J&R PRODUCTIONS (Producer) is an independent film company based in Los Angeles that specializes in making independent art with an affordable budget. Owned by Roberto Rosario, Jr. (p.g.a.) and Jayson Bernard (p.g.a.), J&R is known for Halloweed (Netflix) and Family Values: The Series (Amazon Studios, ranked in the top 40 for independent series). Their upcoming feature film, Pizza and Whine, is currently in post-production. @jrproductionsla & facebook.com/jandrproductionsla
MARIA CAPP (Producer) has been working in the entertainment industry 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 and committee and board member for such organizations as 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 musical content. As CEO, she has co-produced the award-winning music video So What (International Family Film Festival, Dances with Films, Rahway Film Festival and The Hollywood & Vine Film Festival) and the feature film The Bandit Hound, starring Lou Ferrigno, Cathryn Bell and Judd Nelson. She has 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. Maria also co-wrote and produced the teen drama Reach, a film about how one small gesture can change a life forever. Reach stars Garrett Clayton, Jordan Doww and Joey Bragg. www.cappricielli.com
MATT STEELE (Screenplay & Producer) spent his childhood acting, writing and directing plays in a self-constructed theater he built in his basement before earning a BFA in drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His acting credits include This is Us (NBC), Buddy Solitaire (Gravitas Ventures) and Dark Desire (Lifetime). His comedic self-produced, self-directed web series, The Doomsday Diaries, was featured in various publications and social media outlets, including Broadway World, The Huffington Post and The Village Voice. He currently serves as co-host of the online talk show, Two Gay Matts, and has written several full-length plays that have been published and produced across the world. A Carol Channing enthusiast, Matt has an affinity for divas and prides himself on the fact that he can recite every Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winner in history from memory. www.mattsteeleonline.com
JAMES HAMMOND (Director of Photography) was raised in Austin, TX, where filming skateboarding ignited a creative spark in his youth. Joining Local 600 International Camera Guild aided James in learning traditional techniques and developing a cinematic style of his own. James has photographed films that have screened at Cannes Lions, SXSW and Sundance. He has lensed campaigns for LG, Rolex, HBO, A&E, Lifetime and Showtime for such shows as True Detective, Girls, Silicon Valley, Games of Thrones, Masters of Sex and The Client List. Recent commercial credits include Intel, Hugo Boss, Covergirl, Volvo, Target, Verizon, Walmart and Playstation.
TIM STUART HILDEBRANDT (Production Designer) is a production designer and art director based in Los Angeles. After earning a degree in Sequential Art at the Savannah College of Art & Design, he now has over a decade of experience in film. Recent credits include On My Block (Netflix), I’m Sorry (TruTV), Masters of Sex (Showtime) and Nobodies (TV Land).