Filmmakers and Producers

Hailima Yates

Hi there! I'm Hailima Yates, CEO of Luv Mrk. When I was a teenager I shared my poetry and performed in shows under the plays for living genre to address common esteem issues and social conflicts. My passion for encouraging self-Love and building unity led me to producing inspirational videos, a documentary, and multi-faceted performances with the help of the community to creatively express how our perceptions affect the way we treat ourselves and those around us. I started Luv Mrk to offer personal growth workshops, kindness campaigns, socially conscious videos and events to effectively ignite that spark in us to be good to ourselves and others in order to leave our imprint in the world with Luv.

Kindness Campaign documentary coming soon…
Asfaw Family Foundation videos for Arches of Hope 2010 – 2012
Saints Rising documentary 2008
100 Men Who Cook promo video of non-profit orgs and sponsors 2013
Urban Dwellers promo video 2013
Colorado Urban Naturals 2013
Hello Movement video 2012
Women for Obama. Gotcha Back 2012
Shaka Franklin Foundation promo video 2010 - 2012
Sims Fayola International Academy fundraising video 2011
Asfaw Family Foundation International Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner 2011
Artemis House fundraising video 2008
"My Culture Sounds Like…" videos 2005 - 2010.


Saints Rising
Hailima Yates
Producer: Anonamiss Productions, LLC
2008, 45 min., Color, US
SAINTS RISING is a documentary presenting the voices of New Orleans years after Hurricane Katrina and the breech of the levees. From children to volunteers, they discuss the troubles that were left behind after the waters resided: the violent and militarized response, the housing crisis, homeless si...

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TWN acknowledges that in New York we are on the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape, Canarsie, Shinecock, and Munsee peoples and challenges the harm that continues to be inflicted upon Indigenous and People of Color communities here and abroad, which is why we all need to be part of the struggle for rights, equality and justice.

TWN is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Color Congress, MOSAIC, New York Community Trust, Peace Development Fund, Ford Foundation, Golden Globe Foundation, Kolibri Foundation and individual donors.