Meet the Crew...
Writer - Producer
DÄNNA WILBERG is an award winning short filmmaker. This is her third winning script entry for "A Place Called Sacramento". Her passion's include her wonderful family, helping others realize their dreams, TV show "PARANORMAL CONNECTION" and novel writing.
"Borrowed Time" is based on her short story published in Sacramento Sisters in Crime Anthology "Capital Crimes".
GREG PARRISH worked as a Computer Architect for over 25 years before changing careers to video production. He became fascinated with the field after seeing a 48 hour film contest several years ago. He began the journey with basic camera and tv studio classes at CRC, working as an intern at PacSat, shooting live events for Access Sacramento, handling lighting and camera in the studio, and doing post production for over 50 shows a year. He has produced a science fiction comedy pilot shot on green screen, and is now directing a short film for the PCS festival in Oct. He and his wife Lisa run a small production company in Sacramento.
Production Manager and Editor
Lisa worked in "High Tech" for over 20 years before taking the leap into video production. She was lured into the field by her husband and the old "hey, this will be fun" trick. She started out with tv studio and editing classes at CRC, and is now the Access Sacramento television studio instructor. She does post production for over 50 shows a year, specializing in Editing and Color Correction, is part of the truck crew doing live events for Access, and is frequently called to direct studio shows including Sacramento's LiveWire. Along with her husband, she runs a small production company in Sacramento.
Our Illustrious Videography Team:
MIKE MADDEN is a multi-award winning filmmaker.Guinness Book of World Records holder.Rolex Awards for Enterprise finalist.World renowned underwater cave explorer and photographer.
is an accomplished television, documentary and corporate producer whose credits include MTV, Discovery, PBS, TVE, ABC, Daimler Chrysler, BMW and many more.
Lara N. Popyack Owner//Producer Nohoch Productions www.nohoch.com 415-713-5272
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Our Illustrious Make-Up Artists
Richard Munoz has worked for over ten years in the commercial makeup industry. Y. His client list reads like the "who's who" of fashion. Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, the house of Armani, and Ralph Lauren have all called upon Richard for his creative technique. More than a makeup artist, Richard also worked within the fashion and entertainment industry as a wardrobe and hair stylist as well as a creative director. When time permits Richard also lends his talents to working with those that have been affected by alopecia, accidents involving the face and with social causes that are close to his heart.
Greg Marker is a screenwriter, trained in the UCLA Professional Program, with a background in live theater as well as in television production with a diverse range of interests and a special interest in military history. He worked as an intern at KCRA television and has done background for national cable and for movies. One day soon you'll be sitting in a movie theater and see his name attached to the words "original screenplay by." Meantime, he is active in the local creative community helping others to realize their dreams as he chases his
Our Fabulous Audio Engineers
Bruce Riggs took classes at Yuba Community College in Marysville in video production and worked part-time for Cable Channel 5 in Yuba City for 14 years. He worked on a half-hour show called "Take 5" where he did camera work, lighting and direction for that show. Bruce also did camera work for other shows including cooking shows, exercise shows, and local community activities. He has worked for Access Sacramento for about 5 years doing camera, audio, and lighting. Bruce works on the show called "Live Wire" live show each Wednesday. He also helps with truck shoots for basketball, football and other community events. Bruce is now retired, but enjoys working for Access. His accomplishments include camera work for "A Place Called Sacramento" production called "Park Closed".
Wearing Many Hats!
Born in southern California but moved around a lot as a child and then as a young adult. She finally decided to settle down in El Dorado Hills. As a young girl she became very active drama then participated in all the school plays, attended summer acting camps, then continued through High School. Once becoming a mom she decided to change direction and after studying became a Network Engineer. Diane got the acting bug again once her youngest child Conner Johnston started acting. Conner and Diane have taken all the required classes and had improv acting parts for The Red Barn Productions for ‘Old Sac Time’ and ‘Dickens Faire’. She has taken some adult acting classes and also has been having a wonderful time learning the behind the scenes jobs. Diane was thrilled to assist and learn from the wonderful crew on ‘Borrowed Time’ as 2 AP, wardrobe and Craft services. Diane has been an extra in ‘YOU’, Borrowed Time, The Breakup and Kiss of the Dead- Zombie A Love Story.
Rich Beckermeyer worked for four years at a production house in Michigan filming events, speakers, shows and documentaries. I filmed over 300 episodes of two successful cable shows that have additional distribution to the web. Additionally, I created documentaries on location throughout South America, Europe and the United States on HD and SD cameras. I helped film over 50 successful live event productions with distribution to radio, television, satellite, Internet and DVD. I worked my way up from camera operator to 2 director/producer, as well as doing freelance editing, volunteer coordination, set and lighting design.
Two years ago I moved to Sacramento to utilize my skills with the Center for Multicultural Cooperation as an Americorps VISTA in a systems development capacity creating mechanisms for project management, technical skills acquirement, equipment buying and interoffice communications with our headquarter office in Fresno, as well as working as a designer and grant writer.
In May of 2009 I was a camera operator for a documentary in Italy and the Netherlands about how a group of people lost their faith in religion. More recently, in July 2010, I went to Honduras and documented underserved and low-income youth living in a group home, asking the question, “Can education and livelihood training empower youth to raise the standard of living within a community?” I worked with HDV and video enabled DSLRs in a three-person team.
Capstone experiences have been working with the creators of the HBO Documentary Film, “The Yes Men Fix the World,” interviewing Former United States President Jimmy Carter and traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana, over a 3 year time period to document the re-evolution of culture and jazz music post hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Michelle 'Miss BB' Barbaria
Producer of LiveWire since 2008 and Co-Producer of Listen Up! Sacramento since 2009.
Paranormal Investigator with American Paranormal Investigations since 2006.
Member of Manifest Readings & Healing Center for blessings, weddings, and Sensitive Walk Throughs. 2011
Michelle has been involved with A Place Called Sacramento since she began working as the Office Manager at Access Sacramento in 2008. She has been part of their on site Hometown Truck crew from 2004 until 2008 when she was promoted into the Office Manager and Producer position. She produces LiveWire, Listen Up! Sacramento, along with various other programs that pop up along her path. She worked on several PCS films including Co-Producing the WAVE Award winning film. "Nightmare on K Street" by Jessica Vazquez. (now called "Underneath") , she also helped on PCS films "Remember Me", "Sacramento in Jeopardy", "AB540", and several others. She atended Cosumnes River College for Television Production where she Directed, Produced, Acted, and created many projects. In Additon, she participated in The Ziff 36 Film Festival in San Francisco in 2004.
Michelle's extra-curricular activities include being a member of the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization , American Paranormal Investigations and also a member of Manifest Center, Readings & Healings where she does house blessings, sensitive walk-throughs, and services as an ordained minister through The Universal Life Church.
She is overjoyed to be part of Danna's film and really enjoyed assisting with the under water shoots. Michelle is a Pisces and LOVES to be in the water.
More to come!
Melissa Hojman Assistant Director
Todd Boyd Script Supervisor
Rachel Oldham Script Supervisor
Danny Mendonsa Production Assistant
Janet Hoagland Production Assistant
Blake Harris Production Artist