Writer / Director/Producer
Jayson earned an MA in film production from Eastern Illinois University and then took a marketing position working for legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola. Jayson worked on several successful wine and food ventures and then transitioned over to Coppola’s film studio, American Zoetrope. Jayson worked under film pioneers Walter Murch, Richard Beggs and Mr. Coppola himself. Jayson took Coppola’s advice to ‘go out and become famous’ and now works as a producer. Jayson works full time as a writer/director/producer for Strike Five Films.
Originally from Chicago, Tony has been acting in theater, commercials, and film for over 25 years. Check out his work on tonygap. com. His first short film, 1440 AND COUNTING, starring Emmy Winner Loretta Devine and Jeremy Ray Valdez, which he wrote and directed, found success on the festival circuit and encouraged him to continue making movies. He’s passionate about effecting social change through storytelling, and loves building relationships on and off set. Tony lives a full, crazy, and adventurous life in Redwood City California with his wife and
Daniel M. Emanuel is an ambitious filmmaker creating projects that cover three main pillars; explores the imaginative horizons of the individual, challenges and engages the audience to “Be the Change”, and helps enhance the entertainment experience of a diverse community. Under his banner DME Production, Daniel has multiple projects in development ranging from narrative feature films to an immersive VR web series. He currently resides in San Jose, CA with his wife and three children.
Originally from Mexico City, Sara got her Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University in May 2016. In the past two years she produced 5 short films in the US and the UK and she currently works as a designer, video editor and content creator for BrettLarkin.com, a YouTube channel and subscription-based website with over 70,000 subscribers. Sara loves working with creative people on developing projects that can communicate powerful messages as they entertain and move the audiences.
A graduate of San Jose State University’s Theatre Arts program, Rosie is an actress and producer. She has worked steadily as an actor in the Bay Area and LA markets. She continues to study with top Hollywood acting coaches to refine her craft as an actor. Her recent film, studio television and new media highlights include A Normal Life, Oksana, Dyke Central's (Pilot) and NBC's Trauma. She co-founded New Works West Theatre Company in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Co-creator and Executive Producer of HUSH The Series, an award winning internet series, inspired by true events. She’s a true creativepreneur, living in the bay area with her husband and three children.
1st - AD/Producer
Anna is an ambitious Producer/Production Manager in the Film and Television industry who started her journey as an honors graduate of San Francisco State University’s film department. Since graduating Anna has worked on a variety of projects ranging from Investigation Discovery Television to a number of independent films and major motion pictures such as The Big Wedding, Hope Springs and Blue Jasmine. Anna's worked with directors such as Woody Allan and David Frankel and renowned actors such as Robert DeNiro, Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton and more. In 2013 Anna began managing and producing Direct Response Infomercials and commercial spots at Schulberg MediaWorks. Producing national and international broadcast content Anna's ads generated millions of dollars in revenue for the companies she worked with. In 2015, Anna produced two short films and a feature documentary which was released in theaters this last October 2016.
After Graduating from CSUEB in 2014 with a Studio Art Degree (emphasis in Animation), she has dedicated her time on working in all aspects of film. Jessica has worked as a Storyboard Artist, Talent Chauffeur, Script Supervisor, production coordinator, and now Producer. She has a passion for bringing all the pieces of a production together and seeing the crew function as a team.
Director of Photography
Luke Sauer is a Director of Photography and Steadicam operator with over 10 years of experience working in television and independent film. A graduate of the U.C. Santa Cruz Film and Digital Media program, he is a winner of several Telly awards in photography.
Through his work with Northern California production company Indigo Films, Luke has contributed to network programming on CBS, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, History Channel, TLC and Spike. He finished his first feature, “Lasso” earlier this year.
Marc Schwarzberg is a Art Director whose creative direction spans the globe! His influential work has brought forth art campaigns for Coca-Cola, legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola, Bohemia Wine and several other luxury brands.
Manh Hakchareun is a filmmaker from the Bay Area who received a Bachelors Degree in Cinema at San Francisco State University. Manh has years of experience in the Art Department and is an expert in building and designing sets for crime reenactment shows such as Discovery Network television hits “I Almost Got Away with it” and “Wives with Knives.”
Steve began his career in the entertainment industry as a fashion model which opened the door for TV and film opportunities. He is known for work on Chasing Mavericks, Steve Jobs, San Andreas and HBO's Looking. Steve's print work has been seen worldwide in the likes of Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Vogue magazine.