Dewey Ortiz, Jr. 

Director/Co-Producer

Dewey’s interest in film started after watching Spike Lee’s Malcom X and having a conversation with his family about it. Seven years later, while watching the film Fight Club during his senior year of high school, Dewey began to understand fully the power of film. He realized that movies could entertain, as well as serve as a medium to inspire change -- and his interest in filmmaking was thus solidified. 

Dewey attended Howard University’s Graduate School of Film to sharpen his skills in film analysis, production and screenwriting, earning a Master of Fine Arts in Film. Along with Kendall Givens-Little, Dewey co-wrote the script for Comeuppance in 2011 and directed the film in 2012. Comeuppance was shown at numerous film festivals, including the Roxbury International Film Festival and the Action on Film International Film Festival.

In 2015 Dewey created and produced Survivor Stories a 4-part docuseries that is currently on YouTube and has gained over 4000 views. 

Dewey wrote The Runaways in 2013 and will helm the film as director and co-producer. 

 

Tia Michele Goodson

Producer

Tia Michele Goodson received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Howard University. In 2010, after studying documentary film at The George Washington University, she began her career in film production. 

Tia has worked on numerous narrative projects, but documentary is still near and dear to her heart.  She is presently developing one set in Rio de Janeiro. Tia has worked on several feature films, commercials, TV shows, short films, live events and music videos for local and mainstream artists. She is featured in the documentary DMV Truth: Indie Film Artists, which was nominated for Best Documentary and Director at the Hot Media International Film Festival in 2013.

She has worked with clients as varied and distinguished as NFL Films, The Disney Channel, Adidas, Nike, Fox, the Presidential Inauguration, MLB and M&T Bank. She is most proud of her work as the Second Assistant Director on the film LUV, shot in Baltimore in 2011 and directed by fellow Baltimore native Sheldon Candis. LUV went to numerous film festivals, including Sundance. 

Tia served as producer on the short film Comeuppance, which was nominated for Best Short at the San Francisco Black Film Festival in 2014 and various awards at other film festivals. She is excited about teaming up once again with DK Filmworks and producing The Runaways.

 

Angelica Hill

Associate Producer

Angelica is on a mission to assist DK Filmworks with coordinating local support for The Runaways. She loves assisting with the various outreach initiatives that could range from fundraising to on-set support. Angelica has both educational and real life experience related to all levels of media production and embraces opportunities to serve growing organizations while fostering her passion for multimedia production. In her free time, she is a freelance photographer and coordinator!