HIV and the Journey Toward Zero is directed by the Emmy Award -winning, Chan C. Smith, a native Chicagoan and Black queer female filmmaker.
Her work includes narrative filmmaking, documentary, editorial and branded content. Chan works with brands and studios including HBO, FX Networks, Amazon Studios, Paramount, Nike Chicago, the NBA, and the Biden/Harris campaign.
Chan is on a mission to tell stories centered around the human experience. She draws on her experience in journalism and creative storytelling to tell the stories of real people in a way that inspires, informs and invigorates.
HIV and the Journey Toward Zero is produced by Tessa Films, a woman-owned production company that offers a diverse, talented set of directors with roots in the Midwest. Tessa’s roster of top-tier talent and ability to create original award-winning content have put obscure brands on the map and made well-known brands stand out
(and break sales records).