Dedicated to her community and the arts, she is the Executive Director of two Brooklyn-based non-profit organizations and is a Bushwick Community Board member serving as the co-chair of the Arts & Culture Committee.
Born in Liberia, she and her family immigrated to the U.S. at the brink of the Liberian Civil war. She attended public school in Newark, NJ where she was awarded a scholarship from the Wight Foundation to attend Blair Academy. She moved on to receive her B.S in Media, Culture and Communications from New York University.
She has been featured on NBC, Fox News, Huffington Post, Brooklyn Magazine, Indiewire, UNWomen and Tribeca Film. She currently lives in Bushwick.
Rah Crawford, Creative Director
Tilo Zingler, Director of Marketing
Director of Marketing
Tilo is a digital marketing expert, with 6+ years of experience managing online marketing campaigns across various platforms and industries. He has worked as a content creator, strategist, and media manager, executing more than 100 campaigns with up to six-figure advertising budgets. Starting out as a consultant for SEO and SEA, he transitioned to Media Performance Manager for a Berlin-based social media and creative agency. There, he grew multiple highly engaged Facebook communities from 0 to 250,000+ fans and worked on award-winning campaigns for brands such as Microsoft, airberlin, Sky TV, Toffifay, merci & Super Dickmann’s (part of Storck group, also Werther’s Originals) and Desperados Beer (Heineken Group). He continues to consult on all things digital and social media marketing and currently heads the marketing department of the Bushwick Film Festival in Brooklyn. Tilo studied International Business (BA) in his hometown Berlin and Guadalajara, Mexico, and obtained a Master of European Sciences from Humboldt University in Berlin.
Joseph Vassily Willwerth, Director of Programming
Director of Programming
Since Joseph became the Director of Programming, BFF has twice been ranked as one of the Top 100 Film Festivals on Film Freeway. He also programs at the Festival of Cinema NYC, located in Queens. In addition, Joseph is currently producing two short films, both of which are being helmed by BFF alumni.
Beanie Barnes, Features Programmer
Teddy Collatos, Features Programmer
Chelsea Taylor, Features Programmer
Chen Zeng, Shorts Programmer
Matt Gill, Shorts Programmer
Teresa Lu, Shorts Programmer
Kira Boden-Gologorsky, Shorts Programmer
Tiffany Ruiz, Events Producer
Amy Chang, Copy Editor
Amy Chang was made in Taiwan, but grew up in Georgia by way of Kansas. She graduated from Brown University with a major in Art Semiotics and is presently an actress based in New York – specifically, the artistic and energetic neighborhood that is Bushwick.
She considers it a bit of serendipity that her upstairs neighbor, the lovely Kweighbaye Kotee, is the founder of the Bushwick Film Festival, and she is honored to join the BFF team as an editor. Recent works she edited include two fantasy novels written by Jaysen Headley, A Love Story for Witches and A Home for Wizards. For acting-related projects, Amy can be seen on Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, and opposite Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) in the horror film Hypothermia. Check out www.AmyChangActress.com for more details about her work.