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THE TEAM

LIA MAYER – SOMMER

FOUNDER AND PRODUCER
Lia Mayer-Sommer is an award-winning producer whose engaging work and striking visuals have won her much praise. Her video for Bob Dylan was hailed an “interactive masterpiece” (Wired) while her video for 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 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. She divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.
lia@walterpictures.com

 

SHOWCASE OF LIA’S FREELANCE WORK

MACHA TSARENKOV

PRODUCER
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.
macha@walterpictures.com

RUTH DU

PRODUCER
Ruth Du is a Los Angeles based producer and director. At Walter Pictures, Ruth produced several music videos and commercials on the West Coast. Ruth attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a Film/TV Production degree and a Metropolitan Studies minor. She collaborated with companies such as Windowseat Entertainment, Citizen Skull Productions, Storyboard Entertainment, Fullscreen, PrettyBird, and MarVista Entertainment. In 2016, Ruth produced independent feature film THE ARCHER (Valerie Weiss), which premiered at SXSW (2017). She recently produced a series of short films for Indigenous Media’s ProjectHER incubator.
ruth@walterpictures.com

ADAM CHITAYAT

PRODUCER
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.
adam@walterpictures.com

MAYA DELANY

COORDINATOR
Maya Delany is currently based in New York City, having relocated from the Bay Area in California shortly after graduating from college. She attended Mount Holyoke College and received a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in Film Studies. Maya has worked on films centering the function of post-memory amongst former Korean comfort women in relation to the Korean diaspora, the complexities of identity formation and storytelling amongst transnational, transracial adoptees, and promotional material for The Prison Birth Project, a non-profit organization that works at, and examines, the intersections of reproductive justice and the prison industrial complex.
maya@walterpictures.com