Founded in 2014 by Emmy Award-winning producer Matt Schrader, Epicleff Media is made up of ambitious film and podcast makers.

Matt Schrader

Founder & CEO • Writer-Director-Producer
Matt Schrader is an Emmy Award-winning producer, filmmaker, podcaster, investigative journalist and the founder of Epicleff Media. He directed the #1 documentary Score: A Film Music Documentary (2017), which became a New York Times Critics Pick. He now oversees all of Epicleff Media’s film and audio projects. He is also creator of the award-winning scripted “biopod” series Blockbuster, and produces other projects in podcasting and crypto/Web3. | Full Bio

Peter Bawiec, M.P.S.E.

Director of Audio • Supervising Sound Editor
Peter Bawiec is an Emmy Award-nominated supervising sound editor for film and television, an innovator in podcast audio, and director of audio strategy.

Kenny Holmes

Producer • Host • Editor
Kenny Holmes is an award-winning producer, cinematographer, editor and podcaster.

Crystal Chavarria

NFT & Web3 Director • Creative Director
Crystal Chavarria is an artist, creative director and NFT filmmaker.

Robert Kraft

Music Advisor • Producer-Host
Robert Kraft is an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy-nominated composer, producer, former President of Music at 20th Century Fox, which produced Avatar, Titanic, Moulin Rouge and many more under his direction. He produced the 2017 international hit film Score: A Film Music Documentary, a New York Times Critics Pick, and is a host of its acclaimed ongoing spinoff series, Score: The Podcast. Kraft co-produced the Oscar- and Grammy Award-winning songs in The Little Mermaid, including the Academy Award-winning song “Under The Sea.” He is a member of the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and founder of Kraftbox Entertainment. His full biography is available here.

David Michael

Associate Producer • Production Coordinator
David Michael is a production coordinator and associate producer for Epicleff Media.

Melissa LeBoi

Associate Producer • Inventory Coordinator
Melissa LeBoi manages offices, equipment and inventory for Epicleff Media.


Jonathan Willbanks

Producer • Advisor
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

Cinematographer • Advisor
Nate Gold is a director of photography and producer. He is founder of SoundBite Studios, a music studio facility in Los Angeles specializing in helping high-profile musical artists and creatives refine their craft.