Biographies & Credits

Sharvon P. Urbannavage, Writer/Director

Sharvon P. Urbannavage is a photographer, videographer, and filmmaker from the Philadelphia area, who works with musicians, poets, dancers, promoters, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations to produce visual imagery that promote and market their creative works. Her work has been featured in various books, online publications, and on broadcasts around the world. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communication, and as a student enrolled in Lights Film School, Sharvon further developed her skills as a filmmaker, and aspires to contribute to the world of film as a screenwriter and cinematographer.

Sharvon has also done work with the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), as well as the First Glance Film Festival in Philadelphia. In 2013, she premiered her first short film “Color Me In”.

Kai Davis, Writer/Actor

Kai Davis is a writer and performer from Philadelphia. At a fairly young age she was an avid reader. As she matured she discovered the value and power of the written word and began to create her own work. She uses her poetry as a means to better understand the world in which we live. As a queer woman of color, much of her work tends to focus on women’s issues, LGBT identity, and the complexities of race in America.

Kai’s work has been featured at the San Francisco Opera House, The Kimmel Center, and various colleges and universities. Kai is The 2011 National Brave New Voices Grand Slam Poetry Champion and she is currently the second ranked Youth Speaks Individual Slam Poet in the nation. Kai is focusing much of her energy on her studies at Temple Universit, while performing with the poetry collective, Babel, and coaching for the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement Slam League.

Khaleb Salah, Actor

Originally from Chicago, Khaleb Salah is a Philadelphia-based artist, poet, model, and fashion designer. A student of International Studies and Women & Gender Studies, Khaleb travels to developing nations including Cambodia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Panama, India, Cuba, and Chile, to do social justice work, and eventually wants to provide artistic rehabilitation for youth in post-conflict zones.

As a performance and visual artist, and an advocate for youth and LGBT issues, Khaleb has integrated into the Philadelphia artistic community through work with Rockers Closet, the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement, and Love, Us, continuing his work with activism and social justice through the arts. 

Credits for “Color Me In”

Director Sharvon P. Urbannavage

The Stranger Kai Davis

Kyle / “Rainbow” Khaleb Salah

Kim Heather Thomas

Bully #1 Jamarr Hall

Bully #2 Troy Riley

Cinematographer Sharvon P. Urbannavage

Editor / Sound Designer Sharvon P. Urbannavage

Assistant Camera Teila Allmond

Sound Recordist Teila Allmond

Artwork Jeaninne Kayembe

Music Radioactive Sandwich, David Little,Selina Carrera

Special Acknowledgments Erica Atwood, Heather Thomas, Paul & Bobbi Urbannavage

Special Thanks Byron & Erin Davis, Jo Lewis, Amari Sali, Alexa Van Vliet