We had the good fortune of connecting with Gregory K Brannon II and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gregory K, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
My social impact and community service revolve around using film to facilitate real-world social change by bringing unheard stories to life. About two years ago, I started working on a documentary that deals with the history of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Because SCD is the most common genetic disorder among African Americans, I see this documentary as contributing to larger debates about race and health care in America.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets me apart from other filmmakers is my goal of creating narrative stories that can participate in social change around the world. In my career so far, I’m most proud that I created a documentary to help change people’s views on Sickle Cell Disease. To get here wasn’t easy. I was a kid from Texas who traveled to California on his own and had to learn the values I needed to succeed. What I want the world to know about my brand is that I’m a storyteller for any genre of visual filmmaking.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend was visiting me in LA, I would show them things I like to do. First, I would take them to the beach and have a drink in the beautiful California weather. Next, I would take them to a Lakers game to watch some good basketball. Last, I would take them dancing and listen to music in Hollywood
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are many people who deserve credit for my achievements. First and foremost, I want to thank my family, as well as my production team Ed Frias, Phil Okwo, and Takiya Coley for helping me build a culture within my projects. I also want to thank Mount Saint Mary’s film studies professors Mary Trunk and Tony DiZinno for being my mentors and for guiding me through the graduate program.