Matthew C. Mills is an Emmy and Webby Award-winning Director, Writer and Executive Producer. He founded Spacestation in 2007 after many years at MTV and VH1 as a production and development executive.
Matthew’s diverse range of credits have found him working in features, commercials, music, television and web series. Highlights include “MTV Unplugged,” “We Always Lie To Strangers” (SXSW 2013), “This Is A Show For Parents of Gay Kids,” “The World Series of Video Games” and “Fodder,” a sketch comedy show for the Cooking Channel. Clients and partners include HBO, PBS, MTV, CBS, Nickelodeon, Food Network, Young & Rubicam, Razorfish, Wunderman, VML, Ulive, Turner Broadcasting and more.
Matthew has been front and center at the launch of two different television networks - mtvU, Viacom's foray onto college campuses, and College Sports Television which went on to be bought by CBS Sports. Matthew is an alumnus of the University of Missouri and Stephens College, and teaches an annual producing workshop at the Hot Docs Film Festival. In 2015, Matthew was invited to participate in Forward/Story, the experimental storytelling lab sponsored by Columbia University School of Professional Studies.
Chris Vivion is a Producer and Development Executive with multiple Emmy and Webby Award nominations. He has created lifestyle, cooking competition, comedy, animation and reality programming for Time Inc., Turner Broadcasting, IAC, Scripps Networks and HBO.
As an Executive Producer for Turner Broadcasting, he created "The Tim Ferriss Experiment," a life hacking docu-series starring NY Times best-selling author Tim Ferriss which debuted at #1 on iTunes in 2015. Other series created for Turner include "Cook Your Ass Off" with chef Richard Blais and the digital series "Why Do Men Have Nipples."
Prior to Turner, Chris was an Executive Producer for Food Network, leading the development and production of the channel’s digital video including the series "Classy Ladies with Allie and Georgia," and the comedy series "Fodder." Chris helped pioneer Food Network’s digital/linear incubation efforts, developing "Chopped After Hours," "Food Network Star Salvation," and "Bobby Flay Fit."
Chris has also developed and managed award-winning digital programming and products, including the Promax Gold award-winning presence for HBO Boxing, Turner Broadcasting's upwave and Scripps Networks' uLive YouTube channels and IAC's Daily Burn 365.
Chris is one of the inaugural members of Bloomberg Beta's Future Founders and was an Adjunct Professor of Multimedia Design at the American University of Dubai. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri.
Marni Rothman Ellis is a Producer with experience at networks such as TLC, Bravo, MTV, VH1, PBS and HBO. She has worked on numerous reality shows, documentaries and digital programming. Starting at MTV as an intern at the age of eighteen opened doors leading her to HBO where she produced “Cathouse the Series,” “Autopsy with Dr. Michael Baden” and “One Nation Under Dog” -featured at the Tribeca Film Festival. Marni spearheaded digital production at Jambo TV, bringing her to movie premieres & lifestyle events. Her web series, “New Media: A New Era” for the U.S. State Department was selected as an Official Honoree for the 2008 Webby Awards.
After working on “The Rachel Zoe Project” in Los Angeles, she returned to NY to produce, the hit TLC series, “Long Island Medium” and “Rattled” directing two camera shoots and managing a 10 person crew. Marni is a University of Michigan graduate, a member of the Producers Guild of America and a lover of all things pop culture.
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Jennifer Bronstein Sargent is a Producer with a background in lifestyle, food, travel, history and reality programming. Most recently she has worked on series such as Car Hunters (History Channel), Island Life (HGTV), Beat Bobby Flay (Food Network), The Singles Project (Bravo's Emmy Winning Series), Buying Naked (TLC), Monsters Inside Me (Animal Planet) and the Tim Ferris Experiment (HLN).
In addition to her work as a Field Producer, Jennifer also worked in Programming and Development for Lifetime where she worked on series including Dance Moms, Double Divas, America's Supernanny, 7 Days of Sex, America's Most Wanted, 24 Hour Catwalk, Russian Dolls, Roseanne's Nuts and others.
Jennifer is a graduate of Drew University where she studied Philosophy and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She has a background in theatre and film and has directed several award-winning independent plays in New York City.
Erica is a filmmaker and co-founder of Seed&Spark, the revolutionary crowdfunding and streaming platform. Since 2012 she has helped thousands of filmmakers across the globe find funding and build their audiences.
Most recently she co-created the critically acclaimed adult sex ed series F*ck Yes. Erica is our roll-up-your-sleeves-and-do-the-damn-thing gal and has her creative hands on the myriad of projects on the Spacestation docket.
Katharina Stroh is an editor with experience in short films, television and web series. She received her undergraduate degree from Stuttgart Media University in Germany and completed her Masters of Arts at Syracuse University's prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications where she was a Fulbright Scholar. Credits include "Circle," an award-winning short film directed by Alexander Heringer, "1440: New York Liberty," "Throwback Bravo" and "Signing of the Stars: University of Michigan Football."
Sharika Ajaikumar is an Associate Producer and Editor at Spacestation. Drawing inspiration from her global experience living and working in the UK, China, India and the UAE, Sharika brings an international perspective to productions. She holds a Masters in Television, Radio and Film studies frm the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and aBachleors' Degree in International Managment from the Univeristy of Warwick. Sharika's credits include "IFC Comedy Drop," "1440: New York Liberty," "Throwback Bravo" and several other projects for web and television.
Ellie Cano has a strong background in broadcast media, having spent two years as a morning news reporter for the ABC and NBC affiliate stations in Beaumont, Texas. After moving to New York City, Ellie decided to take her talents behind the camera and into the world of production. Ellie has worked on a wide range of shows, including the nationally syndicated "OK! TV," Showtime's "Billions" and NBC's "The Blacklist." In her role as Production Coordinator at Spacestation, Ellie has managed logistics on projects for Bravo, Food Network, The Players' Tribune, IFC, AMC and more. Ellie is a graduate of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication and is an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Celeste recently graduated from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and moved to New York without skipping a beat. She jumped into the world of production with Spacestation at Michigan’s “Signing of the Stars” last year, a project that combined two of her greatest loves -- visual storytelling and Michigan football -- and hasn’t looked back since.
Let it be known that she would love to have coffee with Greta Gerwig... and Reed Morano.
Gabby is a graduate of the University of Colorado school of Journalism and Mass Communication. She emphasized her studies on visual media and socio-environmental justice, punctuating her degree with a capstone film project on climate change and culture. Originally attracted to written journalism, Gabby has focused her passions into visual storytelling, aspiring to create films that bring marginalized stories and voices to the screen. A long way from home, Gabby brings her high-altitude hustle to the NYC world of film and production.