WORK

Famous Footwear

Directed By Justin Shipley

Josie

Rally Health

Directed by P.R. Brown

U.S. Army

Directed by Chris Woods

GotYour6.org

Directed by Stephanie Laing

The Blackcoat’s Daughter

Garmin

Directed by Peter Zuccarini

Volkswagen

Directed by Paul Street

A Walk Among Tombstones

Kia

Directed by Ruairi Robinson

Black Label Bacon

Directed by Paul Riccio

SeaWorld

Directed by Chris Woods

Divine Access

JCPenney

Directed by P.R. Brown

Febreeze

Directed by Stephanie Laing

Cheesemonster

Directed by Ruairi Robinson

The Quiet Ones

Lend a Hand for Love

Directed by John Alan Thompson

Boccamazzo Construction

Directed by Paul Riccio

MetLife

Directed by Justin Shipley

MasterCard

Directed by P.R. Brown

Woolite

Directed by P.R. Brown

PBS

Directed by Paul Riccio

Let’s Dance

Directed by John Alan Thompson

Char-Broil

Directed by Gus Black

Xiaflex

Directed by Justin Shipley

Seriously Digital Ent.

Directed by Gus Black

Bremont

Directed by Chris Woods

Land Rover

Directed by Brian Huston

Budweiser

Directed by Gus Black

The Timmy Brothers – Water Makers

Directed by Paul Riccio

NIKE

Directed by Brian Huston

Union Pacific Railroad

Directed by Justin Shipley

T-Rowe Price

Directed by Chris Woods

Tanzania Tourism

Directed by Justin Shipley

Gary Clark Jr.’s “Can’t Sleep”

Directed by Gus Black

Ford

Directed by Paul Street

Cox Communications

Directed By Paul Street

Reebok

Directed By Justin Shipley

COMPANY

TPSC is an innovative development and production company that excels in meeting the demands of the changing world of production. Headed by an experienced team of cutting edge thinkers, TPSC is ready to fulfill your commercial, online branded content, television, and film production needs. We have a successful record of consistently creating and delivering exceptional visual content over a multitude of platforms. We work hand in hand with our creatives to achieve extraordinary results on every project.

ABOUT THE TEAM

We are resourceful minds and creative personalities from across the entertainment industry spectrum, each bringing our own unique skill set to the creation of award winning content.

We are a certified women owned business and pride ourselves in championing every project and breaking barriers by providing a strong platform for under-represented creative talent.

MEET THE TEAM

Carissa Buffel

Partner / CEO

An experienced producer and company executive whose prolific career has taken her around the globe producing independent and studio films, television, documentaries and numerous award winning commercials. Carissa’s primary role is to guide the strategic direction of the company and oversee day to day operations. She works directly with the TPSC team on developing its content and actively produces the projects under the TPSC banner.

Kevin Matusow

Partner / President

Kevin Matusow, the President of The Traveling Picture Show Company and co-CEO of TPSC Films, is an established producer with over 15 years of experience working in commercial advertising production and independent motion pictures. Kevin has traveled throughout the world producing creative content and has played a pivotal role in launching The Traveling Picture Show Company and its early successes. TPSC has expanded into a full-fledged production studio with divisions in film, television and commercial advertising.

Kate Bacon

Partner

Kate is a founding partner of The Traveling Picture Show Company and an executive producer / partner of TPSC Films. She brings 25 years of fundraising, business, and management skills to the team and collaborates on identifying and developing new projects for the company.

Chris Woods

Partner / Director / DP

A founding partner of TPSC, Chris Woods brings over 30 years of experience as a director / DP to the company. He has an innately keen visual eye and freely admits that he operates pretty much solely from the right side of his brain. His work has won numerous industry awards for commercials, documentaries, and feature films working with Paramount, Turner Pictures, New Line Cinema and Netflix. His focus is on the creative development and production of content across a variety of platforms.

Dawn Clarke

Executive Producer / Commercials

Dawn Clarke brings experience and dedication from start to finish to all of TPSC’s commercial, branded, and short form content. Raised in the Boston area as one of five kids, she thrives on chaos, is a sucker for a good creative, and rarely takes no for an answer. Dawn is a master at self-sourcing business, promoting sales, and maintaining client/agency relationships.

Steven C. Prince

President / TPSC Films

Steve brings over 25 years of experience as an actor, writer, and producer to his role at TPSC Films. His prolific acting credits include recurring roles on PRISON BREAK and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS as well as roles in several feature films including the recent Golden Globe winning film BOYHOOD. Before joining TPSC Films in 2012, Steve teamed up with Brian Oliver and the Thompson family to create Cross Creek Pictures. During his time as Vice President of Development, CCP financed and produced BLACK SWAN, THE WOMAN IN BLACK, with THE IDES OF MARCH next in the pipeline.

As President of TPSC Films, Steve was a producer on THE QUIET ONES, co-produced A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES, wrote and directed DIVINE ACCESS, and executive produced JOSIE in conjunction with The Coalition Group. Steve plays a pivotal role in locating and developing new projects and guiding the strategic direction of TPSC Films.

Luisa Iskin

CEO / The Coalition Group

Luisa began her career in talent management, founding musical artists Jessi Malay (Jive Records / Warner Brothers) and Six Reasons (Gridiron Gang / The Shield), before partnering with Radical Studios, overseeing a library of more than 50 comic book titles. Understated, measured, and unfailingly observant, nothing gets by her. Luisa formed TCG in 2011 and has actively developed over 20 titles in both the feature film and television space. TCG joined forces with TPSC Films in 2016. JOSIE is the first product of that collaboration and credits Luisa as a producer.

Johnny Wunder

Vice President / The Coalition Group

Joining TCG in 2014 as VP of Development, Johnny quickly built a slate of actionable projects from the ground up and helped amass a sizable portfolio of sought after content. TCG has projects in development with Sony, Virgin Produced, and Cross Creek Pictures. A huge fan of the horror genre, Johnny is currently developing horror projects in both the film and television spaces. Boundlessly energetic, he never sits still for long and is a formidable competitor on the golf course.

Carmen Pacheco

Office Production Coordinator

Carmen Pacheco is a quintessential Pisces: compassionate, artistic, intuitive, gentle and wise, with a propensity for visual media and spiritual themes. She embodies both the disciplinary sensibilities of her mother, a corrections officer, and the celestial teachings of her hippie father. Raised in the wine country of Walla Walla, Washington (the town so nice, they named it twice!), Carmen is the youngest of three sisters and a self-described girly-girl although she cops to the northwestern traits of being outdoorsy and wearing flannel. Ambitious and focused, she is the first member of her family to graduate from college (with honors!), earning a BA in Communications from Washington State University with a minor in Global Studies.

In addition to having impressive creative writing, poetry, and Photoshop skills, Carmen is also proficient in non-linear editing.
And she is an expert on everything to do with The Office. Literally. She’s watched every episode multiple times and can quote verbatim upon request. She brings with her everything she’s learned from that paper company in Scranton.

A good day off would involve sleeping until at least 11am (also a Pisces trait), a hike or trip to the beach, followed by some binge watching of, you guessed it, THE OFFICE!

Celebrity crush: Marilyn Manson

Katie Holtberg

PR / Marketing

Katie Holtberg has a sweet tooth. In fact, with a relatively new dog, an even newer husband, and a brand new house, life is pretty sweet for this advertising agency alum turned PR/Marketing Director. Appreciative of all of life’s simplest pleasures, Katie loves being around people and has an infectious smile that can light up a room.

This St. Louis native began her career at Budweiser as a brewery tour guide, thoughtfully allowing for extra tour time in the tasting room. From there, she cut her teeth as a member of an elite special events team for Anheuser-Busch—which loosely translates to being sent to every sporting event across the US (with an unlimited credit card) to meet with vendors and report back to AB. She excelled at it. Switching to advertising, Katie went to work for Cannonball on the AB/Bud Light account and after 7 years moved to RPA, working on the sports sponsorship account for Farmer’s Insurance. These days she focuses her sales and advertising background on promoting both TPSC’s commercial and film divisions in industry publications and across varied social media platforms.

In her free time you’ll probably find Katie at the dog park or making soup and entertaining with Nate.
Fun facts about Katie: She’s an only child. She was a swim coach in college. And she’s always cold….even in LA.

CONTACT

The Traveling Picture Show Company

1531 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
T: (323) 769-1115
E: info@thetpsc.com