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Founder

Ellory is a narrative film director, producer, cinematographer, technologist, and entrepreneur. His fixation with cinematography and cameras started when in 1973 his grandfather gave him a Kodak Super 8mm.  In 1975 he had his first Nikkormat F SLR camera. In 1978, he won second place in the Kodak International B&W Photo Contest for “The Shine shoe Boy.” Using his passion for creative entertainment and technology, coupled with the business acumen of over 30 years in start up and large scale project development, his philosophy has been to deliver financially successful products from small budget, resources, and team building.

Ellory Yu

Producer, Director, Cinematographer

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Guillermo Alvarez has served in different positions in the TV and cinema industry, including production, management and direction. With a Master's Degree in Audiovisual Communication, among his most creative achievements we can include the writing of the play Un caso de robo con agresión (A case of robbery with assault), Asturias (sub 35), Award 2011, and the short-movie Sueño encerrado (Locked up dream, 2014), which he wrote, produced and directed. 

Director, Writer

Guillermo Alvarez

After graduating from the USC Film School, Krys entered a mentorship with Hollywood story structure expert, Robert McKee. She has worked in Hollywood reviewing and developing scripts for numerous film and television production companies and is now a freelance script consultant in San Diego.

Krys Draugelis Patton

Producer, Script Consultant

Danny is a filmmaker from the Middle East with fifteen years experience as a camera operator, and designing and manufacturing lighting.  

Cinematographer, Gaffer, Lighting Designer

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Danny Amir
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Shawn is a narrative filmmaker with experience as a producer, cinematographer, and editor.

Shawn Bosley

Producer, Editor, Cinematographer 

Lori is an actress and model with experience in Casting and producing. She can be seen in many commercials, short films, feature films and has appeared on billboards in San Diego and Los Angeles.

Actress, Producer, Model,

Casting Assistant

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Lori Jones
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Composer, Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist 

Peter is a film music composer based in San Diego, CA. He has been around music his entire life and has played guitar for close to 15 years. Film has always been one of his passions and he loves being able to apply his musical talents to the production of a movie. 

Peter Scaletta

Keith started out filming company mud runs on a GoPro and found he enjoyed capturing his coworkers misery on film. He joined Patchwork to help out with editing and VFX, and some cross training in everything else. His long term goal is to create a short film about zombies. They will be back in style by the time he gets around to it. 

Keith Mar

Cameraman, Editor, VFX

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E.J. Yu

Editor

E.J. Yu is an official YouTuber Partner, a freelance independent filmmaker, and a tech enthusiast with a passion for content creation. He is an editor, camera operator, and digital artist with a dream to be discovered one day.

Claudia Page

Screenwriter

After receiving her Master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology,  Claudia worked in the school setting providing services to children on the autism spectrum. Through the use of original stories, playing and drawing she helped children to have fun, relax and engage socially. In her spare time she enjoys writing, sketching and painting in various mediums. She swims and hikes and whenever her schedule allows goes to her parents’ farm to be in nature.

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James R. Alburger

Sound (all areas), Director,

Voice Actor

For more than 40 years James has worked with voiceover artists as an audio production specialist, director, performer, voice actor and studio engineer in Los Angeles and San Diego. For 25 years, he was a director and audio producer for NBC in San Diego, receiving eleven Emmy Awards. Following his television career, James moved into professional voiceover and creative services with the establishment of VoiceActing.com and Cigma Media. He is currently an independent audio producer, voice actor, performance coach, author, and teacher. His book, “The Art of Voice Acting,” is a standard textbook in more than two dozen universities and is published in English and Chinese.

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Denice Riddle has been in 18 films,  done voice over productions and written a script all in a year’s time. Denice Riddle will a force to be reckoned with, for some time to come. This effervescent, charismatic woman, has an unstoppable drive, charm and determination to be the best actress she can be. And at the same time, she’ll leave you laughing non stop or in riveted awe, in her dramatic roles.  Denice is also a filmmaker and has taken the responsibility of Patchwork's business and relationship manager.

Denice Riddle

Actress

Writer, Creative Director

Karen McLaughlin
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Writer

John Van Roekel

John is the author of three novels. He adapted his second, Prisoner Moon, into a feature-length screenplay which won multiple minor awards. His short film script, Runner, also won a number of awards. Runner was produced by Patchwork Visions, and the film itself is beginning to receive awards. He is currently working on a 40 minute short, entitled 1944.

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Cinematographer

Cliff Davis

Cliff Davis graduated from UCF Film School with a focus on cinematography. Cliff uses his experience with cinematography, still photography and design to help enhance the story visually.

DP, Camera Operator, Gaffer

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Michael Regala

Michael comes from a professional photography background and teaches a lighting course through UCSD. He loves the technical aspects of filmmaking and is especially interested in commercial and comedic story telling. Until he gets a big enough budget...  then it’s going to be explosions all day long. 

Director, Writer, Producer

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Karen Schuback

After retiring from a twenty year career in design and production, Karen turned her focus to becoming a full time filmmaker and spent the next five years studying acting, directing, and production design.  Working on over twenty independent films, industrial videos, and commercials, she has been able to mold herself into a proficient filmmaker. “My natural instinct is to guide and nurture the creative process.  Working with a team of designers and creating a finished product from start to finish in my past career, has given me the stamina and the skill to execute all aspects of a film."

2nd AC, Key Grip, Gaffer

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Rob Sarmiento

Creative professional specializing in design, photography, and filmmaking. Rob got his start doing solo wedding videography, but joined Patchwork to hone his skills and pursue more narrative and commercial work. Rob's a mover and a shaker. If you need anything on set, just ask Rob and he'll consult his magic bag to find the perfect solution. Need some diffusion on your key light? Magic bag. Need to mount an HMI to that cactus? Magic bag. Need a technocrane shot for your self-funded zombie flick? Where's the credit card...

Screenwriter, Script Supervisor

Actor

Studied acting as a kid at Cafe La Mama in NYC. Did college and community theatre, then focused on writing, from J-school to a career in advertising. Currently an unproduced writer and occasional actor as needed.

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Al Lefcourt

Actress, Makeup Artist

Miriam started acting at a very young age doing church and school plays in her elementary years. She loved how makeup, hair and wardrobe helped create a character so, became a licensed Esthetician and Makeup Artist in 2000. Seldom has she worked one job at a time. She has spent years both in Corporate America, Non Profit, and worked as an Independent Contractor at a Salon specializing in waxing, often all at the same time. In 2009 she earned her BA in Business Management from National University. After taking an acting class for Film and Television in 20016, she fell head over heels in love with it. In 2017 she resigned from her full time position in Financial Aid at SDCC to work in the film industry. Since then, you can see her work in several short films, commercials, and she is excited to be acting in her second Feature Film. As part of her journey in Film she continuously takes acting classes (with various Teachers) to help hone her craft. Her favorite role in real life is Wife and Mom.

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Miriam Gilbreth