Capitola Media is made up of a talented group of artists, producers and marketers with years of creative, design and production experience.
Chris Bunney, Executive Producer, drives the business and creative direction at Capitola Media. A video and digital media executive with over eighteen years of experience, Chris has written, designed and executed projects for a variety of companies including Fortune 500 firms, Hollywood studios, Internet startups and non-profit organizations. With an MBA from Columbia University, Chris has worked with talent as diverse as Steven Spielberg, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Anniston, Quentin Tarantino, Ayesha Curry and Leslie Odom Jr.. Prior to founding Capitola Media, Chris worked at the Walt Disney Company and NBC/Universal, and as the Executive in Charge of Production for an independent feature film company. Chris squares the circles on every production.
Ben Ellis, Director, Producer and Editor, delivers craft and creativity to both production and post production on all of our projects. Since graduating in 2000 from Pitzer College with a degree in Media Studies, Ben has produced, directed, and edited feature films, shorts, commercials, promos and music videos for a wide variety of entertainment and corporate clients. His feature short, “Shadow Sailing,” has played in numerous festivals. Ben has had a guiding hand transforming raw footage into compelling stories on the majority of our productions. Ben makes molehills out of mountains.
Justin Ward, Director and Writer, is a force majeure. He began his career working for Mick Jagger at Jagged Films at Warner Brothers. For 12 years, Justin produced and directed over 300 hours of sports, culinary, music and travel series for The Travel Channel, CBS, NBC, Spike TV, FOX and The National Geographic Channel. Justin also developed, directed and produced the documentary series “UFC Countdown,” and “UFC All Access,” and was the showrunner on “Inside the UFC,” all on Spike TV. He has worked with Disney, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, the NFL, Nascar, and The USSA Ski Team. Justin has also written and directed three award-winning feature films: a biopic, “The Meanest Man In Texas,” a teenage road movie, “Relish,” and a family movie, “The Furry Fortune.” Justin’s demeanor on set is always a reassuring mix of creativity, confidence and cooperation. Justin takes no prisoners.
David Seger, Director and Writer, has worked in Web video for over a decade. Dave has created literally hours of digital content for the Los Angeles festival “Channel 101,” along with original Web content for NBC and Comedy Central. With an authentic voice and unique point of view, Dave has also crafted imaginative spots for clients such as Fox Home Video, Toshiba Laptops, Redbull and more. Dave cannot be beat in the game, two truths and a lie.
Anders Osterballe, Director and Writer, is a sun-worshiping Scandinavian transplant, who has been working in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past six years. He’s directed for Google’s Studio G as well as other independent production companies. His short film, “Milo’s Wheels,” has screened at festivals internationally and won multiple awards and accolades. From commercials to longer narrative formats, Anders’s focus is on storytelling, and, with an education in experimental filmmaking, always pushing the creative envelope. Anders hates cold weather.
Anna Halberg, Producer, Director, and Taker of Names, Anna graduated from The School of Cinematic Arts at USC. Anna has worked as a 1st AD, Line Producer and Executive Producer for NBC, the Cartoon Network, Walt Disney, Paramount, Universal, and Warner Brothers. She has produced content for major brands, including American Express, Pizza Hut, Chevy, Visa, and McDonalds. Anna’s feature film credits are impressive. In a word, Anna rocks!
Morgan Pierre Susser, Cinematographer and Still Photographer, lights any set beautifully with finesse and speed. In addition to his lambent productions for Capitola Media, Morgan has helped create great looks in video and stills for David LaChapelle, Mark Pellington, Michael Gracey, Apple, Nike, Coca-Cola, Target, Sephora, Michael Kors, DKNY, Yohji Yamamoto, GAP, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Brad Pitt, Kevin Hart, Charlize Theron, Lana Del Rey and Justin Bieber. His cinematography credits are extensive. Morgan covets his 310 area code.
Matthew Emmanuel, Director of Photography and Editor. Matt combines the skills of a DP and an Editor, so he can’t help but previsualize every project before we roll camera. Matt has worked on productions for Disney, Netflix, The History Channel, Apple, Google, and Elon Musk’s Neuralink. Matt is not afraid of the latest iOS.
Darren Dyk, Director, Producer and Creative Director. With over 10,000,000! views (you read that number right) on YouTube, Darren rocks his followers with consistently amazing slow-motion video content. From commercials and corporate shoots to promos and short documentaries, Darren’s sense of storytelling always yields dramatic results. Darren needs to slow down.
Robin Kincade, Producer, brings a steady hand and a sense of humor to each and every project. She has worked with a variety of clients during her twenty-year career including Fox Broadcasting, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Microsoft and Genentech. Combining confidence and experience, there is literally no challenge she cannot solve. Robin never loses her keys.
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