My Lens Media

WE DEVELOP CULTURALLY NUANCED PODCASTS FOR COMPANIES, CREATORS & THOUGHT LEADERS.

‘You must get out of your house to learn.’ It’s part of a Ghanaian proverb that reminds us at My Lens Media of the value of learning about and empathizing with the experiences of people who aren’t like us. We’re big on empathy, community, and listening. We’re passionate about amplifying and humanizing cultural complexities.

WE BLEND PASSION FOR INCLUSION WITH AWARD-WINNING BROADCAST EXPERTISE to turn the ideas of our clients into shows with strong editorial arcs. We’ll help you transform the note you wrote on that post-it into a pitch-ready deck. We develop shows in a variety of formats: talk, narrated and non-narrated. If you want to build a team of producers who create content for our culturally diverse world, we can guide you through that process too.

MY LENS MEDIA is based in Los Angeles, and our roots are global. Our network has connections to Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and the US. Our global roots influence our storytelling. Led by our Creative Director Christabel Nsiah-Buadi, we’ve produced reports on being the American-born child of African Immigrants (NPR), Webby-nominated podcasts about Black women kicking butt in Hollywood, and non-narrated shows about women tackling food insecurity by upcycling spent grain from beer (Marketplace) – yes, it’s a thing!

Connect with us on IG at @mylens.media or Twitter at @mylensmedia and schedule a consultation with us.


PROJECTS

Sista Brunch is a Webby-nominated interview-style podcast about Black women+ in Hollywood and the media at large. Hosted by NAACP-nominated TV director Anya Adams and Fanshen Cox, co-author of the Inclusion Rider made famous by Frances McDormand, Sista Brunch amplifies the overlooked contributions of women who work on projects that impact how we see the world — and each other. We developed the creative direction and production flow of this podcast. Christabel Nsiah-Buadi serves as EP.

www.sistabrunch.com


Created and developed by MLM, Change Makers is a limited edition digital and broadcast series that explores what happens when people in business decide to change the lives of others. The show launched on Marketplace.com and broadcast nationally in January 2020. Listen to business leaders like Arlan Hamilton, Aimée Felone, Bertha Jimenez and Kelly Peeler discuss their passion for creating social change through entrepreneurship.


The Media Disruptors (Public Radio International, 2017) was created as the #metoo movement and the Women’s March rose to prominence, and when women of color were demanding their voices be heard in these movements. The show features interviews with BAFTA award-winning director Amma Asante, Hollywood trailblazer Joanelle Romero, sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen, April Reign, the creator of the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. All guests share how their work has changed the narrative on race and gender.


Make Me Smart: I developed the editorial tone of “Make Me Smart,” the top-rated Amazon Alexa skill from Marketplace.

www.amazon.com/Marketplace-Make-Me-Smart/dp/B07DFCMTN2


The Media Disruptors (Public Radio International) launched in March 2017. This Home, from Home (KCET.org ), a short series about creatives from Africa and its diaspora creating their art in Los Angeles.

www.kcet.org/home-from-home