Katherine ven Hengel
SALES REP (CALIFORNIA)
Katherine is a jack of all trades. She works as a consultant, producer and writer. She has multi-faceted experiences and interests in both business development & entertainment. She has consulted for various companies including HeroX, Bhutan Foundation & Leopard Capital. Prior, she worked at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in NYC before transitioning into the entertainment industry.
Katherine has a BS from Cornell University.
SALES REP (NEW YORK)
Mara brings a broad base of experience working with a range of clients as well as an extensive network in software and mobile technologies, angel investors, and entertainment professionals. Previously, Mara has done business development consulting for a post-$25m Series B round, venture-funded Silicon Valley startup, working in the social media and search sector, on lead gen and fundraising. She also was an advisor to the founder of a San Francisco-based early stage technology investment incubator, on sourced angel investment deals, high-level networking and PR. Most recently, she has been on the Business Development team for The Hatchery VC, listed in Mayor Bloomberg’s top startups in New York, where she assisted in numerous successful investment partnership deals.
Mara has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of Iowa.
Roni is a serial entrepreneur who is constantly challenging the status-quo and believes in mixing things up. His ventures include a critically-acclaimed restaurant in New York’s Lower East Side and a technology start-up based at MIT.
Roni is logically creative and emphatically business-savvy. He draws inspiration from different industries and brings in a new perspective to others. His passion for the arts was triggered at a very young age when he was mentored by the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, Wendy Wasserstein at Theater Development Fund. No only does he shine behind the camera, he strides in front with award-winning films, Off-Broadway shows and commercials with iconic brands like Canon, Time Warner and Bank of America.
Roni has degrees in Information Technology, Management Information Systems and Psychology. He attended Film School at the Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Born and raised in San Francisco, Lance acted in commercials as a child and soon got into filmmaking. At 10 he made an animated version of Jaws with a Bell & Howell 8mm camera his uncle had given him and built a darkroom in his bathroom. Since then, he was drawn to the cinematic form. He has shot over 30 shorts and music videos, as well as several festival-acclaimed features and numerous commercials for brands like Sunglass Hut, Nike, Vonage and many more.
Lance studied literature at U.C. Santa Barbara.
HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST
J.D. creates hair and makeup looks for film, fashion, television and celebrity for the past ten years. His specialties range from ‘real girl’ beauty to special effects. He is the Creative & Founding Director of Run Away With Me Productions. Bi-costal basing has allowed him to travel from New York to California, working cross-country with ease. Through his career, J.D. has been able to transcend traditional department assignments with Executive Producer, Line Producer, Wardrobe Design, Production Design, Art Director, Copy Editor & Fight Choreographer credits. He has contributed to Vogue, Elle, W Magazine and Numero, as well as clients such as Elizabeth Arden, Pandora, Anthropologie and Esteé Lauder, among others.
J.D. received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting.
We are LuminouStudios, a bicoastal (LA + NYC) production company focused on creating video content for start-ups, mostly in tech, lifestyle and fashion. We began as indie filmmakers, so our approach is to bring together cinematic style storytelling and branded content to create a high-quality product.