Neil is a writer and poet but has been many things: research analyst, brunch chef, metal fabricator, hipster barrista, movie caterer, et alia. His poems and stories have appeared in several defunct regional ‘zines, and he has been a featured writer/reader at many poetry slams and open mic nights. He has written two experimental novels to date.
For more than a decade, Mark Matthews has been bringing stories and narratives to life on both the stage and screen as a producer, director, writer, and performer. In addition to his degrees in Theater Arts and broadcasting, Mark was awarded Best Student Director of the southwest United States including Utah, Nevada, Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Since then Mark has gone on to produce and direct original local television content for such markets as Chicago and Hawaii, live comedic stage productions that toured the mid-west, highly conscious documentaries about sustainability and community, and viral online videos featured on AOL News, Ebaum’s World, and Break.com. Mark has worked alongside the Assistant Director’s staff on such commercial projects as “Pirates of the Caribbean 4” and Adam Sandler’s “Just Go With It.” Some of his recent clients include the CW, ABC, the Golf Channel, Kashi Cereal, Hyundai, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros and Disney. Mark’s keen understanding of story has helped him shape engaging visual journeys and thought-provoking character arcs as he works alongside teams of talented and creative professionals to present moving and entertaining works of art.
Since Roar graduated from the highly acclaimed National Danish Film-school (hailing such alumnus as Lars von Trier), he has worked on more than 70 productions in both feature films, documentaries and television.
Roar is one of the few sound mixers/engineers capable of seeing a project through all levels of production, which he has proven as location-mixer on multiple feature shoots as well as the inauguration of President Barrack Obama in Washington DC. He also served as the sound-recordist on the documentary POLLIWOOD by Barry Levinson and as sound-designer, handling the track laying and re-recording of the luscious and compelling sound for internationally prize winning Danish features like Terribly Happy, Rosa Morena and Skyscraper. Roar Skau Olsen has founded one of the leading sound facilities in Denmark and together with his colleagues provides all the major film-studios in Scandinavia with sound-design, manpower and infrastructure
As co-producer Roar handles the responsibility of managing budgets and production tasks steadily and reliably.
Roar, since the age of 15, has consciously been exploring realities and spiritual truths in many shapes and forms. Through the years he has been interacting with great teachers and spiritual guides from India, Hawaii, The US, New Zealand, The UK, and Denmark, giving him paramount insight into the challenges, the dangers ,and the possibilities a searching soul can encounter on his or her journey into the unknown. Roar is free from attachments to any of his former teachers and guides and has through the years realised one very important concept that sings in tune with his reality: There is not only one truth, not only one way. The universe consist of a multitude of possibilities and truths, and though one of them is personally appropriate, this is only until something better or more timely comes along to spark further personal evolution.
A composer at heart, Cohen has made a distinct career by combining his love for photography, cinematography and music. With a background in fashion and architecture photography, Cohen began directing and shooting music videos in 2005. His debut “Owl Said” film along with “Juniper” by the band Y La Bamba has set an aesthetic precident in the music / art film scene. Based in Portland Oregon, Cohen does string arrangment for diverse artists, has a studio for photography and recording and is currently working with the avant-garde project Sea At Last. View his work here : www.cohencohen.net
Sound and visual art are the center of Tory Elena’s world. From her first beat on a drum at age six, she found herself freed into the expressive world of rhythm and percussion. Tory Elena’s background includes community development, event production, and interactive social art projects. She is committed to exploring and intertwining sound, art and the human experience. Tory Elena is currently a part of SEA AT LAST; an avant-garde, psychedelic folk project with cinematographer Cohen. She co-produced their first EP and will be recording a full length album this fall. View her work here: www.toryelena.com
Hunter sold his first original screenplay Jack and Jill to Paramount Studios for $1.4 million and is an executive producer with Nicholas Cage. Hunter wrote three TV screenplays which were sold to FX, the E! Channel and Spelling Entertainment. In 2006, Hunter wrote & directed his first feature film London starring Jessica Biel, Jason Statham, Isla Fischer, Dane Cook, Chris Evans, Joy Bryant, and Kat Dennings, which made over $27 million in DVD sales. Richards is currently producing four documentaries, and writing and directing his next feature based on the life and music of Bradley Nowell, the lead singer of the band Sublime.
Moriah Diamond is a top empowerment event photographer who blends her artistic nature with her extensive experience in the tech world. She helps her clients uniquely promote themselves through social media and uses her photography skills and her artistic eye to capture her clients true essence in their photos. She is connected with hundreds of entrepreneurs including Life, Business and Marketing Coaches, Top Leaders in the field of Personal Development, Financial Empowerment, Health and Wellness Professionals amongst others.