An award-winning news producer and technology entrepreneur, Farrell has over 25 years of experience producing theatre, film and television. Tim was Senior Political Producer of the award-winning NY1 “Inside City Hall” live news show in New York City and covered both local and national political leaders. He blends creative vision, technical skills, and strategic insight and is passionate about engaging audiences in the political conversation by realizing stories with depth and integrity. His documentary film work explores socio-political issues and topics that require collaborative, community engagement. His work is featured in public health, mental health and medical education tools that are deployed nationally. More …
Robyn Hussa Farrell
Co-Founder of whitelephant, Hussa is an award-winning NYC theatre producer and technology entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience producing theatre, events, health education programs and documentary style films that require deep community engagement and collaboration. Hussa received the 2017 Women of Distinction award for Girl Scouts Mainland to Midlands, the 2014 Peace Award from Converse College and 2010 Champion in Women’s Health award from First Lady of Wisconsin, Ms. Sue Ann Thompson. Hussa is a national speaker and presenter at arts, medical and educational conferences around the U.S. and is co-Founder of the award-winning Transport Group Theatre Company in New York City. More …
Tim and Robyn are responsible for co-Directing the critically acclaimed “Highland Video Village” installation for Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and Chapman Cultural Center, and are currently creating documentaries of the Northside Initiative and Way to Wellville projects in Spartanburg. We are responsible for creating and leading the “Innovation Village” projects in Spartanburg, as well as all projects for the Sharpen app – connecting evidence-based health tools to residents and veterans through mobile applications and sophisticated analytics. We specialize in helping on-profit organizations tell their stories in compelling and engaging ways. Other clients include, The Mary Black Foundation, Greenville Women’s Giving, VCOM, Angels Charge Ministries, Jasmine Road and many more. For our work directing the above projects, we received the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award from the City of Spartanburg, the 2017 InnoVISION Award for Community Service and 2017 Community Impact award from the Upstate Warrior Solution, the 2017 Woman of Distinction Award from The Girl Scouts of South Carolina and were nominated for the 2017 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Leadership and Community Change. Our leadership were Invited Presenters and Entrepreneur Advisors for the 2017 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship for the Kauffman Foundation, Invited Panelist for the StartME – Spartanburg project for Purposebuilt Annual Conference, and Invited Presenter for the 2017 Southeastern Council for Foundations Annual Meeting in Florida, with Mary Black Foundation. We are grateful to the more than 30 college interns who work with us to achieve our goals. Current interns and partners are listed below.
Our Partners and Collaborators
Hub City Bees
Spartanburg Art Museum
Elizabeth Freeman, M. A.
Chantel is Assistant Producer on the CONNECT Spartanburg project with White Elephant. She is a junior at the Scholars Academy at USC Upstate, and plans to pursue a future with medicine. Born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina, she greatly enjoys working with the community, as she is involved in multiple tutoring programs, is the drum major at Spartanburg High School, and serves as a Youth Ambassador for Connect Spartanburg.
Mary Margaret Holden is a Junior English major with a Film and Media Studies concentration and a Studio Art Minor at Wofford College. She plans to attend graduate school for Creative Film Producing once graduated in the Spring of 2018. She is a member of the Wofford Gospel Choir, the Chief Panhellenic officer of Kappa Alpha Theta, a Wofford Ambassador, and a member of Wofford Activities Council. She is from Charlottesville, Virginia where she grew up on a small farm riding horses.