Staff Members

Stephanie Marie Schieder

Stephanie Marie Schieder is an actress, producer and model raised in South New Jersey – a true beach native and pork roll sandwich enthusiast! She currently resides just outside of New York City, while pursuing the film industry professionally. Stephanie holds a B.A. in Communication and Media Arts, as well as a Film Studies Minor […]

Rana Davis

Originally from NYC, Rana began her career as a singer/songwriter/actress, traveling the world, principally in musical theater, stadium concerts as well as industrial showcase & commercial productions. She has been blessed to learn from, and work with, some of the best in the business. In her spare time, Rana freelanced as a Casting Director specializing […]

Kelly Michaels

Kelly was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He began his acting career in New York, appearing in skits for The Maury Povich Show, as well as in films such as Underground P.D. and Remedy alongside actors Frank Vincent, Vincent Pastore, Jon Doscher, and supergroup KISS guitarist, Ace Frehley. Upon relocating to Los Angeles, Kelly made […]

Liza De la Garza

Liza De la Garza is a marketing major, dancer, and choreographer from Monterrey, Mexico who graduated cum laude from NY’s Pace University with a B.A. in Arts and Entertainment Management and Global Marketing.  Liza joined Starline Films as the marketing director and leads the company’s marketing efforts. Her performing arts background inspired Liza to pursue […]

Nyjah Davis

Earning a degree in Global Communications and Media, Nyjah Davis is currently the PR Project Manager at Starline films. Nyjah collaborates on the company’s promotion of feature films and documentaries along with upcoming projects. Gaining her first experience as a PR Media Intern during her first year in college, Nyjah immediately earned great passion for […]

Kelly Drake

Kelly Drake is a creative producer raised in central New Jersey. She is currently based in New York City, earning a degree from New York University in Media and Communications with three minors in film production, American Sign Language, and child mental health studies. Some of her earliest work in production was at her college […]

Laura Spaeth

Playwright and screenwriter, Laura Spaeth is known for her ability to blend dark comedy with deep pathos. “For someone to be able to combine such humor and emotion into one package is a rare gift, and Laura has that in spades.” Lisa Lampanelli – comedian, actor, playwright. Theatrically, her solo show Barely Standing premiered at […]

Jonas Kord

Starting out as an experimental theater director, Jonas Kord quickly moved into directing short films and music videos. He began experimenting with cinematography techniques that led his narrative and experimental flair toward a career in documentary film making. His keen eye and exceptional sense of story went into production work on several feature films and […]

Jim Young

Year of the Bull, the award-winning football documentary, was Jim Young’s first production for Showtime Networks. Jim produced the thriller, Homecoming, which was released by Paramount Pictures. He went on to produce the dark comedy, Don McKay, starring Academy Award nominees Thomas Haden Church and Elisabeth Shue, and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. The film […]

Nick Vallelonga

Nick Vallelonga is the winner of two Academy Awards and two Golden Globes for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for Green Book (2019). Beyond critical acclaim, Green Book grossed over $327M to date worldwide. Nick began his career on-camera, appearing at 12 years old in The Godfather. He went on to study acting and […]

Jon Doscher

Jon Doscher is a director, writer, actor, and producer of feature films and documentaries, including Remedy, This Thing Of Ours, Anyone’s Son, and 4CHOSEN.  Jon launched Starline Films in 2004 and was bought out in 2015. He reacquired Starline, which he restructured in 2020.  He is currently collaborating with filmmakers Nick Vallelonga & Jim Young […]