EPIC PICTURES TEAM

  • Patrick Ewald | C.E.O.

    Patrick Ewald

    C.E.O.

  • Patrick Ewald became the CEO of Epic Pictures Group, Inc. in 2007 with the goal of bringing original and visionary storytelling to a global audience. Patrick’s career in the film business spans over 20 years as a senior level executive and has been involved in the development, financing, production and marketing of over 100 films. Patrick has produced/executive produced over 35 films which include: “TURBO KID,” “SPACE DOGS,” “WHO GETS THE DOG,” “TALES OF HALLOWEEN,” ENTERTAINMENT,” “JERUZALEM,” “ENTERTAINMENT,” “THE DEVIL’S CHAIR,” “11-11-11” and is currently producing/executive producing “THE LODGERS,” “REDCON-1,” “THE NANNY,” and “RADIUS.” You might find Patrick vanquishing man-eating spiders or orbiting space in the company of the first interstellar canines. You might find him quelling a zombie uprising or navigating an apocalyptic future with superheroes by his side. You might find him at any of the former, but more likely you'll find him at home with his wife, three daughters, and dog, Lola, curled up on the couch engrossed in a film. A New York City native, Mr. Ewald is a two-time Saturn Award winner and an active member of the Producers Guild of America.  He graduated from Duke University with a degree in film studies. 

  • Shaked Berenson | Co-Founder

    Shaked Berenson

    Co-Founder

  • Shaked Berenson started his career in Hollywood as a personal assistant and quickly moved up the ranks learning on the job every aspect of filmmaking from development through production, post production to international sales, marketing and distribution. In 2007, Berenson co-founded Epic Pictures Group with his former colleague, Patrick Ewald. The company initially acquired films for the foreign market while developing original productions. His first production under Epic Pictures was DARK ISLAND which was shot in Squamish, Canada in 2008. Since then Berenson produced and executive produced twenty-four films including several cult hits TURBO KID which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and won 24 awards including the SXSW Audience Award for the Midnighters section, the horror-comedy BIG ASS SPIDER! and the all-star horror anthology TALES OF HALLOWEEN. Other films include the critically acclaimed experimental dark-comedy ENTERTAINMENT, the romantic-comedy WHO GETS THE DOG? and the animated franchise SPACE DOGS, which includes two feature films and two TV series. Berenson has been serving as a board member at the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA™) since 2011 and also sits on their legal and export committee.    In 2016, Berenson orchestrated the acquisition of Dread Central Media and chairs its board.     Prior to moving to Los Angeles, he served as an officer at the Israeli Defense Force, consultant to Elbit Systems, a Global Defense Electronic Company and as a program developer for Net Vision, an Israeli Internet solutions company. Berenson holds a degree in Economics as well as a M.B.A from UCLA/Anderson and a public speaker on subjects ranging from entrepreneurship, film distribution and production.   

  • Katie Page | Controller

    Katie Page

    Controller

  • Originally from California, I moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 2002. I studied accounting and finance at California State University of Los Angeles with a B.S. in Business Administration. In 2009, I joined Epic Pictures as their bookkeeper, and proceeded to be the head of the accounting department. When I’m not behind the computer crunching numbers, or buried under piles of papers, you’ll likely find me on the ski slopes in Mammoth or Utah. Favorite Movie: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Favorite Actor: Javier Bardem Fun Fact: Love soccer!... go Arsenal

  • Rob Galluzzo | Director of Distribution for Dread Central Presents

    Rob Galluzzo

    Director of Distribution for Dread Central Presents

  • Rob Galluzzo has been an online entertainment writer and web presence within the horror community for over 13 years. He's been a driving creative force for Blumhouse.com, FEARnet, Fangoria, Shock Till You Drop and is the co-creator of Icons Of Fright. Currently, he co-hosts the Shock Waves podcast, and is a documentary filmmaker responsible for THE PSYCHO LEGACY, the upcoming ANALOG LOVE and countless bonus features for horror & cult Blu-Ray/DVD releases. He is now the Director of Distribution for Epic Pictures "Dread Central Presents" label. Favorite Band: Sunny Day Real Estate Favorite Movie: EVIL DEAD 2

  • Maju Iudice | International Sales Coordinator

    Maju Iudice

    International Sales Coordinator

  • Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Maju majored in Business while doing several independent courses in Film. A Cinephile since birth, she started her career in Sales at an Online Payments company eventually moving on to Film Distribution because she wanted to sell something she truly loved and believed in. She is proud to have distributed “Boy And The World”, the first Latin film ever to be nominated for Best Animated Feature (which of course lost to a Disney flick). She then worked in the Distribution hub of O2 Filmes, the biggest production company in Brazil and home to her favorite Brazilian film ever: “City of God”. Having relocated first to Vancouver, Canada, she continued doing International Sales now of North-American content and travelled to most major markets such as MIP, Cannes, Discop, Ventana Sur, Berlin then finally Frontieres in Montreal where she met Patrick and started her path towards the Epic Family! On her free time she enjoys hiking, biking, yoga, snowboarding, watching infinite hours of film and TV and exploring her Foodie obsession with finding weird, yet tasty eats. Favorite Movie: Too many! Most recently: Melancholia and The Great Beauty (an Italian masterpiece!) Favorite TV Show: Friends, Gilmore Girls, Sopranos, Mad Men (in chronological order with my life!)

  • Paula Moreno | Executive Director of U.S. Distribution

    Paula Moreno

    Executive Director of U.S. Distribution

  • Paula Moreno started her career in production with an extensive portfolio of global and domestic filmmaking, marketing and distribution success. Time film critic Richard Corliss called her film, IJE, a "super production” breaking box office records in the West African market in 2010. After her success in the West African market, Paula quickly moved on to marketing and theatrical distribution internationally and domestically, some of her work include working on films for Fox Domestic and International, Pantelion, NewLand Films and UniFrance. Her inspirational quote: "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.” Top Favorite Movies: Happy Feet, Zootopia and The Iron Giant. Favorite Actor: Chuck Norris (because he never runs out of ammo)

  • Santiago Coronado | U.S. Distribution Account Manager

    Santiago Coronado

    U.S. Distribution Account Manager

  • Santiago is from Tecate, MX. and grew with the strong desire of working in the entertainment industry. After graduating from USC, he executed publicity campaigns for top Hollywood clients, most recent works include: Beatriz at Dinner, Neruda, John Wick 2, La La Land, and the Secret Life of Pets, to name a few. Outside of film publicity, Santiago coordinated social media campaigns and publicity for the SAG Awards, were he also handled talent on the red carpet, press days, and interviews for the show’s producers. Favorite Movie: The Lion King Favorite Actor/Actress: Chris Pine / Barbara Mori Currently Reading: Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior

  • Yulissa Morales | U.S. Distribution Coordinator

    Yulissa Morales

    U.S. Distribution Coordinator

  • Born and raised on the East Coast, Yulissa moved to Los Angeles to escape her number one enemy, the snow. With years of administrative experience, Yulissa is also passionate about photography having worked as an Event and Street Style Fashion Photographer. She was scooped up by the Epic Pictures family, where her administrative and creative skills have been put to good use. Favorite Band: The Strokes Favorite Movie: Children of Men

  • Cristal Reyes | Accounts Receivable Manager

    Cristal Reyes

    Accounts Receivable Manager

  • Cristal Reyes grew up in LA, so yes, locals do exist!  She holds an Accounting degree from CSULA with a minor in Economics and is an active member of the California Society of CPAs.  Cristal has a well rounded accounting background in various industries including real estate and manufacturing.  In her free time she gets a boost of adrenaline by trekking peaks all over SoCal and playing cello in a band that gigs around the city. The love of her life is her dog Axl. Don’t judge. Favorite Movie: Pan's Labyrinth   Favorite Band: Alice in Chains

  • Nicole Hatch | Accounting and Administrative Associate

    Nicole Hatch

    Accounting and Administrative Associate

  • Nicole was born in Washington state, raised in Florida and recently moved to California. She graduated with a B.S. in Business Management and a minor in Hospitality Management from Florida State University. In her spare time, Nicole loves to travel, go to concerts and spend time outdoors - either camping, hiking or by the beach. She joined the Epic team in August 2017, working alongside the accounting department and handling administrative duties. Favorite Movies: Elf and Titanic