LaDora Mishan Sella graduated from the University of New Mexico’s Media Arts Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Film, Television and Radio and has a production and marketing background in public and commercial broadcasting. She was a recipient of the New Mexico Filmmaker’s award in 2012 and had the privilege of working with director Joan Darling of Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Lab. LaDora created Write This Way Productions in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she curently lives. 


While attending TheFilmSchool in Seattle, an intensive screenwriting program focussed on elevating the art of storytelling, LaDora developed a connection with award winning screenwriter, Stewart Stern, who wrote Rebel Without a Cause. This inspired her to write her first short screenplay. Brightwood premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival and has been an official selection at serveral subsequent festivals, including the Santa Fe Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival and the Tacoma Film Fesitival where it won "Best Regional Film". Brigthwood continues to screen at festivals around the country. 



L. Gabriel Gonda is a Seattle-based writer and director. His short film Tex: Vampire Hunter has played in film festivals all around the US and overseas, including 2010 1 Reel Film Festival, and was a finalist in the 2010 Cape Fear Independent Film Festival. Most recently he wrote, produced and directed Love and War which premiered at the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival.



Jacob Leander has produced three films for Image Mind Light production company including the award winning short film, This one is about love. His other productions include multiple award winning short films and commercials for industry giants such as Toyota, Volvo, Discovery Channel, MTV/Fremantle Media and K2 Sports. Jacob has also worked with X-Games, United States Navy, Microsoft, Chevrolet, Cadillac, T-Mobile and many other major international advertising agencies and production companies. Recently, he worked on the short film, Shuffle, that won multiple awards and is still traveling the international film festival circuit.


Jacob brings a rich background in small business, corporate management, public relations, marketing and event management to each project he undertakes. He is recognized as one of the premier independent film producers in the Northwest.



Kit Marlatt has worked in the television and film industry for over eighteen years as an Assistant Director on numerous projects, big and small. He brings experience and on-set knowledge to every production he is a part of and is thrilled to be producing independent films again. Most of his work comes from “Hollywood North” Vancouver, Canada, where he resides with his wife and son. Kit's resume.


Executive Producers:

LaDora Sella & Scot Robinson



Andy Bottman, Roland Gauthier, Michael Kuehn & Alex Tysowsky


Associate Producers:

Fred Beahm, Bennett Goldberg, Ned "The Sultan Of San Juan" Goldsmith, Dominic Gualtieri, Anna Jorgensen & David Wilcox


Production Designer:

Bryan Felty is an award winning Environmental Designer who founded the film production company Good Bones Productions. He has taken on roles as creative director and senior project designer for several of the largest Global Experience Marketing Agencies in New England. His experiential marketing skills and ability to design with the most updated 3D and graphic software has translated gracefully into the world of cinema.


Bryan also collaborated on the award winning short, Shuffle. He has directed numerous commercials, music videos and feature length projects. Bryan holds a BS in Illustration and Design from Texas A&M and an MFA in Film Production Design from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.


Director of Photography:

Connor Hair is a cinematographer who grew up in Seattle. Currently based in Los Angeles, he has shot a wide range of projects including a feature film in Ethiopia, a documentary in the Dominican Republic and a short film called Love and War that was an official selection at the Seattle International Film Festival. He is currently shooting a feature film in Seattle and another in LA. Connor is excited to be working with the crew of Brightwood and believes it will be a beautiful film with the potential to be recognized at film festivals.



Fred Beahm is a professional Editor in the Pacific Northwest for over a decade, Fred has extensive experience editing both narrative and commercial projects. A member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, Fred has worked on a wide range of short and feature length films as well as commercial projects with a number of high profile companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Starbucks, KullyHall, and Digital Kitchen. He is the owner and operator of Seattle based production companies Spliced Media & Spliced Films.



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Visual Effects:

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Visual Effects Executive Producer:
Roland Gauthier
Visual Effects Supervisor:
Michael Kuehn
Animation Dir​ector:
Alex Tysowsky
Visual Effects Associate Production Manager:
Tiffany Navarro
Modeler/Character Rigging Artist:
Josh Lafayette
Texture Paint Artist:
Tyler Kenworthy
Character Animator/Matchmove Artist:
Justin Mai
Look Development/Lighting Artist:
Jonathan Beals


Business Development:

Ramiro Gomez


Unit Production Manager:

Susan Funk


1st Assistant Director:

Kit Marlatt


2nd Assistant Director:

Lauren Pollock


Location Manager:

Craig Stewart


Script Supervisor:

Aubrey Kehres


Makeup and Hair Supervisor:

Carleigh Herbert


Production Accountant:

Marco Sella



Rory Emmons


Best Boy Electrician:

Matt Bunker


Key Grip:

Richard Williams


Best Boy Grip:

Kyle Daley


1st Assistant Camera:

Josh Powless


2nd Assistant Camera:

Alan Certeza


Sound Recordist:

Mark Meseroll


Digital Information Technician:

Fred Beahm


Set Dresser:

Lauren Cozzolino


Set Dresser:

Jennie LaBonte 


Key Production Assistant:

Kristi Simkins


Body Double:

Sophia Sella


Post Production Supervisor:

L. Gabriel Gonda


Post Production Studio:

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Craft Services:

Susie Graham


Sound Designer:

Randy Torres


Re-recording Sound Mixer:

Ryan Potteiger


Post Production Sound:

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Special Thanks:

Stewart Stern, John Jacobson, Dicky and Piero Sella, Todd Christensen, Jet Zarkadas, Jason Pace, Stephanie Simonton, David Wilcox & Aron Michael Thompson.


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