Director / Writer
Jonathan Parker is a writer, director, producer, musician and composer based in San Rafael, CA. He received a BA degree in English from Stanford and began his career as a musician, performing in indie rock bands and the Marin Symphony. He turned to filmmaking after he and fellow band members self-directed a music video that attracted attention from Hollywood.
His first feature film, BARTLEBY, which he also scored, was the Opening Night Selection at the New Directors/New Film Festival at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Deauville. It was released theatrically in the U.S. and U.K. and was an official selection at numerous film festivals including Seattle, Munich, Jerusalem, Karlovy Vary, and South by Southwest.
THE CALIFORNIANS was an official selection at the Mill Valley Film Festival, premiered on Showtime and was distributed internationally by Fox.
(UNTITLED) won the Grand Jury Prize and the Cinema Choice Award at the Mannheim Film Festival and Best American Film at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. It was released theatrically in the U.S. by Samuel Goldwyn Films and was an official selection at the San Francisco and Palm Springs Film Festivals.
THE ARCHITECT had its World Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, and since then has been invited to film festivals across the nation and the world – from Vancouver to Seoul, Rio de Janeiro to Houston and Mill Valley. The movie premiered domestically on Showtime and is playing internationally on Cable & Pay TV.
Jonathan currently serves on the board of the California Film Institute (CFI), and was board President in the past. CFI operates the Rafael Theater and produces the Mill Valley Film Festival.
Marlo McKenzie grew up in Metro Detroit. She’s studied language in France, worked in theater in Germany, and co-founded a video production company that trained formerly homeless youth in Australia. Now based in the San Francisco Bay Area she is thrilled to be partnered with Jonathan Parker to co-direct the documentary film CAROL DODA TOPLESS AT THE CONDOR. She is also directing a documentary about imaginative play, called MY SECRET COUNTRY. Previously she edited, co-wrote and produced the documentary BUTTERFLY TOWN, USA now airing on PBS stations. She also associate produced the four-part documentary series called, STANDING ON SACRED GROUND.
Lars is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of Metallica. He is passionate about independent film and devoted to his adopted home of San Francisco. His love for Jonathan Parker’s film (UNTITLED), led him to form a relationship with the director and the two realized their mutual interest in partnering together on BOOM and CAROL DODA TOPLESS AT THE CONDOR.
Vincent is a producer for BOOM and CAROL DODA TOPLESS AT THE CONDOR.
Oren has been the Head of Production with his company Fade to Black Films since 2003. Currently, he is serving as Producer on a variety of high profile projects including THE BOTTOMS with Cassian Elwes, BLACK ROAST with Shudder TV, TIME OF OUR LIVES with Mary Vernieu, and recently sold the Emmy winning series FROM GLORY DAYS to Amazon. Oren also serves as VP of Business Development for The Berrics with icons, Steve Berra and Eric Kosten.
Svetlana is an award winning cinematographer with a dual focus in documentary and fiction. Her credits include INSIDE JOB, which received the Academy Award for Best Documentary, INEQUALITY FOR ALL, which garnered a Special Jury Prize at Sundance and FACING FEAR – Academy Award Nominee for Best Doc Short Subject, to name a few. She is the director, writer and producer of SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT, released in 2019.
Patrick Fogarty is an award winning music video director based in Los Angeles, CA. Since 2005 he has been working professionally as a writer, director, cinematographer and editor on a wide variety of projects ranging from feature films and documentaries, to scripted television, commercials, and live events. He has joined Parker Film Company as a cinematographer and editor on the documentary film CAROL DODA TOPLESS AT THE CONDOR.
DAVID SCOTT SMITH
Born in San Francisco, David Scott Smith won his first Telly Award for editing at the age of 18. His commercial editing work has aired nationally, films have been distributed as well as appeared at Sundance, Tribeca, & Berlinale, and TV shows he’s edited have played on PBS, Discovery, ABC, NBC, and SciFi. He also has long standing working relationships with clients such as Yahoo, Google, T-Mobile and Apple. His most recent work as a feature editor was seen in SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT a feature film released in 2019 that he also wrote and produced.
Tony is a veteran visual effects entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience. He’s spent much of his career working at such companies as Industrial Light and Magic, Walt Disney Feature Animation and Lucasfilm Animation working on effects for blockbuster projects such as DIE HARD II, BACK TO THE FUTURE III, MEN IN BLACK, MAGNOLIA and HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS.
BETH WORTHY FEMINO
Beth was born and raised in Louisiana, and moved to the West Coast in 1996. She discovered her love for web designing in 2012 resulting in Femino Web Designs being launched. Specializing in WordPress development and designs, Beth lives in Southern California and works everywhere virtually.
CATHERINE DI NAPOLI
Catherine di Napoli, B.A. Loyola Marymount University, artist and filmmaker, has produced and co-written four films with writer, director Jonathan Parker. She also created art for Parker Posey’s character in THE ARCHITECT. Her abstract-expressionist artwork is currently on exhibition in commercial buildings in California, and is included in collections throughout the United States.