Epicleff Media is a Los Angeles-based production company specializing in crafting compelling nonfiction projects with deep journalistic value. Founded in 2014 by Emmy Award-winning producer Matt Schrader, Epicleff Media is made up of award-winning filmmakers, producers, videographers, editors and journalists.
In 2017, Epicleff Media released its first feature film, SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, which received a 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, was named a New York Times Critics Pick, and won awards at nine film festivals. It was released theatrically by Gravitas Ventures and became the #1 documentary on iTunes for five weeks, also inspiring the hit weekly series SCORE: THE PODCAST.
Matt Schrader, Founder | Full Bio
Matt Schrader is a three-time Emmy Award-winning news producer and filmmaker, and director of the international hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, a New York Times Critics Pick documentary. His investigative and consumer reporting for video news agencies including CBS and NBC have changed lives and laws, and resulted in millions of dollars returned to consumers and communities. In 2014, Schrader left a job with CBS to launch Epicleff Media and create the company’s first feature film, SCORE, which would become one of the most popular documentaries of 2017, topping the charts on iTunes and Amazon. He is a graduate of the School of Cinematic Arts and Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, where he helped to launch the Southern California Business Film Festival in 2008.
SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY is Matt’s directorial debut. He also regularly participates in a weekly show based on the documentary, SCORE: THE PODCAST. | Full Bio
Kenny Holmes, Producer
Kenny Holmes is a producer and national award-winning news and entertainment photographer at NBC in Los Angeles. His photography has won seven major awards, including four Emmys and the Edward R. Murrow Award for videography, and a National Press Club Award. Holmes produced, shot and edited the international hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, and is host of the weekly show inspired by the documentary, SCORE: THE PODCAST.
Robert Kraft, Producer
Robert Kraft is President of Kraftbox Entertainment and former President of Fox Music, which produced Avatar, Titanic, Moulin Rouge and many more under his direction. He produced the international hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, a New York Times Critics Pick documentary. An Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy-nominated composer, Kraft co-produced all of the Oscar- and Grammy Award-winning songs in The Little Mermaid, including the Academy Award-winning song “Under The Sea.” Kraft is a member of the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and is host of the weekly show inspired by the documentary, SCORE: THE PODCAST. His full biography is available here.
Jonathan Willbanks, Producer
Jonathan Willbanks is a producer, entrepreneur and technologist who has consulted and spearheaded distribution for more than a dozen independent films. A graduate of USC’s Business and Cinematic Arts joint program, his experience includes marketing and distribution for Disney Channel and The Moving Picture Institute, and technology-driven roles with GE, Apple and Verizon.
Nate Gold, Producer
Nate Gold is a director of photography and producer who has worked on commercials, music videos, and features internationally. He is a graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and produced and shot the international hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, a New York Times Critics Pick. He is founder of SoundBite Studios, a music studio facility in Los Angeles specializing in helping high-profile artists and creatives refine and realize their craft.
Trevor Thompson, Producer
Trevor Thompson is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and a graduate of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Thornton School of Music. The son of BMI Award-winning composer Tim Thompson, Trevor’s creative journalism and powerful human interest pieces have broadcast on stations across the country as well as CNN.
Crystal Chavarria, Associate Producer
Crystal Chavarria is a producer, production designer and art department coordinator whose work has appeared in productions for Disney, NBC, Fox, Showtime, The CW and Starz. She is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in film production and production designed and costume designed award-winning student films.