MASS EPIPHANY STUDIOS will be the intersection of a community organization, a state-of-the-art multimedia academy, and a fully functioning high-end studio system. It has the potential to bring upwards of at least 1,800 construction jobs and 2,200 full-time jobs to the city of Chicago. This will bring the corporate, nonprofit, and arts communities together to shepherd a vision of what communities of the future can be.
We are in conversations with the city of Chicago for land acquisition and startup capital through the use of TIF funding. We will also be seeking to build partnerships with corporations such as Disney, Apple, and Amazon. It is the intention of MASS EPIPHANY STUDIOS to build a thriving and ongoing relationship with the community in and around the studio by providing vocational training and job opportunities to the residents of the surrounding neighborhoods, specifically BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ peoples. It will also provide an education in all comprehensive visual arts education for those very same underserved communities and Chicago's youth in general.
While providing these resources and job opportunities for the surrounding community, MASS EPIPHANY STUDIOS will also be a fully functioning for-profit studio system and production house with the capability to be a key player in the distribution of media content created by the leading BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists today. With all of Chicago's sound stages being completely booked up and hunger for content being at an all-time high, this is a prime opportunity to build a facility that would adequately service the needs of Chicago and the industry at large... now and into the future.
Our production company, ME FILMS, looks to change the cultural narrative and create content that BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities can be proud to call their own. We strive to create visibility, opportunity, inclusivity, and equity in all aspects of the television and film production industry. We look to open doors to a world where all children—regardless of race or gender—get to say, “I SEE ME.”