Katrina is a 2019 Chicken & Egg Nest Knight Fellow. She is a commercial editor, producer and director, making her directorial debut in documentary filmmaking with Storming.

After 7 years of storytelling in the commercial space, Katrina is seasoned in crafting stories in 30 seconds in the commercial space, and has shifted her life's work to capturing human stories with the potential to enlighten our perception of the world and human connections around us through documentary film. 

Katrina owns DECLARE Creative, a video production company in Philadelphia, PA and has worked on digital campaigns and productions for IBM, P&G, Pep Boys, The Philadelphia 76ers, the University of Pennsylvania and more.




A Philadelphia-based cinematographer with a decade of experience in media production. She has worked as a visual artist in Los Angeles, San Diego and Seattle. Her work in camera and lighting has spanned a variety of productions including Hulu series Small Business Revolution, Direct TV’s Guitar Center Sessions, PBS Docuseries, independent documentaries, Super Bowl commercial spots, large budget music videos, livestream music performances and non-profit profile pieces.

Janelle’s work has earned multiple awards from YouTube, Communicator, and Telly. She is dedicated to telling human interest stories that start conversations and generate change grounded in a respect for the diversity of experience.

william DeJessa

Director of photography


William DeJessa is an award winning Cinematographer and Co-Founder of Rittenhouse Filmworks. His work has been featured on VICE, ABC, NBC, Fox, Netflix, Billboard, Huffington Post, E!, and his films have screened internationally at film festivals. William graduated Temple University in 2010 with a bachelors in Film and Media Arts.

William’s professional career started at QVC where he became a Lighting Director before pursuing freelance opportunities. In 2015 William's first feature was one of seven nominated for “Best Cinematography Debut” at the Camerimage Film Festival in Poland. In 2017 William opened Rittenhouse Filmworks; a 6700 sqft soundstage. Rittenhouse Filmworks has become an institution in the Philadelphia film scene, hosting major clients including Turner Media, ITV America, Comedy Central, Bravo, Oxygen, Comcast, Anthropology, URBN, and Netflix among others.