ZACHERY TY BRYAN: Producer
Zachery Ty Bryan began his entertainment career early as a series regular on the ABC hit sitcom “Home Improvement”. As Bryan transitioned from accomplished child actor into teen and adult roles, his career flourished with stints on many other iconic TV series, including “Cold Case”, “E.R.”, “Smallville” and “Veronica Mars”, as well as roles in feature films such as “Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift”, and “The Game of Their Lives”, starring opposite Gerard Butler.
After many fruitful years in front of the camera, Bryan transitioned to television and film production by launching his production entity, Lost Lane Entertainment. Sundance was a special moment for his film, THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, winning best director and getting rave reviews for Maggie Gyllenhaal’s performance and selling to Netflix. He had another little Lost Lane gem titled SKIN premiering at TIFF & based on the Live Action Short Film, SKIN, which won the Oscar early 2019. The Feature Length film won the prestigious FIPRESCI award, voted on by critics. SKIN tells the true story of a Neo-Nazi who turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves. A24 will distribute SKIN theatrically and has assured Zach that they will put their full might behind SKIN as they did for prior films, MOONLIGHT, LADY BIRD, THE FLORIDA PROJECT, AMERICAN HONEY, EX MACHINA etc…
Zachery is eagerly awaiting the release of his documentary FINDING 52, a documentary about the world’s loneliest whale, that is in conjunction with Leonardo DiCaprio and his company, Appian Way. It is currently in post production.
Zachery just completed HEAVY starring Sophie Turner & Daniel Zovatto which is a revenge thriller set in New York and centers on a crazy couple living it up in the high-end drug scene where no one is spared and everyone is to blame. Team HEAVY is currently executing their film festival submissions.
Currently, Zachery is filming WARNING in Poland, directed by Agata Alexander. It’s “Black Mirror” meets “Crash” where loneliness, death and the meaning of life are explored through vastly separate lives colliding in interweaving short stories set on a future Earth.
He has a pretty amazing slate ahead. The first project is titled PALE, A biblical story about a troubled and unfortunate young man who finds a ray of light in a dark world. But when he is yet again struck by calamity, he submits to the darkness that lives inside him- this boy is PALE. PALE is the 4th and final horseman of the apocalypse and is summoned by God to his calling on earth. This story takes place in an alternative future where the world is ravaged by corruption.
Another exciting Lost Lane television production is taking the re-boot phenomenon to the next level and is titled ACT-2. This half hour single camera comedy stars Macauley “Mack” Culkin and to be written and directed by Zach’s old alum colleague, Jonathan Taylor Thomas. ACT-2 explores the satirical celebrity lifestyle website and podcast, Bunny Ears, spearheaded by Mack, in a “Curb Your Enthusiasm” meets “The Office” world of absurdity that can’t possibly be true – or can it? The show is about a famous kid reemerging in a world he left behind on purpose and on his own terms.
Zachery lives in Newport Beach, California with his wife of twelve years, Carly, and their daughters Gemma, Taylor, Jordana & son Pierce.
MARIA BERTRAND: Producer
Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, a Biology Major with a Health Science degree, Maria’s hidden passion for the creative arts started emerging after high school. Her acting career began in Canada when she appeared in a lead role on an episode of a show called The Hunger hosted by David Bowie. She has since appeared in TV shows such as NCIS, and films including Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and Game of Their Lives where she played Gerard Butler’s wife and met Zachery Ty Bryan.
Maria is a published author in magazines and online publications and has a background in screenplay writing and editing. She runs her company called A Good Spin in which she breaks down business’ in order for them to find their “log line” which helps streamline messaging and content – just like in the movies. She is a script reader and provides valuable coverage for current and future projects.
Maria produced her first movie in 2017, in which she had a hand in everything from casting, location scouting, writing and producing. Shortly thereafter she joined Lost Lane to continue building her producing resume. Her first executive producer credit is the Leonardo DiCaprio environmental documentary, Finding 52; the search for the loneliest whale.
Maria lives in Hollywood with her boyfriend and she spends a lot of her free time running her volunteer platform From The Heart Tribe and organizing events to raise awareness for animals and compassion towards others. She works with some amazing sanctuaries and non-profits including Heal The Bay, Farm Sanctuary, Gentle Barn, Tree People, Wolf Sanctuary and more.
SCOTT MACLEOD: Producer
Scott MacLeod is a producer with considerable strength in story development and physical day-to-day production; his ability to communicate with and facilitate every department’s needs and personalities ensures that each project is set up for success. Scott is a logistics expert having spent over 20 years perfecting his skills across all media platforms, working with some of the best directors, A List talent, and Producers in the business.
Scott began his career as the showroom manager at the world famous Hollywood Improvisation Comedy Club on Melrose Avenue in the 90’s. He then cut his chops as an assistant director, coordinator, and production manager having worked on over 50 music videos during the heyday of MTV including artists NO DOUBT, SNOOP DOGG, NELLY, and STEVIE NICKS. He eventually transitioned into feature films, working on projects like ED TV & JURASSIC PARK III for Universal Pictures, SPIDER-MAN for Columbia Pictures, and LAST WEEKEND starring Patricia Clarkson and FRANK & CINDY starring Rene Russo & Oliver Platt that are currently on Amazon and Netflix. Scott has also spent the last ten years producing commercial & digital campaigns for clients including, MiO, 7-Eleven, U.S. Ranchers & Farmers Association, Spalding, NBA, Charter School Capital, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, among others.
Scott has produced over 250 live concert events for the largest and most profitable casino resort in the nation, outside of Las Vegas. Some of the artists he’s worked with are Brad Paisley, Steve Martin and Martin Short, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, and many more.
Prior to joining LOST LANE ENTERTAINMENT, Scott and Zachery had collaborated on multiple projects together, including ROGUE RIVER and THE DARK TOURIST.Currently, Scott just wrapped his project in Poland with Zachery, entitled WARNING, directed by Agata Alexander and starring Patrick Schwarzenegger, Alice Eve, Annabelle Wallis. It’s “Black Mirror” meets “Crash” where loneliness, death and the meaning of life are explored through vastly separate lives colliding in interweaving short stories set on a future Earth. The Exchange is doing foreign sales as they plan for a targeted “tier A” film festival. Next up is the feature film, PALE, written by Seth Miller (HEAVY) which is in pre-production and will be filming in New Orleans this summer.
Scott has a family vineyard in Sonoma, CA that produces award winning Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, and Merlot.. He’s married to his beautiful wife of almost 17 years, Jeana, and father to his three amazing kids; Collin, Kaitlyn, and Marshall. Scott is a U.S. Army Veteran.