Melissa produced her first production at age ten. Rounding up the neighborhood kids and neighbors, Wizard of Archer was born. Tickets were free and attendance was low but a seed was planted. The seed continued to grow during motherhood, where Melissa produced many home movies with her children, husband and neighborhood friends. Melissa continued producing but the product was not film. In 2006, Melissa bought a manufacturing plant in Metro Detroit where she and her team produced fabricated steel parts for tier two and three automotive suppliers. After operating the business for twelve years and growing sales eight times, she sold the company in 2018. In 2020, she indirectly entered the Hollywood scene assisting her son with his new aspiration for acting; she became his informal manager. Melissa assisted in not only finding him top representation but also assisted in his SAG eligibility; totaling fifteen credits in less than two years. From there, Melissa has produced three shorts, co-produced a reality pilot filmed in Chicago and LA, competed in the Detroit 48HR Film Project, and is a former talent agent for Ikon Artists Group. Melissa has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Michigan University majoring in Journalism and Advertising with concentrations in marketing and public relations. Melissa has authored a children's book, a feature screenplay and several shorts including Egor and Saul which was an official selection on FilmFreeway. Melissa is currently living her childhood dream as a producer for Vision Studios where her business experience coupled with her passion for the film industry will serve the company in many areas.
Cabin Crashers Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy About to lose his private reserve, a chauvinistic hunter, Warren, rents a cabin to a group of women during a “men's only” hunting trip where he must decide whether to put love and family ahead of business and wealth. (screenplay is 95% completed)
The Second Death
Film (short) by Belial Executive Producer
Official Selection Showcase at InkandCinema (FilmFreeway)
Central Michigan University
Macomb Community College