With over 2400 commercial credits under her career belt, Bobbie Mannix is well known within the industry as the "Queen of Commercials". She books, preps, fits, wardrobes, and styles - on-time and on budget, having worked with such brands as Nike, Gatorade, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Nintendo and hundreds of other A-list brands as well. It's not that Bobbie hasn't forayed into the feature world; she has and loves it in fact! Her feature credits include working with stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and directors like Peter Bogdanovich and Walter Hill. Bobbie's passion is the hustle and bustle whirlwind of the ever-evolving commercial business.
A veritable fireball of perpetual energy and creativity, Bobbie enjoys the challenges presented to her on the dozens of projects she takes on each year. Whether it is recreating the looks of the Old West or Ancient Egypt or capturing the constantly changing look of contemporary America, Bobbie's attention to detail is unparalleled.
Bobbie attended Philadelphia Museum College of Art, moved to New York and landed a job as a design assistant to the late Anne Klein. She also worked as a talent agent before moving to Los Angeles. Blending her clothing design and her background as a talent agent, she began her career as a costume designer and stylist for TV commercials, eventually leading her to work in feature films as well as music videos.
All her hard work paid off when Bobbie was nominated for, and won, a Costume Designers Guild Award for her work on an epic 4-minute commercial for T-Online for the German market.
In addition to her work as one of the industry's top costume designers, Bobbie is a personal shopper for a diverse clientele that includes celebrities and royalty. Despite the fact that she's constantly working, she still craves more.
"I love creating something unprecedented. I am fueled by what I do and each time I hit the ground running on a project, I'm just as excited as the first time."
Evy Power fell in love with make-up and hair at an early age and her passion for styling only continues to grow.
With her BFA in Theatre from the University of California Los Angeles, Evy applies her knowledge of design to achieve clients’ visions.
Specializing in fresh, flawless looks and airbrush makeup application, Evy has been praised for her light touch, natural and effortless looking styles as well as her ability to adapt and collaborate well with others.
Her versatile skills along with bright personality have enabled her to work with leaders of the advertising and entertainment industries and her work has been featured on the red carpet, runway, print editorial and broadcast television.
John M. Tyson’s love of film and storytelling led him to the world of filmmaking at an early age. Since then, John has worked as one of the top 1st Assistant Directors on a broad range of projects including feature films, TV series, commercials, promos, documentaries, and PSAs.
Through his 25+ years in the industry, John has worked worldwide on hundreds of projects for the most renowned companies and clients. His work as a 1st AD has taken him across the continents to every major US market, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East.
Efficient and wildly productive, John supports each member of the crew in accomplishing his or her best work on every set. John brings an unsurpassed ability to execute a vision from conception to final cut on every project. His multi-faceted experience makes him uniquely qualified to mobilize a team to achieve a unified creative goal.
John has had the pleasure of working with a number of acclaimed producers, directors and a diverse group of celebrity talent ranging from sports heroes to supermodels to Academy Award winning actors. He has collaborated with industry giants such as Keanu Reeves, Brian de Palma, Daniel Day-Lewis, Kevin Smith, Howard Stern, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, Daryl Hannah to name a few. His credits include feature, TV, commercial, and promo work for such production companies and networks as 20th Century Fox, Screen Gems, Plan B, ESPN, Comedy Central, HBO, IFC, Discovery, Biscuit Filmworks, Green Dot Films, Chelsea Pictures, and RSA Films.
John Tyson graduated with a Master of Arts from The London International Film School and is a member of the Directors Guild of America. He has been bonded through Film Finances and is available for work worldwide.
When not racking up frequent flyer miles, John resides in Brooklyn.
"I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe whether it call itself my home, my fatherland or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use, silence, exile and cunning."
- James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ch. 5
A dedicated father of two amazing boys, Sergio would say that fatherhood is his biggest accomplishment in life, his real life's work.
With over 26 years in the film industry, Sergio started out as a PA with such great companies as Propaganda Films and Cucoloris working in various positions on set until he found his true passion: Cinematography.
The camera department gave Sergio a first look through the lens where the creation through the collaborative efforts of all on set would be realized. Through lighting, composition and the movement of the camera, this is where Sergio felt most at home.
He made his way through the camera department working for such cinematography legends as Guillermo Navarro, Darius Khonji, and John Schwartzman learning their uniquely creative and technical artistry. After years consuming invaluable skills, Sergio decided to strikeout in order to find his own creative voice through cinematography.
Today, Sergio has countless music videos and commercials under his belt, not to mention some long form projects such as short films, TV shows, and independent features. One of Sergio's most notable pieces is the opening title sequence to the Showtime hit TV show, "Dexter", which garnered a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design in 2007.
Sergio has well immersed himself in the technical aspects of digital cinematography. An owner of an extensive cinema camera package, Sergio has a vast knowledge of their workflow systems giving him even greater knowledge of his craft.
Sergio loves what he does, is passionate about the end result and is always looking for projects that inspire creativity and have a message he believes in.
Rebecca Gregg has been designing costumes for feature films and television for over 10 years. She was born in Berkeley and moved to Los Angeles with her parents when she was 6 years old. Having always been captivated by beautiful things, particularly adornment, getting dressed became one of her favorite things to do.
Though having no direct link to the movie business herself, growing up in Los Angeles exposed her to many kids who did, which gave her an ability to recognize that a career in film was not just some far-fetched fantasy. When she realized that her passion for color, fabric, shapes, psychology, history and film all collided in the world of costuming, her path was set. Rebecca started working as an intern nearly 18 years ago on a film called “The Minus Man” and never looked back.
Rebecca’s love of movies, movie-making and what she gets to do as Costume Designer shines through her work. Some of her favorite moments come from collaborating with her colleagues, creating a color palette, choosing fabrics and accessories to building costumes for whatever it is she’s working on and seeing the faces of the crew and producers “on the day”. She is also a stickler for organization, communication and staying on budget. She has had the good fortune in her career to work with some incredibly talented directors, cinematographers, production designers and legendary actors.
Rebecca lives in Glassell Park with her husband Anthony, their 4 dogs & 3 cats.
Growing up in Southern California, its no surprise that Matthew Wilson Ross was exposed to the film industry at a very young age.
Mary Hall Ross, Matt's mother, an award-winning pioneer in the luxury product placement field, brought Matt to visit the set of Garry Marshall's "Pretty Woman", which sealed Matt's fate; he had been bitten by the film bug. Matt was immediately enamored by the beautiful chaos that lay before him and a plan for getting himself there.
As a 25-year-old PA, Matt cut his teeth in the advertising world, working at such giants as Propaganda Films, Bedford Falls, and Moxie Pictures. There, Matt was exposed to some of the most legendary directors working in advertising, not to mention those who went on to pursue a fruitful career in the film & TV worlds, such as Michael Bay, David Fincher, Simon West, Danny Levinson, Marshall Herskovitz, and Steve Chase, to name a few. Having the opportunity to be exposed to the highest level of production and quality of advertising being produced at that time, working both in the production offices and on sets, Matt quickly realized his true calling was that of an Assistant Director.
Through building a career on set, Matt worked on sets with such giants as Gore Verbinski, Todd Phillips, Joe Pytka, Noam Murro, Tony Kaye, Jonas Akerlund, Jeff Zwart, Paul Goldman, Sean Thonson, and Josh Taft, to name a few. Matt would eventually become a 1st AD and member of the elite DGA.
After 13 years in advertising, Matt made the move to working in feature films. "The Heartbreak Kid", produced by DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures, topped a $75 million dollar budget, the most expensive comedy produced at that time, would be the first of many projects Matt would eventually collaborate with the Farrlley Brothers.
Matt's 18+ year career spans across all genres of the entertainment industry: from commercial advertising, where Matt got his start, to features, scripted Television and high-end Reality TV. Matt invites new forms of media, first in line out the gate. Matt's persistence, hard work, dedication, efficiency and hyper-attention to detail are some of the key assets to why he is such a valuable team player. Matt is passionate about his position in the team and thrives on collaboration with his fellow crewmembers, supporting them to perform at their highest capability and achieving greatness as a collective unit.
Matt is a devoted father of two amazing little boys who he considers his greatest accomplishments in life. When he is not dedicated to his career on sets across the country and world, you can find Matt at home helping his boys with their homework, taking them on exciting outdoor excursions or just hanging at home watching a movie together.
Matthew graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from San Francisco State University and resides in Pasadena, California.
Melvone Farrell is a straight-shooter who has conquered two continents. A dynamic makeup artist, her no-nonsense philosophy translates into a down-to-earth yet unforgettable experience for those who work with her. Don't be fooled by her minimalist approach to makeup – beauty comes alive with a touch of her brush as she's known for creating radiant, effortlessly chic looks that appear to glow from within.
Born and raised in London's East End, Melvone combines her global sensibilities with an uncanny knack for adaptation whether she's in Los Angeles, Paris, or Milan. Always infusing energy into her environment, Melvone's intuition and extraordinary people skills allow her to transition seamlessly from a Cover Girl commercial to a shoot for Vogue UK.
Melvone possesses certain "je ne sais quoi" that sets her apart from the rest, drawing praise from highly-acclaimed photographers and directors such as Marc Royce, Donald Miller, Andrew Williams, Liz Friedlander, Maurice Marable and Robert Townsend. Melvone's distinctive work can be found in the pages of publications such as Entertainment Weekly, Elle Italia, Marie Claire and People Magazine and in commercials for Vidal Sassoon, Jaguar, Nike and Coca-Cola.
Her film work can be seen on the big screen with the 2008 release of "Least of These." Melvone is based in Los Angeles where she continues to hone her considerable creative talents.
I was born in Belgium and studied cinema at the Higher Institute of Performing Arts (INSAS).
I began my career working in the camera department and over ten years I held such positions as electrician, second assistant operator and first AC, all of which gave me a real knowledge of the mechanics and technical aspects of not only the camera department but also the production ecosystem.
Over that time, I found myself developing my own personal style and approach to lighting, which eventually led me to become a Director of Photography.
Currently, I am living and working in Paris – taking time to observe the world around me, working to hone my craft as a DP and working with directors to find the visual alchemy that services the film’s story.
My desire is to continue making great images that come from wonderful adventures and out of fulfilling professional collaborations.
I am a Los Angeles native. I have designed small clothing lines and theater costumes and have done photo styling in Los Angeles and New York. My passion has always been fashion and costume. I feel lucky to be able to work in a field with my interests. Whether it be a print styling job, a commercial or a film, I love the challenges of each new project. The collaboration with all other departments to create the perfect image or character is what keeps me inspired.
A quote from Edith Head always makes me smile: "You can have whatever you want if you dress for it." She was right. In my case, I am fulfilled by dressing others for it!