Our Team

Charlotte Lubert

A writer, fundraiser and philanthropist with a degree in International Marketing and Spanish she is dedicated to motivating people to donate money to great causes and giving people the opportunity to make a difference. Having lived in many different countries her focus is on inclusion, equality in education and the protection of the environment. She and her husband, Daniel Lubert, have founded Without Exception Films so that together with a talented group of friends, they can creatively fuel issues of importance and touch the hearts of many, whilst developing the minds of their four boys and impacting future generations.


Gil Marsden

An MFA graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Gil Marsden has worked professionally in feature films, commercials, music videos and digital content as a Director and Producer. On one end of the scale, Gil has produced large commercial campaigns with clients like Facebook and Hewlett Packard involving extreme stunts, monster trucks and cities around the world. On the other hand, he continues to pursue unique independent opportunities, with a mini-documentary on Cuba, a microbudget thriller feature film set in the world of online dating, and an indie pilot for digital giant The Orchard amongst his recent successes. Gil is currently the in-house director of music video content for fashion label ALLSAINTS, where he directs music videos with platinum artists Neon Trees, Walk The Moon, and Nico & Vinz while continuing to pursue opportunities across the entertainment spectrum.


Nicholas Lazo

Nicholas Lazo received his MFA in Film Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. In addition to his work on multiple feature films, both studio-based and independent, Lazo has produced a wide range of commercials, brand films and digital content for some of the largest companies and talent in the world, including tech giant Hewlett-Packard, luxury hotel chain JW Marriott and American League MVP Mike Trout. A natural collaborator, Nicholas thrives on the creative challenges that accompany each new project, and is constantly seeking to develop and produce exciting stories and content that both inspire and entertain.


Katie Walker

Katie has been working as a cinematographer for six years, shooting everything from a comedy feature about female sexuality to a documentary series on the California Coastal Trail. Recently, the one woman show she shot, “One Drop of Love," won Best Documentary at the Roxbury International Film Festival and the web series “Angry Black Women” that she shot was accepted to the 2016 Sundance New Voices Lab and the New York TV Festival. Katie has travelled to 27 countries and loves immersing herself in new cultures and meeting people from all walks of life. Above all, she loves collaborating with passionate filmmakers to bring unique perspectives and ideas to the screen.


Oliver Trevena

Oliver Trevena is best-known for his acting & for regularly hosting the hugely popular celebrity chat show, Young Hollywood. He was born and raised in East Sussex, England and is the youngest of four sons.

Oliver trained at the South East Theatre Society & RADA. In his early acting days, he starred in William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Later, he starred in a variety of plays, including "The King and I", "Bugsy Malone" and even "Oliver".

He has since starred in movies, like The Long Road, Ready? OK! and TV appearances in The Good Guys, Leverage, The Forgotten and How to Rock.


Ravin J Ganatra

Ravin has been working as an actor in the UK for 25 years and as an Independent producer for the past 10 years .He has since set up a film investment fund which will launch in the latter part of 2017. Beyond the stage and screen , Ravin has been a committed member of the Food for Life Vrindavan charity - leading the UK Board of trustees for the past 3 Years and looking to help bring about a sustainable future for the charity.


Ineke Zondag

A renowned sports and reportage photographer, originally from the Netherlands, Ineke left her home country twenty years ago to pursue her career. She has worked with many international clients, publications and news agencies including Getty Images, Associated Press and Associated French Press.  Her photography has enabled her to follow her heart, to help those that are in need and to work for several aid projects.  She now dedicates her time to Food For Life Vrindavan (FFLV). FFLV is a charity that helps the poorest of the poor in Vrindavan, India, where she also has a home. Eight years ago she became an ambassador for FFLV, raising awareness and funds. Her photography portrays the stories of the children in Vrindavan and helps to spread the message of hope and change through education.


Matt McKee

Health food entrepreneur Matt McKee is the co-founder of CALIWATER, one of the fastest growing brands in the plant-based beverage sector. A graduate of Florida State University, Matt moved to Los Angeles in order to pursue a career in film and tv production, working on projects like The Green Hornet, GI Joe, and HBO's "Big Love" before eventually moving into the health food space.


Melina Farahmand

I'm an LA girl at heart and the main thing I have learned from being born and raised in LA is that you should always speak up. It takes just one person to stand up and make a difference. Something I've always been passionate about is women's rights & social justice. I take any opportunity I can to help empower women. I spread awareness through social media, which has been very useful in expressing my thoughts and ideas. 

I once sent a letter to President Obama from something I had shared on social media about equality in America and I was very surprised and honored to receive a letter back from him. This further inspired and motivated me to keep sharing my beliefs and spread awareness. 

I was drawn to this project because it fits my goals of helping women around the world. I hope to be a lawyer specializing in criminal law and human rights- it's a dream of mine to serve as a legal officer for the United States Navy.



Irina Katz

Shireen Farahmand



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