NICHOLAS DIBELLA

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Nicholas is an award winning writer and director whose self-taught knowledge in filmmaking began at the Eastman Kodak Company where he created films for Kodak’s Entertainment Division.  His screenplays Runnin' Home and Address Unknown were produced for cable TV and his spec script, Chasing Bobby Jones, was sold to Warner Bros.  Other produced screenplays include Kart Racer (2002), released by MGM and broadcasted on ABC Family.  In 2005 Nicholas directed and co-wrote the stylish teen noir feature Cherry Crush starring Nikki Reed (Twilight) and Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom).   In 2011 Nicholas co-wrote, directed and produced the highly acclaimed King’s Faith starring Emmy Award winning actors Lynn Whitfield and James McDaniel.  The inspirational drama was released theatrically in 36 U.S. cities and then worldwide on DVD by Sony Provident.  Most recently, Nicholas wrote, directed and produced the drama Wildflower, which is currently being released worldwide by Provident and Faith Street Films.

PAUL ROOT

WRITER

Paul is a writer, filmmaker and educator. The acclaimed writer Nikki Giovanni, one of Oprah Winfrey’s 25 Living Legends, selected Root’s White Rats as Story of The Year for the International English Honor Society. His scripts have been recognized by some of the country’s most prestigious competitions, including The Francis Ford Coppola New Century Writing Awards, NYU’s Tisch School, The Nicholls Fellowship Competition and the Austin Film Festival. He co-wrote the feature film Cherry Crush with Nicholas DiBella as well as the motion picture King’s Faith.

JAMES PAVONE

PRODUCER

Jim is the Managing Partner of Steven James Media Group, a cast of storytellers who have excelled in a wide range of professions including feature film production, government, tech, education, and small business entrepreneurship.  He is also the Managing Partner of YPC Media, an online marketing agency that implements powerful digital tools to help small businesses be found and increase their brand awareness.  Jim has Executive Produced the motion picture films King’s Faith (2013) and Wildflower (2016) and discovered a passion for storytelling that led him to founding the not-for-profit organization Hope Filled Media, whose aim is to reach communities with the message of Hope via film, video entertainment and life application studies.

SOPHIA HARVEY

PRODUCER

Sophia Harvey is a NYC based producer, with roots in CT and NOLA. After graduating NYU Tisch for Film & Television, Sophia took a position as Creative Manager with the award winning distributor, GKIDS. Since becoming a freelance producer, Sophia has worked on films all over the U.S. Her projects have been to Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, TIFF, Palm Springs, the Indie Spirit Awards, the Hamptons Film Festival, and the Academy Awards. Among other speaking engagements, in 2016, Sophia hosted a TEDx Talk on reframing rejection. In her free time, she works on political campaigns, writes for No Film School, and cuddles with her dog, Toast. 

KEVIN CREGO

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Kevin comes from the world of real estate.  As a broker, developer and investor, he has amassed an impressive wealth of contacts and diverse experience that makes him a valuable member of the Mystery of Her team.  After earning a degree in Finance from The Villanova Business School (VBS), Kevin embarked on the entrepreneur road and found an affinity for the creative arts. Throughout his 30-year career, he has arranged financing for numerous projects, joint ventures and developments. His clients come from a wide range of professions and networks including the entertainment industry, finance and technology.

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

From a small rodeo town in the southernmost part of New Jersey, Kyle Pahlow's world view was shaped early by his keen sense of observing whatever story surrounded him. Travel, both at home and abroad, soon proved to be a way of life to gather inspiration and an even wider perspective as he continued to pursue cinematography. While working across genres, Kyle predominantly shoots commercials, television, and films. One of Kyle’s most recent credits includes the acclaimed Netflix series, Killer Inside: The Mind Of Aaron Hernandez.  He currently resides in Los Angeles. When he’s not behind the lens, Kyle can be found in an ocean somewhere on a surfboard or piloting a motorcycle with his sidecar dog, Cinnamon. 

 
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In 2011 Nicholas DiBella and his long-time collaborators James Pavone and Paul Root established Faith Street Films, a motion picture production company with a mission to create movies that captivate worldwide audiences with entertainment that challenges and inspires. Their first film, King's Faith, received amazing reviews from critics and faith leaders across the country who responded to its powerful message of hope.  It went on to be broadcasted on the cable network UPtv and was viewed by over 2.5 million people during its premiere weekend.  To date, King's Faith has sold over 150,000 DVDs worldwide, while being downloaded and streamed over 1.2 million times.  It has had subsequent television airings on other US and international networks bringing its combined viewership to 10 million.  Based on the success of King's Faith, the team produced its second movie, Wildflower, which was shown in 180 theaters worldwide, premiered on the Lifetime Movie Network and was released on Netflix.   With both films, the team was very involved in the production and marketing efforts and, along the way, discovered an audience hungry for inspirational movies.