Producer/Director, DGA UPM
Zac has worked in the entertainment industry for more than fifteen years. Starting as an actor, he performed in films such as End of the Harvest and the Dreamworks film Dreamer. After working mostly as a stage actor, he went back to school, earning his Masters from Asbury near Lexington, KY. While there, he spent a year as the school’s Theatre Director which gave him a passion for telling a story from behind the scenes. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, where he has since worked on over 12 feature films.
His feature film debut as a writer and director came with 2009’s The River Within, which received a 5/5 rating from the Dove Foundation and opened to great responses in multiple US Theatres; including opening as the number one film on half of the screens it showed on (let’s not over-Hollywood this, it only showed on 10 screens- so five, it opened as number one on five screens… and one of those theaters only had one screen… but still). It went on to a worldwide DVD release in 2010 through C10 Pictures. Some critics praised The River Within calling it, “a wonderful film written with wit and acted with amazing concentration and focus,” it’s a story with “a thick, rich plot,” “there is depth to each character”. While some Amazon viewers ripped it, saying, “I’ve seen better.” His second film, Out of Ashes, is due out in 2019.
Behind the scenes, Zac has budgeted and scheduled more than a dozen feature films. His personal philosophy when it comes to film is that ‘drama should remain in front of the camera.’ He maintains an ever growing database of talented and hard working crew who adhere to this philosophy.
Kerri is the force of energy that keeps our team moving forward. She has a strong disdain for stagnancy. When she has her mind set on a goal, she doesn't stop until it is completed. One need to look no further than her 2012 resolution to 'meet Oprah' as proof of her determination. Within four months of setting the goal, she found herself on the set of a Life Class in Toronto, where she was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra.
Kerri's passion for our projects is contagious, and often leads to others wanting to be a part of what we are doing. She has an ability to strongly and clearly communicate where we are going.
When she's not firing up the ILF team, Kerri can be found getting people excited about what's going on in Malibu, CA- where she teaches courses at Pepperdine University.
Leah Gallegos is a filmmaker and photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. She began working in the entertainment industry in 2012, navigating her way as a production assistant on many major studio productions like Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Jurassic World, Kong, and Jumanji. With her humble experiences working alongside award winning film directors, Leah has learned valuable lessons in developing her own style as a director.
In 2016, Leah was part of the producing team for the short film Ho’omau, which won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the Hawaii International Film Festival. The following year, Leah’s short film Dust received a nomination for Best Experimental Film at the 2017 Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival.
With photography, Leah has worked with various nonprofit organizations including Make A Wish Foundation and Hawaii Marine Animal Response. Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2017, Leah has also worked with notable actor/musician Craig Robinson’s band Craig Robinson & the Nasty Delicious.
In between projects, you’ll find Leah hiking, traveling, or adventuring of some sort.
Polly Jenkins Medici
We couldn't ask for a better budget manager than our producer, Polly Jenkins Medici. Having previously worked as a production coordinator for Lucas Arts, she understands the ins and outs of production budgets. She's a whiz when it comes to managing numbers, and her ability to hunt down and secure bargain deals is second to none.
But it's Polly's humor and story telling that make her the most valuable- keeping everyone relaxed and laughing and always having fun on set. She is a huge asset to our team, and we are lucky to have her on our shoots.
(And no, you can't follow her on Twitter. She's far too private for that).
With eleven years of experience, Aaron has been a Director of Photography on over 300 projects, from features to TV and everything in between. Aaron also produces and directs. The last film Aaron produced was the indie comedy Couch Survivor.
Check out a reel of some of Aaron's work here.
Check out his production company, Cineline Productions, here.