Our Team

A Quality Team Is Priceless.

When you watch a movie, be it a Hollywood Blockbuster, or an independent film, you will see a plethora of crew within the credits. It is true that every movie or documentary needs a crew and when you have the solid, quality core set of Crew Members you see below on your team, everything seems to go a bit smoother and much more fun.
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Glenn Spillman

CEO / President

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Director / Producer / Writer / Actor

 

Glenn is a published author of 2 books, film maker and a photographer/Journalist. He has a degree in health and sports science/Bible and Ministry and is a licensed minister. He has worked in Houston covering the Houston Rockets, and covered Super Bowl XXXVIII. He also covered the AAA Texas Rangers Affiliate Round Rock Express for 5 years. He has traveled the world capturing memories for people and has covered sporting events for several publications. He currently holds press credentials with American International News Service and Full Spectrum Media. He has been in the film business since he was 10 years old, his first role he tried out for was Alfalfa. He has been an extra in over a dozen movies and commercials. He also was in 2 commercials that were in the running for the Super Bowl.

He is also a father of a 15 year old girl, and a 7 year old boy. Glenn is also an avid philanthropist and believes in helping many different charities and to spread the awareness in helping others in need.

Steve Martinez

CTO

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Director of Photography / Editor / Web Developer / Graphic Designer / Photographer

 

Photographer and Designer Steve Martinez has been creating impactful marketing and editorial materials for more than ten years. His professional style is enhanced by a wonderfully modern creative flare. His background in web design, motion graphics, commercial, portrait and wedding photography equip him to be a very well rounded designer. Steve is equipped to tackle some of the toughest challenges faced by a designer in this ever growing and evolving digital world.

Steve is currently working towards his BFA in Web Design New Media at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He lives in the historic town of Placerville, CA. about twenty miles outside Sacramento with his wife and two children.

Christena McManus

Vice President

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Director / Screenwriter / Actor

 

Christena McManus is a talented new director and writer.  Christena has her Bachelor degree and is going to the Academy Of Arts University in San Francisco  for her MFA in Film and Television.  She has been part of numerous local productions and has worked many key positions.   Recently she retired after 20 years of military service and is excited to pursue her passion of making movies.  Her experiences have made her and asset on set and flexible team player.

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Shaun Taylor

Producer, Writer, Actor

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San Francisco Born Writer and Actor

 

Shaun Taylor is a San Francisco born writer and actor who has been published numerous times in magazines and journals for over 20 years. He began acting at the age of 14. With minor roles in films and commercials throughout the 1980’s, as well as numerous stage productions in the 90’s

After 17 years working in Health and Safety and Emergency Response/Disaster Preparedness management for major corporations throughout California, he took his passion for writing and film-making and started working on numerous film projects, currently working with CELLAR13 Films.

Shaun has a background as a member and field investigator for MUFON, was an EMT for many years and has a deep passion for writing novels and screenplays; creating intricate worlds in the realm of the paranormal, fantasy and horror.

Shaun has recently worked on The Stand Up, and worked as Production Assistant on Hush Little Baby, an Executive Producer on A Raven’s Cry and continuing with numerous upcoming projects as a screenwriter and producer with Cellar13 Films.

Richard Blunk

The Lawyer

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Richard Blunk, Executive Vice President – Legal, Finance and Strategic Alliances, is also Managing Director and General Counsel of Thermopylae Ventures, LLC, www.thermopylaeventures.com, a Dallas-based alternative investment firm with interests in alternative litigation finance, cybersecurity, database interoperability, hotel development, inbound foreign investment, Internet addresses, mixed martial arts events promotion, specialized sports complexes, sports medicine technology, Texas real estate and wholesale loan brokerage. Mr. Blunk has written extensively on several of those topics, including managing level and business risk in MMA events,  and has been recognized by D Magazine and D CEO Magazine as one of the best general counsels in Dallas/Fort Worth. He graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln summa cum laude with a triple major in psychology, philosophy and English. He received his law degree (with honors) and his masters of business administration (finance) from the University of Texas at Austin before beginning a 35-year career as a transactional lawyer in both corporate and private practice.

Donovan Murphy

Donovan Murphy

Sound / Post Sound / Foley

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Commercial Audio Production

 

Donovan Murphy got his start in production sound with a Talkboy Delux after watching the 1992 movie Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Just like in the movie, where young actor Macaulay Culkin used the handheld cassette recorder with built-in microphone and speaker, Donovan would search the house looking for sounds to record.

He approaches sound for video like recording an album for a band. He’s a musician, has a degree in Commercial Audio Production – Music and opened a recording studio. While capturing dialog is his main focus, he uses the same techniques used in the recording studio to not just capture but enhance the sound of what’s seen.

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Pricilla Kumar

Screenwriter

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Horror writer and Podcaster

 

Pricilla Kumar is a Entertainment Journalist, Photographer and Screenwriter residing in Northern California. Her published works has appeared in Bloody Disgusting, Legless Corpse, iHorror and most recently Tom Holland’s Terror Time. As an avid Disney fan, Pricilla created and runs her own podcast and entertainment blog Insidetheears.com. Currently serving as an Editor for a popular luxury wedding website, Pricilla is keeping busy with multiple film writing projects as well as penning her first feature horror debut and television pilot.

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Dan Acosta

Makeup/ Special Effects

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I’m a 2d designer who realized my love for makeup as a haunt actor for Fright Planet. I started doing haunt makeup for them 4 years ago. That’s what started my path to crave the art of FX makeup. I specialize in gore and trauma along with some fantasy. I’m also a burn survivor that does burn makeup for training videos and presentations. It’salways rewarding to see your work transform and come to life. The looks on peoples faces of joy and disgust make all the hard qork worth it.

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Naomi Blakeslee

Makeup/ Special Effects

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Creative and Talented Makeup and Special Effects Artist

 

Born and raised in San Jose, California Naomi is a self taught Makeup/ special effects artist. After venturing out into the world of special effects makeup almost five years ago, she found a passion that enabled her to utilize her artistic abilities in the creative arts.

Since then she has continued to work with Unlikely Legends Media Productions, Cellar 13 Films and Redrum Rabbit Productions. As well as organizations such as The Zombie Club, becoming the head of the makeup department, and CCAA. She has worked on numerous film sets, short films, editorials and much much more.

Courtney Finley

Makeup/ Special Effects

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Makeup/ Special Effects

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Quentin Harris

Production Assistant / Slate / Film Intern

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Production Assistant / Slate / Film Intern

 

Quentin Harris was born and raised in Oakland, Ca. He attended Skyline high school in the Oakland hills. After high school he went on to attend various other colleges, such as Alameda community college and Laney community college. In 2006 he moved to San Jose to be with his girlfriend who is now his wife. TO 2008-2013Quentin attended De Anza Community college for film/TV he was on a few projects while he was attending. Quentin was on the movie Contagion as an extra, he currently has eleven years of film under his belt and is still working on it.

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Melissa Hojman

Production Assistant / Slate / Assistant Director / Director of Photography / Director of Social Media Relations

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Assistant Director / Director of Photography / Director of Social Media Relations

 

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Riley Snowder

Intern / Director of Photography

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Film and Tv Production Student

 

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Sammer Abu AlRagheb

Grip

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My name is Sammer and I’m 35 years old. I’m a music composer and a creative writer and in hopes to become a filmmaker. I was born and raised in Jordan. At age 19, I relocated to the States in order to pursue my dreams as a musician, writer & filmmaker. Film has been a big part of my life. Actually it is a lifestyle that I adapted to alongside music and writing. Alongside my dreams and being a film goer, I am honored to be part of a great team of filmmakers in support of Cellar13. Life can’t be much more exciting.

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