CHAD TINGLE

 

A New Yorker by way of Jamaica, Chad is an Emmy award-wining producer, who earned a BS in Communications with a focus in Film/Video Production from the University of Miami. Mr. Tingle’s professional experience includes work on T.V. commercials, music videos, corporate industrials, narratives and documentary films.

 

He has produced and directed several documentary shorts in the Miami area. In 2005, he was commissioned by the Florida Film Consortium to co-produce and direct the documentary Coconut Grove: A Sense of Place, which examined race-based gentrification in the West Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, the historic home of the first Bahamian immigrants.  

 

Mr. Tingle is something of a Florida cultural anthropologist as he continues to document and explore issues relative to his community. In 2010 he would receive his first regional Emmy for the documentary, Sunday’s Best, which highlights the cherished African-American custom of wearing hats to church services on Sunday. This film would eventually go on to become an official selection of The Aspen Short Film Festival; recognized as one of the world’s “50 Leading Film Festivals.”

 

He recently Co-Produced/Directed a feature length documentary entitled, Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound, which chronicles the 1960’s Soul Music scene in Miami.  The Film is scheduled to air on PBS later this year.

 

CHAD TINGLE

MARLON JOHNSON

DEEP CITY: THE BIRTH OF THE MIAMI SOUND

SUNDAY'S BEST

MARLON JOHNSON

 

Marlon Johnson is a six-time Emmy award-winning producer and director with many years of experience in the film and television industry. A native of Miami, Marlon has a B.S. in Communications with a special focus on Motion Pictures and Anthropology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables. After graduating, Marlon went on to work in the production community in South Florida as a production manager and production coordinator, working on major projects ranging from CSI Miami to The Amazing Race. 

 

In 2005, he was commissioned by the Florida Film Consortium to co-produce and direct the documentary Coconut Grove: A Sense of Place, which examined race-based gentrification in the West Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, the historic home of the first Bahamian immigrants. In 2006, The Ford Foundation commissioned Marlon to direct the short documentary, Breaking the Silence, which explored the rising rate of HIV infection in the Black-American south.  Later that year, he began working as Head of Production and Senior Producer/Editor for Plum TV, a multi-platform lifestyle network that targets the most active, influential and educated audiences in the world.  It was while producing at Plum TV that he received eight regional Emmy nominations and won his first regional Emmy for his work on local Arts and Entertainment Programming.

 

Marlon would later use his varied production skills to help build the first all HD Caribbean television station in the U.S., TeleAmerica Broadcasting Network. There, as Head of production, he helped develop the station’s branding and programming. In 2010, he began producing for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, where he co-directed the Emmy award-winning short documentary Sunday’s Best. This film would eventually go on to become an official selection of The Aspen Short Film Festival; recognized as one of the world’s “50 Leading Film Festivals.”

 

In 2011 he would have several projects picked up by PBS and he subsequently received three more Emmy nominations and was awarded two that year. Marlon continues to create and is currently involved in several projects as an independent producer with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. He recently completed a feature length documentary entitled, Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound, which chronicles the 1960’s Soul Music scene in Miami.

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