Our Team

THE TEAM

Tommy Maples Executive Producer

Tommy established Evolve Media Production with the future of film and video production in mind. Knowing that the way we capture, edit, and distribute content is changing constantly, Tommy and the Evolve team adopt the latest technologies to facilitate better story telling. Evolve Media has led the way in film, HDTV, and 3D story telling for corporate, commercial, and narrative clients for the past 10 years.

Oscar Bucher Producer/Director

For the last ten years Oscar has assisted Barry Gifford (author of David Lynch’s Wild at Heart and Lost Highway) on various independent screenplays for domestic and international studios while also producing and directing his own works. His most recent film, Waiting for a Train: The Toshio Hirano Story screened in over 35 festivals and won eleven awards, including the Crystal Heart award from the Heartland Film Festival and the David L. Wolper Award from the International Documentary Association which was presented at the Directors Guild, Hollywood in December alongside other notable documentaries such as Wasteland and Exit Through the Gift Shop.

Trevor Dudeck Producer/Director

Trevor has honed his skills in the advertising and production industry for the past eight years, acting primarily as a producer for corporate videos, T.V. commercials, web videos, and animation pieces. In addition to production he has experience placing both local and national media buys for T.V. and online. During this time he has maintained a client list that includes Getty Images, the State of California and Lexus.

Shiva Kumar Producer/Director

Shiva Kumar, an award-winning producer and director, has worked in commercial, documentary and corporate filmmaking for over 20 years. His programs have been seen on PBS, The Disney Channel, the BBC, Israeli Cable, Canal Plus (France), RAI (Italy) and NHK (Japan). Born in New Delhi and educated in England, Egypt, Bhutan, India and the United States, Shiva brings a global perspective to all his films.

Shiva’s productions are informed by his diverse background as an actor, newscaster, student of world cultures, his keen understanding of cinematography, lighting, emerging HD technologies and good production design. Shiva Kumar is a former senior vice president of media at Ruder Finn and a former executive producer for The Story Channel at Cablevision. He is an adjunct professor of film and video production at Long Island University, Borough of Manhattan Community College and Brooklyn College.

Daniel Lafrentz Producer/Director

Daniel is a graduate of the UCLA School of Film and Television with a degree in Narrative Film Production. He has worked in development, production, post-production, and sales. Daniel has been writing, producing, and directing projects which have screened in festivals all over North America.

Clayton Douglas VFX Director

Clayton is a visual effects and animation master. He is a skilled compositor, animator, 3D specialist, and visual effects artist. Clayton has designed the effects in many high profile movies such as Fantastic Four, The Rise of the Silver Sufer, Zodia, and Invincible. He has also designed commercial animations for the likes of Sprint, Hewlett Packard, Nike, Tesla, Honda and more. Recently Clayton has been leading Evolve Media’s leap into 3D Steo animation making him one of the few visual effects artists in the world with 3D stereo experience.

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