the invisible vegan

the crew

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Kenny Leyva and Jasmine C. Leyva

The Directors
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Joseph Blaustein

Producer/Editor
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Erica L. Taylor

Producer
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Kim Fisher

Executive Producer
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Mark Pomerville

Executive Producer
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Katie Cleary

Executive, Producer

Jasmine, a producer, and Kenny, an editor, became an item while working on the documentary series Unsung. Jasmine, while grateful to have an entertainment position, became frustrated with putting maximum effort into someone else’s vision. Kenny advised her to quit her job and promised to take care of her so she could put all of her energy into their first feature length film.  With unwavering love for one another, years of patience and hard work, they created The Invisible Vegan.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2000, Joseph Blaustein has built a boutique post production business where he is a film editor, music producer and sound engineer. He is an award-winning composer and was a scholarship recipient at the Berklee College of Music where he graduated in 1998. Blaustein's primary focus these last few years has been concentrated on films and documentaries exposing the issues plaguing our modern existence and he understands the importance of being involved in projects that not only entertain, but educate and inspire viewers to be conscientious and proactive in dealing with these issues.

Erica L. Taylor is Founder and Principal of Sophistiglam LLC, a creative production company featuring scripted and unscripted content for television, film and digital. She is an adept entertainment talent who has worked nearly every angle of the entertainment business, from production to news reporting, scripting, creative strategy and talent acquisition. Erica’s creative roots were first planted in nationally syndicated broadcasting as the Producer of the Tom Joyner Morning show for 13 years. It is her continued mission to tell a good story through the magic of television and film, while educating and entertaining her audience.

Kim Fisher is a native New Yorker. In 2001, after completing her master’s degree in communications from Newhouse College at Syracuse University, she relocated to Los Ángeles where she worked in television for 15 years. She has recently relocated back to New York City and is working to reestablish her career as a story producer. Today, Kim is currently working as a junior story producer for a television show on LOGO TV, along with completing post-production on her first feature length documentary " Invisible Vegan" as an executive producer.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Pomerville studied film production at the University of Southern California and earned his bachelor of arts in English at Washington State University. Pomerville has extensive non-profit experience, having served as program director at Shared Hope International, an organization that aids in the recovery and restoration of human trafficking victims. In addition, Mark is a creative consultant and co-founder of Project SPARK Studio, a charitable organization that teaches underprivileged children digital arts and animation in Redding, California. Pomerville has a passion for helping those in need, and is eager to use his nonprofit and media experience to aid Providence’s development department, as well as to nurture strong relationships with alumni. In his spare time, Pomerville enjoys singing and voice-over acting.

As a model & actress who has taken major action in the preservation of our planet and its species, Katie is the founder of the animal welfare organization, “Peace 4 Animals.” Giving a powerful voice to the most critical animal issues, she is the creator & producer of “World Animal News” to cover news-breaking stories around the world and creator & executive producer of the award-winning documentary, “Give Me Shelter” that is on Netflix and soon-to-be-released on the National Geographic Channel.