David is a 20 time Telly Award winning director, who has also won honors at the New York Film Festival and the Banff World Television Festival. Applying “authentic storytelling” to all genres, David has directed nationally broadcast dramas, reality segments, commercials and acclaimed documentaries. Committed to the Conscious Filmmaker® approach, David is an artist with the aware intent to create productions imbued with an enlightened purpose.
David’s portfolio includes hundreds of projects that have aired on CBS, NBC, PBS, Nickelodeon, Bravo, the History Channel and the A&E Network. As a documentary filmmaker, he directed and produced the acclaimed PBS special The Big One: The Truth About the San Andreas (New York Festivals' Finalist and Telly Gold Award Winner), served as line producer for the A&E Series First Flights with Neil Armstrong; produced and directed Journey of Loss…Discovery of Hope (Telly Gold Winner) and directed and produced the multiple award-winning NFL sports documentary The Moss Method.
David directed Quincy Jones on Jazz (produced by Microsoft and Harvard University) and directed and produced Voices - Rock & Roll’s Invisible Instrument for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. David is also an award-winning commercial director whose portfolio includes productions for Sprint International, TCI, National Medical Enterprises, The Salvation Army, eHarmony.com, Beckman-Coulter, Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis and The University of California, Los Angeles.
Paula Moreno has earned a place in the forefront of new producers within international cinema. Her 2010 feature film IJE, The Journey, has broken records in the Nigerian film industry, becoming the No 1-grossing film of all time for Nollywood. When IJE was released, it out-grossed both "Shrek Forever" and "Inception" in the West African film market. The project has made Moreno the first Hispanic producer to establish credentials in Nollywood.
Moreno produced, wrote and directed her first film in 2004, a short titled Planet Far Away, for which she won awards for best director and best writer at a Tokyo film event. She followed that success with more award-winning films, the short, Lost Lives - and the feature length, Maquillaje.
Her passion for social justice was developed during her 12 years as a case manager and public relations manager at a California law firm. Drawing on that experience, she partnered with a notable criminal defense attorney to produce a series of documentaries examining the lives of death row inmates. She also has worked closely with Emmy Award-winning and Humanitas Award-nominated writer director Micki Dickoff on the documentary The Legacy: From Gary Graham to Shaka Sankofa.
In addition to her film experience, Paula has produced numerous commercials and written numerous commercial jingles for radio. She is also the marketing director for the 3D animated feature The Greatest Miracle, or, El Gran Milagro to be released in the fall of 2011.
Melanie Janine Arden was born in Toronto to a family of soldiers, musicians, and writers. She began her career as a production assistant in New York City. Following graduation from the University of Toronto, she spent six years employed as a senior producer/director where she was responsible for directing 1,500 hours of live multi-camera broadcasts.
Melanie transitioned to producing films with Rain from Stars, starting French Stewart, James Karen, and Claudia Black. She caught the attention of a prominent U.S. distributor for her talent and skilful negotiation abilities. A gifted producer with a strong creative and business sense, she effectively balances investors' interests with an eye toward profitability. Her high standards and transparency puts her ahead of the pack.
Through her company, Norlane Motion Pictures, Melanie develops and produced an active slate of film and television projects. She works closely with international financiers, talent agents, distributors, and other production companies. She is highly regarded for her professional edge, team spirit, and impeccable credentials.
In her spare time, Melanie enjoys the great outdoors taking part in adventures that include rappelling, travelling, yoga, and swimming. Her compassion for underprivileged children is demonstrated through her generous humanitarian efforts to help them lead fulfilling lives.
As the International Co-Producer for Renegade Lens, Cora works as a creative liaison to the European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets in both the promotion and production of our slate of film and television productions.
An elite triathlete, Cora began her career as a professional skier and snowboarder, competing in regional and international events. She has also trained and coached executives from around the world in some of Europe's most prestigious winter resorts. Fluent in five languages, including English and French, Cora earned her Masters degree from the University of Savoy specializing in International Trade, Communication and Management. Cora interned in the United States with Citicorp in Dallas, and also at the International Center of Lafeyette, Louisiana. Returning to Europe, she served successful international trade internships in Holland and Denmark as well.
Cora subsequently spent two years in the Sorbonne studying filmmaking and later worked as a production manager and film editor for prominent French production companies and government institutions. Additionally, she is a screenwriter with five completed scripts - with two in early film production development. Recently she earned her certification as a master Neuro Linguistic Programming practioner and coach, having studied at CQPNL, Montréal, Canada.
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Steve attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, where he earned All-League honors in both Academics and Athletics and was also elected captain of the fooball team two years running. He interned at the Billings affiliates of both PBS and CBS news, and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in English and a Minor in Communications.
Following a brief venture into the world of professional football, Steve stepped in front of the camera as both an actor and model. His acting credits include appearances on PUSH (ABC), The Invisible Man (Warner Brothers), Silk Stalkings (USA Networks) and Renegade (USA Networks). His modeling credits include national advertisements for Sports Illustrated, Budweiser, Nike and AHA clothing line.
In 2004, Stephen parlayed his acting experience and internships at The Best Damn Sports Show, Fox Sports, and KUSI San Diego into a producing career. His projects include "Sports with Flavor" (Comcast), The Salvation Army 2006-2008 San Diego Territory fundraising campaign, The 2007 - 2008 San Diego Kroc Center fundraising and marketing campaign, The Long Beach Unity Festival (commercials and marketing), The Angel City Classic Football Game (promotional marketing), and the KLJH 102.3 FM morning web series. He is also currently a producer for LBTV Channel 8.