Jenna Sullivan has been a freelance video professional for 10 years. She recently won Grand Prize for Best Screenplay at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, along with co-author Quentin James. Sullivan obtained her MFA in Screen Drama Direction from Goldsmiths at the University of London, where she produced, wrote and directed her first short, “Jude.” She has her BFA in Theatre and Psychology from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and College of Arts and Sciences, respectively.
Gloria Clark, Director “Ignis Fatuus”
Gloria Clark is excited to be directing her first film with Dream a Little Dream Productions. She has been studying and practicing theatre for the past 7 years, and thinks that “Ignis Fatuus” is a wonderful film to transition her from stage to screen.She recently directed Death and the Maiden with Open Theatre Project. Other Boston credits include Assistant Directing “Henry and Vanessa” (OTP) and We Are Proud to Present a Presentation… (Company One).
Desirée Krebs, Associate Producer. 1st AAD “Ignis Fatuus”
Desirée has been with Dream a Little Dream Productions for two years in the capacity of Director of Operations and Production Manager at DALD’s sister company, City Guide Video (formerly Visitors TV Northeast). She also has a background in theatre, having acted for stage from age 8-18. In 2009, she received her BFA in Stage Managing from Boston University.
Mike Silva, Director of Photography “Ignis Fatuus”
After graduating he worked at one of Denver’s top advertising agencies, working directly with DreamWorks, and created the promotional campaign for the film, House of Sand and Fog. Before long he grew restless inside of an office building and left the ad agency to work in production on a feature film that was shooting in various locations of Colorado. This experience landed him a job at Denver’s largest film Studio and it was there where he would learn the intricacies of set lighting. He felt strongly that in order to be a compelling cinematographer and create captivating images he would first have to learn how to utilize light, shadows, & color.
In 2004 he left Denver for Los Angeles in pursuit of bigger dreams. Within a year Mike became a member of Local 728, The Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians Union. During this time he worked on dozens of feature films and episodic television while honing his craft and applying those techniques to the short narratives and comedic skits he was filming for other enthusiastic filmmakers.
In August of 2009 Mike spent four months in the cinematographer’s residency program at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport Maine. At the workshops he was mentored by Rodney Taylor, ASC and Robbie Greenberg, ASC. He worked alongside young cinematographers like himself from all over the world and gained the confidence that he needed to be successful in Los Angeles. Mike has shot and directed various commercials and music videos and most recently completed a a festival bound western that was shot on 2 perf 35mm film in Los Angeles County. He was also working on CBS’s hit show NCIS and produced a short film that he wrote and directed this past October in Boston. The film is being made with the intent to raise money for brain tumor research in honor of his father who was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma this past February. The proceeds will benifit the National Brain Tumor Society.
Mike recently relocated to Boston to remain closer to his family.
Rama Rodriguez, Editor “Ignis Fatuus”
Rama Rodriguez is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art film/video program. He is a video editor who does light motion graphics artist, and also dabbles in color correcting. His first large Flash animation and senior film project, “Elementary Blues,” premiered at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2004, and was screened in two festivals in California. In 2004, Rama was an assistant editor for the reality show “Knock First,” by Scout Productions, which aired on ABC Family for four seasons. In 2006, he was an assistant editor for Dirt Road Productions, a company which specializes in political spots.
Rama also edited for Element Productions for their Boston-central entertainment website Boston.TV, from which he cut videos featuring local bands, cooking shows, local events, and more notably the 2007 Boston Celtics, which aired on Comcast On-Demand. He also edited the paid programming show “Best of Boston Magazine,” which showcased Boston Magazine’s annual “Best of Boston” winners. More notably, Rama edited an online high school sports feature called “The Rundown,” which earned his company (Element) an Emmy for “Outstanding Advanced Media Sports Program.” He currently freelances for Hasbro Inc, as well as for ad agencies in Rhode Island and Boston.
Rama is a native of South Shore Massachusetts, and in his spare time, he enjoys training in martial arts, ballroom dancing, playing video games, binge-watching Netflix, listening to talk radio,
and dining out. His filmmaking inspirations are Orson Welles, John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, and Kevin Smith. He is an aficionado of films from the “Golden
Age of Hollywood,” (1930’s and 40’s) as well as films from the 1970’s.
Leeza Faynzilberg is a recent graduate of Boston University (2014) with a degree in business, theatre and music. Since an early age she has been involved with the arts. She underwent classical ballet training until the age of 16. At that point in her life, her interest shifted to theatre, then a few years later, to film. She has worked on various productions around Boston and is very excited to be joining the team at DALD!