Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Gilliam is an award winning film maker that has shot, directed, edited and/or produced dozens of film/video projects in Northern California since the turn of the century. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the prestigious Cinema department at San Francisco State University in 2005.
In 2011 Matthew entered the home video market with the release of "Tai Chi for All" an instructional DVD aimed at seniors that teaches Tai Chi in both sitting and standing positions.
In 2015 he created the magazine style tv show SacTown Underground which highlights events, artists and organizations that are under the radar of most media entities. The Show is still airing on Access Sacramento's cable and streaming channels.
Matthew was hired as Project Manager at Screentakes digital publishing in 2016 where he managed an international team in the creation of the multi media "screenbook" Kramer vs Kramer: A screenplay analysis by Jennine Lanouette.
He lead a team of volunteers as a membership sales supervisor for the 2017 Mill Valley Film Festival during the North Bay fires.
In 2018 Matthew was appointed to the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission largely for his expertise in the film arts. He actively advocated for Sacramento film makers and creatives as a commissioner until the commission was disbanded in December 2019.
Also in 2019 Matthew established Gilliam Media Production with the motto "Creating Independently Together" in hopes of attracting talented film makers to join him in providing excellent videography services and to help raise the bar of narrative film production in the Sacramento area.
Favorite Media: Blade Runner/Alien/Gladiator- Sir Ridley Scott, Excalibur- John Boorman, Interstellar- Christopher Nolan, Crimson Tide- Tony Scott, Do The Right Thing- Spike Lee, Dallas Buyers Club- Jean-Marc Vallee, First Reformed- Paul Schrader
Chief Marketing Officer
With roots in Connecticut and New York, Rod has guided non-profit organizations across the United States, raising over $50 million on behalf of aging adults, at-risk children and seniors, human trafficking victims, homeless Veterans and nature conservation as well as environmental protection causes.
A professional public speaker, Rod inspires audiences on topics ranging from natural and local history to future reality, with special emphasis on aging adult services, inter-generational trends, social media, civic leadership, local art, the climate crisis, and the environment.
An Eagle Scout and proud father of two adult children, Rod enjoys serving the local community and equipping people from each generation for success. As a Rotarian, Rod has crafted a strategic plan for the Rotary club of Tampa Downtown Daybreak and produced the 100-year celebration video for the Rotary club of Jackson Michigan.
Favorite Media: 13th- Ava DuVernay, The Witch-Robert Eggers, Ex Machina- Alex Garland, Koyaanisqatsi- Gregory Reggio, Hoop Dreams- Steve James, God Knows Where I Am- Todd Wilder, Shinrin-Yoku- Mark Knight