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Luke Willis

Writer and Director

Luke is a director and writer originally from Jacksonville Beach, FL who is currently based in San Francisco, CA.
He has been telling stories and putting on elaborate productions since he could talk, at first in his backyard and later in conservatories and professionally. At the age of 20, Luke discovered he had a talent for classical ballet and went on to achieve an unprecedented career with San Francisco Ballet and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet after starting his training at an “impossibly” late age. In 2014, from ballet and returned to school to study Film and TV Production at University of Southern California.  In his final two semesters at USC, he began experimenting with virtual reality and was selected to direct one of the first cinematic virtual reality projects produced by USC in the newly formed Jaunt VR Lab. His projects have screened at festivals around the world and received over a half a million views on the internet. Luke is passionate about writing and directing stories that rethink common narratives for a more diverse and global generation.

 

Julia Epstein-Norris

Producer

Julia Epstein-Norris is a writer and producer based out of San Francisco and Los Angeles.  She holds a BA in Film & TV Production and Screenwriting from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. At USC Julia had the opportunity to work on many different sets and intern with various production companies. During her senior year she produced a thesis film, We Home, starring actors Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) and Lonnie Chavis (NBC’s This Is US).
After graduation, Julia became a freelancer in Los Angeles and worked as the Director's Assistant on the independent feature, All I Wish.
Julia was then given the opportunity to teach in a rural village in Thailand for a year. With a strong passion for exploration and pushing her boundaries she knew this wasn’t something she could pass up. She chose it as a way to enhance her cultural sensibility, and broaden her storytelling horizons. 
Now back in California Julia is constantly writing and working on new projects. In her spare time she is hiking, cooking, and drinking excessive amounts of espresso.

 

Matt Burke

Cinematographer

Matt Burke is a Cinematographer based in Los Angeles. His work has been featured in film festivals such as Cannes, Dances with Films and LA Shorts. He is a graduate of the first class of USC's Film and TV Production BFA.

 
 

Patrick Fritz

Production Designer

Patrick Fritz is a film and television producer, director, and production designer. His recent work includes producing the TV pilot episode of The Beatrix Girls, a multi-platform children’s entertainment brand, featuring toys, music, and a YouTube presence of over 22 million views. He has also designed several projects for Disney Digital Network and served as production designer for the indie-feature The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer, produced by Elysium Bandini, James Franco’s production company.
Backwards, which Patrick wrote & directed, was featured at the Dances With Films Festival. And his effort as art director, Only Light, was selected for the Diversity Showcase at the Cannes International Film Festival.
Patrick is a 2016 graduate of the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He also holds a M.S. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Marshall School of Business. In his spare time Patrick enjoys writing, watching USC football, and making music. He plays the trumpet, mellophone, and is an alumnus of the Spirit of Troy, the Greatest Marching Band in the History of the Universe!

 

Pantawit Kiangsiri

Composer

Pantawit Kiangsiri is PMP's leading composer and music supervisor. He writes for various music styles. He has written music for films, televisions, video games and the classical concert. He’s currently writing a score for China Film Group Corporation's first sic-fi feature film in China. His credits include writing music for Warner Brothers, Netflix, Digital Domain, Sony and Vevo. Kiangsiri graduated from the Scoring for Motion and Television Program at USC.

 

Dylan Hurley

Production Sound

 
 

Shaina Woolley

1st Assistant Camera