Rojé Augustin started Breaknight Films while working as a producer for ABC News in New York.  She was moonlighting in the independent film scene and was hired as an assistant director on a small budget film called False Start.  That led to her co-producing the picture and Breaknight Films was born!  Following that, she wrote several screenplays, one of which was an adaptation of a compelling true life story titled Fort-Dimanche Fort-la-Mort.

Rojé’s goal is to make Breaknight Films synonymous with projects that shatter commonly held stereotypes; to build a creative hothouse where unique projects involving underrepresented characters and ideas are born and bred for mass media.

Currently, she is developing projects across several formats, including documentary, drama, podcasts and web series.  She has also written an award-winning debut novel titled The Unraveling of Bebe Jones—about a rich and famous R&B diva and her family—which was self-published in February 2013 and is available on Amazon and other platforms as well as through select retail chains.

Why does she do all of this?  Because as a woman of color, Rojé is intent on removing barriers maintained by conventional narratives, because storytelling for her has always been an effective tool of education, enlightenment, and entertainment.  And because she loves a good story. It’s all about the story with Rojé, the story is everything!

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