Meet the Team
Robert A. Sungenis, Sr
Since 2011, Robert Sungenis has been a managing partner of Stellar Motion Pictures, LLC in West Hollywood, California. He is the executive producer of feature film, THE PRINCIPLE. Since 1993 Robert has been the director of Catholic Apologetics International Publishing, Inc. He is the author of 30 books written over the last 20 years, among them the three-volume, 2400-‐page tome Galileo Was Wrong: The Church Was Right, and he is also the author of hundreds of articles during the same time. His topics include theology, science, politics, and culture for such magazines as Culture Wars, The American Spectator, The Remnant, Catholic Family News, and many others. Robert has participated in more than two-dozen formal debates on issues of theology from 1995 to 2010, as well as given lectures at various conferences both nationally and internationally. Robert has three academic degrees: BA in Religion from George Washington University, MA from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Calamus International University. Robert is married to Maureen and both share eleven children together.
Rick DeLano has worked as a producer, executive producer, and financial consultant in the music and film industries for more than 20 years. His fascination with the question of our place in the cosmos began with a $1,000 Internet challenge to provide direct scientific proof of the universally assumed motion of the Earth around the sun. When he found that he (nor anyone else for that matter) couldn’t collect, he was astonished to realize no one had ever made a documentary film examining the Copernican Principle—the foundational idea of modernity itself and how it came to be perhaps the most widely believed metaphysical assumption in the history of the human race. THE PRINCIPLE, which Rick wrote and produced, is the first documentary examination of this cosmological principle. Needless to say, it has generated a bit of controversy, which is fine with Rick.
Katheryne KTEE Thomas
Both a filmmaker and a business owner, Katheryne (KTEE) Thomas made her feature documentary directorial debut with THE PRINCIPLE. A graduate of the Academy of Art University with a MFA in Motion Pictures and Television, KTEE won the Student Division of the BIFFA (Birmingham International Film Festival) for her documentary short Chrome & Thunder. Also, during her undergraduate studies, she was the production manager for the UPN affiliate (now the CW) in South Georgia. Her earliest work in Hollywood was doing script development for the production company, Benderspink and for the Slamdance Film Festival. Since 2010, she has been the owner and CEO of In Ohm Entertainment, a multimedia company specializing in film production and brand promotions management. She has produced and directed numerous music videos, promotional pieces, live events, and documentary shorts.
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Mr. Brian Oberholzer is a movie producer with a good eye for great projects. His first two films are family friendly feature movies – The Letters, a 20M award – winning biopic on Mother Teresa and The Principle, a feature documentary stirring worldwide media attention. Past work includes Investor Relations Officer at Wordsmith Media and Senior Fine Art Consultant at an international art brokerage specializing in works by modern and contemporary masters. Brian holds a B.A. in English with extensive course work in Communication Studies and Business from California State University, Long Beach.
Bob Angelotti is the President and CEO of angelcom media group, is a veteran of more than 25 years experience in developing strategic, multi-faceted media/marketing campaigns for the film, music/video and book publishing industries and in planning and coordinating large-scale special events. His clients have included the top companies, organizations and personalities in their respective fields, including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Books & Music, Sony, Harper-Collins Publishers, Hallmark, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox, Showtime Networks, Bantam/Doubleday, Premiere Radio Networks, Miramax, ABC Radio, NFL Properties, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., PepsiCo, Lionsgate Films, McDonald’s, ESPN, BMG, Target Stores, The Government of The Bahamas and The Vatican. Angelotti has been involved as a media/marketing consultant on such key motion pictures as, The Passion of the Christ, The Prince of Egypt, March of the Penguins, United 93, Apocalypto, Rocky Balboa, Fireproof, Tyler Perry’s ‘Why Did I Get Married?’, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, The Queen and The Expendables films; as well as high-profile, industry-standard-setting video franchises, such as Charlton Heston Presents the Bible (sales of more than $200M), The Visual Bible (more than 40 million units sold) and the Beginner’s Bible for Children series ($150M in sales). Angelotti has also directed media / promotional campaigns for more than 30 New York Times bestselling books, encompassing both fiction and non-fiction titles.
Founded in 1984 as one of the few pioneers of computer generated images, BUF has been blazing new trails for over 30 years providing stunning visual effects for more than 100 films and 850 commercials.
Over the years, BUF has distinguished itself through its unwavering commitment to building superlative pictures and crafting atmospheres that not only support and enhance the narrative but above all, bring to life the directors vision. By bringing its expert craftsmanship to each project, BUF embraces new artistic challenges that allow for equitable and incomparable results.
BUF’s ongoing commitment to advanced technologies and artistic craftsmanship is widely known for the “bullet time effect” seen in The Matrix, originally developed for Michel Gondry’s video clips; and the “camera mapping” techniques which allowed David Fincher to introduce a new visual language in Fight Club. BUF’s work force amounts to 200 employees, CG artists and engineers working from our Paris, Belgium and Montreal facilties and a liaison office in Los Angeles.
Since its inception, BUF’s primary focus has been devoted to its in-house research and development team which creates the software and pipeline(s) needed to fully realize any Director’s vision. As of today, BUF is one of the few companies in this domain which exclusively uses its own proprietary software from pre-visualization to final render. Building on 30 years of experience, BUF’s goal remains to provide the best quality pictures with no other limit than one’s imagination.
In 2009, two artists named Zachary Kinney and Mark Larranaga united their experience and talent and founded SaintsLA, an all encompassing design and visual effects house in downtown Los Angeles. With their fingers in film, television, online, and print, they use their combined 40 years of experience to direct and produce commercials and music videos, to supervise VFX for feature films big and small, to rebrand TV networks, to design logos, and to pretty much redefine all that and everything in between. Owning eyes and minds that produce stunning visuals that help clients tell their stories, and their own, SaintsLA is looking forward to leading the industry in a boutique environment.
Van’s keen eyes for detail, creativity, and the ability to craft brand stories have landed her clients on major media platforms. Being highly empathic gives Van the insight into understanding what appeals to a target audience. Her company messageNOW was launched to help brands reach their full potential by creating clear and effective messages and helping them get their message out.