FOUNDER / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / CREATIVE
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Eb has worked in journalism, entertainment, and advertising, bringing a deep sense of story in all forms to her work. Prior to founding Kiln, Eb worked closely with director Jesse Dylan at his agency and production company Wondros, developing campaigns for TED, American Express, The Getty Museum, Taschen and Coca-Cola, among others.She also served as Creative Executive for Morgan Freeman’s production house, Revelations Entertainment, where she developed and sold television, features, and docuseries and worked on the hit CBS series MADAM SECRETARY.
She also worked with notable directors such as Mark Pellington, Antoine Fuqua, and Michael Apted on everything from television pilots to commercials to music videos to art installations.
Prior to her career in advertising and entertainment, Eb lived in Washington, DC, working in political and legal news. She covered President Barack Obama’s inauguration as a Special Correspondent for Los Angeles public radio station KCRW, as well as with correspondents covering the Supreme Court and national legal issues at CBS.
Brittany grew up in the American South and Appalachia, and works primarily in Detroit. From the coal mines of Kentucky to the delivery routes of Amazon drivers, Brittany brings an intimacy and openness to her work, which has earned her awards, grants, and accolades from Getty, ART WORKS, The Hearst Foundation, and The National Press Photographers Association. She is regularly commissioned by The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic. She currently serves as president of the Michigan Press Photographers Association.
DIRECTOR & EDITOR
Joey Blue is a Spanish-American director and editor. A fast-emerging talent, Joey has developed a signature visual style that both pushes narrative boundaries and draws from an analogue past. Raised in Los Angeles, Joey’s intuitive artistic sensibilities reflect his native southern California community, one advertising has tried so long to emulate: the surfers, the skateboarders, the garage bands and street fashion designers that influence our culture at its root level. He has lent this sensibility to clients like Amazon, BMW, Rosewood Hotels, Quiksilver, and Hoka, as well as a host of upcoming artists, fashion designers, musicians, brands and organizations.
Our principal colorist, Thomas has worked extensively with some of the biggest names in pop culture, including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Rhianna, as well as brands like Amazon, Nestlé, Tidal and Roc Nation. He is likely the world’s only nomadic colorist, and can roll up wherever needed for a session in a specialty-built vehicle. He’s probably currently watching a rocket launch in Florida, or maybe hiking in Maine, or possibly doing a color session in the Badlands.
FOUNDER / DIRECTOR / CREATIVE
Brian is an expert at turning insights and observations into compelling narratives that reach audiences and inspire action. Currently he writes and directs an ongoing branded docuseries with Amazon, “DRIVEN,” exploring the pride and pressure that comes with achieving that last mile delivery across America. Since 2019, he has worked with Amazon Web Services to document how their technology improves human lives in unexpected ways, from creating information networks of farmers without internet in Kenya, to using facial recognition to find missing children in Greece. He’s also directed work for Nestlé, The Nature Conservancy, and Los Angeles County among others.
He brings over a decade of commercial editorial experience with clients like Volvo, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and HP, and received the prestigious Eisner Prize from UC Berkeley for his experimental documentary following an ill-fated trip to the Arctic Circle. He has written, directed and edited three independent feature films, and currently is working on a feature documentary about inequality in American education through Detroit’s generational fight to regain community control of its public schools.
Alborz is a visual artist who moves fluidly between animation, documentary filmmaking, photography and illustration. He was born in Iran, raised in the United States, and lives between Seattle and Los Angeles. Alborz is a rare breed of creative who still draws many animations by hand, finding miraculous ways to translate what cannot be said into what can be seen. He has worked with the United Nations, Amazon, Mother Jones Magazine, The Nature Conservancy, MasterClass, and the Getty Museum.
Jenna is a photographer with an innate sense of how to marry authentic stories with brand missions. She has photographed campaigns for Amazon, Procter & Gamble, American Girl, and Colgate-Palmolive. She works with MissionCleanWater on an ongoing basis to document the digging of water wells in Uganda. Her photojournalism work is regularly featured in The Washington Post, Associated Press, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal. Jenna is fluent in French, and can be found occasionally teaching photography at UCLA.