Zac Manuel, Director
Zac Manuel is a director and cinematographer from New Orleans, and co-founder of The Greenhouse Collective. As director or cinematographer, his films, In The Garden, The Clock, Painted Lady, Dreamthroat, LIKE, and Cover Me have played in competition at various domestic and international festivals, including SXSW, New Orleans Film Festival, MECAL International Shorts Festival, and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. His work has also been featured on platforms such as Billboard, Fader, Complex, My Modern Met, PBS, Time Inc. and many more.
Chris Haney, PRoducer
Chris Haney is a creative producer/line producer with a passion for storytelling and a proven record of successful collaborations with like-minded directors and writers. Since co-founding the Greenhouse Collective in 2010, he has produced two feature films: WALK ON SOME HEADS a documentary about a DIY music festival, and the found-footage pyscho-thriller, LIVE | EVIL. Haney has also co-produced and acted as production coordinator for RODEO AND JULIET, a movie of the week for the Hallmark Network and TAKE ME TO THE RIVER: NEW ORLEANS, the sequel to the award-winning TAKE ME TO THE RIVER: MEMPHIS, which won the audience award at SXSW in 2014. Haney has produced nine short films that have won awards in film festivals nationally and competed internationally and has produced a myriad of music videos and several commercial works, including a regionally-aired Super Bowl commercial. Haney currently serves as the creative producer for the feature length documentary, BLOOD THICKER.
Holly Hobbs, Associate Producer
Holly Hobbs received her doctorate in ethnomusicology from Tulane Unversity, where she focused on African diasporic musics and musics of the American South. Hobbs is the founder/director of the NOLA Hip-Hop Archive, a digital archive of hip-hop oral histories housed at New Orleans's Amistad Research Center. Hobbs has researched and written on grassroots music traditions in the American South, the west of Ireland, and East Africa. Her writing has been featured in Southern Spaces, KnowLA: the online encyclopedia of Louisiana Music and Culture, Music Rising, UNESCO's Collection of Traditional Music via Smithsonian Folkways, The Smoking Section, NOLA.com, The Gambit, Antigravity, and many more.
Lauren Domino, Producer
A native of New Orleans, Lauren Domino’s producing work includes Alone (NYT Op-Docs) (Sundance ‘17 Jury Award Best Non-Fiction Short), Like (Field of Vision) (SXSW), The Old Fish (Time Inc, Killer Films), and American Rhapsody (Aubin Pictures), supported by Ford Foundation and The Library of Congress. As a Producer, her projects The Exceptionally Extraordinary Emporium and Black Folk Don’t have aired on PBS. She is also a Tribeca Film Institute Alum with frequent collaborator Angela Tucker for their film Paper Chase, which was recently optioned by Gun Powder and Sky. With a passion for increasing the profiles of women and people of color in film, Domino has worked with The New Orleans Film Society to launch Emerging Voices, a mentoring initiative for people of color. She also launched Women and Girls Matter, a series of panels and events showcasing the role of women in documentary film with Arts Engine, Inc. The former Director of the Columbia University Film Festival, she has produced branded content, photo spreads, and live events for The New Yorker, Elle.com, AMPAS, Microsoft, and Essence Festival.
Justin Fontenot, Executive Producer
Justin Fontenot, is a New Orleans Resident and Executive producer for The Greenhouse Collective. Justin holds an MBA, and graduate of Political Science degree from the University of Louisiana. Stemming from a background in digital advertising and physical art, Justin has recently expanded his passion for the arts to the medium of film and has produced 2 short films “Painted Lady” which has screened in film festivals internationally and “Petrichor” an experimental short film currently in post-production. Justin is also developing a feature length Screenplay The "Apophenion" and is the Executive producer for the Feature length Documentary “bloodthicker”.