Conner is the cornerstone of Element Productions. He has been producing commercials for businesses all over Northern California since he graduated from UC Santa Cruz’s film program, where he was Head of Production for the UCSC Film Production Coalition. His keen eye and talent have led to work from clients like Alterra Solar, Organizer, and Soquel Water District. He has been building a community around film since he was 15 years old when he started Follywood, a very real and serious awards ceremony for young filmmakers. Conner loves to jam on his guitar, bake soft cookies, and take long hikes with his wife Amelia.
David is a pretty okay guy. He graduated from UC Berkeley in Environmental Economics and Policy and promptly pursued his field of study as a Casting Director for All Of Us Casting. In this roll he cast commercials for notable production companies such as Epoch and Park Pictures and clients such as Facebook, Netflix, Fitbit, and Nike. He is currently a video fellow with Upworthy where he develops stories that matter. He enjoys music by Erik Satie, Turkish coffee, and Calvin and Hobbes.
Kevin is a writer-director with a unique visual style driven by the concept of “cinematic immersion”: using the power of sound and image to immerse audiences in an emotional experience with the screen. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz’s film program, his short films and music videos have screened in international film festivals, including the Santa Cruz Film Festival, and he has worked with top Hollywood talent, including Academy Award winner Christopher Nolan. He is also a prolific screenwriter and a debut author. Kevin enjoys immersing himself in new experiences, and loves traveling, hiking, and exploring.
NATHAN KIT KENNEDY
Nathan Kit Kennedy is an aspiring director with a love for telling stories. He received his degree in Film Studies from UC Berkeley and has been a video editor for the past 5 years. He worked at MIT to produce an online video series about the neuroscience of vision, and was a video editor at Gazillion Entertainment, where he created marketing content to promote Marvel Heroes 2015. He has written, directed, and edited 13 short films, two of which were music videos for local Santa Cruz band “My Stupid Brother.” Nathan enjoys drinking Santa Cruz brews, riding his bike around town (sometimes the country), and getting lost in a great video game.