Meet the team.
We are storytelling specialists and creators of magic.
Co-Founder and Head of Business Development
Reema has worked as a content creator for several years for features, shorts, commercials and documentaries. She also works as a marketing/brand consultant for start-ups in retail, entertainment and tech. As a producer, she has robust experience in every stage of production, from inception and creative development to fundraising, distribution, and marketing.
BA from NYU in Economics and Journalism; MSc from the London School of Economics and MA from USC Global Media and Communications.
Favorite Coffee Shop: Alfred’s Coffee, Los Angeles
Favorite Coffee: Black. No cream. No sugar. No decaf.
Co-Founder and Head of Production
Sania has several years of experience as a director, writer, producer and editor of features, shorts and commercials. She is highly experienced in creative development, dramatic filming and working with actors. She has written over 5 original feature film scripts and dozens of short-form content. As a creative and line producer, her films have received national and international recognition and awards at prestigious film festivals.
BFA from NYU in Film/TV.
Favorite Coffee Shop: Birch Coffee, New York City
Favorite Coffee: Dry cappuccino with 2% milk
Liana’s passion for film blossomed after taking a studio production course in college. She has a background in design, as well as advertising and marketing. Her experience at Luminoustudios includes on-set production, content production and social media management.
Currently at FIT studying Advertising Marketing and Communications.
Favorite Coffee Shop: Ninth Street Espresso, New York City
Favorite Coffee: Almond Milk Latte
Marketing and Production Intern
Jessica first discovered her passion for film during her first year at college. She is working at Luminoustudios for the second summer in a row. Her experience includes time on set, as well as working to assist with short and longer form content production.
Currently at the University of Notre Dame studying Film, English, and Business.
Favorite Coffee Shop: The Squirrel & The Bee, New Jersey
Favorite Coffee: Cold Brew
Marketing and Production Intern
Nikita hopes to combine her interests in consumer behavior and storytelling during her time at Luminoustudios. She is excited to work with a team that will allow her to foster both of her passions.
Currently at the University of California, Los Angeles, studying psychology.
Favorite Coffee Shop: Dripp Coffee Bar, Chino Hills
Favorite Coffee: Anything iced!
Meet some of the crew.
Director of Photography
Born and raised in San Francisco, Lance received his B.A. and M.A. in literature at the University of California at Santa Barbara and later moved to NYC to write fiction and work in magazines. He found his true calling, however, as a cinematographer.
He has shot six features and numerous commercials for brands such as Sunglass Hut, Nike and Polaroid. His feature "RangiTaranga," a mystery thriller shot in India, screened worldwide and was shortlisted for the 2016 Oscars.
Cal is an award-winning editor, who loves cutting documentaries, commercials, and shorts. As an editor he works closely with both the Director and Producer in a creative environment to help them realize their vision.
Cal has a B.A. from Emerson College in Post Production.
Hair and Make-up Artist
JD creates hair and makeup looks for film, fashion, television and celebrities for the past ten years. His specialties range from ‘real girl’ beauty to special effects. Bi-costal basing has allowed him to travel from New York to California, working cross-country with ease. Through his career, JD 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.
Our inspiration? The firefly.
An enigmatic creature,
that is treasured and coveted
for its almost-magical power to glow.
This is what drives us at Luminoustudios. A secret ingredient.
The possession of a certain magic that sets free endless creative possibilities.