Hanelle Culpepper is an award-winning writer/director for TV and film whose visual, story-driven films have successfully played in festivals around the world and on television. She participated in the FIND Screenwriters Lab, but it was her selection for AFI's Directing Workshop for Women that launched her as an emerging director to watch. Hanelle was then chosen to be a Fellow of NBC's Directing Diversity Initiative, which was a major boost to her directing career.
Currently, Hanelle is directing episodic television for the major networks. Her credits include John Ridley's American Crime" Sleepy Hollow, The Flash, The Originals, Hawaii 5-0, Revenge, Castle, Criminal Minds, Stalker, 90210, Grimm and Parenthood. Her Parenthood episode was chosen by the producers to represent the series for Emmy consideration. Her Criminal Minds episode "The Edge of Winter" earned her an Image award nomination for Outstanding Direction.
Hanelle's first feature, the supernatural thriller "Within", starring Mia Ford, Sammi Hanratty, Sam Jaeger, Lori Heuring, Brent Sexton, and featuring Aisha Hinds won Outstanding Feature Film at the Big Bear Horror Film Festival and had its television premiere on Lifetime. She has also directed several features, including MOWs for Lifetime.
Hanelle's AFI short "A Single Rose" won numerous awards and screened at film festivals worldwide, including the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and was a semi-finalist for an Academy Award nomination in the Best Shorts category.
Lisa’s experience in entertainment began when she moved to Los Angeles and ended up in the music business. After years of working in music, the film world stole her heart and allowed her to establish a reputation as an outstanding costume designer. She worked on films such as Oscar nominated “Whiplash” and no.1 box office hit “The Purge” to name a few. She is currently a co-producer on the “Fantasy Island” feature with Sony/Blumhouse.
Her reputation has allowed her to work alongside some of the finest talent in the film world. Working on over 40 films spanning two decades, Lisa has built an expansive industry-wide network that gives her the ability to crew up a film with the top talent in the business and makes her transition to the role of producer the natural next step.
Lisa is passionate about filmmaking and feels most comfortable and completely at home when on set. Her favorite part is the first day of filming when the director calls “action” for the first time.
In addition to working as producer on The Miracles of Santo Fico, Lisa is producing “Royal Blood” a bio-pic about the Countess Elizabeth Bathory, which is presently in development.
Lanier Cordell spent her childhood in her mother's beauty salon in New Orleans where she developed an ear for dialogue, a fondness for quirky characters, and an appreciation of the art of story telling. She has worked as an accredited public relations professional, marketing and advertising consultant, and copywriter for print and electronic media. She has written, produced, and directed ads for local television and radio.
One of her original film scripts, "Royal Blood" is presently in development, as is an adaptation of Gillian Roberts' novel, "Caught Dead in Philidelphia".
She is the author of "Equinomics: the Secret to Making Money with Your Horse Business", which spent several years on the Amazon.com topseller list.