Collective Members

What sets us apart from other production companies is the depth and breadth of the members’ experience. We’ve worked for decades in the major media markets of Los Angeles and New York, as well as the uniquely beautiful atmosphere of New Mexico.

ANDY ATKINS – cameras, video editor 

Andy Atkins is a 30 year veteran of the film and video industry, and currently he is the owner and operator of Capital Video.
-Owner/operator of Capital Video/Santa Fe for 3 decades
-Award winning producer, cinematographer and editor, from commercials to independent films.

LUCA CECCARELLI – line producer

Luca Ceccarelli is a multi-award winning Italian-UK-American film and television producer, director and writer.
– Senior Producer on Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster S3
-Producer and line-producer of numerous feature and television films including Bachelor Lions, Italian spaghetti westerns, Triggerman (Lionsgate) and Doc West (Lionsgate), grind-house exploitation film Naked Fear (Cinetel Films) and more.
-Created and directed the award-winning TV fantasy concept Eve Angelic (NYLA International Film Festival; Santa Fe Film Festival; Santa Fe Independent Film Festival), and RealiTV pilot Planet Snowkite – Episode 1, Ushuaia/Argentina, FilmCom Selection.
-Edgy Pictures IMdb.me/cineluca

ROBERT FEIST – audio mixer/producer, sound designer 

With a career spanning over three decades, Robert Feist has worked in nearly every aspect of the recording industry, earned gold and platinum records and recording for such artists as Stevie Nicks, Belinda Carlisle and Anita Baker.
-Work encompasses many styles and genres from jazz, rock, pop and orchestral, to film, video, commercial, TV, Radio, and Internet.
-Commercial work includes countless TV, radio and Internet commercials for a diverse clientele such as Nike for Wieden Kennedy, Apple for TBWA\Chiat\Day, Toyota for Saatchi and Saatchi, and Cisco Systems for Ogilvy and Mather.
-Work also includes music videos such as Anybody Seen My Baby by the Rolling Stones, Home by Sheryl Crow, My Love Is Your Love by Whitney Houston, If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys and many more as well as numerous film, TV and documentary credits. 
– Founded Ravenswork Studios in Venice, CA in 1996, which became one of the industry’s leading providers of audio post-production services in the country specializing in commercials, music videos and documentaries.
-Currently works in his Monterey, CA studio.
-Recent work includes the box set release by Allan Holdsworth, The Allan Holdsworth Album Collection, Indonesian jazz artist Dewa Budjana’s double CD, Zentuary, a new documentary film by James A. Kleinert, Disappointment Valley, and Brave New Films documentary, Healing TraumaBeyond Gangs and Prisons. 

MARK GOVERNOR – composer, musician

Citysound Music is the home for the record, theatre, and film projects of Mark Governor. An eclectic composer with a style that is both lyrical and rhythmically driving, Mark’s music is an exciting and contemporary blend of classic orchestration with cutting edge alternative rock, dance, electronica and ethnic influences.
-Composed music for 20 feature films and over 25 television specials and documentaries.
-His songs have been heard in over 200 TV series, on just about every network and cable channel.
-Independent film work has been met with great critical acclaim, especially his scores for “Notes From Underground” and “Santa Fe” (both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival,) and his collaboration with Johnny Depp and Iggy Pop on the score for “The Brave”. 
-Scored award-winning biographies of James Dean, Greta Garbo, Rock Hudson, and Groucho Marx for HBO and Disney, as well as network specials on subjects as diverse as Hollywood Westerns, The Sixties, and the US Space Program.
-Has appeared on-camera as a vocalist in four feature films, including a featured role in “Rock & Roll High School Forever.”
-Has worked as producer and songwriter with many artists including Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Fisher, Grant Lee Phillips, Jan King, Bird York, Concrete Blonde, Moxy Phinx and Carmen Rizzo. 
-Live theater rock musical “shAme” had sell-out 8-10 week runs at 250 -500 seat venues in Los Angeles, Boston and Berlin. 
-Co-Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Rock Opera Company.
-Studied with renowned American composer Aaron Copland; concert versions of his suite “On the Occasion of Falling Rain” have been performed by ensembles in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Phoenix and Boston.
-Received commissions for ten dance pieces from Modern Dance companies in California.
-Subject of a video documentary on his dance composition, “Peace By Piece”, which won an Emmy award in 1993. 

DAVID GRACE – grip, gaffer
-SAG-AFTRA & IATSE Local 480 member
-Brings a high level of passion and creativity to any project.
-Over 10 years of experience, still  enjoys the process of creating beautiful images and the art of still and motion pictures.-

ERIC JACOBSON – director, writer

Owner and creative director of the Santa Fe, New Mexico based West Agency since 2000, Jacobson brings an ethic of personal service, sage strategy, creative difference, measurable results and 30 years of media & advertising experience to all his clients. 
-Clients include the the State of New Mexico, Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railway, Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, and the Professional Rodeo Association.
-Former creative director at Impressions Advertising in Santa Fe, working with the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau, Eight Northern Pueblos, and many others.
-Worked with the Earl Palmer Brown agency in Philadelphia for clients including Comcast, Georgio Foods, Baldwin Pianos, and numerous hospitals and health-care corporations including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
-Awards include 7 Tellys, 14 Addys, 8 Neographics, and a Summit International Creative Award for “Best Campaign”. 

 DAVID W SAMS  executive producer, creative director, writer, editor, photographer. DGA director/all qualifications

David brings over four decades of media experience to the Collective mix. A right-brain thinker with business sensibilities adept at diverse media production, he has a broad knowledge and understanding of the advertising, entertainment and hospitality industries. David’s work features a proven ability to create film and imagery that touch hearts and move minds.
-Editor of tv shows and specials including the Carol Burnett Show, Independent Spirit Awards, MTV, Golden Globes and many more.
-Won the Cine Golden Eagle Award for “Conrad’s Dream” in 2005, and more than 70 Telly Awards for editing, writing, and direction.

GLENN SPARKS – producer, writer, sound designer 

Glenn has enjoyed over four decades as an audio mixer & producer, sound designer, and video producer.
-Mixed, produced and sound designed at The L.A. Studios/Margarita Mix in Los Angeles, where he was senior recording engineer, and studios in New York City.
-Performed audio post on over 10,000 tv & radio commercials for A-list ad agencies, production houses, film studios and tv networks. Work includes Nike spots for three Super Bowls, live broadcasts and concert audio, on-air promos for CBS and ABC, the startup campaign for Lexus,  hundreds of tv shows, films and music projects.
-Created ANEWMedia with the Los Angeles-based nonprofit ANEW, producing their videos documenting community and environmental enhancement.  
-Served on the advisory board of Moving Arts Española. https://meowwolf.com/explore/series/community-voices


MICHAEL STEARNS – composer, performer, sound designer, soundtrack producer

MIchael is an ambient music composer & performer, film composer, sound designer and soundtrack producer for theatrical films, documentaries, large format films, commercials and themed attractions. His award-winning scores to Ron Fricke’s non-verbal planet-scale film masterpieces “Chronos”, “Baraka” and “Samsara” have played to audiences around the world.
-Michael’s music has been utilized by Laserium, NASA, and choreographed by the Berkshire Ballet.
-Through his soundtrack company Michael Stearns Productions, he’s created the soundtracks to Universal’s “Back to the Future, the Ride” and Paramount’s “Star Trek, the Experience”.
-His Guest House Studio in Santa Fe, NM is audio home base for the Collective.

LESLIE TONG – editor, producer

Leslie Tong is a producer and editor of documentary films. With a career spanning more than two decades, she’s credited in scores of documentaries, network & cable specials and series. Leslie is best known for her editing on music documentaries. 
-Nominated for an Emmy for her work on “Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny”.
-Worked closely with Yoko Ono as co-producer and editor on “Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon’s Imagine Album” which won the Best Long Form Video Grammy in 2000. -Worked on highly rated specials such as “NBC’s 75th Anniversary”, “CBS: The First 50 Years,” “Elvis: The Great Performances,” Emmy nominated special “The Very Best of The Ed Sullivan Show”, and Warner Brothers highly acclaimed 10 part-series “History of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.
-Edited “The Making of King Kong” and was lead editor on the three part series “Ultimate Adventures: Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Alaska”, “The Hunt For Amazing Treasure” and “BridgeWalkers”.
-Edits for non-profit groups such as the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, Carousel of Hope and The World Business Academy. Projects include “Close Diablo Canyon” and “SBR3: Santa Barbara Reliable, Resilient, Renewable”.



ALAN COUGHLIN – web design, graphics



Based in Silver Springs, MD, and Los Angeles, CA, Flatlands offers multiple branding services such as audience awareness, social media planning, client presentation coaching, cross-platform management, digital marketing & branding, search engine optimization, campaign management, traditional public relations, writing/editing.