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About us

Seed&Spark is a new model for entertainment that combines the convenience and awesomeness of subscription streaming for audiences with the career-building power of crowdfunding for creators. Our mission is to create an entertainment landscape that reflects what we actually look like. We're a ragtag team — mostly filmmakers ourselves! — based in Los Angeles, with outposts in New York and Chicago.
We started Seed&Spark because we want to make movies & shows independently 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 movies & shows 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 team

Emily Best

Founder • CEO

Max Silverman

Co-Founder • Chief Product Officer

Simon Sorich

Chief Technology Officer

Blessing Yen

Chief Creative Officer

Kt McBratney

Chief Marketing Officer

Hillary Krutzsch Fong

Senior Front-End Developer

Gerry Maravilla

Head of Crowdfunding

Julie Keck

Head of Education & Outreach

Caitlin Gold

Head of Acquisitions & Programming

Clay Pruitt

Interim Head of Acquisitions & Programming

Christina Raia

Director of Crowdfunding


Streaming Operations Manager


Erica Anderson

Creative Producer at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-Founder

James Kaelan

Director at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-Founder

Eve Cohen

Cinematographer at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-Founder

Liam Brady

Director at Large,
Seed&Spark Co-Founder

Our advisors

Nancy Schafer

Tribeca Film Festival,
Fmr Executive Director

Arlan Hamilton

Founder of Backstage Capital

David Williams III


Lisa Kleiner Chanoff

Catapult Film Fund,

Adam Leipzig

Entertainment Media Partners,

Alexis Finch

Dir of Customer Experience Marketing, Emarsys

Anthony Batt


Peter Samuelson

Film Producer, Educator

Harold Sylvester

Blue Bayou Productions,



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