Paula Fournier, Owner and Operator of iHeart Production, LLC, is a graduate of Madonna University, earning her Bachelor’s of Science Degree. While a student, a producer of the television show Movie Show Plus approached her and asked her to Co-Host the popular show. Paula realized that working in media was the right fit for her. Paula enjoys her work at the Emmy Award Winning Television Show and served not only as a Co-Host, but also a producer and editor to the show.
Paula’s true love is the film industry. It started with her first short film, Feeding the Soul, (2010) where she wrote, produced and starred in her first role. The film won the prestigious “Christopher Coppola’s Filmmaker’s Challenge Award”.
Realizing that film was her true passion, Paula then worked as a Production Coordinator in the sports comedy, Tetherball (2010). She followed that up with the period piece, set in 1910, Mary’s Buttons (2011) Paula was responsible for hiring, managing and choreographing over 200 extras as well as handling her other job duties as Production Coordinator.
Paula has also added Assistant Director to her credits for the music videos, The Realest Sport, by TP & Esco, I Love You Denard, Local Celebrity, both by Pat Stansik, Positive Decisions by Pat Stansik and Dan Henig, and the feature film, A Dog for Christmas (2012), starring Dean Cain, Richard Karn and Dustin Diamond. Paula served as Location Manager and Associate Producer for the film, Sand Castles: A Story of Family and Tragedy, on location in Goshen, IN. Paula has just finished Producing the feature film, Holiday Miracle, starring Dean Cain and Christine Lakin. Paula plans to produce three features in 2014.
Reality Television is just one of the new things that Paula, Owner and Operator of iHeart Production, LLC will be doing in the near future.
When Paula is not on set, she enjoys spending time with her son, Justin and her daughter, Jordan, reading, writing and watching movies – old and new.
Film by Darrin James (Horror) Producer, Production manager Elder Island. 1856. Peter Wiggentstein turned to the men of the five island families around him and warned, "Tell nothing of this," as the men all looked at the body of their former Reverend - gunned down just outside his own home - and a decision was made. They secretly buried the body on Graves Island, and the reign of America's first and only king ended; but for every end, there is always a new beginning, for an evil was born that night. Five families have always controlled the Island. Five families share the Island's fortune; five families share its curse.
Ask Dr. Nandi
Television (Talk-Show) Producer
Just Brett and Lilly
TV Movie by Brett Hayworth (Comedy) Producer
Film by Shea Fontana (Family) Production manager, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Jules is a bright and sassy 17 year-old who desperately wants to leave her Midwestern family's alumni traditions behind, but to get to her once-in-a-lifetime Harvard admissions interview, Jules is forced to hitch a ride with her twin sister/nemesis, Madison, who is headed to a beauty pageant. Their road trip takes a turn when the teenage sisters unwittingly come into possession of a stolen jewel and are pursued by dangerous thieves.
A Haunting in Cawdor
Film by Phil Wurtzel (Horror and Thriller) Production manager In this tense tale of psychological terror, Vivian Miller (Shelby Young) is a young twenties woman who's serving out her jail sentence at a work release program in the Midwest. Her 90 days of probation takes her to The Cawdor Barn Theatre, a dilapidated summer stock theater run by Lawrence O'Neil (Cary Elwes). Lawrence, a failed Broadway director, is now reduced to staging amateur productions with young parolees and raging over the mistakes from his past. Vivian's arrival in Cawdor starts a terrifying series of events that brings Lawrence's secret past to the present. After Vivian views an old taped stage production of Macbeth, a force of evil is unleashed which soon turns its sights on her. With the help of Roddy (Michael Welch), a local outcast, Vivian sets about trying to discover who the supernatural killer on the tape is before she becomes the next victim. Written by Larry A. Lee, Lolly Howe, Phil Wurtzel
Small Town Santa
Film by Joel Paul Reisig (Comedy) Producer On the eve of Christmas, Sheriff Rick Langston has lost his holiday spirit. But when he arrests a home intruder claiming to be Santa Claus, his world gets turned upside-down ! With the help of Lucy, the new girl in town, Santa helps show Rick that even when you feel that all is lost, love is all around you. Written by Anonymous
Film by Clenet Verdi-Rose (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Producer, Production manager, Casting department In rural Indiana, Noah and his impoverished family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister Lauren, who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.
The Fabulous Miss Wendy Music Video
Music by Madonna University/Luke LaBenne Locations Manager
I Love You Denard Music Video
Music by Pat Stansik Assistant Director
The Infatuations Music Video
Film (short) by Madonna University/Luke LaBenne Grip
Film (short) by Hugh Gall Editor
Television by Chaz Divon Tolbert (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew SPUNKY AIRLINES a hilarious, comedy that loosely follows wannabe ladies man and struggling actor Chaz Taylor, who gets demoted from flight attendant to customer service agent, Now he must deal with the dysfunctional workers on the ground.
Motor City Rising
Television (Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew
Film (short) by Walid Jaward (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew, Camera and Electrical Department "Clayman" is the in-depth look at the broken psyche of a child, longing for the love of his father. How would you feel if you grew up without a father? How would you feel if you knew your father was there, but couldn't take part in your life? Imagine the impact on your children's lives if they didn't have you. Who would they turn to? How would they learn life's lessons? Every child handles crisis and consequence of action differently, here's how one young boy handles his. Written by Walid Jaward
A Dog for Christmas
by Christopher Sean Nickin Assistant Director/Production Coodinator
by WDTK Voice Over
TP & Esco Music Video
Film by Christopher Sean Nickin Assistant Director
Livonia Bakery Commercial
Film by Madonna University/Adam Woloszyk Key Grip
Film by Christopher Sean Nickin Production Coordinator
Tetherball: The Movie
Film by Chris Nickin (Comedy and Sport) Miscellaneous Crew Three best friends decide to start a tetherball league and wind up becoming amateur athletes who have more booze, babes and balls than they can handle.
Television Production Coordinator
Feeding the Soul
by Katie Boomgaard Writer, Producer, Actress
Movie Show Plus
Music by Willshire One Productions Co-Host, Producer, Editor
Christopher Coppola's Filmmaker's Challenge Award
Madonna University (Livonia, MI)