Paul Martin - CEO / Co-owner
Paul Martin graduated from the University of Santa Clara (Cum Laude) with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. He served four years in the U.S. Army in Italy, attaining the rank of Captain, before moving to Los Angeles. A member of the Directors Guild of America, Paul has worked as a First Assistant Director in such exotic locations as Estonia, Bali, Wales and Bulgaria with film studios 20th Century Fox, HBO, and Columbia Pictures. Feature credits include: Dude Where's My Car, Drive Me Crazy, Lambada: The Forbidden Dance, Hellraiser III and the cult classic, Lobster Man From Mars.
Paul founded Vineyard Productions, producing and directing short films and corporate media projects in Northern California. He wrote and directed the award-winning short film Ash Wednesday, an official selection at the Sonoma Valley Film Festival, as well as other festivals throughout the United States. Another of Paul's award-winning short films, Widow Maker, was recognized in the National Film Challenge as well as officially selected at other film festivals. He produced the short film Flashcards, a narrative on child abuse, which garnered the audience choice award at the New York International Film and Video Festival and was selected for the Marche Du Film at Cannes. Paul is currently serving as the Chairman of the San Francisco Coordinating Committee of the Directors Guild of America.
Patti Kozlovsky - Co-owner
Patti Kozlovsky is a business professional with over 20 years of experience and strong analytical skills, strategic planning capabilities, and management acumen. She served as the Producer on the short film Ash Wednesday and manages business affairs related to the production. Ms. Kozlovsky has a thorough knowledge of administrative processes and is skilled in managing multiple projects, contingency planning, and contract negotiations. She previously served in leadership positions with AT&T, The Vantra Group and the US Army, and now manages her own consulting practice. Patti earned her Masters of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from Santa Clara University.
Vineyard Productions hires crews on an "as needed" basis, which enables us to be flexible for all projects. The following individuals consistently work with Vineyard Productions:
Nancy Paloian-Breznikar - Producer
Nancy Paloian-Breznikar brings over seventeen years of producing experience to Vineyard Productions. She recently completed filming The Final Cut, starring Robin Williams, which she executive produced for Lion's Gate Films. Her Executive Producer credits also include Twentieth Century Fox's Antwone Fisher Story, directed by and starring Denzel Washington. She has produced other films with Twentieth Century Fox including Dude, Where's My Car starring Ashton Kutcher and Sean William Scott, Drive Me Crazy with Melissa Joan Heart, and Best Laid Plans starring Reese Witherspoon and Josh Brolin. Her work in the San Francisco Bay area includes Twentieth Century Fox's Woman on Top with Penelope Cruz and Somebody Is Waiting with Gabriel Byrne. Nancy resides with her family in Orinda, CA.
Lope Yap, Jr. - Producer
Producer Lope Yap has over thirty-two years production experience in the motion picture industry. While Lope has garnered credits as producer, production manager and assistant director of numerous national and international commercials, he specializes in feature films. Lope has been involved with such distinguished projects as The Hunt For Red October, Titanic, Farewell To Manzanar, and The Ewok Adventure. Lope's film experience also includes specialty films, IMAX large format films, corporate industrials, music videos and short films. Lope was awarded the Silver Telly Award Winner for a Juvenile Diabetes Public Service Announcement and he was the Second Unit Director/Production Manager/First Assistant Director on the 1996 Oscar Nominated Best Short Documentary (IMAX Film) Special Effects- Anything Can Happen. Lope is a native of San Francisco and is presently living in Novato with his wife, Vera, and two-year-old daughter, Athena.
Vicki de Mey - Producer
Vicki has over four years experience in commercials, music vides, short films and feature films in a variety of positions including producer, production manager, and assistant director. Vicki was the Unit Production Manager for the feature film adaptation of Stephen Belber's play Drifting Elegant filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area in the summer of 2005. In the summer of 2006, Vicki produced the film Generic Thriller written and directed by Scott Sublett and shot by Hiro Narita that is currently in post- production. Vicki is currently in development on numerous projects at Southbay Film Studios and is COO/CFO of R&R Studios, a post-production company in the San Jose Area. Prior to working in film, Vicki spent 20 years in the computer software industry as a researcher, software designer, project manager and entrepreneur. In 1995, Vicki co-founded DecisionPower, Inc., a marketing simulation company. Vicki's work in the software industry has provided her with extensive practical experience in organizing and running projects with specific budgets and time constraints. Vicki has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Nina Henninger - Casting Director
A member of the prestigious Casting Society of America since 1997, Nina Henninger has accrued a long list of film credits throughout more than 20 years as a casting director in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nina has worked with an impressive number of A-list actors including Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Eddie Murphy, Kevin Bacon, Danny Glover, and Holly Hunter, along with countless others. With a B.A. in Psychology from Roger Williams University, Nina has been the creative casting force behind such films as The Assassination of Richard Nixon, What Dreams May Come, and the television series Nash Bridges. Nina has collaborated with many celebrity directors to include Francis Ford Coppola, Rob Marshall and Robert Rodriguez. Currently, Nina is casting for the new television series Evidence and the latest Will Smith feature, Pursuit of Happyness.
Ira Epstein - Entertainment Attorney
Ira S. Epstein represents high-profile clients in the television and motion picture industries, as well as related businesses throughout the entertainment industry. Ira counsels production entities, from artist-owned boutiques to public companies, which create and supply programming to broadcasters and distributors, with particular emphasis on the representation of foreign producers and distributors. Ira specializes in contract negotiations and counseling for producers and distributors in television and motion pictures, to include domestic and international production, finance and distribution agreements. Ira serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Image Entertainment, as chairman of the Audit and Compensation Committee.
Doug Freeman - Production Designer
Doug Freeman started working in the film industry at the early age of 15 when he became a 3rd generation member of the I.A.T.S.E. Local #16. Some of his earlier projects include three seasons of The Streets of San Francisco, and the feature films Bullitt, and American Graffiti. Doug attended the California College of Arts and Crafts where he studied Architectural Design. Since then Doug has built a successful set design and construction facility called Jet Sets Visual Production Services, which has been involved in all facets of the entertainment industry including theater, film, television, still photography, industrials, CD ROM's, music videos, and commercials. For his efforts, Doug has enjoyed many honors including the 1993 Association of Independent Commercial Producers Award for "Production Designer of the Year, 1999 Emmy Award for Best Direction as well as a 1999 Emmy Award nomination for Set Design. Doug lives in Sonoma with his wife, Lynetta, and his young daughter, London.
Tom Bullock - Editor/Post Production Supervisor
Tom Bullock started professional film work editing a children's television comedy series. He has since continued as film editor, sound designer and post-production supervisor on many feature films, shorts, commercials and documentaries. Tom's three decade feature film experience in various capacities started with Semi-Tough, The Island, and The Black Stallion Returns, and includes more recent projects such as Autumn In New York, starring Richard Gere, Xiu Xiu, The Sent Down Girl directed by Joan Chen, and Sirens of the 23rd Century. Tom owns and operates Fire/Water Films post-production facility in San Francisco, where he has edited and provided post-production supervision on the award-winning short films Ash Wednesday and Flashcards. Tom's most recent credits include the widely acclaimed Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. Tom also authored the film textbook, Film Editing Nutz & Boltz and is a film and stage actor in his spare time. Mr. Bullock is a longstanding member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity.