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Producer/Editor
Dave Manship

Dave grew up in a military family and began his career as a child performer, singing in U.S.O. shows and entertaining the likes of Steve McQueen and director Robert Wise (on the set of Sand Pebbles). Dave also performed in summer stock, appearing with legendary performers such as Totie Fields, Barbara Eden and Gene Barry. Directing his talents towards the production side, he has produced and/or edited shows for Academy Award-Winners Tony Curtis, George Kennedy and Tess Harper, as well as many of today's network series regulars like Mark Harmon (NCIS), Joanna Cassidy (Six Feet Under), Isaiah Washington (Gray's Anatomy), Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives), Jeremy Ratchford (Cold Case) and Brooklyn Sudano (My Wife and Kids).

Dave's editing expertise helped producers of Un Secreto de Esperanza, the last performance of international star Katie Jurado, to tighten their film from 137 minutes to 118 minutes, allowing them to complete a sale to Columbia Pictures for $1 million. His re-edit of a promotional tape for the reality series Crisis Center allowed this project to be pitched to Endemol and picked up for production. His edit of the promo for Homeland Security Television has allowed producers to secure the cooperation of that government agency and a network sale is pending.


Producer/Writer/Director
Kathi Carey


Kathi started writing and illustrating books as a young child. This led to creating elaborate stories that she filmed with her father's 8mm camera using her brother, her best friend and herself as the actors. But as a "child prodigy" in music, her parents had other plans for her future and she spent many hours honing her discipline as a classically-trained pianist. This led to numerous concerts and recitals, including performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 with the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra, as well as performing her own composition at the UNICEF concert at San Jose State University (all before graduating from high school). Ultimately, her music (as a singing entertainer) ended up expressing itself in the spotlight of Vegas, Tahoe and Reno showrooms as an opening act or featured singer for Bill Cosby, Peggy Fleming, Roy Clarke and others.

Kathi has spent the last several years in front of the camera, as an actress, performing in a number of independent films and television pilots, and behind the camera directing several "student" film projects. As a writer/director and actress of the innovative internet soap opera Confessions her stories and performance were chronicled in over 45 newspapers across the country and featured in a 3/4-page spread on the front page of the Business Section of the Los Angeles Daily News. Reflections of a Life is her industry debut as a writer/director.


Director of Photography
Alejandro Lalinde


Alejandro was born in the Central American country of Costa Rica. At age 8 he immigrated to the United States where he excelled in his studies and acquired a degree in English and Film Studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In 2002 he moved to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art College. While at the AAC, he began directing and shooting various projects from short narratives, commercials and industrials to music videos. He graduated from Academy of Art College in May of 2004, acquiring a degree in Motion Picture and Television with a concentration in Cinematography.

Reflections of a Life is his first project in Los Angeles since graduating from the Academy of Art College and he had this to say about the project: "Reflections was a project which encompassed a change within a woman's life and therefore it allowed me to explore the way light transforms a room within time and how it can create mood and emotions. The script's inner realm, which is a woman's psyche, interested me in taking on the project. It was also an incredible chance to work with a great cast and crew!"


Composer/Orchestrator
Patrick Valentino

Pat was born to be in the movie business: his mother was a big-band singer in the '40's and '50's and his father, Pat, fought for the heavy-weight Championship of the World in 1949. After winning the Hollywood Bowl Award at age 10, Pat joined the Mitchell Boys Choir in 1955. He performed on movie soundtracks (Giant, The Bad Seed,) television soundtracks (The Red Skelton Show), over 200 concerts as well as the choir's first European tour in 1957. Pat attended the Hollywood Professional School, won the Bank of America Award for fine arts and upon graduation taught music at the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and was the youngest person to ever do so.

Since then, Pat has worked as musical director, conductor, pianist and arranger for such artists as Sammy Davis, Jr., Flip Wilson, Vikki Carr, Pat and Debbie Boone, The Lettermen, The Sandpipers, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Don Costa, Rosemary Clooney, Donald O'Connor, Englebert Humperdink, Kenny Rankin and Fred Travelina for live performances and over 100 television shows throughout the world. He has also recorded for Capitol records, RCA records, A&M records and Bonneville Broadcasting Network writing, producing and recording over 300 orchestrations within a 19-month period. And, to add to all of that, Pat has been a guest conductor with the Nashville Symphony, the Edmonton Symphony, the Manchester Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Jackson Symphony, the Greensboro Symphony to name just a few.


Wardrobe Consultant
MarLee Candell

MarLee attended the University of North Texas, majoring in music and minoring in fashion with a concentration in costuming. She got her first professional break in both fields when she was hired to do "double-duty" at Magic Springs Resort in Hot Springs, Arkansas, performing as a principal singer, as well as providing daily care for the intricate fringed and feathered costumes worn in the show. She has since built a resume in both fields with numerous credits in stage, television and film throughout the country and abroad. She feels lucky to have been able to pursue both of her passions equally.

"Reflections was wonderful to work on," she says, "because it was so personal to so many people. I felt like it was a project that could really make a difference in people's lives, as well as being a work of art. It was a particular challenge to me as a wardrobe stylist because not only were the characters' personalities reflected in their wardrobes, as usual, but a part of the emotional tone of many scenes was established by the color schemes, fit and style of the characters' clothing, against the pure white background of the set. It was a privilege to work on such a meaningful project, with a wonderful cast and crew, and I have gained a lot from it both professionally and personally."

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