About

RMTAP is a media company founded by independent filmmaker/actor Sowande Tichawonna. The company was formed March 6, 2000 with the mission of producing content that reflects realistic images of African-American life and culture.

The first project to launch the company was the award-winning short film, Talkin’ Shop written, produced and directed by Sowande Tichawonna. This slice-of-life film, inspired by his trip to Cuba in 1999, has enjoyed screenings in film festivals throughout the U.S.

RMTAP has since expanded to help businesses use digital content in creative ways to stay engaged and connected to the communities they serve. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced corporations and government agencies to pivot and reevalute their business strategy. RMTAP helps by creating content that effectively communicates your organization’s new reality.

The Team

SOWANDE TICHAWONNA

SOWANDE TICHAWONNA

Principal - Director - Producer

Sowande is an award-winning, independent filmmaker and actor from Washington, D.C. His credits include executive producer and director of photography for the documentary Straight Up Go-Go, writer/producer/director of the short film Talkin’ Shop and writer/producer/director of The New “N” Word.

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DEREK J. ALLEN

DEREK J. ALLEN

Director of Photography

As a Director of Photography, Derek has contributed to numerous independent films, commercials, television shows, documentaries, corporate, and industrial projects. His unique blend of deep technical knowledge and broad creative vision has made him a highly sought after DP.

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LISA E. DAVIS

LISA E. DAVIS

Producer

Producer, attorney, is a partner at Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein and Selz, Entertainment Group representing businesses and celebrities in the film, television, publishing, music, theatre, and sports industries. She was recognized as one of The National Law Journal’s “Outstanding Women Lawyers” (2015), by Savoy magazine.

EUGENE HAYNES

EUGENE HAYNES

Producer

Eugene currently serves as the program manager of the Blackstar Film Festival, a celebration of cinema focused on work by and about people of African descent in a global context. Also, Haynes was the Director of Production and Acquisitions from 1995-2000 for USA Films/October Films, Inc. New York, NY. He evaluated script packages and completed films for acquisitions, maintained communication with production companies to monitor costs and creative aspects of each project.