Melissa Vitello is an award-winning Producer, Director, and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. Melissa has 10 + years of experience in the industry with four feature films, over fifty short films, and a handful of corporate commercials and music videos under her belt.
Melissa received an award for Best Screenplay from the Pasadena International Film Festival, was a top 50 finalist for the ISA Screenwriting Fellowship and recently received Best Dramedy from the Austin Revolution Film Festival and was an official screenplay selection at FilmQuest Festival.
In Melissa’s time in the industry she has worked with and been mentored by many professionals in association with studios such as Universal, Warner Bros., Crayola, Sony, CBS, The Los Angeles Film School and many other indie companies and productions.
Melissa is a driven indie-filmmaker at heart with a passion for telling stories that create pathways to a better world. Putting story first and knowing what it takes to create a motivated, happy and successful set, Melissa prides herself in having an eye for bringing together the perfect production.
Ashley Gianni is an award-winning actress, writer, and producer based in Los Angeles, CA, with extensive experience in film, television, and theatre.
As an independent producer, Ashley has been involved with developing and marketing; web content, sketch comedy, live improv and stand up shows, as well as bringing short and feature-length films to the film festival market. In addition to her work in film, television, theatre, and media, Ashley owns and operates Gianni Marketing, a brand and marketing business specializing in brand development and marketing for entertainment professionals. Ashley has 10-plus years of experience in sales and marketing, as the Associate Manager for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Walt Disney Concert Hall sales campaign, bringing in over 2.5 million dollars per season for the organization. Ashley specializes in entertainment marketing and works closely with artists, non-profits, and other entertainment companies to help build their personal brand and/or content.
Wizard of Oz
Some Like It Hot
Too Wong Fu
Lost in Yonkers
Every filmmaker we bring to set comes with an extensive background in filmmaking and experience on professional sets. All having filmed at least one feature film, work in commercials for major companies, and music videos for celebrities.
CAMERON THROWER is a Los Angeles based film director/screenwriter represented by William Morris Endeavor & Writ Large. He has directed & written numerous films, music videos, commercials ranging from drama to comedy. Last year his award-winning movie, "Pretty Boy" toured over 45 film festivals around the world.
Recently he directed the Oscar-nominated actress & Golden Globe winner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, in his film, "Beauty Mark". Dana Brunetti & Trigger Street Productions produced the film.
Cameron and his work have been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, MovieMaker Magazine, BuzzFeed, MoviePilot, Billboard, Variety, & Indiewire. His work on YouTube and Vimeo have accumulated over 45 million views and counting.
KENNETH CASTILLO is a director/writer who grew up in the shadow of The Vincent Thomas Bridge in the small harbor town of Wilmington, Ca., aka-The Port of Los Angeles.
To date he has written and directed seven feature films and several short films including his short film series The Misadventures of Cholo Chaplín. He has established himself in the urban Latino genre and his films have screened all over the world on various platforms including Netflix, Amazon and Redbox. Currently, his urban feature film trilogy The Drive-By Chronicles can be seen on CineLatino throughout Mexico and Latin America.
In 2018 he formed his production company Cienfuegos Productions and completed his 7th feature film-Marigold the Matador. The first project under that banner.
His filmmaking memoir Stereotypical: My Filmmaking Journey from the Harbor to Hollywood is due out in early 2022.
Los Angeles based Director and Director of Photography, CHRISTOPHER SHEFFIELD learned to love filmmaking as a child looking to use cameras and his imagination to escape his small town. As a growing professional he has always strived to push the limits of independent cinema, Writing, Directing, and DP'ing his own feature films, from ambitious action thrillers to the smaller drama projects with deeply personal stories, he's always made it his goal to collaborate and bring fresh faces and fresh perspectives to the exciting world of filmmaking and storytelling.