the crew

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              BEN MESERVE                  

Director of Photography 

 A Los Angeles native, Ben Meserve has been making films since he was able to shoot on dv tape as a teenager. With hard work, persistence, and more advanced technology, Ben attended Columbia College Chicago where he earned a BFA in Cinematography. Ben has years of professional experience lensing music videos, shorts, commercials, and documentaries. He has worked with companies such as Roc Nation, the LA Kings, and Voltage Pictures to name a few. Ben’s present goals include finding inspiring stories to tell in the narrative feature and television mediums, as well as continue his work with music videos and commercials. Currently, Ben is shooting a feature documentary for the legendary band, Kool & The Gang, and he looks forward to seeing its completion. www.benmeserve.com

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  DEBBIE DIMAGGIO     Executive Producer

 

Author, Top Producing Realtor, Marketing Director and Partner at HIGHLAND PARTNERS Residential Real Estate, Speaker, Philanthropist, she now adds, Executive Producer to the list. Debbi thrives on paying it forward and giving back. Whether she is mentoring her agents or young adults to achieve their own success, or through her involvement with multiple charities, Debbi truly ‘lives to give.” Just watch Debbi when she is sharing her vision of how she has helped, or intends to help another; you can’t miss how her eyes beam with excitement. It is simply what propels Debbi forward. Beware, if you ask her for help, stand back and watch the magic begin. Her husband refers to it as “fairy dust.”  We're certainly grateful she sprinkled some on us. www.debbiedimaggio.com 

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                 ZACH BRADEN

                     1st AD + Sound Recordist

 Zachary Braden is a young and upcoming filmmaker. His initial love for film and photography started when he was 12. From that point on, he's been immersed in the art. He is an open minded storyteller interested in all types of films and other story-based projects. His main interest is in the visual side of storytelling such as cinematography and photography. Originally from Fort Collins, Colorado he now resides in Los Angeles, California and is attending the University of Southern California. Any additional information can be found at http://www.zacharybraden.com/

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             ALEX BOLOGNA                      1st AC

Alex Bologna is a filmmaker and student at USC School of Cinematic arts. He's been a director of photography on several USC-produced short films and independent features, and currently works as a freelance videographer. He loves telling stories through the lens of a camera as much as he loves telling stories through the written word. He writes short and feature scripts for fun, and wants to continue working as a freelance cinematographer and film director.

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TURNER FRANKOSKY Production Assistant

 

Turner Frankosky is from Massachusetts.  He began as a violinist but found his real passion for performing as an apprentice with the Theater at Monmouth and Santa Cruz Shakespeare. In May, he graduated from USC and assists his filmmakers friends on set where he can.  Turner is currently working on a new show for The Idiot Workshop and is a model for art classes around LA.