Filmmakers

Coleman Bulb & Flag

Photo by Roger Smith

Dominick Bagnato (writer/director) is an alumnus of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is the writer, director, and editor of several short films, the most recent of which, Initial Conditions, was winner of an MTV Production Grant. His screenplay for A Modest Proposal for the California State Energy Crisis Or: A Convenient Truth was a finalist at the 2009 SoCal Independent Film Festival and a semi-finalist at the 2009 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. After an encouraging response to the script, he decided to make A Convenient Truth his feature film directorial debut.

Charlie Pinto (producer) has produced three short films, directed several of his own shorts, and is currently in development on a new television series, Studio Nowhere. He has worked as a Unit Production Manager and Asst. Locations Manager on several feature films for Trigger Street Productions. He recently worked in post-production as an Asst. Editor for Stick Figure Productions, where he worked on programs for the Discovery Channel, Nat Geo, and TLC. Charlie currently edits for NBC Universal and is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Film and Television Production. http://charlie-pinto.squarespace.com

Patrick Steward (producer) is a graduate of the Film and Television program at New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. As a film student at NYU, Mr. Steward produced, assistant-directed and directed short and feature-length film and video productions.  Mr. Steward is CEO of Reclamation Entertainment, LLC, which develops and produces intellectual property for motion picture, television and new media platforms.

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Mr. Steward was raised in the Lehigh Valley. Prior to his acceptance into NYU, Mr. Steward interned at various studios and television stations including a PBS television station in Pennsylvania, and the Fox Network in New York City.  Mr. Steward was accepted into the Kodak Student Filmmaker program in association with the American Pavilion, where he worked for the director of programming at the Cannes Film Festival, at the Venice Film Festival he worked with Premiere PR, an international public relations agency.

His feature directorial debut was Cherry Valley, which premiered at the South-By-Southwest Film Festival. His next film, The Hollow Tree, completed an award-winning festival run with screenings including Cannes, Hamptons International Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival.  Mr. Steward also directs and edits commercial projects including the award winning anti-bullying campaign with Office Depot, One Direction and Lady Gaga.  He currently resides in New York City.  http://www.reclamationent.com/

Beth Renfro (producer) began her film career in 2005, as a production assistant on Buffalo Dreams, an NYU student feature directed by Ani Pandit. She went on to produce the award-winning NYU student-short film The Hollow Tree in 2006, written and directed by Patrick Steward, which screened internationally at festivals such as Cannes, Hamptons, Sarasota, Newport Beach, Foursite and New Orleans. A Convenient Truth followed soon after.

By day, she serves as the Advertising and Promotions Manager for the prestigious Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in Scottsdale, AZ. An avid film fan, she also volunteers for (and attends!) film festivals as often as possible, working at Sundance in 2013 & 2014, Scottsdale International Film Festival in 2013, and Tribeca in 2011 & 2012. Past film festival positions include Festival Coordinator and Programmer (Greater Reading Film Festival), and she is a member of Women in Film, Los Angeles.

A 2006 graduate of Kutztown University with a master’s degree in electronic media, Beth is a consummate Philadelphia Eagles fan, and resides in Arizona.

Adam Orellana (cinematographer) received his BFA from New York University in 2002 and MFA from the American Film Institute in 2004. Since then, Adam has gone on to shoot predominantly commercials and music videos, including clients such as Atari and Dunkin’ Donuts. He currently keeps residence on both coasts in New York and Los Angeles. Adam is pursuing more narrative work in the form of feature films.

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