PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
Angel Gracia is a Spanish-American creative director at Super Hero Alliance Foundation and an ex-partner, creative director, and executive producer at Ridley Scott and Associates. His vast experience in advertising worldwide as a director earned him numerous national and international awards, including 4 Cannes Advertising awards and an Emmy.
His feature film "From Prada to Nada" was released by Lionsgate in 2011 and stars Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama, and Oscar nominated Adriana Barraza. The film was produced by OddLot Entertainment (Drive). It won two Alma Awards and two Imagen awards, including Favorite movie, best actress, and supporting actress.
He has directed numerous celebrities, including Julianne Moore, Penelope Cruz, Hugh Laurie, Sofia Vergara, Val Kilmer, Terry Crews, Eugenio Derbez, and Shaquille O'Neal, and worked for international clients such as VW, Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Toyota, Ford, Honda, Dodge, Snickers, Schweppes, MasterCard, Coca Cola, Coors, and ING.
His career began as a student when he won a Student Academy Award for his short film, The Three Cornered Hat, followed by the first MTV video contest for Madonna's True Blue single.
With an extensive background in Special FXs, Angel began his career directing, photographing and editing music videos for bands like for SNAP, Enigma, Daryl Hall, and Heaven 17, which eventually lead him to direct the musical drama movie The Spirit for BMG's group 5NY. In 2015, he became a member of the prestigious NBC-Universal "Directing Fellowship Program" and in 2015 he directed his first half hour comedy pilot, Table Manners. He is currently developing a new 'super hero' TV series for Secuoya Studios and in pre-production for a George Lopez feature film.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Romina “Romy” Delgadillo earned a degree in Graphic Design from Anahuac University in Mexico City. After college, she began an 8-year stint at Televisa, where she created advertisements and promotions for its channels and TV shows. It wasn’t long before she dramatically increased her role to the position of Art Director, heading her own department of designers, and eventually turning her skills directly into Motion Graphics animation.
Romy then embarked upon a career as a Freelance Art Director and Copywriter. She worked for numerous advertising agencies, including Leo Burnett and Ogilvy and McCan Erickson; creating content for brands like Coca Cola, Coors Light, Carta Blanca, Secret and IFE. By 2005, Romy’s creative prowess led her to Los Angeles, where she maintained continued success, joining the likes of Ridley Scott’s RSA Films as a producer for director Angel Gracia.
By 2010, Romy changed hats for Smooth World Productions and The Cortez Brothers Productions, becoming an Associate Producer; and in a few short years, Executive Producer on a myriad of US and worldwide television commercials. Some notable projects included The Turkey Tourism starring Julianne Moore, The General Insurance with Shaquille O’Neal, and Schweppes with Hugh Laurie. She continues her passion of acting whenever she gets an opportunity, coming from a long line of renowned actors in Mexico, performing in front and behind the camera as a voiceover Actress. Romy brings 20+ years of acute detail orientation, creative genius and economic expertise in the Entertainment Industry.
ART DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
SHANE WALKER is a seasoned producer in film and television as well as an experienced entrepreneur. He is an industry expert in the space of student generated content. Walker raised $2million to launch The U Network based out of Ball State University's startup incubator. He grew the network to over 3 million viewers. In 2005 Shane merged the network with Cleveland-based OSTN (Open Student Television Network). He was Studio Head running all programming and university relations overseeing 600 institutions in the US & UK.
Over the past 10 years, Walker has served as an Executive Producer for Showtime Networks and Relativity TV/Critical Content. Walker recently announced the birth of Student Studios, a media startup. Partners include Universities from around the world as well as Hollywood studios and talent agencies.
Over the past 25 years, Shane has worked in TV and Feature Film in production, finance, and distribution. He has been based in LA and London shepherding projects for companies like Sony, Columbia and Warner Bros at Pinewood Studios, Relativity Media, Critical Content, and Working Title.
Wabash College- Liberal Arts (85) Ball State- Telecommunications (91) Lecturer- Yale University, London School of Economic, USC, UNAM
WRITER / PRODUCER
Piers Ashworth is a British born screenwriter, producer and director, educated at Oxford University where he received a major academic scholarship and graduated with a masters degree in modern history.
Piers wrote the successful British comedy St. Trinian’s trilogy of movies, starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Russell Brandt, which became the second highest grossing film in UK history, and his 2019 Fisherman’s Friends broke box office records, currently in pre-production on the sequel.
He wrote Burke & Hare, a dark comedy directed by John Landis, starring Simon Pegg, Isla Fisher and Eva Green and in 2020 his movie Fishermen’s Friends was another hi release prompting the commissioning of the sequel, currently under pre-production.
Piers has a several films in pre-production or in the late stages of development, including The Loneliest Boy In The World starring Benn Miller : https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0039328/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Grace Alvarez is a writer, editor, and social media manager. She has worked with NASA, the Stan Lee Foundation, Visa, and various television productions and commercial campaigns. She is Angel Gracia's executive assistant, writer, and editor for projects developed by Creative Tank. She was an executive assistant for the Promise Fund of Florida, which was founded by Nancy Brinker.
In 2019, she edited the autobiography of John Loring, design director of Tiffany & Co. from 1979 to 2009. She was awarded numerous scholarships as a university student for her accomplishments in writing and academics, including several prestigious honors scholarships.
Writer / Social Media
Carlos A. Menéndez is a production designer and licensed architect. He was born in Havana, Cuba and received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Menendez studied high-rise building design with Natalie de Blois (renowned architect of the Lever House, NY 1952) and British urban, interior and landscape design in Oxford England with Simon Atkinson and James Coote. Upon graduation, Carlos joined the New York architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates where he worked as an architect on high-rise commercial buildings such as ABC Phase III Corporate Headquarters, the Rizzoli Tower on 5th Avenue in New York, Mellon Bank Tower in Philadelphia and the IBM corporate headquarters at 1225 Avenue Rene-Levesque, Montreal, Canada.
Inspired by the filmmaking process and employing architecture as an aesthetic foundation, Mr. Menendez began designing film sets in the early 1990s on Dick Wolf's television series South Beach (1992). Since then, he has worked as production designer on Law & Order: Organized Crime (2021) The Equalizer (2020), Emergence (2019), NYPD Blue (2019), Asher (2018, Dietland (2018), The Breaks (2017), Madoff (2016) South of Hell (2015) Rob the Mob (2014) Step Up Revolution (2012), Love Wedding Marriage (2011) and Stopping Power (2007) as well as art director and set designer on The Dictator (2012), Larry Crowne (2011), Miami Vice (2006), The Lost City (2005), Any Given Sunday (1999), Analyze This(1999), The Horse Whisperer (1998), Wild Things (1998), Speed 2 (1997), Ransom (1996), and Bad Boys (1995).