Tyrel Hunt is an award-winning writer and filmmaker from Jamaica Queens. He is the founder of Grittyvibes.com, one of the premiere independent platforms for black arts and culture. As a filmmaker, he wrote, edited and directed the feature film April Again, which won several awards including "Best of the Fest" at The Peoples Film Festival and Best Feature film at the Baltimore Black Film Festival. He is the screenwriter of "Other Side", an upcoming short film currently being produced by MFA students at USC School of Cinematic Arts. As a novelist, his debut book "The Sound of Southside" is set to arrive in late 2022. Tyrel works full time as the Director of Marketing and Communications at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.