Phillip Matarrese :: Producer
Phillip Matarrese has been working in the film industry as a gaffer for the past five years on a range of films, commercials, TV and video projects. He has traveled around the US and the World working on films and has worked with major talents, including Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind, The Abyss, Apollo 13), Kevin Spacey (Moon, American Beauty, The Usual Suspects), Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Ringo Starr (The Beatles). In 2010 he produced a short film in San Francisco, Slanted, which is currently being sent out to festivals around the US. He recently associate-produced his first feature film titled Best Friends Forever (2011), directed and starring Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter).
Mandi Reno :: Development Producer/Line Producer
Mandi Reno began her career as an assistant director and in production for network TV, national commercials, award shows and a variety of independently produced movies. She has worked with Warner Brothers, Disney, NBC-Universal, and MTV Networks. Mandi also has worked with name talent like Chevy Chase (Community, National Lampoon's Vacation, Three Amigos), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, X-Men: The Last Stand), Diana Agron (Glee, Burlesque, I Am Number Four), Chris Kattaan (SNL, The Middle, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), and the legendary Micky Rooney (The Muppets, Night at the Museum, Pete's Dragon). As a producer's assistant, she attended Cannes 2009 to promote Hiss and Politics of Love starring Bollywood bombshell Mallika Sherawat (The Myth, Murder). In early 2011, Mandi co-produced the thriller Leashed, which premiered at the Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya.
Tim Larson & Mary Grant Larson :: Executive Producers
With a background in mathematics and computer science, Tim's professional career began in educational software development and publishing. He met his wife, Mary, at work and has spent most of his career building businesses with her. Over the past three decades, Tim has developed, written, edited, and produced hundreds of successful projects at Larson Texts, Inc. - which he co-owns with his family. Mary has a background in design and production. She has supervised numerous projects over the past three decades, including award-winning educational multimedia projects. Mary also started an entertainment venue, Moonsense Cafe, which led to a successful catering business, Capers Catering, that today is one of Erie's premier caterers.
Larry Haber :: Corporate Counsel
Lawrence Haber serves as Corporate Counsel for American Homestead Productions, LLC. He is an Orlando-based private practice attorney and his practice includes all aspects of real estate, business and corporate representation, including franchises, business formations, sales and acquisitions, and debt and equity financings. Specific practice areas also include providing legal services to a variety of technology companies, sports and entertainment law, and intellectual property law.
He was Director of Business Affairs at Walt Disney World and was responsible for all business, legal and union matters relating to original television programming for Walt Disney Attractions, including extensive commercial transactional experience relating to the negotiation, production and distribution of Disney television programming.
His experience also includes being Director, Legal Administration for Universal Studios Florida, where he was responsible for all show and ride and art and graphics legal work representing over 150 million dollars in contracts, including the negotiating of all contracts with vendors worldwide. He also acted as author and editor of company-wide policies and procedures manual and completed various special projects for the Executive Vice President and General Manager and was responsible for all eleven onsite concession operators representing over 400 employees (negotiated transactions and contracts, and oversaw the design, construction and start up of each business.)