Kali Baker-Johnson is a Brooklyn-based, New Jersey-born filmmaker, college professor, and comic book writer. His feature film debut, FEEL LIKE GHOSTS, won the Best Director and Best Screenplay awards at the 2022 American Black Film Festival. He is an alumnus of Chapman University’s graduate film directing program and during his time on the West Coast he collaborated with Oscar-winning producer Cathy Schulman as an O.L. Halsell Scholar, worked for Oscar-nominated producing duo Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger, and shadowed Emmy-winning director Millicent Shelton. His films have screened internationally, as well as in programs for domestic abuse education, centers for at-risk youth and and New York's Time Square. He used to be able to dunk and, every once in a while, he still has a good day on the basketball court.