About The Team
Joe Talbot (Director) is a fifth-generation San Franciscan whose emerging body of work has been recognized by beloved auteur Guy Maddin as “gorgeous, powerful and moving.” He is a recent Sundance Institute fellow and was recently profiled in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces issue, alongside LBM star Jimmie Fails, among the top new filmmakers to watch. Perhaps most proudly, though, for the lover of Old Hollywood, Joe’s work has shown at San Francisco’s last two remaining cinema palaces: The Castro Theatre and The Roxie Theatre.
Khaliah Neal (Producer) is an East Oakland native who’s returning to her Bay Area roots to produce a story that hits very close to home. Khaliah has worked at an array of prominent production companies and film studios including The Weinstein Company, Jean Doumanian Productions, and Focus Features, where she worked on Oscar nominated films, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Moonrise Kingdom and Dallas Buyers Club, among many others. Khaliah is now an independent producer, most recently working on the Sundance 2015 winning documentary, 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets and the Ford Foundation and Sundance Lab supported documentary 25 to Life.
Plan B (Producers) Founded in 2002 and headed by Brad Pitt and co-presidents Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Plan B Entertainment is a film and television production company that has established themselves with many acclaimed titles. What sets them apart is their commitment to protecting narrative and giving filmmakers the freedom to take creative risks. The result has been a memorable run of characters and stories that are emotionally and socially compelling. The titles include: The Tree of Life, World War Z, 12 Years a Slave, The Normal Heart, Selma, The Big Short and Moonlight. Most recently, the company released the Golden-Globe nominated Beautiful Boy, If Beale Street Could Talk and Vice.
Cinereach engages with film projects through a number of financing, production and support models. The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a Cinereach grantee.