Partner/Executive Producer/Director Dorsay Alavi began her directing career after graduating with a visual arts/film production degree from the University of California, San Diego where she studied with French New Wave filmmakers Jean Pierre Gorin and Babette Mangolte, film critic Manny Farber, and Warhol colleagues, David and Eleanor Antin. Dorsay made her entry into narrative features through film finance and distribution where she sought and connected equity investors to independent producers.
While helping producers secure financing on independent films, she wrote her first screenplay entitled A Page of Madness which captured the attention of the Creative Artists Agency and David Lynch, who offered to executive produce the project and later became her mentor. In order to get more experience in directing, Dorsay began directing music videos for Epic, Verve and Atlantic Records.
In 1999, Dorsay wrote, produced and directed her second screenplay titled Sweet Underground that premiered at the Los Angeles film festival and the Montreal World Film Festival. In 2002, she created the organization, Working Artists Collaborative, an artistic community for filmmakers and actors to collaborate on original scripts using improvisational methods. She created and developed two television series using this method; a one hour drama Pearl and a comedy series titled Better People. In 2010, Dorsay completed another original screenplay entitled Free that was a finalist at the Sundance Writers Lab. While directing commercials and short form projects, she had the privilege of working with legendary jazz musician Wayne Shorter and the seeds where planted to develop a documentary on his life and music. Dorsay has created and written another television pilot for a one hour supernatural thriller entitled Birds in Black, and is currently in production on the feature documentary Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity.
Partner/Executive Producer Matthew Flint has over 20 years experience working in the film and television industry. He began his career working in the theater as an actor and director in San Francisco. In 1989 he founded the Citadel Theatre Company producing and directing plays. Moving to Los Angeles in 1991, Flint continued his acting career with numerous roles in film and television including a role in Woody Allen’s 1992 film, Husbands and Wives. He began producing films and commercials that include Sweet Underground, an independent film that premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and screened at many other festivals worldwide, including the prestigious Montreal World Film Festival.
Flint currently serves as the Senior Vice President at Picture Head LLC, one of the industries leading post-production facilities. He has played an instrumental role in a number of initiatives at Picture Head to grow services and expand its market share, including the development of a sophisticated, data-centric DI workflow for film and television projects, the expansion of its 3D services, and the company’s acquisition of the historic sound stages that became Audio Head. He has also helped the company maintain its long-standing leadership in motion picture marketing. Flint is a founding member of Working Artists Collaborative, an organization of actors and filmmakers, created to develop original scripts using improvisational methods. He also sits on the advisory board of the Hollywood Reporter Key Arts Award and is an active member of the Hollywood Post Alliance.