BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

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Capella Fahoome is a film producer who facilitates the co-creation of relationships and spaces where creative people can thrive. By providing these safe and nurturing environments, she enables people to freely craft and execute their vision.  Her films include Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey (2013), a feature length documentary about the iconic 80s band, Journey, and their new lead singer, Arnel Pineda, whom the band members discovered on YouTube.  Don’t’ Stop Believin’ premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and was also featured at the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Silver Docs 

Film Festival.  It won audience awards at Traverse City Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, and New Hampshire Film Festivals and made an international premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival.  The film was selected to take part in the American Film Showcase, a joint program of the Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.  The film was released in theaters and broadcasted on POV/Independent Lens Indies Showcase on PBS.  It also played on NetFlix and Amazon Prime and is currently in development for a scripted musical feature.

In 2017 Capella Executive Produced Motherland, earning a Sundance Special Jury Award for Commanding Vision; it was nominated for a Spirit Award and selected for the 47th Berlinale Forum. Next, Capella produced Voices of the Sea (2018), an intimate portrait of family life in a small fishing village on the southern coast of Cuba; the film was featured at the True/False Film Festival, the San Francisco Doc Festival, NYC Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and was broadcasted on POV/PBS.  Balloon Man (2020) documents the life of the first African-American master hot air balloon pilot; the film as featured at International Du Film Panafricain De Cannes, WorldFest Houston, and won Film of The Year at the Rhode Island Black Film Festival.  

 

Capella’s current films include NOTOWN, supported by POV and Good Pitch, Traces of Home, selected for 2020 HULU/Kartemquin Accelerator, and A Bunch of Amateurs, supported by IFP, Catapult Film Fund and BFI.  I'M FINE (Thanks for Asking) premiered, at SXSW 2021 winning Special Jury Recognition. The film also went on to win Special Jury Recognition and Audience Award at the Florida International Film Festival and was recently acquired by Viacom. 

Branded Content clients include Stanley Black+Decker, Department of Veterans Affairs, American Red Cross, Microsoft, Intel, Discover Financial, Air Force Reserve, NFL, Texas A&M, and City of Baltimore.

Capella grew up in Detroit, MI and lives in Los Angeles.  She attended Detroit Public Schools; she graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Psychology and currently attends the University of Pennsylvania for a Master of Philosophy in Organizational Dynamics and Master of Applied Positive Psychology.

 

Defining Entertainment is woman owned and a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).