Whether you are a director, agency, studio, brand, or talent, we provide production services designed to support your vision.

 

THE TEAM

LIA MAYER – SOMMER

FOUNDER AND PRODUCER
Lia Mayer-Sommer is an award-winning 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 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.
lia@walterpictures.com
SHOWCASE OF LIA’S FREELANCE WORK

CAMILA GRIMALDI

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Camila Grimaldi is an Argentine-American director, producer, and writer based in Brooklyn. She graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Film & TV Production and a love for every element of storytelling.
camila@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

COURTENAY JOHNSON

PRODUCER
Courtenay Johnson is a producer, director, and writer living in Brooklyn. At Walter Pictures, Courtenay produced noteworthy music videos for Dua Lipa and Baby Keem. She produced the feature films After Class and This Teacher and has films in development. Courtenay has also directed music videos and short films and joined the DGA in 2019. Her short film Last Requests premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and screened at multiple film festivals around the globe, including the Woodstock Film Festival. Prior to her producing and directing career she worked for Bennett Miller, Catherine Keener, Clive Owen, Piper Perabo and Don Roos.
courtenay@walterpictures.com

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