Kinks, Locs, and Love production credits and bios

Production credits and bios:
Director, Producer, Camera and Editor: Lawrence Green
A native Washingtonian, Lawrence Green was selected as a featured artist at the East of the River juried exhibition by the Honfleur Gallery in 2012 and 2014; served as an advisory review panelist for the Washington, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Project-Based East of the River Grant in 2013, the City Arts Project Grant in 2014, the Artist Fellowship Program in 2015; and was awarded filmmaker of the month by the Washington, D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development in January 2013.

His past multimedia production experience includes working at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Murray Hill Television Studios, Public Broadcasting Service, Prince George’s Community College television station, and Service Employee International Union (SEIU). His videos and photographs have been featured at the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, Anacostia Film Festival, Community Harvest Festival, Experimental Biology Conference, Bloombars, St. Kitts-Nevis Film Screening Series, Artscape and The Washington Informer. He's currently the International Foundation for Electoral Systems' in-house photographer and videographer.

Green DJs, bikes, and reads. He has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Film and Media Arts and African American Studies from Temple University.

2nd Camera and Production Consultant: Barrinton Baynes

Barrinton Baynes is a filmmaker and multimedia specialist in the the Washington D.C. area. He holds a BA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University and enjoys working in many different areas of vide production which span from documentary, corporate, event and educational media production.

After graduating Barrinton worked under the guide of TV producer Melinda Emerson at Quintessence Entertainment Inc. in Philadelphia. It was there that Barrinton learned the "ins and outs" of corporate video production, and he eventually started his own production company, 21Press Productions, LLC in 2010. Outside of being the the owner and lead producer with "21Press", Barrinton offers production consultation to other filmmakers, church AV houses, and Universities in the Washington DC area. Over the last 3 years Barrinton has offered consultation and production work for many of Georgetown University's online courses which fall under the category of MOOCS (Massive Online Open Courses). Barrinton also teaches Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut X, and Video Production Planning workshops at Georgetown University. 


Production Consultant, Skit Actress: Norma Toussaint
Norma Toussaint Green graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida and a masters in international relations from the American University. She considers herself a Caribbeanist with a particular interest in Haiti.  

Her professional background is in international development and project management. She has over 10 years’ experience working with various non-profit organizations, private consulting firms, and academia both in the USA and abroad. She’s also a certified ZOCA (Zambian’s Own Caribbean and African) Dance instructor. In addition to teaching dance fitness, Norma loves to travel and enjoys reviewing hotels and restaurants. She’s a budding photographer and an occasional blogger. Norma currently resides in Washington, DC with her husband Lawrence Green. 

Production Coordinator: Taheera Espinoza
Taheera is the owner of The Style Medic. Learn more about her here.

Post-Production Consultant: Wanakhavi Wakhasi
Wanakhavi Wakhisi is an editor, videographer, producer, and director working in the Washington DC area for over ten years. While attending Howard University's Film Program he worked on various documentaries including the award winning films Partners of the Heart, Prince Among Slaves, The Pact, and Allah Made me Funny.

In 2009, Wanakhavi transitioned from documentaries into reality based television working as an assistant editor and editor with several production companies such as Sirens Media, Big Fish Productions, Half Yard Productions, Eye Candy, and most recently Lucky Dog Films. These television productions aired on major cable networks including TrueTV, Smithsonian Channel, History Channel, and Discovery Channel.

Boom Mic Operator: Terrance Evans


Interview Participants:
Kai Thompson
Fabienne Amisial

Tasha Chambers
Marisol Correa
Shanett Laraia D
Taheera Espinoza
Cyrene Gerard
Jeri Green
Renee Hall
Victorious Hall
Anthony Jefferson
Pamela Booker
Jennifer Lord
Sonetta Neufville
Joia Jefferson Nuri
Andrea Payne
Denise Polk
Merina Polk
Rani Robinson
Najah Ryles
Stephanie Sabra
Jeff Toney
Norma Toussaint
Mushiya Tskikula
India Tisdale
LaTasha Williams
Ronald Williams

Music:
Original score mixed by: Lawrence Green

"The Makings of Thumbs Up"
Scored by: John Bagale

"Everythings Nice"
Scored by: Jingle Punks

"Calmant Calming"
Scored by: Kevin MacLeod


Thank you:
Garfield Alexander
Dr. Phoenyx Austin 
Pierre Bagley
Cassidy Blackwell
Yaba Blay
Juanita Britton
Malaika-Tamu Cooper
The Damn Salon
Aevin Dugas
Carly Freeman
Eric Gordon
Betty Green
Brandon Green
Leslie Green
Ray Green
Tinselyn Simms-Hall
Lynn Horton
James Ingram
Susan Kidd
Tiffany Josephs

Jacqueline Lara
Kevin Meehan
Keisha Mims
Koils by Nature
Herbert Niles
Najma Nuriddin
Gloria Murphy
Mwiza Munthali
Diane Ramsey
Camille Reed
Michelle Parkerson
Entwine Couture Salon
Tempie Satcher

Christine St. Vil
Angela Walker
Gemal Woods
Everyone we filmed throughout production of the film at events, salons, and in homes.