Raphael Sbarge (Director/Producer) has spent significant time on both sides of the camera. In 2020, Sbarge earned his first Emmy nomination for LA Foodways, a one-hour feature documentary and six-part television series that he directed and produced. It debuted on KCET-PBS, which also co-produced the project. He has directed several other films for KCET, and is currently in preproduction for a new feature documentary that KCET will co-produce, called 10 Days in Watts. Sbarge recently completed a film of Martin Moran’s Obie Award-winning Off-Broadway play The Tricky Part, now on the festival circuit. His series On Begley Street with Ed Begley Jr. won numerous awards. Sbarge’s first narrative short, The Bird Who Could Fly, has won numerous awards and garnered many laurels at film festivals around the country. He is the founder of Wishing Well Entertainment.
Sbarge has also been a working actor for more than five decades. Growing up in New York City, he began working at age 4 on Sesame Street. Son of a theatrical costume designer, Sbarge grew up backstage. He has appeared in five plays on Broadway and on stages around the country, and dozens of movies, including Risky Business, My Science Project, Independence Day, Pearl Harbor and Vision Quest. Sbarge has appeared in more than 100 television guest and series regular roles on network television shows, including the long-running ABC hit Once Upon a Time, Steven Bochco’s TNT drama Murder in the First and The Guardian for CBS, among others.
Rick Pratt (Editor/Producer) is a Los Angeles-based producer and editor. His diverse portfolio includes numerous corporate videos, music videos, TV series, independent films and documentaries. Pratt has extensive experience in editing. In his early career, Pratt worked under the direction of many top directors including Darren Doane, Geri Cusenza and Robert Lobetta. His work on LA Foodways for KCET garnered an Emmy nomination. Other films for KCET include Is There Hope For Planet Earth?, A Concrete River and Lewis MacAdams: A Celebration of Life.
Thomas Cassetta (Sound Designer/Producer) enjoys bridging the gap between the invisible art of technical craft and creative expression, after a quarter century in theater, film and television. Casetta brings an intimate understanding of the technical processes from development to distribution, for television and film clients including Viacom, KCET, HBO, Disney+, Amazon Studios and Netflix.
Matthew Kubas (Director of Photography) is a Los Angeles-based director of photography and lighting designer. His diverse portfolio includes numerous short films, music videos, TV series, feature films, documentaries and TV specials. Kubas has extensive experience in lighting and artistic camerawork. In his early career, Kubas worked under the direction of many of the top cinematographers, including Jo Willems and Matthew Libatique.
Freida Orange (Producer) started her film career at Miramax/Dimension, where she supported publicity campaigns for award-winning narrative films and documentaries including Kill Bill Vol. II, Bad Santa, Cold Mountain, The Aviator and Fahrenheit 911. At Sikelia Productions, she was executive assistant to Martin Scorsese on projects including Academy-Award winning The Departed, Shutter Island and acclaimed concert documentary Rolling Stones Shine a Light. She currently works in Film Publicity at Netflix.
Gary Rubin has more than 25 years of experience distributing, acquiring and managing independent films/companies.
Neil Friedman, Founder and President of Menemsha Films, a U.S.-based distribution and international sales company.
Raphael Sbarge (director)
Michael M. Thomas
Mark Myers, President of Citizen Skull, an LA-based production company.
Heather Kenyon, a partner in Citizen Skull, a LA-based production company