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Who We Are

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We started Seed&Spark because we want to make films but we needed a healthier environment in which to make them. We believe the art of storytelling is about expanding imagination, shining a light on the world inside and deepening empathy for the world outside.

In the current social climate where many consider the arts a luxury, we believe artists are responsible for teaching their audiences why they are essential. We also believe films are not just art, they are business ventures. They require the seed of an idea and the sparks of human and capital investments to bring them to life.


Our Humble Crew

Emily Best

Founder and CEO

Erica Anderson

Head of Crowdfunding &
Education, Co-founder

Simon Sorich

Chief Technology Officer

Max Silverman

Chief Product Officer,
Co-founder

James Kaelan

Editor-in-Chief,
Co-founder

Blessing Yen

Chief Creative Officer

Hillary Krutzsch

Senior Front-End Developer

Greg Cohan

Director of Business Development

Mara Tasker

Head of Original Content

Nicole Malek

Distribution Coordinator

Gerry Maravilla

Director of Crowdfunding

Christina Raia

Crowdfunding Specialist

Julie Keck

Community Manager

Jessica Martin

Chevalier

Our Esteemed Advisors

Liam Brady

Director at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-founder

Eve Cohen

Cinematographer at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-founder

Nancy Schafer

Tribeca Film Festival,
Fmr Executive Director

Adam Leipzig

Entertainment Media Partners,
CEO

David Williams III

SpringRaise,
Founder

Lisa Kleiner Chanoff

Catapult Film Fund,
Co-Founder

Alexis Finch

Dir of Customer Experience Marketing, Emarsys

Darren Goldberg

Atlantic Pictures,
Co-Founder

Chris Marsh

Atlantic Pictures,
Co-Founder

Anthony Batt

Buzzmedia,
Founder

Peter Samuelson

Film Producer, Educator

Jay Faires

Band of Outsiders,
Founder

Scott Osman

Chrysler Film Project,
Founder

Steven Beer

Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.

Chris Wadsworth

FreshGrass Brand & Festival,
Founder

Prithvi Rai

Facebook,
Director of Technical Programs

Harold Sylvester

Blue Bayou Productions,
CEO

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