DB Productions is a full-service production company specializing in short documentaries and brand stories that influence your audience and move your cause forward. Our strengths include:
Selected team member bios are below.
Dru DeSantis is an experienced branding executive, not-for-profit communications consultant and documentary film producer. As a founding partner of New York-based DeSantis Breindel, Dru leads a team of creative and strategic professionals who bring an innovative, multidisciplinary perspective to addressing the challenge of establishing a strong and highly visible presence in the increasingly crowded marketplace for products and ideas. She has an extensive background helping organizations define their brand and communicate it across multiple media platforms. Dru has served as creative director on a number of award-winning films for a wide range of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CeaseFire Chicago and Caring Across Communities.
Christine Bachas is an Emmy-nominated producer specializing in non-fiction and branded content for television, advertising, and the web. Her projects have taken her all over the world, and her credits include television series (Sundance Channel’s Iconoclasts, Nickelodeon’s Nick News with Linda Ellerbee,) feature-length documentary films (Naked States,) motion graphics for the 2016 Bethesda E3 Showcase, 3D animations for Toyota, game trailers for Marvel, and short-form content for Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Goldman Sachs, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Christine is a proud alumna of the University of Virginia and received her master’s degree from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her not-so-secret superpower is that she can sleep anywhere – especially on potholed roads in the middle of Kenya.
Xan Parker’s producing credits include feature documentaries Academy Award-nominated LaLee’s Kin (Sundance Film Festival, HBO), Racing Dreams, My Dog, Risk/Reward, All About Abe, and A Place At The Table; nonfiction TV series The Hill and Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman (both Sundance Channel); MTV’s Made; scientific web series The Personal Genome; non-profit grantee profile films; and branding films and commercials. She has worked with Showtime, Criterion Collection, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Washington Sports & Entertainment, Columbia University and Good Magazine. Parker learned the ropes from the pre-eminent documentarians at Maysles Films. She has taught graduate level documentary film production at the New School for Social Research, lectured at New York University and consulted on programming for the PBS series P.O.V.
Trotter Gollihar’s editorial experience runs the gamut from documentary, comedy, music videos, to advertising. Since 2010, he has created content for companies like Dell, Office Depot, and Swingline, and his work with DB Productions includes films for Goldman Sachs, Stephens Inc., Vertex, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Trotter has a B.A. in Radio, Television, and Film from the University of North Texas.
Lizz Morhaim’s production credits include feature films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. She has line produced many noted indie films such as Cold In July (Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals), We Are What We Are (Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals), How To Be A Man (Sundance NEXT FEST), and Sleepwalk With Me (Sundance Film Festival). She executive produced Rover (Slamdance), and has produced short films that have screened at the LA Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, and Aspen Shortfest. Since joining the DB team, she has produced content for Starbucks, Goldman Sachs, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She studied film at Wesleyan University.
Andrew currently oversees post production for DB Productions. He has worked on film, television and commercial productions in Texas, North Carolina, and New York since 2009. His credits include HBO’s Eastbound and Down, Amazon’s Red Oaks, Sony Pictures’ The Night Before and independent features Joe, Prince Avalanche, Manglehorn. His first documentary feature, Cancion del Cuerpo, was awarded the Best Film Hecho en Texas Award at the 2012 Cine Las Americas film festival. Andrew earned a B.S. in Radio – TV – Film and a B.A. in Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin.
Seth is an accomplished writer and marketing communications specialist. He is the author of several published works of fiction, including the novel Losing Isaiah, which was developed by Paramount Pictures into a feature film starring Halle Berry and Jessica Lange. Two other novels by Seth have been optioned by major studios. Seth has contributed frequently to The New York Times, particularly in the areas of Arts and Travel. At DeSantis Breindel, Seth works closely with the film team to develop treatments and scripts and lend overall guidance to the entire production process. He has been closely involved on an editorial level with several recent productions, including short films about nursing innovation (Transforming Care at the Bedside) green hospitals (Healthcare without Harm). In addition, Seth oversees the strategy and content development components of branding assignments, presentations, speeches, annual reports and web sites.