Leadership Board

President: Mingjie Zhai

VP: Annalyn Miller, specializing in Content Management and Business Development

VP: Carson Gibbs, specializing in Digital Marketing and Google Adwords

Board Secretary: Monica Dziak

Chief Financial Officer: Ibraheem Hachem

Board of Advisors

Sam Zaribian: Co-Founder of Live Portrait and the Business Development, and one of the first visionary entrepreneurs in applying augmented reality technology for The Love Story Journal. Sam will bring insight and expertise in Augmented Reality applications in conjunction with our stories.

Mel Novak: A pastor of over 36 years who has faithfully ministered on the streets of L.A., and in the chapel services at the Union Rescue Mission, Fred Jordan Mission, L.A. Mission and the Long Beach Rescue Mission. Mel has also ministered at prisons for 35 years, in penitentiaries from San Quentin and Pelican Bay in California, to New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Alabama, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, and Oregon. Having done over 9,000 services and over 180,000 praying the Lord’s Prayer, Mel Novak helps The Love Story protect the mission and message of God’s love for us all.

The Love Story Creatives

TLS Journal Contributors

TLSJ Vol. 1

(In no particular order)

Journaling Concept: Mingjie Zhai Book Design: Justin Oelefein Executive Producer: Mingjie Zhai Associate Producers: Wade Chao Monica Dziak Sandy Leung Leila Pari Sherman Wellons Video Editor: Mingjie Zhai Sound Editor: Seth Brogdon Editor-in-Chief: Mingjie Zhai Assistant Copy Editors: Alex Jacobs, Stephanie Mercado, & Amber Zhai Cover Illustration and Mandala: Jesse Alter The Love Story (Front Half) Portrait Illustrators: Sirine Cherif, Stephen Mark Rocktaschel The Art of Transformation (Back Half) Portrait Illustrator: Xiao Ming Tang Graphic Designer: Justin Oefelein In Partnership with: Live Portrait Copyright © 2016 The Love Story Media, Inc.

Antonique Smith behind Love is Everything https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-love-is-everything/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Amber Zhai Camera: Dereck Cleveland & Sherman Wellons Special Thanks to: Darryl Smith and Lobby Studios

Kera Armendariz behind “Snakes” https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-snakes/ Producer: Monica Dziak Interviewer: Monica Dziak Camera: Norio Chalico & Mingjie Zhai Tomer Peretz behind Unbreakable https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-unbreakable/ Producer: Monica Dziak Interviewer: Monica Dziak Camera: Norio Chalico & Mingjie Zhai

Lucas David behind People Are Strange https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-unbreakable/ Producer: Monica Dziak Interviewer: Monica Dziak Camera: Norio Chalico & Mingjie Zhai

Kiyoshi Shelton behind I Am the Light https://thelovestory.org/project/I-Am-the-Light Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Alysta Lim Camera: Jeredon O’ Conner, Arin Degroff, Jesse Rivas, Mingjie Zhai Production Assistants: Athena Lim & Andrea Green

Krista Richards behind Broken https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-broken Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Jeredon O’ Conner, Jesse Rivas, Mingjie Zhai Production Assistants: Athena Lim & Alysta Lim

Indy Rishi behind the Laughter https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-the-laughter/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Alba Haya Camera: Alba Haya & Mingjie Zhai Special Thanks to: Edgar Cavalcanti & Jim Francesco v

Indigo River behind “Let it Go” https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-let-go/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Monica Dziak & Sherman Wellons

Michelle Fitzgerald behind Let’s Eat SF https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-lets-eat/ Producer: Sandy Leung Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Mingjie Zhai

Andrea Sáenz behind Dolce Ardor https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-dolce-ardor/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Monica Dziak Special Thanks to: DTO

Justin Taylor Phillips behind Crywolf https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-crywolf/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Wade Chao & Sherman Wellons Special Thanks to: Adam Seid

Mick Lorusso behind Museum of Endoluminosity https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-museum-of-endoluminosity/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Wade Chao & Mingjie Zhai Special Thanks to: UCLA Art | Sci Center

Bryan Reeves behind The Relationship Insight Ninja https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-insight-ninja/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Ozzy Smith Camera: Wade Chao & Mingjie Zhai Production Assistants: Jeffrey Annon & Jacqueline Keller

Tim Ringgold behind Music Therapy https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-music-therapy/ Producer: Leila Pari Interviewer: Leila Pari Camera: Gus Carrillo & Mingjie Zhai vi

Kweisi Gharreau behind Innocent Rage https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-innocent-rage/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Wade Chao Production Assistants: Alysta Lim, Athena Lim, & Yiseul Kang

Donny O’ Malley behind Irreverent Warriors https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-irreverent-warriors/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Carlos Sanchez Camera: Jim Francesco & Carlos Sanchez Production Assistant: Nancy Yeang Music: Courtesy of Moby at MobyGratis.com Special thanks to: David Pingree & Eden Trevino

Julia Price behind “Painkiller” https://thelovestory.org/project/painkiller/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Sherman Wellons & Mingjie Zhai Special Thanks to: Samuel J Matt Milano behind MilanoArt https://thelovestory.org/project/milanoart/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Sandy Leung Music: BenSound.com

Mike Owens and Brent Olds Behind Vetality Corp https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-vetality-corp/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Inge Christie Camera: Edgar Liquidano Special Thanks to: Wade Chao

Hennessy Echemendia behind “The Letter” https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-the-letter Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Wade Chao Camera: Wade Chao and Ian Corvin Josefina Bashout behind Soulscape Journey https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-soulscape-journey/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Edgar Liquidano Camera: Edgar Liquidano & Mingjie Zhai

Mel Novak behind Heavenly Manna https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-heavenly-manna/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Wade Chao & Mingjie Zhai Camera: Wade Chao & Ian Corvin DJ Qwess Coast behind Agape https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-agape/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Wade Chao Special Thanks to: Cross Campus

Larisa Rose behind “A Place Called Home” https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-a-place-called-home/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Mingjie Zhai Cheri Rae Russell behind Peace Yoga Gallery https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-peace-yoga-gallery/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Wade Chao & Sherman Wellons Danny Brook and Lauren Rhodes behind “My Best Friend’s Suicide “and “Society” https://thelovestory.org/project/behindsociety/ https://thelovestory.org/project/best-friends-suicide/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Wade Chao, Sherman Wellons & Mingjie Zhai Special Thanks to: Shambhala Music Studio & Ras Kass

Jessica Wen behind Light Therapy https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-light-therapy/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Wade Chao Special Thanks to: Cross Campus

Jelveh Pedraza Behind The Redemption https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-the-redemption/ Producer: Leila Pari Interviewer: Leila Pari Camera: Wade Chao & Mingjie Zhai viii Dream Rockwell behind Lucent Dossier Experience, Do Lab and Cuddle the World https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-lucent-dossier-experience/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Jesse Rivas and Jeredon O’ Conner Production Assistants: Sue Chin, Stephanie Mercado, and Andrea Green Photographer: Brant Brogan Special Thanks to: Melissa Wynn-Jones, Russell Ward, and The Confluence Group

Samuel J behind “All My Heart” https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-samuel-j/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: AJ Berger Special Thanks to: Carla Schwiderski

Keith Murray behind “The Suicide Song” https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-the-suicide-song/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Sherman Wellons Special Thanks to: Josh One Boomnote & Danny Brook

Peter Harper behind “Winter Wonderland” https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-winter-wonderland/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Nancy Yeang Camera: Wade Chao and Jason Do Special Thanks to: Full Circle Venice & The Folk Music Center Moby behind Love and Loss https://thelovestory.org/project/healing-the-moby-story/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Stephanie Mercado Special Thanks to: Jonathan Nesvadba, Russell Ward, The Confluence Group and Shambhala Music Festival

Marisabel Bazan Behind The Butterfly Collection https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-the-butterflies/ Producer: Sherman Wellons Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Sherman Wellons & Mingjie Zhai Special Thanks to: Sherman Wellons and Jesse Rivas

Cecile Guillemain Behind “Dis-moi que tu M’aimes” https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-de-moines-que-tu/ Producer: Wade Chao Interviewer: Wade Chao Camera: Wade Chao

Brent Allen Spears behind Shrine https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-shrine/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Chas Steiglar Camera: Jim Francesco and Fareeth John Production Assistant: Nancy Yeang Special Thanks to: Kristen Woo

Dr. Sarah Neustadter behind Death and Love https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-death-and-love/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Wade Chao & Sherman Wellons Ras Kass behind Soul On Ice https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-soul-on-ice/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera:

Sherman Wellons Special Thanks to: Danny Brook Martin Dunkerton behind LovEarth https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-lovearth/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Ivy Joeva Camera: Wade Chao & Mingjie Zhai Special Thanks to: Stephen Huntsman

Rohan Dixit behind Lief Therapeutics https://thelovestory.org/project/behind-Lief Therapeutics/ Producer: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Sandy Leung

 

TLSJ Vol. 2

Credits

Executive Producer: Mingjie Zhai

Artist Portrait Illustration: Jocelyn Scears
Cover, Layout, and Graphic Design: Chiao Huang Copywriter: Mingjie Zhai, Special thanks to: Melissa Kirk

Journaling Concept: Mingjie Zhai
Book Design: Chiao Huang

Producers:
Adéle Buclier Danielle Goldfarb Jenna Roscoe Ryan Stabile Megan Stone Sherman Wellons Mingjie Zhai

Video Editor: Mingjie Zhai
In Partnership With: Live Portrait

Maryam Henein Behind Honey Colony; Producers: Mingjie Zhai and Danielle Goldfarb Camera: Danielle Goldfarb, Brian Leong, Mingjie Zhai

Pete Kronowitt Behind “The Perfect Day”; Interview, producers, and editor: Mingjie Zhai Videography: Mingjie Zhai and Anna Maguire Special Thanks to Alex Jacobs

Ryan Hurtgen Behind Perfect Beings; Producer, Interviewer, Videographer, and Editor: Mingjie Zhai

Nick Terranova Behind Starkillers; Producer, Interviewer, Videographer, and Editor: Mingjie Zhai

Maya McClean Behind “The One”; Producer, Interviewer, Videographer and Editor: Mingjie Zhai Videographer: Destiny Storm

Colin James Behind “All Things”; Producer and Editor: Mingjie Zhai Interviewer: Destiny Storm; Videographers: Ryan Stabile and Mingjie Zhai Special Thanks to Samuel J

Sam Woolf Behind “Old New Home”; Producer, Interviewer, Videographer, Editor: Mingjie Zhai Special Thanks to: Sylvie Barnett

Chelsea Williams Behind Boomerang; Produced, Interviewed, Videographer, and Editor: Mingjie Zhai Special Thanks to Blue Élan Records

Gabe Otto Behind Pan Astral; Producer, Interviewer, editor: Mingjie Zhai Special thanks to Kipp Koren

Gabe Cordell Behind Roll With Me; Producer, interviewer, and Editor: Mingjie Zhai Videographer: Annie Jeeves Special Thanks to Christian Link

Taura Stinson Behind 100 Things Every Black Girl Should Know; Producer, Interviewer, and Editor: Mingjie Zhai Videographer: Moses Hill Special Thanks to: Echoing Soundz

Danny Thurmer Behind Deadset Colorado; Producer, Interviewer, Editor: Mingjie Zhai Videographer: Aaron O’Connell; Special thanks to: Pizza Bar 66

Ashi Dala & Spooki Tavi Behind HOTTMT; Producer, Interviewer & Editor: Mingjie Zhai Videographers: Mingjie Zhai and Aaron O’ Connell Special Thanks to: The Lost Lake Lounge

Weston Smith Behind Weston Smith Music; Producer, Interviewer, Videographer, & Editor: Mingjie Zhai. Special thanks to: Pizza Pedals

Shea Freedom Behind Freedom Music; Producer: Sherman Wellons Interviewer: Ryan Stabile Videographer: Sherman Wellons Editor: Mingjie Zhai; Special Thanks to: Lucidity Festival

Matt Sassari Behind Matt Sassari Music; Producer, Interviewer, and translator: Adélie Buclier Videographer: Adélie Buclier Special thanks to: Sylvie Barnett and Ryan Stabile

Mattew Smit Behind Minimal Sessions; Producer: Ryan Stabile; Interviewer and Editor: Mingjie Zhai Camera: Adélie Buclier; Special Thanks: Sylvie Barnett

Imani Scott Behind Lovin’; Producer: Sherman Wellons; Camera: Sherman Wellons and Moses Hill Editor: Mingjie Zhai

Rory O’ Connell Behind Bristol to Memory; Interviewer, Video, and Editing: Mingjie Zhai Special Thanks: Sylvie Barnett and Unitá Club

Hayden Maltese Behind Junkhead; Producer, Interviewer, Camera, Editor: Jenna Roscoe Special thanks to: Madison Richeson

Random Rab Behind “A Little More Free”; Producer: Megan Stone Interviewer: Ryan Stabile Editor: Mingjie Zhai Special Thanks to Megan Stone and Lucidity Festival

Kandee Lewis Behind The Positive Results Corporation; Producer, Interviewer, Editor: Mingjie Zhai Special thanks to: Ruby Guillen

Ty Bates Behind Ty Bates Music; Producer, Interviewer, Videographer, and Editor: Mingjie Zhai Special Thanks to: Grizzly Rose

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