FILMMAKER BIOS & FULL CREW LIST

DAKOTA GORMAN - WRITER/DIRECTOR

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dakota graduated from Chapman University (Dodge College) in 2013 with a degree in screenwriting. As an actress, Dakota has appeared in film/tv (TEEN WOLF, CRIMINAL MINDS, GET BIG), studying under various acting coaches including Margie Haber, Anthony Meindl (AMAW), Risa Bramon Garcia's studio (BGB) and Janet Alhanti. Of her active projects, Dakota has had two produced feature scripts, AFTERMATH (a horror/thriller starring Ashley Greene, Shawn Ashmore, Brit Baron and Sharif Atkins) as well as ALL ABOUT SEX, which marks her directorial debut.

 

NICOLE RIO – PRODUCER (Produced by)

Rio grew up in a very prominent entertainment family.  After pursuing a career in front of the camera, she decided to explore her passion for storytelling, establishing Lemuria Films in 1994.  In the years following, Rio worked with honorary Academy Award winning film producer, Roger Corman, Paramount Executive David Madden (Cort/Madden Productions) Hart Brothers Entertainment and several additional production companies before moving into VP of Development for Superluminal Films. In 2006, Rio found a mentor when working alongside Brian Grazer (Imagine Entertainment) which led to her decision to be a freelance Producer, collaborating with such companies as Initiate Productions, Genius Films, established RioVey Films and in 2018, Rio created Salt & Light Productions, which All About Sex is the flagship project. 

 

KELLY BUMFORD – PRODUCER

Kelly Bumford is a Los Angeles based Producer and member of the Producers Guild of America. Mainly working in television, she has credits with major networks like NBC, FOX, MTV, Bravo, and more.  She has worked on the Emmy winning TV series “hitRECord on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt”, MTV's Catfish, and Bravo's The Real Housewives of Dallas. In 2016, she spent a year on staff as a Line Producer with Popsugar Studios – working on digital content, short documentaries, and Television series. In the past couple years, she's been working to pursue the dream of making films. In 2017, she line produced an indie feature Darkness In Tenement 45 and produced a short film Hurry Up And Wait which was shot on 35mm. In 2018, she incorporated and formed Warrior Woman Productions, Inc. Her company produced a video series for Red Bull Culture Clash, a neo-noir RomCom short film Washland Express, and in 2019, added All About Sex as the first feature film for her company. 

TRAVIS BERENS – PRODUCER

Travis Berens grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN. After college, he studied acting in New York City at Stella Adler along with Upright Citizens Brigade. In 2008, He moved to Los Angeles to continue to pursue his acting and film career.  While on set, he was introduced to the other side of the camera. Travis has worked his way up from an unpaid intern to a Line Producer and Unit Production Manager (UPM) before transitioning to Producing. Most recently, he has Line Produced an independent film with Lance Henriksen and Natasha Henstridge. He’s also worked alongside other top names in Hollywood over the years.  His ultimate goal is to produce films that tell great stories and have an impact on people and their lives, as he has found with All About Sex.

 

CARLOS GEORGE – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Carlos is a business entrepreneur involved in the import and export of finished goods, a computer startup company and several additional lucrative ventures. He first expanded into the entertainment business in the 80’s by founding a DJ company which catered to a huge clientele in the movie industry for wrap parties, private celebrity parties and premieres. As his interest in exploring other arenas within the industry grew, he began exploring small projects he could get behind in the world of storytelling, in which All About Sex will be his first jump as an EP.  

 

RICK SASNER – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Rick grew up in Los Angeles and pursued a career in finance and investments, receiving degrees from UC Berkeley and Harvard Business School.  After nearly 18 years working in Investment Banking and Trading, in 2018, he established RiverRun Entertainment with the goal to develop, finance and produce television and streaming content as well as feature films.  RiverRun Entertainment currently has two films slated for release in 2020, “Aftermath” and “All About Sex”, has a third project in pre-production Of Age, as well as a number of additional films and episodic projects currently in development. Rick has loved working to find the balance between art and science and business in making movies, but most importantly continues to be inspired by the boundless imagination and creativity of the incredible people he has been fortunate to work with and around.  

A.K. MOORE - CO-PRODUCER

Born in Ohio and raised in Florida A.K. Moore is a writer, director, and producer living in Los Angeles. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida with a B.F.A in Film Production and a minor in Entrepreneurship. He is an Honorable Mention recipient of The Miami Herald's Silver Knight awards. He previously interned for James Keach's PCH Films. In January of 2019, he founded Multihouse Entertainment, a production company dedicated to multiplatform content. He served as the lead producer on their first production, an alt-history anthology series titled Red Rover. On the ambitions startup's second production, an adaptation of the book Redcoats and Petticoats, he landed the role of director. An avid science enthusiast, A.K. is in the process of developing a large-scale sci-fi drama titled Contingency Plan, along with two other hard science-based TV series. His adult animated dramedy Splitzville is currently being looked at by studio executives.

STEFANIE BLACK – CO-PRODUCER

Stefanie Black is an actor, writer, and director originally from Allentown, PA. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Playwrights Horizons Theater School, an alumna of The Williamstown Theater Festival and American Conservatory Theater (ACT).  As a director, her feature debut, “Wild Man,” which she co-wrote and co-directed, premiered at Cinequest 2017, as well as the Nashville Film Festival (Audience Award). Stefanie is a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of, the Ovation Award Winning, IAMA Theatre Company, as well as a proud member of Film Fatales. As an actor, she can be seen on such shows as THIS IS US (NBC), STATION 19 (ABC), and the NETFLIX comedy, DISJOINTED. 

 

JAKE McLEAN – CO-PRODUCER

Jake McLean is an LA based actor that can be seen in the upcoming blockbuster films Avatar 2, 3 and 4. Jake’s additional film credits include the Award-Winning independent films END OF FALL and NINE RIDES, which premiered at SXSW. He also starred in the comedy TOOKEN. Jake played the role of Curt Read in the WW1 film, THE MILLIONAIRES UNIT, which was narrated by Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern.  All About Sex marks Jake’s first Co-Producing credit.

DEANNA ZACCARI – ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Deanna Zaccari is a well-known wardrobe stylist with over twenty-six years of experience in couture fashion. She launched, Deanna Zaccari Lifestyle Design Inc, working with clients on image consulting and head to toe styling including makeup artists and hair stylists. Her expertise is an investment in helping you achieve self-expression through wearing what you love. Her success is attributed by her classic timeless image and her keen sense of style. Deanna’s love of fashion has now crossed over into film wardrobe and costume design.  All About Sex marks her debut into the realm of producing.

 

STEVEN KANTER – EDITOR

Steven Kanter is a Los Angeles-based Director, Writer, Editor and Producer from Detroit, MI. He works on both short and long-form projects - scripted and unscripted. Kanter has received recognition for his digital video work from Huffington Post, Reddit, MTV, Blumhouse Productions, among others - accumulating over 600 million views on Youtube and Facebook. He is currently developing his first directorial feature. 

 

 

CARTER ROSS - CINEMATOGRAPHER

Carter Ross is a Los Angeles based cinematographer with 23 shorts under his belt, numerous TV shows and 4 feature films (and counting!). Carter has always been interested in the power of an image and the technical craft involved in making them.

 

ANTONIO ANDRADE – COMPOSER

Antonio Andrade is a seasoned composer, who’s journey began in the underground rock scene in São Paulo, Brazil. Before graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2013, he started his film music career as a synth programmer for The Hobbit. Since graduating and moving to LA, Antonio has worked at Remote Control Productions, the world's pre-eminent film scoring hub, for several of the world's top composers and engineers, including Heitor Pereira (Despicable Me 2, Smurfs 2), Dominic Lewis (My Spy, Man in the High Castle), and Benjamin Wallfisch (It Chapter 1 & 2, Serenity, Hostile Planet). He has also worked on several festival favorites as main composer such as Paul Lieberstein’s Song of Back and Neck as well as The Degenerates

FULL CREW LIST

 

Line Producer  -  Kelly Bumford

1st Ad  -  Courtney Hope Therond

Production Designer  -  Denise Ambroggio

Production Coordinator  -  Che Landon

Wardrobe  -  Deanna Zaccari

Key Make-Up Artist  -  Aleah Kraft

Key Make-Up Artist  -  Kim Konsler

Make-up/Hair - Madiie Reis

Assistant Make-up/Hair  -  Stephanie Santacruz

2nd Assistant Director  -  Andra Hayes

Editor - Steven Kanter

Assistant Editor / DIT - David Kroonen

Assistant Editor - Rolando Garcia

Sound Designer & Mixer - A.K. Moore

Visual Effects Supervisor - Jason Evanko

Colorist  -  Arianna Shining Star Pane

Music Supervisor - Julia Tranfaglia

Music Supervisor - Alexander Burke

Music Supervisor - Tyrone Rotunno

Script Supervisor  -  Allyson Stream

Script Supervisor PA  -  Darya Belokhon

Post Production Supervisor - Nicole Rio

First Assistant Camera -  Chandler Baucom

First Assistant Camera  -  Christo Mercado

First Assistant Camera  -  Mitchell Parks

2nd Assistant Camera / DIT  - Mac Myers

2nd Assistant Camera  - Keela Ross

2nd Assistant Camera - Eric Guo

Gaffer - Aaron Jackson

Best Boy Electric / Swing - Johnny Fortes

Key Grip - Dane Gerwig

Sound Mixer - Cassiano Pereira

Sound Mixer - Ethan Rhanielle

Sound Mixer - Kenneth Hobson

Boom Operator - Jack Hill

On Set Videographer - Nesto Rhea

On Set Still Photographer - Clarah Darden

On Set Still Photographer - Chris Hubble

Production Assistant - Jonah Temianka

Production Assistant - Sung Shi

Production Assistant - Oscar Fleming

Production Assistant - Jaedon Rio

Production Assistant - Danny Acosta

Production Assistant - Brian Kim

Production Assistant - Elisa Nguyen

Production Assistant - Stella Mulroney

Production Assistant - Keela Ross

Production Assistant - Challis Lamart

Poster Creation / Titles  -  Austin Page

 

LEGAL

Molly Fenton - Cohen Gardner LLP

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Kim Dixon | dominion3

Cheryl McLean | Creative PR

 

CATERING

Big Time Catering

 

ORIGINAL ART CREATION

Tessa Tigges