Independent Spirit Award Nominee

Mitchell Riggs

Independent Spirit Award Nominee Mitchell Riggs is President and founder of LifeNow Video. He has produced or co-produced over 50 live events both Off and Off-Off Broadway and has also been honored with a National Pen Award. For more than 25 years, Mr. Riggs has worked professionally in film and live theater as an actor, producer, director, director of photography, editor and gaffer. He is a former professor, having taught Final Cut Pro at NYU SCPS and Acting and Theatre History at Stony Brook University. In New York, he has taught at Manhattan Edit Workshop, NY Film academy, Future Media concepts  and served as Director of The School of Cinema and Performing Arts in the Berkshires.


As a graduate of the UNC school of the Arts conservatory actor training Program, he has performed with many A-list actors and production teams. The New York Times once credited him with the perfect performance of a perfect scene. In addition to his work in front and behind the camera in both film and theater, Mr. Riggs has also co-founded three award-winning theaters in New York City: Signature Theatre Company, Camilla’s Theatre Gallery, and Manhattan Theatre Source.

Mr. Riggs is an Apple-Certified Final Cut Pro Training Instructor. With a growing list of record settlements, Mitchell's expertise in film, theater, and teaching have helped Mitchell gain the trust of Attorneys across the country.

Mitchell has presented CLE's to attorneys at the NJAJ, the DCTLA, CTLA, MDTLA the New Hampshire TLA, Seattle TLA as well as the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates.

Catie Zambri-Riggs

Catie is a published playwright who has worked professionally as an Actor, Director, Producer and Voice Over Artist in New York City and regionally for over 25 years. She's been seen on TV favorites such as Law and Order, Law and Order SVU and Third Watch. She's Premiered at Sundance in a leading role in the boutique film, "212". Most recently, she starred in the award-winning short film, A Conversational Place. She is the founding co-Artistic Director of two theatres in NYC – Camilla’s Theatre and Manhattan Theatre Source. Beyond her work as a documentary filmmaker, she has produced two feature films and numerous shorts and corporate industrials. She is a graduate of the Drama program at Syracuse University and has studied with the Moscow Art Theatre.

Leo Pfeifer

Leo is an award winning filmmaker from Seattle, WA. His films have played at festivals across the country, receiving hundreds of thousands of views online, and have been featured on social media by a United States Senator. He focuses on telling important stories in meaningful ways, and loves bringing those skills to his work with LifeNow.

Joe Stickney

Brooklyn based Filmmaker / Artist / Musician, Joe Stickney, has joined our post team. This creative powerhouse marks new cutting edge conceptual input to our tried and tested approach. See his newest work, Without Coal, at

Jon Ecklund

Jon Ecklund’s well-rounded experience as a director, cinematographer, producer, editor, interviewer and actor make him uniquely qualified to combine video production with the art of the storyteller. In his over 25 years of work in the production of on-camera commercials, Jon has worked in nearly every aspect of production on campaigns for Volkswagen, Wendy’s, Campbell’s Soup, Exxon, BMW films, Verizon and dozens more. He holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Jon is a founding member of Yale Cabaret Hollywood where he produced 36 live theatrical productions, as well as the owner and Producing Director of Dream Out Loud Media, a boutique video production company specializing in commercials and promos for small businesses and non-profits.

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