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The Designers of Los Angeles

4 African American women fashion designers work together to create a fashion show only to be faced with the changes of life during Covid - 19.

  • Javohn Oddie
  • Faith Rudder
  • Christi Vynece
  • Javohn Oddie
  • Faith Rudder
    Key Cast
  • Christi Vynece
    Key Cast
  • Kimikio Vaughn
    Key Cast
  • Rhonda Bangkston
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Fashion, Reality, Drama, Lifestyle
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 20 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Javohn Oddie

Javohn Oddie is a California native who studied filmmaking and storytelling then went on to create commercials and music videos for many clients. His passion for film has lead him to create several documentaries and short films.

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Director Statement

Designers of Los Angeles was created by Faith Rudder who brought together her designer friends and formed a sisterhood of creators. We talked about creating a series that would show the world all of their lives as designers working together for their goal of a fashion show.

This film was an amazing challenge. It started with a cast of 8 and ended with 4 due to changes in lives and schedules during the Covid - 19 mandates pausing our production. The approach had to be revamped from a reality series into a documentary reality film showcasing the cast who were able to continue the filming.

I hope people can really get the mission of our cast and that was to show the world the great work of these women and to encourage all seeing Black women accomplish great things together without fighting needing to be apart of the story. Covid-19 created all the drama we could ask for.

All the designers showcase their designs in this film worn by them and the models casted. This production was one of my favorite because it took great planning, replanting and a strong cast and crew to complete. It took longer then we expected but it came out amazing. Meet the Designers of Los Angeles,