About

A THRIVING INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION COMPANY CONSISTENTLY CREATING FRESH, INNOVATIVE FEATURE FILMS FOR A CONTEMPORARY AUDIENCE

Shadowland seeks to expand its opportunities by developing new strategic partnerships focused on bringing creative and entertaining stories to a growing worldwide audience.

 

OWNER, PRODUCER

Ken Sanders

Ken_Sanders Over the past fifteen years, Ken Sanders has written and/or produced over forty feature-length motion pictures. Prior to launching Shadowland with partner Robert Ballo, Sanders partnered with prolific Hollywood producer Pierre David. He produced eight made-for-TV movies in Canada, and co-wrote many of those films. Sanders also served as Vice President of Production at WIN Ventures, a division of World International Network, a leading supplier of independent feature films and made-for-TV movies. In addition to his film and television work, Sanders has served as an adjunct professor at Biola University, where he taught classes on producing and screenwriting. He frequently guest lectures at Los Angeles Valley College and the Los Angeles Film School, speaking on a range of topics including the business of film, post-production, pitching and script development.

OWNER, PRODUCER

Robert Ballo

Robert Ballo With over 34 years of industry experience, Robert has created award-winning productions for clients that include ABC, TBS, PBS, Discovery Channel, and Lifetime, and that have aired on national network television, cable networks, and internationally in Asia and Europe. As Director of Photography and Producer at Shadowland, Robert has created over a dozen feature films seen on the Lifetime Network and distributed internationally. Through his other digital motion picture company, GOAL Productions, Robert works with Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies to produce sales and marketing videos as promotional communications. After a twenty-year tenure teaching film and video imaging, Robert recently retired from his position as an Associate Professor of Practice at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. A graduate of the USC film production program himself, Robert is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

DIRECTOR

Doug Campbell

Doug CampbellSince 2009 Doug has directed twelve feature films for Shadowland, all of which have been acquired by Lifetime. In total, he has directed 21 features (twelve of which he wrote or co-wrote), 18 hours of network TV, four commercials and 20 short subjects. Doug’s projects have appeared in theaters and on television across the world, including CBS, HBO, Lifetime, Showtime, Fox, PAX-TV, The Family Channel and other networks. THE TOMORROW MAN, a film Doug financed, wrote and directed, was nominated for Best New Live Action Feature, Best Director and Best Screenplay in the 2001 DVD Premiere Awards sponsored by Daily Variety Magazine; and he took home the Best Director Award. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, Doug made his first Super-8 when he was fourteen. After studying under Sandy Mackendrick at California Institute of the Arts, he directed his first feature film at age 24. Since then, shooting low budget films and TV has taught him to work fast, get the good performance and keep it fun. Having directed different genres (action, family adventure, children’s television, documentary, sci-fi and teen comedy), his favorites are thriller and drama. In 2003 Jikei schools asked Doug to design the curriculum and launch a new film school, Tokyo Film Center School of Arts. Currently he teaches at Academy of Art University in San Francisco under Executive Director Diane Baker. “Filmmaking is something knew I wanted to do as a kid, and I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

VP OF PRODUCTION

Marianne Wunch

Marianne WunchInitially trained as a theatrical stage manager, Marianne has helmed over 50 full productions and staged readings.  Operating her own consulting business, Marianne translated her stage management skills into special events, overseeing a variety of projects, such as annual arts festivals, live benefit auctions and PR campaigns. Her first film project was in 2002 as Production Coordinator for an independent feature shot in Ashland, Oregon. During her career, she has been a producer, director and actor, and held numerous positions that provided a breadth of business experience including managing director, interim executive director, business office manager and financial supervisor. She turned her full attention to film in 2010 and has now achieved over twenty credits, primarily feature films along with several short subjects, commercials and new media projects. Marianne is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and English from the University of California.