Meet Our Team...
As Co-Founder, Owner and Executive Producer of Atomic Focus Entertainment, LLC. Jenn has overseen the creation, production and distribution of multiple film and streaming projects. She was previously the Executive Producer in charge of Production for The STAGE Network and produced all original content for the Network. She has produced talk shows, unscripted reality series, short films, documentary series and filmed theatrical events. Precious to her work in film and television, she worked as a theatre producer in NYC for more than a decade.
Kate is a longtime educator, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. Kate holds a doctorate in Education with a focus on critical media literacy and the politics of K-12 schooling. As a documentarian her major film projects include Stop Time (2022), distributed by New Day Films, and G is for Gun (2018), distributed by Bulldog Films. G is for Gun premiered nationally on the PBS WORLD Channel in 2018 and was chosen to headline the Meet the Press Festival in Washington, D.C. the same year. Kate is currently a Professor of Digital Media at UMass Lowell.
Tom’s work at Atomic Focus continues a professional show business career that has spanned five decades. He started as an actor, playing leads on Broadway, Off-Broadway, on Prime Time TV and on daytime TV. He expanded into writing: first for soaps such as Another World and As the World Turns; then writing an optioned screenplay (Gift of the Robin’s Nest) and completing a novel (The Client’s Wife).
Allyson began as an actress for decades on stage, radio, primetime TV (Family Ties, 413 Hope Street, Time Cop) and daytime (As the World Turns). She was Assoc. Director of Creative Development and a producer for The STAGE Network. She continued as a producer with Atomic Focus. Independently, she created and performed a multi-award-winning comedic rap music video (Fine, I’ll Write My Own Damn Song). As a writer she has written two TV pilots, three screenplays and is an award-winning author and narrator for her novel The Key to Circus-Mom Highway (2023).
Charnelle “Cha” Quallis (she/her) is a film editor. She began her career editing creative and promotional content for broadcast and digital platforms at NBC Sports & Olympics. But after three emmys and six years in sports production, she decided to follow her passion for documentary storytelling. Cha has since worked on a handful of documentaries that re-examine history and highlight the journey and achievements of marginalized individuals.
More recently, she edited Fantastic Negrito: Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? which won the Executive’s Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Pan African Film Festival in 2023. She also was an editor on Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy which was a 2022 duPont-Columbia Award Finalists.
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