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    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls captures the sights and sounds of The Charleston Democratic Socialists of America's rally; calling for the legal and peaceful removal of the John C. Calhoun statue on Marion Square as well as the... News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls captures the sights and sounds of The Charleston Democratic Socialists of America's rally; calling for the legal and peaceful removal of the John C. Calhoun statue on Marion Square as well as the Confederate Memorial at the Battery in Charleston, SC. More
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    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls captures the sights and sounds of The Charleston Democratic Socialists of America's rally; calling for the legal and peaceful removal of the John C. Calhoun statue on Marion Square as well as the Confederate Memorial at the Battery in Charleston, SC.
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    Greetings Mr. Collins and Ms. Ramos:

    I am a versatile, multi-talented News Photojournalist, Screenplay Writer, Music Video Director and Filmmaker looking to partner with Punch TV Studios as you endeavor "to develop all genres of films and...
    Greetings Mr. Collins and Ms. Ramos:

    I am a versatile, multi-talented News Photojournalist, Screenplay Writer, Music Video Director and Filmmaker looking to partner with Punch TV Studios as you endeavor "to develop all genres of films and television shows, including action, drama, mystery, family, documentary, music, comedy". I shoot (videotape/film), edit and write my own narratives.

    I have the background and experience to meet and exceed your company objectives as well as be a great addition to your organization.

    Included, you will find my resume which highlights my diverse skills and an in-depth proposal for my five-part documentary series entitled, "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed", synopsis for my feature length screenplay, “SILICON HARBOR”, inspired by my many years working as a News Photojournalist for the local CBS and NBC News affiliates; as well as the most recent projects I have worked on.


    Objective: To partner with Punch TV Studios.


    WINEGLASS GULLAH/GEECHEE PRODUCTIONS
    Charleston, SC
    Independent Filmmaker: Director/Freelance Videographer and Editor
    January 1997–Present

    Gullah/Geechee Knows Emanuel-2017 Moja Arts Play
    Frum Africa Ta Da Gullah/Geechee Nation-2013 Moja Arts Festival Play
    Carlie Towne Gullah/Geechee People TV Show-1999-2001 Gullah/Geechee TV Show (Half-hour, weekly TV Show)
    Things My Grandmother Taught Me–1997-Gullah/Geechee Documentary
    Supervise and coordinate crew members; plan details and actor movement for each scene; confer with writers to discuss details of script, music, sets, and costumes; operate video cameras also non-linear editing; research, write and edit materials.

    WCBD-TV2
    Mt. Pleasant, SC
    News Photojournalist/Editor/TVU and Live Microwave Truck Operator
    April 2016 – Present

    Operate television cameras to record scenes for television broadcasts; edit video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing; Cover breaking news stories on location (i.e. hostage situations, murders, shootings, fires, etc.), relay breaking news events back to the news station via TVU or Microwave truck for late breaking live coverage of event, proper lighting and audio for talent on location with appropriate background setting/framing.

    WCBD-TV2
    Mount Pleasant, SC
    News Photojournalist and Live Microwave Truck Operator
    May 1999 – March 2002

    Record video and edit for newscast, utilizing non-linear editing; monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals, and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts; observe monitors and converse with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to ascertain that programs are airing.


    WCSC-TV5
    Charleston, SC
    Medical/News Photojournalist and Non-Linear Editor
    May 1989 – March 1997

    Operate television cameras to record surgeries of latest medical techniques for television broadcasts; Produce one-hour documentary medical series annually; compose and frame each shot, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, film, filters, and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by technical directors and/or producers; edit video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing.

    EDUCATION
    The Art Institute of Charleston 2010-2011 Digital Filmmaking/Video Production
    Trident Technical College 1988–1990, 2005-2006 Film/TV Production

    AWARDS
    Certificate of Achievement–FADE IN Magazine–Quarterfinals -14th Annual Awards 2010


    "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed" - Five-Part Documentary Series Proposal Outline

    "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed" sets out to debunk the belief and challenge the false narrative that the descendants of West Africans formerly enslaved in the US are merely the descendants of slaves in America as well as in (West) Africa; while outlining and documenting their rich and untold history, unlike the misinformation that has been regurgitated without question that their history only began with enslavement.

    The series will educate while entertaining ("edutain") the public about the Gullah/Geechee culture, its language, traditions, food ways and over looked (excluded) history from a Gullah/Geechee perspective, versus what others (Europeans, European-Americans) have attempted to do in telling their version of this remarkable history; which has often times been inaccurate and racially biased.

    Some of those to be interviewed would include:
    1) Elder Carlie Towne, Minister of Information for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Elder Carlie Towne was at the forefront of having Queen Quet elected, selected and enstooled;
    2) Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Queen Quet is the first official spokesperson for the Gullah/Geechee people. She was also one of the first Gullah/Geechee people to speak before the United Nations about the Gullah/Geechee culture, its uniqueness and many challenges the people face;
    3) John Middleton III, whose great-grandmother - Louise "Titty" Wright - along with forty plus other Africans pooled their monies together and purchased the plantation where they and their ancestors had been enslaved, founding "Freedmans Village", where they were successful as well as prosperous.

    The five-part series (one hour per segment) would consist of interviews with Gullah/Geechee experts on the subjects of:
    1) Their language;
    2) Traditional ways that Gullah/Geechees have maintained/held onto versus African-Americans who are more assimilated; the challenges they face and how they continue to fight these adversities.
    3) Their food ways and recipes; then finally
    4) Caribbean Connection: Gullah/Geechees historical and cultural connection to the Caribbean islands; particularly Barbados.
    5) Their West African history, which began with the Ghana Empire (300 - 1235); the Hausa Empire (500-1808); the Yoruba Empire (800-1835); the Mali/Mandingo Empire (500-1700); the Songhai Empire (1300-1464); the Benin Empire (1440-1897). These peoples consisting of: Ashanti, Bossa, Fulani, Gidzi, Gola, Igbo, Kissi, Kru, Mende, Melienke, Pela, Vai, as well as others.

    "SILICON HARBOR"

    “SILICON HARBOR” (1253807) is a crime drama about a TV News Crime Reporter covering the serial killings of tech workers that take place in a paradise-like southeastern port city.

    Tagline: “Murders in Paradise”

    Synopsis: "SILICON HARBOR" is the story of an openly gay Gullah/Geechee TV News Crime Reporter on the police beat covering the grisly killings of tech-workers being targeted in her home town. A place where the quality of life is high, with pristine beaches, five-star restaurants and is consistently rated number one on top ten lists of places to visit. Crime Reporter Jauntee Lightsey, a contemporary Gullah/Geechee woman, is four generations removed from her West African ancestors being enslaved in the very place where she is now a local celebrity. However, now that tranquility is being disrupted by an elusive killer tormenting locals, frustrating cops and terrorizing his targets; tech savvy workers looking to make their mark in the new up-and-coming technology market in this southeastern coastal haven.

    Heading up the investigation is Detective Leroy Burgess, an old school cop with 20 years experience under his belt, who is now behind the eight ball with pressures coming from community leaders as well as the mayor to catch the killer or be fired.The cat and mouse game between the killer and cops heighten when the killer calls into a popular morning radio show hosted by Jauntee’s roommate and closeted girlfriend, Deidre Washington, daring the detective to catch him. Realizing that he is clearly in over his head with the high profile murders, Detective Burgess has no choice but to call in the FBI to help him with the investigation .

    The FBI hit the ground running. Re-interviewing co-workers of those killed, creating their own profile of the killer and only keeping the highest ranking officials of the task force and mayor in the loop. Together they set up a trap to catch the killer.




    PROJECTS:

     https://youtu.be/IDKNEeJHZQc

    BURKE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 40TH REUNION
    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls shines the spotlight on the Burke High School class of 1977, celebrating their 40th class reunion in Charleston, S...


    REMEMBERING THE EMANUEL 9:  https://youtu.be/2bobYlE-csk

    Remembering the Emanuel 9

    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass Smalls' music video honoring the Emanuel 9; featuring Malcolm Graham, brother of Cynthia Graham Hurd; Alana Simmons, gran...

    BLUE COLLAR JOBS:  https://youtu.be/e_pSkFNtSM4
    BLUE COLLAR JOBS PT.2:  https://youtu.be/YsqOyU1HyHo
    SUMMERVILLE CELEBRATION:  https://youtu.be/oRW7ASyF5-8

    SUMMERVILLE CELEBRATION
    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls captures the sights and sounds of the annual Red, White and Blue on the Green event, held on July 4, 2017 at Gahag...


    BLUE COLLAR JOBS PT 2
    Blue Collar Jobs Pt 2, News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls spoke with Pressley Baker, Program Coordinator for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Co...


    BLUE COLLAR JOBS

    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls talks with David Perkins, Industrial Maintenance Mechanics Instructor at Trident Technical College in North Charleston,SC...




    LIVING YOUR TRUTH: CONVERSATIONS IN COURAGE:  https://youtu.be/HVI8Ajd7sdc

    WHAT A MIGHT BIG SHIP!:  https://youtu.be/S2g28d62IAo

    QUEEN QUET SPEAKS AT C OF C:  https://youtu.be/-PION4Tm3NA


    I look forward to hearing from you in the near future to discuss how I can contribute to Punch TV Studios making it a win-win situation for all of us.

    Thank-you, in advance, for your consideration,
    Lesa Wineglass-Smalls

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    BURKE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 40TH REUNION
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    •   Wednesday, 02 August 2017
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    Dear Mr. Collins and Ms. Ramos:

    I am a highly motivated, driven, versatile and passionate News Photojournalist looking to partner with you and/or your film making department.

    Included, you will find an in-depth proposal/pitch for my Five-Part...
    Dear Mr. Collins and Ms. Ramos:

    I am a highly motivated, driven, versatile and passionate News Photojournalist looking to partner with you and/or your film making department.

    Included, you will find an in-depth proposal/pitch for my Five-Part Documentary Film and/or TV Series entitled, "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed". "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed" sets out to debunk and challenge the false narrative that "Gullah/Geechees" (descendants of West Africans formerly enslaved on the southeastern shores of the US), did not have a history and/or culture before having been enslaved and brought to America; while outlining and documenting their rich, unique and untold history...past, present and future.

    "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed" - Five-Part Documentary Film and/or TV Series Proposal/Pitch Outline

    "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed" will educate while entertaining ("edutain") the public about the Gullah/Geechee culture, its language, traditions, food ways and over looked (excluded) history from a Gullah/Geechee perspective.

    Some of those to be interviewed would include:

    1) Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Queen Quet is the first official spokesperson for the Gullah/Geechee people. She was also one of the first Gullah/Geechee people to speak before the United Nations about the Gullah/Geechee culture, its uniqueness and many challenges her people face;
    2) Elder Carlie Towne, Minister of Information for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Elder Carlie Towne was at the forefront of having Queen Quet elected, selected and enstooled;
    3) John Middleton III, whose great-grandmother - Louise "Titty" Wright - along with forty plus other West Africans pooled their monies together and purchased the plantation where they and their ancestors had been enslaved, founding "Freedmans Village", where, with their self-determination they were self-sufficient, successful and very prosperous.


    The Five-Part Documentary Film and/or TV Series (one hour per segment) would also consist of interviews with Gullah/Geechee experts on the subjects of:

    1) Their language and its connection to various West African ethnicities;
    2) Traditional ways that Gullah/Geechees have maintained/held onto versus African-Americans who are more assimilated;
    3) Their food ways and recipes featuring Gullah/Geechee Chef Benjamin "BJ" Dennis;
    4) The Gullah/Geechee Caribbean Connection: Gullah/Geechees historical and cultural connection to the Caribbean Islands, particularly Barbados; and finally,
    5) Their West African history, which began with the Ghana Empire (300 - 1235); the Hausa Empire (500-1808); the Yoruba Empire (800-1835); the Mali/Mandingo Empire (500-1700); the Songhai Empire (1300-1464); until the Benin Empire (1440-1897). Their ancestors consisting of: Ashanti, Bossa, Fulani, Gidzi, Gola, Igbo, Kissi, Kru, Mende, Melienke, Pela, Vai, as well as others.


    I look forward to hearing from you in the near future to discuss how this can be a win-win situation for all of us.

    Thank-you, in advance, for your consideration,
    Lesa Wineglass-Smalls lwineglass@hotmail.com
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    BURKE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 40TH REUNION
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    •   Tuesday, 15 August 2017
    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls shines the spotlight on the Burke High School class of 1977, celebrating their 40th class reunion in Charleston, S...
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    Tinkin' ' bout las' weekend een da Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at Skeeta Beach een ting like-a dat dey!!!

    GULLAHGEECHEEFAMLEEDAY
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    •   Friday, 04 August 2017
    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls talks with WCBD-TV2's Mayci McMcLeod about The Third Annual Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at Mosquito Beach.
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    BURKE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 40TH REUNION
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  • Greetings Mr. Collins and Ms. Ramos:

    I am a versatile, multi-talented News Photojournalist, Screenplay Writer, Music Video Director and Filmmaker looking to partner with Punch TV Studios as you endeavor "to develop all genres of films and...
    Greetings Mr. Collins and Ms. Ramos:

    I am a versatile, multi-talented News Photojournalist, Screenplay Writer, Music Video Director and Filmmaker looking to partner with Punch TV Studios as you endeavor "to develop all genres of films and television shows, including action, drama, mystery, family, documentary, music, comedy". I shoot (videotape/film), edit and write my own narratives.

    I have the background and experience to meet and exceed your company objectives as well as be a great addition to your organization.

    Included, you will find my resume which highlights my diverse skills and an in-depth proposal for my five-part documentary series entitled, "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed", synopsis for my feature length screenplay, “SILICON HARBOR”, inspired by my many years working as a News Photojournalist for the local CBS and NBC News affiliates; as well as the most recent projects I have worked on.


    Objective: To partner with Punch TV Studios.


    WINEGLASS GULLAH/GEECHEE PRODUCTIONS
    Charleston, SC
    Independent Filmmaker: Director/Freelance Videographer and Editor
    January 1997–Present

    Gullah/Geechee Knows Emanuel-2017 Moja Arts Play
    Frum Africa Ta Da Gullah/Geechee Nation-2013 Moja Arts Festival Play
    Carlie Towne Gullah/Geechee People TV Show-1999-2001 Gullah/Geechee TV Show (Half-hour, weekly TV Show)
    Things My Grandmother Taught Me–1997-Gullah/Geechee Documentary
    Supervise and coordinate crew members; plan details and actor movement for each scene; confer with writers to discuss details of script, music, sets, and costumes; operate video cameras also non-linear editing; research, write and edit materials.

    WCBD-TV2
    Mt. Pleasant, SC
    News Photojournalist/Editor/TVU and Live Microwave Truck Operator
    April 2016 – Present

    Operate television cameras to record scenes for television broadcasts; edit video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing; Cover breaking news stories on location (i.e. hostage situations, murders, shootings, fires, etc.), relay breaking news events back to the news station via TVU or Microwave truck for late breaking live coverage of event, proper lighting and audio for talent on location with appropriate background setting/framing.

    WCBD-TV2
    Mount Pleasant, SC
    News Photojournalist and Live Microwave Truck Operator
    May 1999 – March 2002

    Record video and edit for newscast, utilizing non-linear editing; monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals, and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts; observe monitors and converse with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to ascertain that programs are airing.


    WCSC-TV5
    Charleston, SC
    Medical/News Photojournalist and Non-Linear Editor
    May 1989 – March 1997

    Operate television cameras to record surgeries of latest medical techniques for television broadcasts; Produce one-hour documentary medical series annually; compose and frame each shot, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, film, filters, and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by technical directors and/or producers; edit video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing.

    EDUCATION
    The Art Institute of Charleston 2010-2011 Digital Filmmaking/Video Production
    Trident Technical College 1988–1990, 2005-2006 Film/TV Production

    AWARDS
    Certificate of Achievement–FADE IN Magazine–Quarterfinals -14th Annual Awards 2010


    "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed" - Five-Part Documentary Series Proposal Outline

    "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed" sets out to debunk the belief and challenge the false narrative that the descendants of West Africans formerly enslaved in the US are merely the descendants of slaves in America as well as in (West) Africa; while outlining and documenting their rich and untold history, unlike the misinformation that has been regurgitated without question that their history only began with enslavement.

    The series will educate while entertaining ("edutain") the public about the Gullah/Geechee culture, its language, traditions, food ways and over looked (excluded) history from a Gullah/Geechee perspective, versus what others (Europeans, European-Americans) have attempted to do in telling their version of this remarkable history; which has often times been inaccurate and racially biased.

    Some of those to be interviewed would include:
    1) Elder Carlie Towne, Minister of Information for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Elder Carlie Towne was at the forefront of having Queen Quet elected, selected and enstooled;
    2) Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Queen Quet is the first official spokesperson for the Gullah/Geechee people. She was also one of the first Gullah/Geechee people to speak before the United Nations about the Gullah/Geechee culture, its uniqueness and many challenges the people face;
    3) John Middleton III, whose great-grandmother - Louise "Titty" Wright - along with forty plus other Africans pooled their monies together and purchased the plantation where they and their ancestors had been enslaved, founding "Freedmans Village", where they were successful as well as prosperous.

    The five-part series (one hour per segment) would consist of interviews with Gullah/Geechee experts on the subjects of:
    1) Their language;
    2) Traditional ways that Gullah/Geechees have maintained/held onto versus African-Americans who are more assimilated; the challenges they face and how they continue to fight these adversities.
    3) Their food ways and recipes; then finally
    4) Caribbean Connection: Gullah/Geechees historical and cultural connection to the Caribbean islands; particularly Barbados.
    5) Their West African history, which began with the Ghana Empire (300 - 1235); the Hausa Empire (500-1808); the Yoruba Empire (800-1835); the Mali/Mandingo Empire (500-1700); the Songhai Empire (1300-1464); the Benin Empire (1440-1897). These peoples consisting of: Ashanti, Bossa, Fulani, Gidzi, Gola, Igbo, Kissi, Kru, Mende, Melienke, Pela, Vai, as well as others.

    "SILICON HARBOR"

    “SILICON HARBOR” (1253807) is a crime drama about a TV News Crime Reporter covering the serial killings of tech workers that take place in a paradise-like southeastern port city.

    Tagline: “Murders in Paradise”

    Synopsis: "SILICON HARBOR" is the story of an openly gay Gullah/Geechee TV News Crime Reporter on the police beat covering the grisly killings of tech-workers being targeted in her home town. A place where the quality of life is high, with pristine beaches, five-star restaurants and is consistently rated number one on top ten lists of places to visit. Crime Reporter Jauntee Lightsey, a contemporary Gullah/Geechee woman, is four generations removed from her West African ancestors being enslaved in the very place where she is now a local celebrity. However, now that tranquility is being disrupted by an elusive killer tormenting locals, frustrating cops and terrorizing his targets; tech savvy workers looking to make their mark in the new up-and-coming technology market in this southeastern coastal haven.

    Heading up the investigation is Detective Leroy Burgess, an old school cop with 20 years experience under his belt, who is now behind the eight ball with pressures coming from community leaders as well as the mayor to catch the killer or be fired.The cat and mouse game between the killer and cops heighten when the killer calls into a popular morning radio show hosted by Jauntee’s roommate and closeted girlfriend, Deidre Washington, daring the detective to catch him. Realizing that he is clearly in over his head with the high profile murders, Detective Burgess has no choice but to call in the FBI to help him with the investigation .

    The FBI hit the ground running. Re-interviewing co-workers of those killed, creating their own profile of the killer and only keeping the highest ranking officials of the task force and mayor in the loop. Together they set up a trap to catch the killer.




    PROJECTS:

     https://youtu.be/IDKNEeJHZQc

    BURKE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 40TH REUNION

    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls shines the spotlight on the Burke High School class of 1977, celebrating their 40th class reunion in Charleston, S...


    REMEMBERING THE EMANUEL 9:  https://youtu.be/2bobYlE-csk

    Remembering the Emanuel 9
    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass Smalls' music video honoring the Emanuel 9; featuring Malcolm Graham, brother of Cynthia Graham Hurd; Alana Simmons, gran...

    BLUE COLLAR JOBS:  https://youtu.be/e_pSkFNtSM4
    BLUE COLLAR JOBS PT.2:  https://youtu.be/YsqOyU1HyHo
    SUMMERVILLE CELEBRATION:  https://youtu.be/oRW7ASyF5-8

    SUMMERVILLE CELEBRATION

    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls captures the sights and sounds of the annual Red, White and Blue on the Green event, held on July 4, 2017 at Gahag...


    BLUE COLLAR JOBS PT 2

    In Blue Collar Jobs Pt 2, News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls spoke with Pressley Baker, Program Coordinator for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Co...


    BLUE COLLAR JOBS

    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls talks with David Perkins, Industrial Maintenance Mechanics Instructor at Trident Technical College in North Charle...




    LIVING YOUR TRUTH: CONVERSATIONS IN COURAGE:  https://youtu.be/HVI8Ajd7sdc

    WHAT A MIGHT BIG SHIP!:  https://youtu.be/S2g28d62IAo

    QUEEN QUET SPEAKS AT C OF C:  https://youtu.be/-PION4Tm3NA


    I look forward to hearing from you in the near future to discuss how I can contribute to Punch TV Studios making it a win-win situation for all of us.

    Thank-you, in advance, for your consideration,
    Lesa Wineglass-Smalls

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    BURKE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 40TH REUNION
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    •   Wednesday, 02 August 2017
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  • #1Gullah/Geechee
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    Greetings Mr. Collins and Ms. Ramos:

    I am a versatile, multi-talented News Photojournalist, Screenplay Writer, Music Video Director and Filmmaker looking to partner with Punch TV Studios as you endeavor "to develop all genres of films and...
    Greetings Mr. Collins and Ms. Ramos:

    I am a versatile, multi-talented News Photojournalist, Screenplay Writer, Music Video Director and Filmmaker looking to partner with Punch TV Studios as you endeavor "to develop all genres of films and television shows, including action, drama, mystery, family, documentary, music, comedy". I shoot (videotape/film), edit and write my own narratives.

    I have the background and experience to meet and exceed your company objectives as well as be a great addition to your organization.

    Included, you will find my resume which highlights my diverse skills and an in-depth proposal for my five-part documentary series entitled, "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed", synopsis for my feature length screenplay, “SILICON HARBOR”, inspired by my many years working as a News Photojournalist for the local CBS and NBC News affiliates; as well as the most recent projects I have worked on.


    Objective: To partner with Punch TV Studios.


    WINEGLASS GULLAH/GEECHEE PRODUCTIONS
    Charleston, SC
    Independent Filmmaker: Director/Freelance Videographer and Editor
    January 1997–Present

    Gullah/Geechee Knows Emanuel-2017 Moja Arts Play
    Frum Africa Ta Da Gullah/Geechee Nation-2013 Moja Arts Festival Play
    Carlie Towne Gullah/Geechee People TV Show-1999-2001 Gullah/Geechee TV Show (Half-hour, weekly TV Show)
    Things My Grandmother Taught Me–1997-Gullah/Geechee Documentary
    Supervise and coordinate crew members; plan details and actor movement for each scene; confer with writers to discuss details of script, music, sets, and costumes; operate video cameras also non-linear editing; research, write and edit materials.

    WCBD-TV2
    Mt. Pleasant, SC
    News Photojournalist/Editor/TVU and Live Microwave Truck Operator
    April 2016 – Present

    Operate television cameras to record scenes for television broadcasts; edit video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing; Cover breaking news stories on location (i.e. hostage situations, murders, shootings, fires, etc.), relay breaking news events back to the news station via TVU or Microwave truck for late breaking live coverage of event, proper lighting and audio for talent on location with appropriate background setting/framing.

    WCBD-TV2
    Mount Pleasant, SC
    News Photojournalist and Live Microwave Truck Operator
    May 1999 – March 2002

    Record video and edit for newscast, utilizing non-linear editing; monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals, and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts; observe monitors and converse with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to ascertain that programs are airing.


    WCSC-TV5
    Charleston, SC
    Medical/News Photojournalist and Non-Linear Editor
    May 1989 – March 1997

    Operate television cameras to record surgeries of latest medical techniques for television broadcasts; Produce one-hour documentary medical series annually; compose and frame each shot, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, film, filters, and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by technical directors and/or producers; edit video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing.

    EDUCATION
    The Art Institute of Charleston 2010-2011 Digital Filmmaking/Video Production
    Trident Technical College 1988–1990, 2005-2006 Film/TV Production

    AWARDS
    Certificate of Achievement–FADE IN Magazine–Quarterfinals -14th Annual Awards 2010


    "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed" - Five-Part Documentary Series Proposal Outline

    "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed" sets out to debunk the belief and challenge the false narrative that the descendants of West Africans formerly enslaved in the US are merely the descendants of slaves in America as well as in (West) Africa; while outlining and documenting their rich and untold history, unlike the misinformation that has been regurgitated without question that their history only began with enslavement.

    The series will educate while entertaining ("edutain") the public about the Gullah/Geechee culture, its language, traditions, food ways and over looked (excluded) history from a Gullah/Geechee perspective, versus what others (Europeans, European-Americans) have attempted to do in telling their version of this remarkable history; which has often times been inaccurate and racially biased.

    Some of those to be interviewed would include:
    1) Elder Carlie Towne, Minister of Information for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Elder Carlie Towne was at the forefront of having Queen Quet elected, selected and enstooled;
    2) Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Queen Quet is the first official spokesperson for the Gullah/Geechee people. She was also one of the first Gullah/Geechee people to speak before the United Nations about the Gullah/Geechee culture, its uniqueness and many challenges the people face;
    3) John Middleton III, whose great-grandmother - Louise "Titty" Wright - along with forty plus other Africans pooled their monies together and purchased the plantation where they and their ancestors had been enslaved, founding "Freedmans Village", where they were successful as well as prosperous.

    The five-part series (one hour per segment) would consist of interviews with Gullah/Geechee experts on the subjects of:
    1) Their language;
    2) Traditional ways that Gullah/Geechees have maintained/held onto versus African-Americans who are more assimilated; the challenges they face and how they continue to fight these adversities.
    3) Their food ways and recipes; then finally
    4) Caribbean Connection: Gullah/Geechees historical and cultural connection to the Caribbean islands; particularly Barbados.
    5) Their West African history, which began with the Ghana Empire (300 - 1235); the Hausa Empire (500-1808); the Yoruba Empire (800-1835); the Mali/Mandingo Empire (500-1700); the Songhai Empire (1300-1464); the Benin Empire (1440-1897). These peoples consisting of: Ashanti, Bossa, Fulani, Gidzi, Gola, Igbo, Kissi, Kru, Mende, Melienke, Pela, Vai, as well as others.

    "SILICON HARBOR"

    “SILICON HARBOR” (1253807) is a crime drama about a TV News Crime Reporter covering the serial killings of tech workers that take place in a paradise-like southeastern port city.

    Tagline: “Murders in Paradise”

    Synopsis: "SILICON HARBOR" is the story of an openly gay Gullah/Geechee TV News Crime Reporter on the police beat covering the grisly killings of tech-workers being targeted in her home town. A place where the quality of life is high, with pristine beaches, five-star restaurants and is consistently rated number one on top ten lists of places to visit. Crime Reporter Jauntee Lightsey, a contemporary Gullah/Geechee woman, is four generations removed from her West African ancestors being enslaved in the very place where she is now a local celebrity. However, now that tranquility is being disrupted by an elusive killer tormenting locals, frustrating cops and terrorizing his targets; tech savvy workers looking to make their mark in the new up-and-coming technology market in this southeastern coastal haven.

    Heading up the investigation is Detective Leroy Burgess, an old school cop with 20 years experience under his belt, who is now behind the eight ball with pressures coming from community leaders as well as the mayor to catch the killer or be fired.The cat and mouse game between the killer and cops heighten when the killer calls into a popular morning radio show hosted by Jauntee’s roommate and closeted girlfriend, Deidre Washington, daring the detective to catch him. Realizing that he is clearly in over his head with the high profile murders, Detective Burgess has no choice but to call in the FBI to help him with the investigation .

    The FBI hit the ground running. Re-interviewing co-workers of those killed, creating their own profile of the killer and only keeping the highest ranking officials of the task force and mayor in the loop. Together they set up a trap to catch the killer.




    PROJECTS:

     https://youtu.be/IDKNEeJHZQc

    BURKE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 40TH REUNION

    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls shines the spotlight on the Burke High School class of 1977, celebrating their 40th class reunion in Charleston, S...


    REMEMBERING THE EMANUEL 9:  https://youtu.be/2bobYlE-csk

    Remembering the Emanuel 9

    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass Smalls' music video honoring the Emanuel 9; featuring Malcolm Graham, brother of Cynthia Graham Hurd; Alana Simmons, gran...

    BLUE COLLAR JOBS:  https://youtu.be/e_pSkFNtSM4
    BLUE COLLAR JOBS PT.2:  https://youtu.be/YsqOyU1HyHo
    SUMMERVILLE CELEBRATION:  https://youtu.be/oRW7ASyF5-8

    SUMMERVILLE CELEBRATION

    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls captures the sights and sounds of the annual Red, White and Blue on the Green event, held on July 4, 2017 at Gahag...


    BLUE COLLAR JOBS PT 2

    In Blue Collar Jobs Pt 2, News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls spoke with Pressley Baker, Program Coordinator for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Co...


    BLUE COLLAR JOBS

    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls talks with David Perkins, Industrial Maintenance Mechanics Instructor at Trident Technical College in North Charle...




    LIVING YOUR TRUTH: CONVERSATIONS IN COURAGE:  https://youtu.be/HVI8Ajd7sdc

    WHAT A MIGHT BIG SHIP!:  https://youtu.be/S2g28d62IAo

    QUEEN QUET SPEAKS AT C OF C:  https://youtu.be/-PION4Tm3NA


    I look forward to hearing from you in the near future to discuss how I can contribute to Punch TV Studios making it a win-win situation for all of us.

    Thank-you, in advance, for your consideration,
    Lesa Wineglass-Smalls

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    Greetings Mr. Collins and Ms. Ramos:

    I am a versatile, multi-talented News Photojournalist, Screenplay Writer, Music Video Director and Filmmaker looking to partner with Punch TV Studios as you endeavor "to develop all genres of films and...


    Greetings Mr. Collins and Ms. Ramos:

    I am a versatile, multi-talented News Photojournalist, Screenplay Writer, Music Video Director and Filmmaker looking to partner with Punch TV Studios as you endeavor "to develop all genres of films and television shows, including action, drama, mystery, family, documentary, music, comedy". I shoot (videotape/film), edit and write my own narratives.

    I have the background and experience to meet and exceed your company objectives as well as be a great addition to your organization.

    Included, you will find my resume which highlights my diverse skills and an in-depth proposal for my five-part documentary series entitled, "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed", synopsis for my feature length screenplay, “SILICON HARBOR”, inspired by my many years working as a News Photojournalist for the local CBS and NBC News affiliates; as well as recent projects I have worked on.

    Objective: To partner with Punch TV Studios.


    WINEGLASS GULLAH/GEECHEE PRODUCTIONS
    Charleston, SC
    Independent Filmmaker: Director/Freelance Videographer and Editor
    January 1997–Present

    Gullah/Geechee Knows Emanuel-2017 Moja Arts Play
    Frum Africa Ta Da Gullah/Geechee Nation-2013 Moja Arts Festival Play
    Carlie Towne Gullah/Geechee People TV Show-1999-2001 Gullah/Geechee TV Show (Half-hour, weekly TV Show)
    Things My Grandmother Taught Me–1997-Gullah/Geechee Documentary
    Supervise and coordinate crew members; plan details and actor movement for each scene; confer with writers to discuss details of script, music, sets, and costumes; operate video cameras also non-linear editing; research, write and edit materials.

    WCBD-TV2
    Mt. Pleasant, SC
    News Photojournalist/Editor/TVU and Live Microwave Truck Operator
    April 2016 – Present

    Operate television cameras to record scenes for television broadcasts; edit video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing; Cover breaking news stories on location (i.e. hostage situations, murders, shootings, fires, etc.), relay breaking news events back to the news station via TVU or Microwave truck for late breaking live coverage of event, proper lighting and audio for talent on location with appropriate background setting/framing.

    WCBD-TV2
    Mount Pleasant, SC
    News Photojournalist and Live Microwave Truck Operator
    May 1999 – March 2002

    Record video and edit for newscast, utilizing non-linear editing; monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals, and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts; observe monitors and converse with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to ascertain that programs are airing.


    WCSC-TV5
    Charleston, SC
    Medical/News Photojournalist and Non-Linear Editor
    May 1989 – March 1997

    Operate television cameras to record surgeries of latest medical techniques for television broadcasts; Produce one-hour documentary medical series annually; compose and frame each shot, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, film, filters, and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by technical directors and/or producers; edit video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing.

    EDUCATION
    The Art Institute of Charleston 2010-2011 Digital Filmmaking/Video Production
    Trident Technical College 1988–1990, 2005-2006 Film/TV Production

    AWARDS
    Certificate of Achievement–FADE IN Magazine–Quarterfinals -14th Annual Awards 2010


    "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed" - Five-Part Documentary Series Proposal Outline

    "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed" sets out to debunk the belief and challenge the false narrative that the descendants of West Africans formerly enslaved in the US are merely the descendants of slaves in America as well as in (West) Africa; while outlining and documenting their rich and untold history, unlike the misinformation that has been regurgitated without question that their history only began with enslavement.

    The series will educate while entertaining ("edutain") the public about the Gullah/Geechee culture, its language, traditions, food ways and over looked (excluded) history from a Gullah/Geechee perspective, versus what others (Europeans, European-Americans) have attempted to do in telling their version of this remarkable history; which has often times been inaccurate and racially biased.

    Some of those to be interviewed would include:
    1) Elder Carlie Towne, Minister of Information for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Elder Carlie Towne was at the forefront of having Queen Quet elected, selected and enstooled;
    2) Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Queen Quet is the first official spokesperson for the Gullah/Geechee people. She was also one of the first Gullah/Geechee people to speak before the United Nations about the Gullah/Geechee culture, its uniqueness and many challenges the people face;
    3) John Middleton III, whose great-grandmother - Louise "Titty" Wright - along with forty plus other Africans pooled their monies together and purchased the plantation where they and their ancestors had been enslaved, founding "Freedmans Village", where they were successful as well as prosperous.

    The five-part series (one hour per segment) would consist of interviews with Gullah/Geechee experts on the subjects of:
    1) Their language;
    2) Traditional ways that Gullah/Geechees have maintained/held onto versus African-Americans who are more assimilated; the challenges they face and how they continue to fight these adversities.
    3) Their food ways and recipes; then finally
    4) Caribbean Connection: Gullah/Geechees historical and cultural connection to the Caribbean islands; particularly Barbados.
    5) Their West African history, which began with the Ghana Empire (300 - 1235); the Hausa Empire (500-1808); the Yoruba Empire (800-1835); the Mali/Mandingo Empire (500-1700); the Songhai Empire (1300-1464); the Benin Empire (1440-1897). These peoples consisting of: Ashanti, Bossa, Fulani, Gidzi, Gola, Igbo, Kissi, Kru, Mende, Melienke, Pela, Vai, as well as others.



    "SILICON HARBOR"

    “SILICON HARBOR” (1253807) is a crime drama about a TV News Crime Reporter covering the serial killings of tech workers that take place in a paradise-like southeastern port city.


    Tagline: “Murders in Paradise”

    Synopsis: "SILICON HARBOR" is the story of an openly gay Gullah/Geechee TV News Crime Reporter on the police beat covering the grisly killings of tech-workers being targeted in her home town. A place where the quality of life is high, with pristine beaches, five-star restaurants and is consistently rated number one on top ten lists of places to visit. Crime Reporter Jauntee Lightsey, a contemporary Gullah/Geechee woman, is four generations removed from her West African ancestors being enslaved in the very place where she is now a local celebrity. However, now that tranquility is being disrupted by an elusive killer tormenting locals, frustrating cops and terrorizing his targets; tech savvy workers looking to make their mark in the new up-and-coming technology market in this southeastern coastal haven.


    Heading up the investigation is Detective Leroy Burgess, an old school cop with 20 years experience under his belt, who is now behind the eight ball with pressures coming from community leaders as well as the mayor to catch the killer or be fired.The cat and mouse game between the killer and cops heighten when the killer calls into a popular morning radio show hosted by Jauntee’s roommate and closeted girlfriend, Deidre Washington, daring the detective to catch him. Realizing that he is clearly in over his head with the high profile murders, Detective Burgess has no choice but to call in the FBI to help him with the investigation .


    The FBI hit the ground running. Re-interviewing co-workers of those killed, creating their own profile of the killer and only keeping the highest ranking officials of the task force and mayor in the loop. Together they set up a trap to catch the killer.




    PROJECTS:
    REMEMBERING THE EMANUEL 9:  https://youtu.be/2bobYlE-csk

    Remembering the Emanuel 9
    youtu.be
    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass Smalls' music video honoring the Emanuel 9; featuring Malcolm Graham, brother of Cynthia Graham Hurd; Alana Simmons, gran...

    BLUE COLLAR JOBS:  https://youtu.be/e_pSkFNtSM4
    BLUE COLLAR JOBS PT.2:  https://youtu.be/YsqOyU1HyHo
    SUMMERVILLE CELEBRATION:  https://youtu.be/oRW7ASyF5-8

    SUMMERVILLE CELEBRATION
    youtu.be
    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls captures the sights and sounds of the annual Red, White and Blue on the Green event, held on July 4, 2017 at Gahag...


    BLUE COLLAR JOBS PT 2
    youtu.be
    In Blue Collar Jobs Pt 2, News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls spoke with Pressley Baker, Program Coordinator for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Co...


    BLUE COLLAR JOBS
    youtu.be
    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls talks with David Perkins, Industrial Maintenance Mechanics Instructor at Trident Technical College in North Charle...



    LIVING YOUR TRUTH: CONVERSATIONS IN COURAGE:  https://youtu.be/HVI8Ajd7sdc

    WHAT A MIGHT BIG SHIP!:  https://youtu.be/S2g28d62IAo

    QUEEN QUET SPEAKS AT C OF C:  https://youtu.be/-PION4Tm3NA


    I look forward to hearing from you in the near future to discuss how I can contribute to Punch TV Studios making it a win-win situation for all of us.

    Thank-you, in advance, for your consideration,
    Lesa Wineglass-Smalls
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    •   Thursday, 20 July 2017
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  • Greetings Mr. Collins and Ms. Ramos:

    I am a versatile, multi-talented News Photojournalist, Screenplay Writer, Music Video Director and Filmmaker looking to partner with Punch TV Studios as you endeavor "to develop all genres of films and...


    Greetings Mr. Collins and Ms. Ramos:

    I am a versatile, multi-talented News Photojournalist, Screenplay Writer, Music Video Director and Filmmaker looking to partner with Punch TV Studios as you endeavor "to develop all genres of films and television shows, including action, drama, mystery, family, documentary, music, comedy". I shoot (videotape/film), edit and write my own narratives.

    I have the background and experience to meet and exceed your company objectives as well as be a great addition to your organization.

    Included, you will find my resume which highlights my diverse skills and an in-depth proposal for my five-part documentary series entitled, "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed", synopsis for my feature length screenplay, “SILICON HARBOR”, inspired by my many years working as a News Photojournalist for the local CBS and NBC News affiliates; as well as recent projects I have worked on.

    Objective: To partner with Punch TV Studios.


    WINEGLASS GULLAH/GEECHEE PRODUCTIONS
    Charleston, SC
    Independent Filmmaker: Director/Freelance Videographer and Editor
    January 1997–Present

    Gullah/Geechee Knows Emanuel-2017 Moja Arts Play
    Frum Africa Ta Da Gullah/Geechee Nation-2013 Moja Arts Festival Play
    Carlie Towne Gullah/Geechee People TV Show-1999-2001 Gullah/Geechee TV Show (Half-hour, weekly TV Show)
    Things My Grandmother Taught Me–1997-Gullah/Geechee Documentary
    Supervise and coordinate crew members; plan details and actor movement for each scene; confer with writers to discuss details of script, music, sets, and costumes; operate video cameras also non-linear editing; research, write and edit materials.

    WCBD-TV2
    Mt. Pleasant, SC
    News Photojournalist/Editor/TVU and Live Microwave Truck Operator
    April 2016 – Present

    Operate television cameras to record scenes for television broadcasts; edit video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing; Cover breaking news stories on location (i.e. hostage situations, murders, shootings, fires, etc.), relay breaking news events back to the news station via TVU or Microwave truck for late breaking live coverage of event, proper lighting and audio for talent on location with appropriate background setting/framing.

    WCBD-TV2
    Mount Pleasant, SC
    News Photojournalist and Live Microwave Truck Operator
    May 1999 – March 2002

    Record video and edit for newscast, utilizing non-linear editing; monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals, and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts; observe monitors and converse with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to ascertain that programs are airing.


    WCSC-TV5
    Charleston, SC
    Medical/News Photojournalist and Non-Linear Editor
    May 1989 – March 1997

    Operate television cameras to record surgeries of latest medical techniques for television broadcasts; Produce one-hour documentary medical series annually; compose and frame each shot, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, film, filters, and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by technical directors and/or producers; edit video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing.

    EDUCATION
    The Art Institute of Charleston 2010-2011 Digital Filmmaking/Video Production
    Trident Technical College 1988–1990, 2005-2006 Film/TV Production

    AWARDS
    Certificate of Achievement–FADE IN Magazine–Quarterfinals -14th Annual Awards 2010


    "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed" - Five-Part Documentary Series Proposal Outline

    "We Be Gullah/Geechee Anointed" sets out to debunk the belief and challenge the false narrative that the descendants of West Africans formerly enslaved in the US are merely the descendants of slaves in America as well as in (West) Africa; while outlining and documenting their rich and untold history, unlike the misinformation that has been regurgitated without question that their history only began with enslavement.

    The series will educate while entertaining ("edutain") the public about the Gullah/Geechee culture, its language, traditions, food ways and over looked (excluded) history from a Gullah/Geechee perspective, versus what others (Europeans, European-Americans) have attempted to do in telling their version of this remarkable history; which has often times been inaccurate and racially biased.

    Some of those to be interviewed would include:
    1) Elder Carlie Towne, Minister of Information for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Elder Carlie Towne was at the forefront of having Queen Quet elected, selected and enstooled;
    2) Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Queen Quet is the first official spokesperson for the Gullah/Geechee people. She was also one of the first Gullah/Geechee people to speak before the United Nations about the Gullah/Geechee culture, its uniqueness and many challenges the people face;
    3) John Middleton III, whose great-grandmother - Louise "Titty" Wright - along with forty plus other Africans pooled their monies together and purchased the plantation where they and their ancestors had been enslaved, founding "Freedmans Village", where they were successful as well as prosperous.

    The five-part series (one hour per segment) would consist of interviews with Gullah/Geechee experts on the subjects of:
    1) Their language;
    2) Traditional ways that Gullah/Geechees have maintained/held onto versus African-Americans who are more assimilated; the challenges they face and how they continue to fight these adversities.
    3) Their food ways and recipes; then finally
    4) Caribbean Connection: Gullah/Geechees historical and cultural connection to the Caribbean islands; particularly Barbados.
    5) Their West African history, which began with the Ghana Empire (300 - 1235); the Hausa Empire (500-1808); the Yoruba Empire (800-1835); the Mali/Mandingo Empire (500-1700); the Songhai Empire (1300-1464); the Benin Empire (1440-1897). These peoples consisting of: Ashanti, Bossa, Fulani, Gidzi, Gola, Igbo, Kissi, Kru, Mende, Melienke, Pela, Vai, as well as others.



    "SILICON HARBOR"

    “SILICON HARBOR” (1253807) is a crime drama about a TV News Crime Reporter covering the serial killings of tech workers that take place in a paradise-like southeastern port city.


    Tagline: “Murders in Paradise”

    Synopsis: "SILICON HARBOR" is the story of an openly gay Gullah/Geechee TV News Crime Reporter on the police beat covering the grisly killings of tech-workers being targeted in her home town. A place where the quality of life is high, with pristine beaches, five-star restaurants and is consistently rated number one on top ten lists of places to visit. Crime Reporter Jauntee Lightsey, a contemporary Gullah/Geechee woman, is four generations removed from her West African ancestors being enslaved in the very place where she is now a local celebrity. However, now that tranquility is being disrupted by an elusive killer tormenting locals, frustrating cops and terrorizing his targets; tech savvy workers looking to make their mark in the new up-and-coming technology market in this southeastern coastal haven.


    Heading up the investigation is Detective Leroy Burgess, an old school cop with 20 years experience under his belt, who is now behind the eight ball with pressures coming from community leaders as well as the mayor to catch the killer or be fired.The cat and mouse game between the killer and cops heighten when the killer calls into a popular morning radio show hosted by Jauntee’s roommate and closeted girlfriend, Deidre Washington, daring the detective to catch him. Realizing that he is clearly in over his head with the high profile murders, Detective Burgess has no choice but to call in the FBI to help him with the investigation .


    The FBI hit the ground running. Re-interviewing co-workers of those killed, creating their own profile of the killer and only keeping the highest ranking officials of the task force and mayor in the loop. Together they set up a trap to catch the killer.




    PROJECTS:
    REMEMBERING THE EMANUEL 9:  https://youtu.be/2bobYlE-csk

    Remembering the Emanuel 9

    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass Smalls' music video honoring the Emanuel 9; featuring Malcolm Graham, brother of Cynthia Graham Hurd; Alana Simmons, gran...

    BLUE COLLAR JOBS:  https://youtu.be/e_pSkFNtSM4
    BLUE COLLAR JOBS PT.2:  https://youtu.be/YsqOyU1HyHo
    SUMMERVILLE CELEBRATION:  https://youtu.be/oRW7ASyF5-8

    SUMMERVILLE CELEBRATION

    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls captures the sights and sounds of the annual Red, White and Blue on the Green event, held on July 4, 2017 at Gahag...


    BLUE COLLAR JOBS PT 2

    In Blue Collar Jobs Pt 2, News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls spoke with Pressley Baker, Program Coordinator for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Co...


    BLUE COLLAR JOBS

    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls talks with David Perkins, Industrial Maintenance Mechanics Instructor at Trident Technical College in North Charle...



    LIVING YOUR TRUTH: CONVERSATIONS IN COURAGE:  https://youtu.be/HVI8Ajd7sdc

    WHAT A MIGHT BIG SHIP!:  https://youtu.be/S2g28d62IAo

    QUEEN QUET SPEAKS AT C OF C:  https://youtu.be/-PION4Tm3NA


    I look forward to hearing from you in the near future to discuss how I can contribute to Punch TV Studios making it a win-win situation for all of us.

    Thank-you, in advance, for your consideration,
    Lesa Wineglass-Smalls
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    #1Gullah/Geechee
    #1Gullah/Geechee uploaded a new video
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    Listen to what they had to say about this program and its great potential.
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    BLUE COLLAR JOBS PT 2
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    •   Tuesday, 11 July 2017
    In Blue Collar Jobs Pt 2, News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls spoke with Pressley Baker, Program Coordinator for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Co...
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    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls talks with David Perkins, Industrial Maintenance Mechanics Instructor at Trident Technical College in North Charleston, S.C., about high paying jobs that don't require a four-year degree.
    BLUE COLLAR JOBS
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    •   Saturday, 08 July 2017
    News Photojournalist Lesa Wineglass-Smalls talks with David Perkins, Industrial Maintenance Mechanics Instructor at Trident Technical College in North Charle...
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