Maria c. Capp - Writer/Producer, p.g.a.
Maria has been actively involved in entertainment and the arts for over 20 years. Her multi-disciplinary expertise includes work as a director, producer, entrepreneur, and acting coach. She has served as an advocate, speaker, committee and board member for such organizations as the Youth Biz Alliance, NYSTEA, EdTA, Breaking Into Hollywood, BOCES - Arts in Education, and Kids for Kids Productions.
In 2012 Maria formed Cappricielli Inc., a multi-faceted production company that creates a wide array of entertaining and socially conscious film, video, theatre, and music content. As CEO of Cappricielli Productions, she has co-produced the award-winning music video, SO WHAT (International Family Film Festival, Dances With Films, Rahway Film Festival and The Hollywood and Vine Film Festival) and the feature film THE BANDIT HOUND, starring Lou Ferrigno, Cathryn Bell and Judd Nelson; written her own web-series, AND BROTHER MAKES THREE; and directed and produced the short film, TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE, which was accepted into the esteemed Dances With Films festival.
She produced the award-winning music video HURRICANE performed by artist RAFFAELA. HURRICANE won for Best Music Video Award and Grand Jury Award for an Artist Performance in the 2016 Hollywood & Vine Film Festival. In 2018, Maria returns to the stage directing and producing, PIZZA & WHINE which had its world premiere at the New York Theatre Festival and will run in the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2018.
In addition to Reach, she is near completion on the documentary film, FIND AN IDENTITY which she has written and directed. FIND AN IDENTITY explores many of the same themes as Reach. For more information, visit cappricielli.com
Johnny James Fiore - Writer/Associate Producer
Johnny James Fiore is an actor, screenwriter, director, and producer based out of Venice, California. In his three and a half years In Los Angeles, Johnny has regularly booked roles in television, national commercials, and films, while writing his own screenplays and working on the production side of projects as well. His first feature screenplay "Reach”, which he wrote, produced and starred in, recently wrapped principal photography. "Reach" won the best screenplay award at the Hollywood & Vine film festival.
Grant Harling - Writer/Producer
Grant is an actor/writer/producer based in Los Angeles, who has been a member of the arts community for ten years. He recently completed principal photography on “Reach”, for which he acted as co-writer/producer/actor. He also recently finished shooting the feature, “Locating Silver Lake”, and the pilot presentation, “That Government Smell.” Grant has studied with Craig Wallace, Anthony Meindl, and Ivana Chubbuck. He is represented by Daryn Simons of Cohesive Entertainment Group, Terry Mandel of Abstract Talent, and Sooze Johnson of The Agency Dallas. He also has a degree in Film/Television Production and Spanish from Pepperdine University. For more information please visit – grantharling.com
Autumn Bailey - Producer
A 9-year native of Atlanta with York, Pennsylvania origins, Autumn Bailey has been deemed as a results-driven and highly qualified entertainment executive specializing in independent film production and distribution.
Mrs. Bailey is the founder of Autumn Bailey Entertainment whose mission is to produce high quality feature films and television shows. She has worked on over three dozen independent film projects as a producer and has assisted numerous filmmakers secure film distribution for their projects. Autumn is also a newly member of the Producer Guild of America.
Currently, Mrs. Bailey is producing several film and television projects. She is a highly sought after indie producer with over 14 films under her belt both on the small and big screens. Of those films, she has received multiple accolades and won numerous awards. She has expanded her brand on the East and West Coast of the United States to further her reach in assisting indie film communities. Through hard work, faith, dedication and doing good business, Mrs. Bailey is certain to continue breaking through barriers with indie film communities across the U.S.
Charles C. Box - Producer, p.g.a.
Charles Box is a former United States Marine and alumnus of the 2012 Creative Minds in Cannes Networking Connection. He graduated with a Master’s in Fine Arts in Film & Television producing from Chapman University.
Charles began producing and directing short films and music videos while in film school and he continues to do so to this day. His experience as a participant in the Cannes Film Festival paved the way for his contribution as a Program Coordinator with The Creative Mind Group in Cannes, Toronto, Berlin and Sundance.
His passion for storytelling and commitment to teamwork makes him an essential part of our team. He is currently working on his feature film debut and several other projects in development for television.
Brandon Ruiz - Director of Photography
From chasing throughbreds racing around a track in Kentucky to documenting female Kurdish soldiers fighting Isis in southern Turkey, award winning cinematographer Brandon Ruiz's passion for storytelling has garnered a great deal of attention in a short period of time and finds him equally at home on the most diverse projects. At the recommendation of Rodney Charters, ASC (DP of the hit TV show '24'), Brandon moved to Los Angeles in 2012, quickly establishing working relationships with several talented directors who recognized his unique naturalistic shooting style and attention to detail. Reach will be his fifth full length feature film.
Tashi Trieu - Digital Intermediate Colorist
Tashi Trieu has over 10 years of post-production finishing experience as well as an intensive background in compositing and digital and film photography. Utilizing a strong eye for story-centric visual aesthetics, Tashi combines both technical and artistic strengths to enhance feature films, commercials, short form, and episodic productions.
In today’s fast-paced post-production environment colorists need a rich understanding of visual effects and motion picture imaging science to produce creative results quickly and effectively. Tashi’s artistic skill set is strengthened by a rich technical background in color science, image processing, and digital post-production workflow.
JeffERy Alan Jones - MUSIC SUPERVISOR, Audio, Sound Designer
Jeffery Alan Jones is a prominent composer, songwriter, sound designer. He has written music for solo instruments, small groups, large groups, jazz ensembles, big bands, popular bands, chamber ensembles, and symphonic orchestras. Mr. Jones has a broad background in a variety of musical style and has composed music in many different genres including; classical, jazz, contemporary, big band, blues, pop, world, musical theater, new age, rock, folk, rhythm and blues, hip hop, and country. He brings a wealth of creativity and passion to each and every composition. Mr. Jones has over 150 films to his credit and most recently winning the Grand Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival with his music and sound design for the film, “Most Beautiful Island.” His music can be heard from the concert stage to the silver screen throughout the world. A recent winner of the Los Angeles Composer Competition, Mr. Jones was commissioned to conduct his orchestral composition "Cinema Fantastic" with the National Chinese Symphony Orchestra in Beijing, China. Mr. Jones was also a winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Award with his song, "My Dream,” and has also composed and arranged music for Miss Diana Ross.
Mr. Jones received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Masters of Music in Composition with honors from the California State University, Long Beach, and an artist diploma in Composition and Piano Performance from the Dick Grove School of Music. His studies have also included film composition at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Rio Mangini - Composer
14 year old Rio Mangini is a classically trained concert pianist, actor, and film composer.
He began his classical piano studies at 5 years old making his Carnegie Hall debut at 9. Around the time Rio started acting. He took a quick dramatic turn playing the autistic son of Rumer Willis in- “Six Letter Word” which screened at Cannes, before pivoting to comedy spending the next few years on Disney and Nickelodeon. He guest starred on several hit show before landing the Nickelodeon series “Bella and the Bulldogs” for 2 seasons.
Rio recently appeared on "Teen Wolf" (MTV) and rounds out his career with voiceover roles-including the titular character “Lasso” of “Lasso & Comet” pilot for Cartoon Network.
Last year he released 2 singles -
"Rio and Fugue" (an homage to his classical roots) in collaboration with Champions of Justice and "Continue?" withrenowned producer Kezwik.
While starring alongside Jaime King- Jason Ritter and Marianna Palka in the genre bending feature "Bitch" (SpectreVision) Sundance 2017. He was asked to compose 3 pieces of music for the score and thus it began.
With perfect pitch and natural instincts - (Dad is Oscar winning sound designer Mark Mangini) this young artistis thrilled to be scoring "Reach" and cultivating his film composition career.
Stephen Murray - EdITOR
An award-winning filmmaker originally from Athens, Ohio, Stephen has been working in film/video production since 2003. A graduate of Miami University, he helped cultivate young talent as president of the student organization MAFIA (Miami Association of Filmmakers/Independent Actors). He later co-founded the Oxford International Film Festival with fellow alumni and university staff. During his time as technical director, the festival was named one of the "Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Fee" by Moviemaker Magazine in 2009.
After an intensive summer session at NYU, and spending time abroad working as a post-production intern in Wellington, New Zealand, Stephen finally relocated to Los Angeles. There he continues to work with a wide variety of producers, artists and filmmakers - including many old colleagues from back home. With a keen eye for performance, and a collaborative approach to storytelling, he has served as lead editor and post supervisor on a wide variety of feature films, short-form videos, and new-media productions.
As an industry outsider, Stephen offers a fresh perspective and a good-old-fashioned "midwestern" work ethic - fully embracing the challenge of finding creative solutions to elevate and focus the storytelling on any production. His philosophy is one of trust and communication - key ingredients for any collaborative effort - and a firm belief that any product of greatness is a product of enthusiasm.
Roy Rede - Production Designer
Production designer Roy Rede has designed iconic commercials, award winning TV series, high profile music videos and stylish films for well over a decade. He was nominated for the Emmy Award (outstanding production design) for the opening of 2002’s Super Bowl XXXVI. Stylistically Roy is a chameleon, slipping easily from lush cinematic dramas to bright comedies to the eclectic demands of today’s wave of TV shows.
Some of Roy's memorable commercials include "Can you hear me now?" for Verizon, Dr Pepper’s “Swing Dancing”, and spots for McDonalds, Coors Beer, Post Cereals, AT&T and Coldwell Banker.
Roy traveled around the globe, twice, for NBC's prime-time series “Treasure Hunters”. He has designed a dozen indie films including the Ed Harris passion project “Touching Home” and Brittany Murphy’s last thriller “Across the Hall". Roy’s scripted series include “Mr. Show” and “Tenacious D” for HBO, his reality show roster includes Bravos long-running “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” and Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club”.
Roy has even appeared as the on-camera designer on Discovery’s “Monster House” and the recent CNBC hit series “Restaurant Startup”.
His reel, book and resume can be found at www.royrede.com
Dea Vise - Casting Director
Dea Vise is from Universal City, Texas although as the daughter of an Air Force pilot, she spent time in various cities as a child. At the age of 17, she moved to Austin, Texas as a student of The University of Texas. Once she graduated, she moved again to Dallas where she spent six years before heading off to Los Angeles in 1996. Dea was a performer for many years before she started casting. She worked as an assistant in commercials before making the switch to theatrical casting.