Gabrielle Llewellyn Allen, Executive Producer Ms. Allen has been a marketing and production executive for more than two decades, pioneering award-winning marketing and publicity campaigns for film and consumer products in domestic and worldwide markets. She is a veteran executive at Motive Entertainment and has helped develop marketing campaigns for some of the most successful grass-roots marketing campaigns in Hollywood history. She has worked on films including Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, earning $125 million in its first five days and over $600 million in worldwide box office, The Polar Express, The Chronicles of Narnia, Rocky Balboa, The Secret Life of Bees and Son of God as well as many many other critically acclaimed titles including The Good Lie and Captive. Ms. Allen founded a film and TV finance and development company for the production of high quality, values-based entertainment and media chosen as much for their commercial value as for their potential to impact positive change. The company also serves as a green house for the development of cause-based documentaries and media content that highlight solutions to crucial issues in our society, fostering ideas that can bring about needed growth and transformation.
Israel Sanchez, Executive Producer A native of Uvalde Texas, Sanchez has produced many national and regional projects. He lived and worked in Los Angeles for many years before moving back to San Antonio to found Learsi Entertainment LLC. Israel’s knowledge of the many aspects of film production has allowed he and his company to succeed. He is an accomplished videographer, Actor, photographer and filmmaker. Sanchez was recently named one of Texas Monthly’s Modern Hispanic Gentlemen for his career achievements and his positive work in the San Antonio community. The award, sponsored by Ketel One recognized his dedication to individuals and local organizations like Gridiron Heroes, that might not usually find success without community awareness.
Vivi Gregg, Producer Vivi Gregg is a Los Angeles based screenwriter. She has been a UPM and 1st AD on a couple of independent features. Vivi was a Producer on the Gridiron Heroes documentary and the Los Angeles based play entitled, The 7 Guys You Date Before You Get Married. Currently, she is in development with Bohemia Group Originals with three of her television projects. Vivi has been reader for the Austin Film Festival since 2007 and volunteer for the Gridiron Heroes since 2010.