ZIA’S PARTNERS AND ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS, CONSULTANTS, MANAGERS AND TEAM MEMBERS HAVE WORKED ON SEVERAL MAJOR SPECIAL-EFFECTS FILMS OVER THE PAST THREE DECADES, INCLUDING:
Erica Jordan began her career as a dancer and went on to become a dancer, choreographer or actor in such film and television projects as “Staying Alive” with John Travolta, “S.O.B.” with Julie Andrews, “Appointment With Fear,” “Jailbird Rock,” “Adventures in Dinosaur City” and “Baryshnikov in Hollywood” with dance legend Mikhail Baryshnikov. She wrote and published a novel, “Robin’s Nest,” and is currently writing a book of short stories. Erica co-produced “Dearly Departed” and “First Contact” and is participating in the development of additional Zia Films projects.
Darryl Anka has been in the film industry for over 30 years, specializing in special effects miniatures, design, storyboards and effects production. As CEO and Supervising Producer, Darryl’s experience as a special effects crew manager will be used to oversee all phases of production and direct the films produced by Zia Films. Darryl has also produced, written and directed two feature films, “Dearly Departed” and “First Contact” and has had other scripts produced and optioned by Nu Image Entertainment, AMI Productions and the Mutual Film Company.
Roger Pugliese is a member of the Director’s Guild and has acted as a Producer, Unit Production Manager and Line Producer on such films as Pretty Woman, Single White Female, The Fan, The Presidio and several others. Roger has the skills and experience to set up and oversee all production departments and ensure that our productions operate smoothly on schedule and within budget.
James has an extensive and varied background in film effects, art & design. He began at some of the top effects houses and scenic companies in the industry, from Apogee and Digital Domain to Jet Sets and Tribal Scenery, working on such films as Die Hard, Apollo 13, Batman Forever, Pirates of the Caribbean and Spiderman 2, and on various commercials for Nike, Coca-Cola and Mercedes Benz. He has experience in graphics, fashion illustration, gaming development, industrial and concept design, and has developed his own interior design and landscape architecture business over the past twenty years in Los Angeles.