David Piperni - President

A native of Montreal, Canada, David launched Cargo Film & Releasing in 2000 to represent the world as he sees it: diverse, eclectic, and exciting. Raised speaking Italian, French, and English, David has always had an international outlook and has always been intrigued by global cultures. Cargo's projects reflect this worldview. It is no wonder that David resides in New York City these days with his wife and young daughter. David has executive produced a number of projects in the Cargo catalogue.


Sherry Simpson - Producer

Sherry has recently produced AMANDLA! (2003), the feature film on the South African resistance music which premiered on HBO and was released theatrically to much critical acclaim and good box office in 2003. Sherry, originally from Jamaica, Queens in New York City, is now Los Angeles based. She is a co-producer with David on independent film THE RIVER and doc feature THE FURIOUS FORCE OF RHYMES.


Daniel K. Berman - Director/Producer

Daniel is a Toronto-based filmmaker/producer and having received a Gemini Award for his work on DEWEY TIME-THE LIFE OF DEWEY REDMAN. Daniel has also produced and directed the HD series BEAUTIFUL NOISE (13 X 60'), SOLOS- JAZZ SESSIONS (28 x 60'), the HD travel show SPLENDOR IN THE GARDEN, DUOS-JAZZ SESSIONS (13 x 30') and KEY OF EH! (6 x 30') to name just a few.


Josh Atesh Litle - Director/Producer

An outstanding cinematographer, Josh completed his first feature film, the award winning EVER SINCE THE END OF THE WORLD in 2002 and is recently in production with a documentary on international hip hop music and culture in production with Dave Piperni and Sherry Simpson entitled THE FURIOUS FORCE OF RHYMES. Josh lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Mama Keita - Director

Mama Keita is a Paris-based filmmaker having completed 3 features films and several documentaries in France. THE RIVER is based on his film LE FLEUVE from 2003.


Stephanie Black - Director/Producer

Filmography includes the award-winning feature-length documentaries "H-2 Worker" and "Life & Debt" which have won both numerous awards around the world. See http://www.lifeanddebt.org for more information. Recently, Stephanie directed six episodes of "Being Bobby Brown" a reality show broadcast on BRAVO, Summer 2005 produced by B2 Entertainment. Stephanie is also currently in post-production on "AFRICA UNITE: Bob Marleys 60th Birthday Celebration" shot in February 2005 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Stephanie is based in New York City.


Jean-Jacques Neira - Producer

Jean-Jacques is a Brussels-based producer and President of Karma Productions, a premiere music concert producer. Karma and Cargo are currently working on several concert productions that are in the works.


Clayton Benn - Producer

Clayton Benn started his film and television career in 1993 at PBS as part of the Development team at IN THE MIX a teen magazine program headed by Emmy-award winning Executive Producer Sue Castle. A job at Children's Television Workshop (SESAME STREET) soon followed. In 2000, Mr. Benn produced and directed multimedia video segments at GTBETA.COM featuring Danny Glover, novelist Christopher Buckley, and former NATO Allied Commander, General Wesley Clark. Most recently Clayton Benn has worked as a distribution executive at Global Media Distribution (GMD); a NYC based international film distributor.