SHINE THE LIGHT CREATIVE PRODUCTIONS and REBEL FAITH FILMS
Is a native of Colorado and Art Supporter. She holds a degree from The Colorado Institute of Art and was classically trained in all prima painting techniques in Boulder. She enjoys both representational and expressive abstract work. Jeanie was instrumental in the founding of the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver, as an Art Gallery Director/Owner. Recently she opened Magnolia St Art Space in the Derby Arts District.
Film making is another form of art where she hopes to combine her love of it and God, into stories that will inspire faith, love, and hope.
Mr. Granda has a long history on the stage, in film and in the art world. He began his career as an actor under the stage name Joseph Lindsey at The Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC studying under the guidance of Sanford Meisner and William Alderson.
STAGE: Joseph originated the role of TIPPY, the singing junkie in the Broadway show CLUB HOUSE MADNESS. The Village Voice in NYC called his staring role as TCHAIKOVSKY in the off-Broadway play based on the composers life, an "Inspiration."
FILM: Joseph starred opposite Academy Award-winner, Mira Sorvino in the New Line Cinema film AMONGST FRIENDS, written and directed by Rob Weiss. He has played opposite Keanu Reeves in Alfonso Arau’s A WALK IN THE CLOUDS, opposite Eric Roberts and Theresa Russell in the HBO original film PUBLIC ENEMIES. He starred in Artisans’ theatrically released’ film CAUGHT UP, opposite Snoop Dog and LL Cool J.
SCREENWRITER: Joseph’s screenwriting credits include SMELLS LIKE SCHOOL SPIRIT for Red Door Development and WINNING AT WATERLOO for Bright Pictures. His screenplay WHITE NOISE was purchased by Saleem Films. In 2015, his screenplay OUT OF THE FLATIRONS was a finalist in the Kairos Prize for spiritually uplifting films. He is the writer of THE WILDERNESS PILOT along with his producing partner Meryem Ersoz. A film ready to go. Most recently he wrote THE HEALING GARDEN for Shine The Light Prod. A film he will direct in the Fall of 2019
Meryem Ersoz is one of Colorado's top film producers. She has produced feature films in budgets ranging from $200,000 to $3 million, including two award-winning films currently in distribution, under her own film label, Black Wing Digital Entertainment. In addition to producing, she also works in her local market as a cinematographer. She has also shot projects recently for National Geographic and CNN.
Meryem is technically savvy, creative, and she is a systems thinker. She has a PhD in American Literature and media studies from the University of Oregon and has found many ways to use that knowledge base in the production of films.