Dawn (otherwise known as Hearts + Sparks Productions) is passionate about film—and about using it to help people and organizations tell their stories in the best way possible. In fact, Briar and Dawn met years ago through Bitch Media (publishers of the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture), where Briar was the Art Director, and Dawn was on the Board. They collaborated for the first time on a promo video about the Bitch Media offices.
Since then Dawn has worked on music videos, ads, and fun Portlandia-like sketch shorts. She is currently undertaking her own major work-to-date—a film called Sista in the Brotherhood. This is a "short film about a young black tradeswoman who struggles to prove herself on the jobsite. Loosely based on a doctoral thesis written by Dr. Roberta Hunte, the film reflects the experience of many tradeswomen who struggle to be accepted in a male-dominated workforce."