Crew

Director, Producer

Charles B Unger

Director, Producer

Charles B. Unger is an award winning producer / director.  His two prior feature films Mr. Lucke and 

Come Together have received both domestic and international distribution.  He is also a professional editor.  Some of his credits include "Shatner In Concert" and "Farrah’s Story," the NBC TV documentary about Farrah Fawcett’s fight with cancer.  Charles is a USC film school grad who also teaches filmmaking, film aesthetics, and film editing, and has taught at Mt. Sac, Glendale College, National University and SMU in Dallas

Producer

Holly Soriano

Producer

Holly Soriano twice made the first cut into the Sundance Feature Film Program for her scripts. CNN radio picked up one of her many published articles. She also completed Seattle Film Institute's Screenwriting Certificate Program and National University's Master of Fine Arts in Professional Screenwriting. Her credits includes Producer for The Domestic short film, Production Design for Gunfight at La Mesa feature film and among others. Her background also included training law enforcement helping people with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse issues while they have a crisis. 

Screenwriter, Producer

Richard Soriano

Screenwriter, Producer

Richard Soriano loves zombies. He regularly watched THE WALKING DEAD with the special needs adults that he takes care of. He and Holly even celebrated their wedding with a cake of full of zombies. He annually attends comic-con. He was awarded Best Screenplay in the Entr'2  Marches, in Cannes disability film festival with his debut feature, MY APOCALYTPTIC THANKSGIVING.


Growing up, he remembers receiving a “B” in PE during childhood much to his father’s chagrin. He was a straight A student. It was only PE, but this crushed him. He internalized this to mean that he was not good enough. And it is a driving force in his screenwriting.


His feeling of inadequacy fueled him to write weekly scenes in Corey Mandell’s screenwriting classes. In countless attempts, he kept bringing in scenes. The quality of his writing became almost mechanical. One day, there was a shift in his writing.  Corey asked, ‘What  changed?’ Richard said ‘I stopped caring about what you thought.’ Corey celebrated the dramatic improvement in his craft. At that moment, he realized he was good enough.


He learned so much in making MY APOCALYPTIC THANKSGIVING. After the director’s cut, they had a good first cut. He knew he was good enough to improve it. He held 10 more technical screenings where he re-edited it upon feedback. On the 8th version, an audience member teared up. Listening to others was key as he didn’t know everything, but he had strong instincts. Plus it was a fun excuse to have people over for home made cooking.