CAPELLA FAHOOME, PRODUCER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Capella Fahoome founded Defining Entertainment in 1996 with the mission of creating good and meaningful programming that document powerful stories of the human spirit. With Capella's commitment and perseverance, Defining Entertainment has done just that. She has an impressive portfolio of multiple narrative and documentary feature films, television series, national television commercials, as well as a long list of PSA’s, and short films. www.DefiningEntertainment.com
Her most recent project DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY has truly been a five-year labor of love. The film is an exciting addition to Capella’s portfolio of projects that continue to explore and celebrate life and the human experience. A feature length documentary film about the iconic 80’s band, Journey and their new lead singer, Arnel Pineda, whom they discovered through YouTube. The film premiered at a Gala Screening at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, was closing night of the San Francisco International Film Festival and the opening night of 2012 Silverdocs Film Festival. It won the audience awards at the Traverse City, Palm Springs, and New Hampshire Film Festivals and had its international premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival. The film was recently chosen to take part in the American Film Showcase, a joint program of the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and USC's School of Cinematic Arts. The film was released in theaters and on digital platforms in March 2013, and it was the opening film on the POV/Independent Lens Indies Showcase on PBS in October 2013. www.EverymansJourney.com
Capella produced the independent feature film EUPHORIA - www.TheEuphoriaProject.com - (Houston WorldFest, Santa Fe Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival) with a $1,000,000 grant from the National Institute of Health. EUPHORIA traveled the country exploring the mindless pursuit of the ‘American Dream’ using a variety of props and visual metaphors. While intended for a teenage audience, EUPHORIA has captivated a much broader following.
Also a creating producer of “Random 1,” - www.Random1.com - an original A&E TV series that followed a grassroots organization attempting to positively impact strangers lives through human connections. From Random 1 Capella produced LOST IN WOONSOCKET (SXSW, currently part of OWN’s Super Soul Sundays), a documentary about two homeless alcoholics and their journey to regain relationships with their families and find their place in society again. www.LostInWoonsocket.com Among the narratives Capella produced was I DO & I DON’T, a comedy feature starring Jane Lynch (“Glee,” “Talladega Nights”, “40 Year Old Virgin”). The entire movie was shot on location in Baltimore with a local crew.
She looks to create programming that reward the audience for their investment with stories that inspire, excite, teach, compel, ignite emotion and showcase the experiences that connect us all together as human beings. Films that depict the incredible resilience of our spirit, passion, connections, laughter, love, struggle and triumph. With over fifteen years in this industry she has been incredibly fortunate to attract and tell the stories that do just that. Capella is driven to continue provoking thought and emotion with the projects she chooses.
Capella resides in Baltimore. She grew up in Detroit and holds a degree in psychology from the University of Michigan.