MICHAEL LEONI (Writer/Director/Producer)
Michael Leoni has always committed himself to creating and directing original material that can reach beyond the scope of traditional entertainment, challenge an audience’s beliefs, and motivate a movement for positive change. His production of ELEVATOR, L.A.’s smash hit, returns after rave reviews and sold-out audiences. The show garnered the esteemed Los Angeles Times’ Best Bet and Critics’ Pick, as well as earned 11 nominations including Best New Work from Broadway World. Leoni also wrote and directed The Playground (a rock music-infused piece inspired by the lives of homeless kids), which continued to run at least once a year for five consecutive years. The Playground is now in development as a feature film. He directed the one-woman show, Listen, Can you Hear Me Now, which was acclaimed at the New York International Fringe Festival and won Best of Fringe at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. NY theatre credits include directing the Off-Broadway production of the NY Fringe hit rock musical, Loud as well as writing and directing Enigma, and Deviants.
Most recent film credits include writing and directing the award-winning feature documentary, American Street Kid – Official Selection and Winner of the People’s Choice Award at The Beloit International Film Festival – Official Selection and Winner of the Social Impact Doc Award at The Hollywood Film Festival and most recently Leoni received the Award of Excellence from the Impact Docs Awards. Other credits include the short films Radford Rd., Deliver Us, Disappear Here, Spare Some Change and Someplace In Between - an Official Selection in the LA Shorts Film Festival. American Street Kid will be released in theaters Fall 2017. Leoni is also the founder of Spare Some Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless youth. Presently he is in production on his new feature film #WhenTodayEnds, and has just completed the writing of his new book "Dare To Be Bad," currently available on Amazon.com.
DAVID GOLDSTEIN (Scenic and Lighting Design)
Off Broadway: Soul Doctor (Scenic), Stalking the Bogeyman (Scenic), Fabulous The Musical (Lighting), Sweet, Sweet Spirit (Scenic/Lighting).NYMF:Cloned!, Stuck, The Water Dream , Ghostlight (w/Rachel York, Daisy Egan)
Los Angeles: Around the World in 80 Days, Elevator, Playground, Rocky Horror, Boomermania, Its Top Secret! Regional: NC Stage (Stalking the Bogeyman), WV Public Theatre (9to5, Anything Goes, All Shook Up), Allenberry Playhouse (39 Steps, Smokey Joes Café). RLYcore4. www.davidgoldsteindesigns.com
MARIO MARCHETTI (Music & Sound Design)
Mario Marchetti is a Los Angeles based record producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He was born and raised in the Bay Area, California. He grew up studying music and was trained in classical piano and guitar. He played in various bands throughout the 90’s, influenced by folk, funk, country, rock, hip-hop, etc. He began engineering, which led to producing and recording some of the greatest rap artists in the Bay Area, including: Digital Underground, Saafir, The Outlawz, E-40, Too Short, and more. He moved to LA in 2003 and began crafting a pop sound for today’s market in which all areas of his musical background fused together.
Mario is currently producing all styles of music in the Top 40 market with no limitations. He’s working with some of today’s most notable artists as well as undiscovered talent he believes in strongly. He co-write and produced JoJo’s hit single “Disaster”. More recently he is known for his work on Demi Lavato’s worldwide, smash-hit “Neon Lights”. He is working with many of the most talented songwriters in the business, creating a roster of upcoming releases. Additional Marchetti collaborations include: Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Fergie, Jordan Knight, Jake Miller, Nick Carter, The Veronica’s, Guy Sebastian, The Rosso Sisters and Pussycat Dolls.
Marchetti is known for bringing a fresh, honest, and larger than life sound to his music. He continues to seek talent and produce records from his recording studio in Los Angeles, CA.