Filmmakers

Renée Mollan Masters

Writer, Director, Producer

 

"Movies should be a positive expression

that there is hope, mercy, justice, and charity.

It is the filmmaker's responsibility to emphasize the positive qualities

by showing the triumph of the individual over adversity."

~ Frank Capra

 

Renée Mollan Masters is a ...

  • Writer, Producer and Director

  • Beginning in 2018 Renee began producing the Peace Train Movie with a Chinese film producer. We secured all the permits and $15 million dollars to produce the movie. Last October the Chinese Government stepped in and said that we could not produce the film in China. 

  • Undeterred, Renee is now producing the Peace Train movie in the United States for national and international distribution. 

  • Renee has brought success to everything she has done. She has sold over 150,000 copies of her book; You Are Smarter Than You Think.

  • She saved the Jackson County Special Olympics from termination.

  • She created a PBS parenting show and recruited over 200 nonprofits to participate. 

  • Renee minored in theatre.

  • Studied at the Strasberg institute in LA and work as a professional actress for two summers in her youth. 

 

Renee is the writer and visionary behind this project. 

Julia Cook-Ravel

Producer

  • Julia Cook-Ravel is an experienced producer with a demonstrated history in features, broadcast, and content media. She’s skilled in Media Production, Feature Films, Post Production Management, and Client Relations and has produced numerous award-winning productions from conception through completion, from independent documentary and feature films to international advertising campaigns. 

  • Sample agency and production work includes: Wieden + Kennedy, Don't Act Big, Laika, Rattling Stick US, NORTH, Hoffman Bros, AfterAll, Sparks, NHL, Food Chain Films, Nike, Strasberg Studios, Group Mojo, Limbo Films, Full Tilt Boogie, Havas Worldwide.

  • Music Videos including John Mayer "Who Did You Think I Was" directed by Gus Van Sant. 

  • Independent films including "Raising Flagg" starring Alan Arkin, the multi-award-winning films "John Strasberg: Accidentally on Purpose” and "Adams' Apples" (Strasberg's modern adaptation of Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard”), and SLINGSHOT, the award-winning short written and directed by David Massachi.

  • Julia is executive producer of the forthcoming documentary "The Torchbearers: Cabaret in Words and Music,” featuring Andrea Marcovicci, Michael Feinstein, Elaine Stritch, Stephen Holden, Jerry Herman, and many other amazing artists. 

Marcella Robertson

Producer

Marcella has experience as a producer, associate producer, production assistant and editor for video, film and audio productions. 

  • Producer: The Peace Train Podcast

  • Producer: Peace Train - The Movie

  • Associate Producer: They Call Us Channelers - Doc-series​

  • Production Assistant: (2) MSNBC films on life working in a maximum-security facility for the criminally insane.

  • Producer: The Gay Thing Podcast

  • Production Assistant: Gypsy Soul Band

Marcella is passionate about using this medium as her preferred way to communicate the vision of love, peace and kindness. She feels extremely fortunate to be a part of something that may have a huge and positive impact for viewers and/or listeners worldwide.

Dimitrias Bribilis

Line Producer - Greece

  • Line Producer | Production Manager | 1st AD

Freelance - Mar 2016 - Present (4 years 2 months) - Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Line Producer

Ithaca Film Productions (Founder) - May 2012 – Feb 2016 (3 years 10 months) - Greece

  • 1st Assistant Director | Location Manager | Production Manager

Freelance - May 1996 - Sep 20151 (9 years 5 months) - Greece

  • Hellenic Cinema & Television School Stavrakos (H.C.T.S.S)

Film Directing, Directing and Film Production - 1991 - 1994

  • Varvakeios School | Greece - High School 1984 – 1990

Dimitris was born in Athens, Greece. He has been working as a Line Producer, Production Manager, 1st Assistant Director & Location Manager in award winning Greek and International productions.

Yuval Ron

Composer

  • Yuval Ron is a world-renowned musician, composer, educator, peace activist and record producer. Among his many honors, he composed the music for the Oscar-winning film, West Bank Story, was invited to perform for the Dalai Lama, and has collaborated with the Sufi leader Pir Zia Inayat Khan, master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Zen Buddhist priest and visual artist Hirokazu Kosaka, choreographers Daniel Ezralow and Oguri and with neuroscientists Mark Robert Waldman and Andrew Newburg. 

  • He was awarded with the Los Angeles Treasures Award and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, California Council for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation. 

  • He is a noted lecturer and has been invited to speak at numerous schools including: Yale, John Hopkins University, UCLA, MIT, Berklee College of Music, University of Chicago and many others. Yuval has been on the faculty of Esalen Institute, is an affiliated artist with the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, and a “Guiding Voice” for Seven Pillars – House of Wisdom. 

  • Yuval’s first book Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom won the Gold Medal for Best Book in the Spirituality Category at the Indie Book Awards 2015. 

To listen to the music of Yuval Ron and to find more information about his recordings, books, talks, master-classes, workshops and concerts, please visit: www.yuvalronmusic.com

Cheryl Grant

Script Consultant

  • Director, Writer, Actor, Teacher, Cheryl E. Grant has been immersed in the theatre arts from a young age, beginning her formal training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She Subsequently attained a Film Degree from The New School and has directed, written and performed in numerous award winning film and theatre productions.

 

  • Cheryl conceived and directed the Multi-award-winning documentary, "Accidentally on Purpose" featuring John Strasberg, Steve Buscemi, Susan Strasberg. In this film, John discusses his Nine Natural Laws: a guide for actors and artists in organic ways to become more deeply involved with their world, spirits, and creativity. Winner, Best Educational Documentary - NY & LA Int'l Film & Video Festival Finalist, Best Documentary - Santa Monica Film Fest., Northampton Int'l Film Fest., Rhode Island Int'l Film Fest., Hawaii Int'l Film Fest., Denver Int'l Film Fest. Honorable Mention, Best Documentary - Columbus Int'l Film & Video Fest.

 

  • She has most recently starred in an original film written and directed by John Strasberg, updating Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard where she performs the leading role of Elizabeth (Mrs. Lyuba Ranevsky in the original), as well as co-directed, co-edited, and co-produced the Oniros Award winning film.

Adar Shafran

Firma Productions - Tel Aviv, Israel

Owner - Firma Films - Jul 2008 – Present (11 years 10 months)

  • FIRMA FILMS is a film production house based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Founded in 2008 by Adar Shafran and Roni Abramowsky out of enduring passion for filmmaking, FIRMA FILMS, specializes in feature films, short films and a variety of other creative projects.

 

  • With hundreds of shooting days and numerous successfully executed co-productions and service productions under our belts, FIRMA FIMS is guided by sensitivity for the unique character and integrity of each individual project, from early development to fostering close personal connections between the filmmakers with whom we collaborate.

 

  • Drawing on our extensive production and logistical expertise across a wide spectrum of content, FIRMA FILMS is always able to find the perfect pathway to the heart of each and every project.

Claudius Rauch

Special Effects

  • Since 1998, Claudius Rauch has been at the helm of one of the leading full-range Special Effects Companies in Germany for film, TV, and the entertainment industry, with bases in Berlin and Munich. He is known for his work on Snowden as well as Showtime's Homeland series among countless other credits.

  • With extensive know-how about special effects and explosives, Rauch Special Effects offers the latest innovation and experience of highly respected SFX technicians, pyro technicians, mechanics and engineers with international film credit lists.

 

  • As experts in the industry for fireworks, mechanical effects including hydraulics and pneumatics, and manufacturing and disposal of breakaways and crash glass products, Claudius Rauch Special Effects provides service to any global industry needing special effects. 

 

For a full list of film credits please see http://rauch-sfx.com/en/index.html 

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