MEET THE TTEAM
Host + Executive Producer
Kyle McAuley aka Lunakye has the ability to connect deeply with people. As a humanist, Kyle enjoys seeing the value + goodness in human beings.
Kyle obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington in 2011. He eventually made his way back to the place he was born, California, to build a name for himself as an artist + empowering personality.
Lunakye first worked as a MC/DJ for one of Southern California's top DJ companies. Lunakye knew being on a microphone was where he felt most comfortable. After being discovered on Instagram, he enthusiastically dove into the world of live streaming and quickly became a household name on a popular live-streaming app. It was there that he honed his craft of asking the hard-hitting questions ~ getting to know people on a profound level, oftentimes inspiring them to open up + talk about challenges, fears, even hopes + dreams.
Lunakye has a strong work ethic, an impenetrable commitment to integrity, and a genuine zest for life. His mantra: "Everything in life happens for us, not to us.”
Head of Creative Management
ELIZABETH BLAKE-THOMAS is a British award-winning storyteller and philanthropist basedin Los Angeles, having recently directed her latest feature film during the COVID-19 pandemic. Will You Be My Quarantine? is a romcom starring Full House/Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin and is set to release in 2021. Elizabeth’s recent film Evie Rose, starring Oscar-nominated actress Terry Moore, premiered January 2021 on Amazon. Elizabeth is the founder and resident director of entertainment company Mother & Daughter Entertainment, whose motto is “Making Content That Matters”, putting focus on each project starting a conversation amongst viewers. Through MDE, Elizabeth established the MD Foundation Initiative, a campaign to mentor and employ undiscovered filmmakers through fellow philanthropic pledges. An Official Ambassador of Awareness Ties for Human Trafficking, Elizabeth hopes to raise more awareness to the horrific nature of human trafficking and help put a stop to it. Her award-winning short film UNSEEN, which addresses the role technology plays in the facilitation of child trafficking, is being used to educate children on the dangers of lure tactics. A regular onpanels at Sundance, Cannes and Toronto International Film Festival, Elizabeth mentors wherever possible, ensuring she sends the elevator back down to all other female storytellers.
Creator of the healing methodology Medicine with Words; learn to lead a more purposeful,
peaceful life through guided studies of intention, reflection and deeper
Producer + Editor
Michael has been working with cameras for 20 years, starting with his home video camera as a kid. He graduated with a degree in cinema and media arts from Biola University and since 2013, has filmed or worked on hundreds of short form projects, including a feature film in Indonesia. Originally from Orange County, Michael moved to Boston in 2014 and spent 5 years there. It was there he realized his love for working within the wedding industry. He later moved to Anaheim in 2020 where he resides with his puppy, Momo.
Michael has always loved capturing humanism through his lens and is excited to be a part of the TTE team as we change the world “one conversation at a time."
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT + JUNIOR EDITOR
Sophia Berlin has been editing for 6 years, beginning in high school. She has edited over 20 short films and worked for DVD Netflix and various social media influencers. She also enjoys script supervising and has been a script supervisor on numerous short films. Sophia grew up in San Diego and currently lives In Orange County. In 2020, she lived in Switzerland and had to return to California due to the pandemic, but she hopes to return one day. Sophia is entering her final year at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film with a major in film production and an emphasis in editing. After graduating, she plans on continuing to pursue a career in editing and script supervision, while also finding time to continue traveling the world.
Graphics + Web Design
Crystal is a graphic/web designer, blogger, casting associate, and Jill of all trades.
Being her own first client (and a picky one at that) Crystal realized her passion for designing for multimedia platforms when she designed her blog. Going through every detail until it was absolutely perfect.
She has since designed a handful of websites/blogs, executed social media design strategies, and created custom logos for a number of clients. Her list of graphic design work includes well-known shows such as Biggest Loser, NBC's Making It and Craftopia on HBOMax.
As a true "people person," Crystal loves learning about people's backstories and cultures. She is always interested in knowing what inspires others and loves that TTE is a way of breaking stereotypes and finding the best in people.