Akello is a creative producer & visual sociologist with over 20 years of diverse professional experience in the public sector, private sector, non-profit and higher education. As a freelance content development producer, he has worked behind the camera, in front of the lens and in the editing bay on short films, web series, promotional videos including EPK videos for musical artists and actor reels and promotional videos for programs and independent business owners. His ongoing projects include an instructional Yoga Detox video series featuring an LA-based acupuncturist/yoga instructor, a documentary on a world-renowned Polynesian tattoo artist, a reality TV show about healthy eating/urban organic gardening, and several other TV and web series are in development including an inspirational/motivational series where entrepreneurial talent are featured and interviewed. He is currently in final revisions of a short film script called "Double Date" which follows an unlikely pair of online daters looking for that "real world connection."
He remains connected to young people and social consciousness as an adjunct professor of sociology at El Camino College, teaching both in the classroom and online, and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, founded by actor Hill Harper, leading efforts of the foundation's annual Summer Empowerment Academy.
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