I moved to Los Angeles in 1997 with seven great friends who all went to the University of San Diego together. I started working in the industry for a nightmare manager but found my passion in production working for Ron Howard on ED TV as a personal PA. I segued then to work for the Line Producer on The Grinch (David Womark), where I learned the fundamentals of putting a large movie together. I worked at A Band Apart commercials division as a post production supervisor and following that I raised $1M in private equity to produce an action sports documentary entitled Billabong Odyssey, released in 2003 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379713/).
And then the wheels fell off – professionally and personally - and I pulled the rip cord. Every sign that I could see was pointing straight out of town to a new career, out of entertainment and into… chiropractic?
So yes, I went back to school and earned my graduate degree in chiropractic and have been practicing up near Seattle Washington since 2007; but I never lost my love for the movies. I started writing screenplays several years ago and having a solid knowledge of production and post-production, my goal this year (2016) is to fund and shoot three short films, one of them entitled Forty From the Rough, which I would like to shoot as a feature in 2017.
Name: Vince Leone
Lives in: Seattle, Washington
Film by Philip Boston (Documentary, Action, Adventure and Sport) Producer Action sports documentary that follows the industry's best big wave surfers as they travel the world searching for the largest waves that nature has to offer. The journey spanned 18 months, 6 continents and produced up to 70 foot waves.
Film by Ron Howard (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A comedy about a video store clerk Ed whose life is thrown into chaos when he agrees to let an executive of a television studio film him for 24 hours. Written by Jordan Chamerski