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A Multimedia Approach to Positive Production Through 

Relational Appreciative Dynamics

Capella Fahoome

Master of Philosophy Organizational Dynamics Program

University of Pennsylvania

Advisor: Amrita Subramanian, Ph.D.

Reader: Erek Ostrowski, Ph.D.


May 1, 2023


Welcome to When is Now with Capella Fahoome. Capella has been in the film industry for over 20 years and is committed to the relational experience of filmmaking. With a concentration on enhancing collaborative environments, she works to build relationships grounded in trust, mutuality, and relational energy. These discussions include topics related to organizational and interpersonal trust, creativity, inclusion, curiosity, gratitude, positive relationships, implicit bias, and leadership styles. In addition, each guest shares their insights, personal stories, and practical tools to empower us to empower others.


Our Guests

Jennifer F. Beatty

Doctoral Candidate, Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Oneeka Williams

Urologic Surgeon, Author, Speaker

Kentavius Jones

Musician and Non-Profit Executive

Kelley Kali


Jodi Wellman

Founder, Four Thousand Mondays

Mark O'Brien

Author/Change Maker

Devon Still

Speaker & Positive Psychology Practitioner

Imari Tuakli

Coach and Keynote Speaker

Janet Pierson

Director Emeritus, SXSW Film & TV

Dr. John Paul Stephens

Associate Producer of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Kim Cameron

Professor Emeritus of Management and Higher Education at University of Michigan

Season 1 Finale

When Is Now Team


This RADTalk can be delivered live, virtually, or pre-recorded. It is designed to begin conversations with production leaders about using Relational Appreciative Dynamics (RAD) to boost creativity and the production process through enhanced relationships. RAD is an interpersonal approach that establishes enriched positive interaction through trust, mutuality, and relational energy.

Relational Appreciative Dynamics eBook

With intention and attention to people, leaders can create communities that flourish, where people, projects, and bottom lines thrive. This eBook is a brief introduction to optimizing the entire production through Relational Appreciative Dynamics (RAD). RAD is an interpersonal approach that establishes enhanced positive interaction through trust, mutuality, and relational energy.

Book Proposal

The Outsiders Guide to Filmmaking
... and life in general

The Outsider’s Guide to Filmmaking…and life in general is written through the lens of this self-taught filmmaker who "made it” outside of “Hollywood.” Capella Fahoome has successfully produced award-winning films as an industry outsider using the power of positive relationships. This book is a collection of experiences and simple tips, backed by empirical research,  learned along the way of a pretty functional and successful life. 

Academic Paper 

The film industry is ready for a transformation. It is time to prioritize people and relationships by nurturing kindness, inclusion, and respectful engagement. How can Hollywood can use its universal power to influence communities to prioritize genuine trust, mutuality, and relational energy?

Or as this filmmaker calls it - Relational Appreciative Dynamics (RAD).

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