Solara Films, Inc. is a New York based independent film production company dedicated to making intelligent, quality films. We are a collective of artists, entrepreneurs, and partners who are committed to working together, growing together, and collaborating on projects that not only entertain, but also engage and educate our audience.

We are a new independent film production company that is committed to discovering and producing intelligent films that are artistically inventive, brassy and have the potential of being financial and critical successes. Our desire is to work with emerging filmmakers, giving them the opportunity to develop material that pushes the boundaries of storytelling and concentrates on subjects of substance and relevance.

Our hope is to build a collective of artists and partners who will become a credible foundation and community, striving for quality films, television programs, and other creative media. We want the Solara name to be a credible presence and brand in the media business. We welcome all to come and be a part of the creative process!

Rawle “Fitz” Williams
Founder & Producer
Rawle “Fitz” Williams is an actor and entrepreneur who completed his BA in theatre at Marymount Manhattan College. As a businessman, he has built his own special events company, F.A.B., and through it, has worked alongside Manhattan’s preeminent special event planners and restaurateurs, garnering the reputation of bridging the tricky gap between conventional art buyers and outlandish art élites. Through F.A.B, he has planned and coordinated events for Punch restaurant, Hound’s Tooth Café and Wunderbar nightclub, among other venues. Specifically, he has promoted local painter Randy Bloom and South African painter Sholto Ainslie, whose work he introduced to New York. As an artist, he splits his creative efforts among film and stage in the joint roles of producer, writer and actor. In 2009, he co-produced the play “And My Name Ain’t Peaches” along with, and has also penned Check to Check for the “Negro Ensemble: A night of new voices.”

Cora Flaster
Co-Founder, Producer & Creative Director
Cora Flaster graduated From the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1997 and has since worked as a Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and Art Director in New York and Germany. Although she started her career in print design, she attended New York University in 2000 where she received a Certificate in Multimedia Production. Her experience encompasses a broad range of projects in the design and multimedia fields, including print and interactive Media. In 2003, she launched Coradesigns, her own design company, and has since worked with various clients in the fashion, entertainment and Pharmaceutical industries. In 2009, she co-founded Solara Films Inc. along with Rawles Williams.

Michael Angelo Tata, Ph.D.
Writer & Creative Director
Michael Angelo Tata received his BA in Biology from Providence College, his MA in Poetics from Temple University, and his PhD from the City University of New York. He is the Executive Editor of the Sydney-based electronic journal of literature, art and new media nebu[lab]. His essays appear most recently in the collections Neurology and Modernity and Passage to Manhattan: Critical Essays on Meena Alexander, and in the British journal Parallax His poetry and fiction can be found in Gertrude, Nebula and Blood Lotus. His Andy Warhol: Sublime Superficiality arrives from Intertheory Press in 2010.

Jenna Jackson
Writer & Executive Producer
Jenna Jackson is a Brooklyn writer with a passion for poetry and storytelling. Jenna received a B.A. in English and African-American and African Studies from The Ohio State University and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU. Hailing originally from Cincinnati, OH she’s an accomplished screenwriter, playwright, activist, and poet, having performed at Writer’s Block, D’Light Lounge, and New Harvest Café in Columbus, Ohio. Her films include Power of Love, a short on domestic violence both in the U.S. and Nigeria, Pigskin Heels, Full Court Press, and a short film, Benachin directed by Chloe Zhao that’s currently in post-production. Her plays include Sex and the Faithful Girl, Convictions, and Spin Cycle, the latter being featured in the Graduate Marathon of New Works at NYU. She’s currently working on the current productions of Solara Films as well as her own one-woman show.

Cecil Henry
Starting his Wall Street career with Salomon Brothers in 1993, by 2001 with Salomon Smith Barney, Mr. Henry, with his ability to see, understand and capitalize on market trends and desires was instrumental in helping to rank The Japanese Equity Sales Desk #1 by Institutional Investors, the industry’s premier data collection agency. After Wall Street and in his attempt to improve his own community, Mr. Henry spent a few years as a micro lender with ACCION, and as an entrepreneur. He has played a vital role growing and developing one of Golden Krust’s, the Caribbean fast food franchise, roti suppliers. He has also been an adviser and friend to America’s premier Black brewery, Harlem Brewing Co/Sugar Hill Beer. Mr. Henry has been instrumental in helping to bridge the digital divide for his community through
The Urban Product Group Inc., and in helping to educate his community on the benefits of investing in and marketing through an internet platform. It is no surprise to Mr. Henry of the growth, reach and power of this platform.

Louis Johnson
“The Accessory King”
Louis Johnson is known in fashion circles and among hip-hop elite as the “Accessory King” and is the go-to guy if you want to up your fashion quotient.

He is a former resident fashion guru of the N networks "Star stylist Reality Show" and was assistant fashion editor of XII magazine., Hydro magazine., Tribe magazine and is a contributing fashion editor / stylist to Uptown & Vibe magazines.

Louis is a style maven and designer with "custom clothing brand "5001 Flavors, Inc"., as well as the lead wardrobe stylist for The System Within / RuffRyder Records film & music department and former stylist for Nordstrom corporation; Parish – Nation Lady Enyce and Enyce Men runway and advertisement campaigns., in addition to numerous commercials, videos, televised programs and (2) major (upcoming films...The System Within and Stickup Kids). Additionally, he has created the look for NuAmerica agency’s Luster and Oster hair product(s)., Captain Morgan Rum and Tommy Hilfiger commercials featuring Farnsworth Bentley, Andre Harrell, Christina Milian, Fefe Dobson, and Robin Thicke as well as Pepsi (5) generations of Hip Hop advertisement.

Louis is known throughout the music and entertainment industries for his keen fashion sensibility and reigns as the stylist of choice for such celebrities as (his own) Pastor / Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Jr., Sean P. Diddy Combs and (entire) the Bad Boy family, Faith Evans, Usher, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown., Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Dave Hollister., Boris Kudjoe, Nona Gaye, Kirk Franklin., Mary/Mary., Fat Joe, Boyz II Men, Blu Cantrell, DMX, Foxy Brown and the list goes on.

Louis states “If I have one piece of sage advice to offer up to anyone looking to create a distinctive fashion statement I would have to say "accessoRIZE!" .... I think perhaps the one thing that separates us in the animal kingdom is our ability to accessorize, if your shoes or accessories are wrong it doesn’t matter that you’re wearing a $3,000 Valentino” piece", he quips.

Louis Johnson sense of style is "American Classic with a urban twist"! His style is uncomplicated and never pretentious and rather than putting his clients into the hottest garment on the racks, he looks to their personal essence for his inspiration., and his colleagues of 5001 flavors, Inc.

To book Louis for engagements and to become a member of his fashion blog community please visit:

Fatty {documentary}
You’ve seen the statistics and heard the debates about what is fueling this epidemic. Now hear it from the people themselves –what is it really like to be a child and fat in America?
Currently in Development

Gross Misconduct {short film}
… Just remember, when you screw someone, you do reap what you sow…
Currently in Development

Thank you for you contribution to Solara Films, Inc.! Your donations are directly responsible for our continual success in making quality films and in doing so, providing avenues for emerging filmmakers and artists to build a community together.

Solara Films is a sponsored company of From the Heart Productions, a 501(c) 3 non-profit arts service organization. Contributions on behalf of Solara Films should be made payable to From the Heart Productions and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please click on the Donations button to contribute.

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Solara Films looks to form solid collaborative relationships with talented artists.We love building new partnerships and welcoming new people into the Solara Family.

We are currently seeking producers to collaborate with us on our current projects. We need an individual(s) who’s focused, fiscally responsible, and has an eye for new projects. For more information about becoming a producer with Solara Films, please email

Directors/Actors/Editors/Set Designers (and the like!)
We're continually looking for new talent and artists to develop and grow with us! Please send an email to Please be sure to include a resume of your work.

Solara Films, Inc. is continuously looking for compelling stories waiting to be told. We're seeking screenplays with unique characters and narratives that hopefully push artistic boundaries. Screenplays submitted to us must be thought-provoking and moving as well as relevant and appealing to a wide viewing audience. Please send only a synopsis of your project accompanied by a brief biography to If we are interested in your project, we will ask you to sign a standard release agreement before reading the complete screenplay. Although we don’t currently pay for written work, we do provide an excellent opportunity for your work to be produced!

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Solara Films Inc
New York NY
347 688 4072