Forrest Pando and Zaynah Akeel
– Hosted at Light House Studio
part of a series on End
About the speaker
Forrest Pando and Zaynah Akeel have lived in Charlottesville and been together for most of their lives. They have made commercials, promo videos, and music videos under the name Pando Creative Co. and wedding videos under Citrus Ceremonies for the past seven years. Their work has been recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Nerdist, and NPR, and you may recognize them from their work documenting past Charlottesville Creative Mornings. Zaynah and Forrest are moving to Scotland next month to attend the University of St Andrews’ Film Studies program.
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