Our team. Meet the core members of Anchored Lens.
CEO & FOUNDER
Acoryé White is a Professional Actor. Acoryé has been passionate about writing since elementary school where his fifth grade writing teacher told him he wrote some of the best stories. Her words of affirmation motivated him to keep writing his entire life. He began pursuing acting at the end of his college career, falling in love with an actors ability to relate to large audiences, capturing emotions, and bringing stories to life. Now, in parallel to pursuing acting, he has decided to get his screenplays off the ground with his production company Anchored Lens Productions with the highest of quality.
He's appeared alongside Alfre Woodard and LaTanya Richardson Jackson in the Netflix original film "Juanita" directed by Clark Johnson. Acoryé was a lead in the upcoming film "Under the Stadium Lights' (2021) co-starring Laurence Fishburne and Milo Gibson. Acoryé was also the lead in the 2021 film called "One and the Same '' directed by Felipe Cisneros with Glenn Plummer (Speed, Show Girls) in the role of his father. He appeared in theatrically released horror film "The Seventh Day" alongside Guy Pearce, Stephen Lang, and Keith David by Voltage Pictures, Vertical Entertainment, and Redbox.
Patrycja Kepa is a ex-McKinsey & Co. consultant. She is a first generation college graduate, who's recently received her Bachelors of Business Administration and a double major in Psychology from Emory University. She was a recipient of the Transcendence award from the Goizueta Business School and was a student leader throughout the Emory campus focusing her work on social justice, non-profit and social enterprises, and elevating minority voices.
She is a Chicago native with Polish and Greek roots. She speaks Polish, English, Spanish, Italian, and Latin and holds a general appreciation for culture and art. Patrycja is an avid painter and designer. Her love for film originates from Polish movies by famous directors such as Andrzej Wajda. She is a huge proponent of creative work and sees an incredible future in widespread forms of storytelling.
Director's Assistant & Apprenticeship Coordinator
A’alia Zealous is an author and urban farmer of 9 years. Her innovative and thought provoking stories whisk you away to share in her imagination and perspective of the world around us. Her educational background in English and Journalism has given her a broad base of experience from which to draw inspiration from a myriad of topics.
A Detroit Michigan native, A’alia Zealous has committed herself to the craft of writing and farming and has worked with grassroots organizations such as Feedom Freedom, Earthworks and Know Allegiance Nation in providing writing workshops and food sovereignty curriculums for surrounding Detroit communities.