental in forming winning teams of small and large businesses.
An effective communicator who works well under pressure and is fully capable of supporting challenging projects of a diverse nature while keeping leadership involved and aware at all times.
A diplomatic problem solver; frequently sought out to facilitate resolution of issues. Applies natural communication skills and a strong aptitude for languages to eliminate communication bottlenecks. Long-time affiliation with the military enables quick penetration of bureaucracy.
Extensive experience in international event coordination. Led a team to plan and execute, on time and under budget, a successful conference in Italy with over 250 attendees and 20 international presenters.

 

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