Production Team

Steven “Fenix “Maes

Writer / Director

Steven-Maes Steven is an award winning art director, graphic artist and audio producer. Having directed music videos and television commercials for a number of years, he has turned his creative sights on documentary film production. He is an Art Director’s Guild Award winner, and has designed iconic images for Emmy Award® winning productions including Breaking Bad, and the Academy Award nominated® film In The Valley of Elah. Steven is a member of the Art Director’s Guild Local 800 Los Angeles and holds a Bachelor in Media Art and Communications from the University of New Mexico.

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Meghan Noce

Director of Photography

Meghan-Noce Relocating to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, Meghan has been working in the film industry for over five years. Having started as a production assistant after graduating film school, she began refining her skills as 1st assistant camera, camera operator and now cinematographer in the exploding New Mexico film industry. Her work is inspired by silent era films as well as the golden age of technicolor, from cinematographers such as Jack Cardiff to modern work of Reed Morano. Meghan holds her BFA in Film Production from SFUAD.
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Rosario Provenza


Rosario-Provenza Rosario is currently in his fourth season as art director on the Netflix series Longmire. He art directed The Spirit for legendary graphic novelist and director, Frank Miller. He was nominated for an Emmy® for the made for TV film Seal Team Six, and nominated for an ADG Award for the mini-series The Lost Room. Rosario’s film credits include – production designer on Bartleby for Parker Films and The Tao of Steve for Good Machine. He worked as scenic designer from 1989-91 on Late Night with David Letterman and is a graduate of Yale University’s School of Drama.
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Thomas John Donnelly


Thomas-Donnelly Thomas John Donnelly, is a retired British University Lecturer in Media, Film and Culture and an American historian who specializes in popular culture including television and film with respect to history, theory and practice (scriptwriting, film and television production). He is currently producing and co-producing a short film, a documentary and a TV pilot for distribution in the United States and the UK. Thomas is finalizing his book on the rise of film and television production in New Mexico.
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Brad Stoddard



Brad is a producer, director, editor, writer, teacher and cinematographer, he has worked with some of the most incredible and talented people in Southwestern United States and Italy.

He now serves as the president of the New Mexico Post Alliance.

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Luciano “Ciano” Maes

Music Composer / Sound Designer

Luciano-Maes Ciano is an award winning songwriter, producer and recording artist. His works range from emotive pop, rock and soul to the melancholy and wistful – thoughtfully weaving the fabric that is the human experience. He attended the prestigious Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, California studying percussion, theory and composition. As a producer and studio engineer, Ciano has recorded and produced many pop and independent artists including Garry Shider and Cordell “Boogie” Mosson of Parliament and Funkadelic fame.

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First Unit

Conrad Moreno – 1st Assistant Camera
Kayleigh Marie Maes – Camera / Set Still Photographer
Josiah O’Niell – Camera / Lighting Technician
Peter Lisgnoli – DIT
Tyler Gendron – Gaffer
Walter Arvizu – Grip
Cathrine Rose – Production Assistant
Kiko Sanchez – Production Assistant
Skylar Carson – Production Assistant

UK Unit

Tom Pollard – Camera
Mark Willett – Sound
Pete Cahill – Still Photographer

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Second Unit

Toby Michael Younis – Camera
Shelley Carney – Sound
Tom O’Connell – Script Supervisor
Oliver Galvan – Production Assistant
Salla Sigvart – Production Assistant

Third Unit

Brad Stoddard – Camera
Richard Romero – Steadicam Operator
Carma Harvey – Camera Assisitant
Joe Martinez – Sound Mixer
Nikole McKibben – Production Assistant


Utah Unit

Caleb White – Aerial Camera
Jason Matyi – 2nd Assistant Director
Kristee Byington-Maes – Sound
Clay Byington – Grip
Holly Matyi – Production Assistant

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Dan Williams – Camera
Joshua F. Padilla – Camera / Sound
Special Thanks to: Dustin Richardson

Special Thanks

David D. Baumann – Props
John “Jay” Fagen – Props
Juan Souter – Props
Celeste Cole – Assistant to Katee Sackhoff
Doug Lantham & Richard Solomon – Jinja Bistro Albuquerque
Art Hernandez – Pizza 9 Albuquerque
Michelle Sena – Very Special Thanks


Greg Tyra – Insurance Del Norte
Sam Levy – Rio Grande Insurance


Carly Granger – Post-Production Coordinator
Adam Lee – Clearance Coordinator
Kai Ross – Audio PA
Brady Lavigne – Graphics PA


Original Score

Ciano Maes


Ciano Maes
Nights Like Thieves
The Despots
Steve Lane
Kayleigh Marie
Adam MacBride-Smith
Fenix Mars
Rosario Provenza


Production Companies

An Orynge Films Studio Release
A Coffee Fuels Productions, LLC
and Unemployed Ninjas Production
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