On a series of napkins in a bar somewhere on West Broadway in Tribeca, the idea for Rocketlight Films was born. The rocket team creates high-end ad content for Sony, VSCO, Nike, Deep Focus, SimplyBe, the NFL, General Motors, Louis Vuitton, Style 360, Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. Their work has been featured on Vogue.com and Fader Magazine. As a film company their work has been invited to Santa Barbara International Film Festival, HBO Latino NY, Urban World, Festival de Cannes, New Filmmakers LA, and the San Diego International Film Festival to name a few. Our team is community minded and involved in educational outreach programs. We are a diverse group and promote and support diversity efforts. In keeping with that effort we have active creative involvement in the following organizations: The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), the NAACP, the Carlos Lezama Archives & Caribbean Cultural Center, the NY Women in Film and Television, and the WGAe Diversity Coalition.
Writer-Director, Senior Creative Producer.
Taylor-Roberts is a writer-director, producer. She was a 2016/17 Fellow of the Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program and a Semi-Finalist of the 2017 Made in NY Writer's Room for her comedy series 'Cabbie Mamis. She is also a 2017 NYWIF Script to Screen Fellow and an ABC-Disney New Talent Diversity Program 2001 Grant Fellow. Her work has been invited to major festivals around the world (Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, and Sundance) and has been recognized by the NAACP and NYWIF. Her narrative feature film in development, “A Girl from Haiti” was invited to the 2015 National Association of Latino Independent Producers Diverse Women in Media Residency Lab and advanced to the 2nd round of consideration in the 2017 Sundance Screenwriter's Lab.
An alum of Northwestern University's Film Program and an alumn of Columbia University School of the Arts, MFA Film Program. Taylor-Roberts got her professional start apprenticing with film and commercial directors at Smuggler and Tool of North America in Santa Monica. Nikki directs interstitial ads and branded content and writes and produces television. She is developing several features and episodic shows. Nikki recently became a Finalist in the 2018 Commercial Directors Diversity Program hosted by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers’ (AICP).
Actor, Writer, Producer and Brand Manager:
Life is a marathon and Augustus-Tremaine Romeo (Tre-USA) has been jogging through the streets of Brooklyn from birth. A member of the The Players (NYC), Romeo is as an actor, writer and director and who's sense of style has made him a rising star in men's fashion.
At the age of fifteen Romeo started doing stand-up comedy, and somehow he ended up in the fashion industry. There is nothing funny about fashion, and nothing fashionable about comedy; so he chose the latter -- the pay is better. Romeo is a Brooklyn-born writer, producer and the co-founder of the award-winning ad agency We Are Not Pilgrims. Romeo’s influence has helped form strong collaborations with various creative agencies that also include Street Etiquette.Romeo shot a music video for artist DJ KittyCash that was featured on Vogue.com, His short film Slumflower screened at the Cannes Short Corner. Recently Rome was appointed as the Creative Director of the Carlos Lezama Archives & Caribbean Cultural Center.