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LIA MAYER – SOMMER
FOUNDER AND PRODUCER
Lia Mayer-Sommer is an experienced producer who divides her time between New York and Los Angeles. The video she produced for Bob Dylan was hailed an “interactive masterpiece” (Wired) and Danny Brown’s Grown Up was named one of the “best music videos of the decade so far” (Pitchfork). She has collaborated with visionary directors Jonah Hill, Chris Cunningham, Richard Ayoade, Vania Heymann, and Noam Murro among others; celebrities Lorde, James Blunt, Vampire Weekend, 50 Cent, NAS, and Harry Styles; as well as global brands such as Adidas, Airbnb, Sprite, Etsy, Coca-Cola, LG, and Delta Airlines. Her first feature film, written and directed by Damon Cardasis, Saturday Church, premiered in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival (2017). Lia is also the founder of Walter Pictures’ sister company, 330 Walter.
Macha Tsarenkov is a French producer, director and editor based in New York City. She graduated in Art History and English from The Catholic Institute of Paris. At Walter Pictures, Macha produced and supervised the post-production of critically acclaimed music videos for bands such as The Avalanches, Sofi Tukker, Bomba Estero, Vancouver Sleep Clinic. She also freelance produced work for companies such as Crocs, VIPP, Real Simple, among others. In addition to producing, she directs and edits documentaries that focus on cultural and social issues. She’s currently producing her first feature film.
Adam Chitayat is a New York based producer, director and editor. At Walter Pictures, he has helped produce notable commercials and music videos. He has also produced work for companies such as D’Addario, Masterclass and Full Circle, as well as assisting on feature films. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Film & Animation and an International Relations minor. He has directed commercials, music videos and several shorts that have played on the festival circuit.
Julie Seyfried, a Philadelphia native, grew up in the entertainment world. While she has yet to be bitten by the acting bug, her childhood was spent supporting her family with all other aspects of their traveling children’s theatre. She took on everything from building sets to managing the box office. After leaving Philadelphia, and the theater, behind, Julie graduated from Brooklyn’s St. Francis College with a degree in Finance. In between crunching numbers, Julie found herself exploring production again. Her most recent role was as visual effects coordinator at Realmotion VFX. There, she worked with the VFX team in house, and supervised on set for Lionsgate’s “Most likely to Murder” as well as A Wing & Prayer Picture’s “To Dust,” staring Matthew Broderick. During her time at Realmotion VFX she also worked on campaigns for agency Y&R and the A&E Network.
Sophie Glaesemann is a native New Yorker with a passion for all things performance-related. Growing up in a creative household, she was encouraged to pursue all her convictions which include photography, filmmaking, acting, music, poetry, and storytelling. She received a BA from the University of Minnesota in Global Studies and Cinema and Media Culture Studies, simultaneously writing/performing her own music and multimedia work and acting in student short films. The world of film combines Sophie’s interests in the best way, and she greatly enjoys being behind the scenes. Currently, in free time from the fun at Walter, she’s working on releasing an EP and writing her first screenplay.