Video | Black Biz in the Bay: Kinfolx

Black Biz in the Bay is a series that is fully produced by BAYCAT interns and features Black-owned businesses in the Bay Area.

Our Fall 2023 Interns produced this episode featuring Kinfolx, a coffee shop by day and wine bar by night in downtown Oakland.

Co-founded by Creighton Davis, Akintunde Ahmad, and Swan Dotson, Kinfolx is a community that is centered on the fundamental value of our shared humanity. The modern-day public square hopes to be a home away from home and a refuge for those from all backgrounds and a hub for diverse communities to connect and come together.

Director: Milan Perry
Producer: Trenity Davis
Director of Photography & Colorist: John Oyervidez
Production Coordinator: Jennifer Gee
Production Designer/PA: Taylor Balaoro
Camera Operator/PA: Brian Phan
1st Assistant Camera: Sofia Silvia
2nd Assistant Camera: Samson Lothshutz
Sound Mixer & Boom Operator: Nicholas Soriano Smith
Gaffer: Joseph Ayala
Grip & Lighting: Cencere Baker
Set Designer: Cemelli Espitia
Executive Producer: Destiny Evans
Editors: Samson Lothschutz & Cencere Baker

BAYCAT believes that every person’s story matters. We envision a world where media and technology facilitate the telling of stories from the broadest possible range of experiences, driving people to create inclusive, equitable communities.

BAYCAT addresses racial, gender and economic inequity by creating powerful, authentic media while diversifying the creative industry. Through the education and employment of low-income youth, young people of color, and young women in the Bay Area, and producing media for socially-minded clients, we are changing the stories that get shared with the world.

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