Our Team

We are storytellers, educators, and activists, committed to deepening our understanding of race and equity in America. With our distinct combination of film, real talk, and engaging digital tools, we hope to help shift perspectives, strengthen human connections, and empower communities to work toward real change.



Barb is the founder and President of both Point Made Films, a documentary film company that focuses on anti-racism education and American identity, and Point Made Learning, which is its consulting and programming extension. She is the director and producer of the documentary film, Adopted, a feature length documentary that explores the grit rather than the glamour of international adoption. The film includes a companion DVD Adopted: We Can Do Better, which Barb and her team created as an educational teaching guide for adoptive families, and which is now used as standard training material in almost every adoption agency in the country.  Barb also executive produced The Prep School Negro and I’m Not Racist… Am I?, and has served as a consultant on many more documentaries. 

Prior to creating Point Made Films, Barb worked as a freelance video and corporate events producer, a video production teacher at The NC School of Science and Math (still her most favorite job) and in development at 20th Century Fox and Fox TV.  Her first job was at Paramount Studios where she was a writing intern for Star Trek: The Next Generation.


Executive Director of Content and Engagement

Catherine is director of content and engagement for Point Made Learning. She writes, directs, and produces films and oversees the creation of all the products and programming that accompany Point Made’s films so that viewers can connect more deeply with the subject matter. She also travels the U.S. leading workshops and facilitating dialogue about race and racism. She directed the feature documentary I’m Not Racist… Am I? (INRAI) which followed a diverse group of teens through a yearlong exploration of race and racism and led the development of Point Made’s newest offering – INRAI Digital – which uses the documentary as the foundation for a 3.5-hour online antiracism course. Previously, she co-produced the documentary In 500 Words or Less, and wrote and produced the Adopted: We Can Do Better video series for adoptive families. Catherine lives in Washington, DC with her husband and their three daughters.


Executive Director of Bus. Dev. & Strategic Partnerships

André produces and directs for film and television for Point Made Films and his production company, Many Things Management. He wrote, directed and produced The Prep School Negro, a film documenting his personal journey as a high school scholarship student, exploring what he gained intellectually but lost emotionally when he left the streets of Philadelphia each day for his elite private school. Since 2009, he has taken The Prep School Negro to several hundred independent high schools, colleges, and conferences to lead discussions about how institutions can move beyond diversity initiatives and create a sense of belonging for underrepresented students. Since 2014, he has continued this work with the documentary film he produced, I’m Not Racist… Am I?, traveling around the U.S. facilitating screenings and workshops. André also directed the Colorlines Cycles of Inequity video series and serves as a consultant for Connecticut College’s Mellon Undergraduate Research Program, is a member on the Advisory Board for The Doe Fund, and is a juror for Academy Awards Student Competition.


Executive Creative Director

As the creative and brand director, Deionna ensures that the unique and engaging storytelling of Point Made Films and the innovative products and services of Point Made Learning excel in marketing, advertising and sales by envisioning and implementing new ideas and executions.

Prior to Point Made Films and Point Made Learning, Deionna worked as an art director/copywriter and associate creative director at Leo Burnett and as a creative director/vice president at McCann-Erickson.


Director of Programming

Lenny is the programming director for Point Made Films and Point Made Learning, working with schools, companies and organizations to create meaningful events around screenings of The Prep School Negro and I’m Not Racist… Am I? Lenny also facilitates screenings of I’m Not Racist… Am I? around the country, bringing a unique perspective to the conversation – being born in the Caribbean. His background is in the music business, and he has previously worked for the Grammy Award winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir handling logistics associated with album releases.  Lenny enjoys volunteering with a group called Mission 2 Manhood, where he is a mentor to 13-year old young men navigating the journey to manhood.


Director of Operations

Vanessa is director of operations for Point Made Films and Point Made Learning where she creates an efficient, organized environment conducive to creativity.  She is passionate about helping others make their dreams and visions come to pass through hard work, detailed organization, and thoughtful planning. She has more than 10 years of experience in project and event management and strives to always lead with strength and kindness. Her background in storytelling is rooted in Opera, having received a Masters of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and she continues to embrace her creative spirit both in her work and in her personal life.


Programming and Operations Associate

Nelly is the Programming and Operations Associate at Point Made Learning. Nelly joins Point Made after graduating with a degree in film and history from Elon University. While at Elon, she applied her studies in history to the research of inequality within contemporary American social movements. She employed this research in her film studies, producing several short films about American identity surrounding the 2016 presidential election. Nelly’s passion lies in telling meaningful and impactful stories through engaging content. In 2016, she was chosen as a finalist in the NewFilmmakers LA “On Location” Film Festival for her short film Street Style. Nelly is an avid traveler who aspires to add at least one new stamp to her passport each year.