Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Colleen escaped to Southern California to pursue her dreams of working in the film industry.
She now has more than 20 years (and counting) of experience in various functions, most in the legal departments of studios and productions companies. Her wide variety of experience, such as two years at Imagine Films, 12 years at New Regency Productions and more than four years at Regent Entertainment. This varied experience has made given her the ability to work a film from pre-production through distribution and into peripheral release. The more than 100 films Colleen has worked on include “Parenthood,” “Heat,” the “Free Willy” series, “Time to Kill,” “Fight Club,” “Empire Records,” “Mr & Mrs Smith,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Man on Fire,” Academy nominee “L.A. Confidential” and the 2009 Foreign Film Oscar winner from Japan, “Departures.”
As a producer, Colleen has completed six films: a dramatic short, “Obstruction,” written and directed by Paul Marius and starring Ulrich Thomsen; a documentary, “Just the Right Amount of Violence,” by director Jon Bang Carlsen and Danish producer, the Oscar nominated Helle Ulsteen (Best Documentary Nominee in the 2014 European Film Awards); a short sci fi by Swiss filmmaker Robert Kouba, “The Rift”; a dramatic short entitled “Our Father” by writer/director Linda Palmer which screened at 23 film festivals including 2015 Cannes and has won numerous awards; “Devil Dogs” a dramatic short written and produced by Laura Cross; and a feature film entitled “Last Call at Murray’s” with director Linda Palmer which is currently playing the festival circuit.
Colleen has several features in development through her company, Shut Up 'N' Rock Entertainment.
Last Call at Murray's
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer Dwindling clientele and new smoking ordinances have forced veteran bar-owner Murray to make a tough decision: it's time to close the bar. However, Murray's hopes for a quiet closing are dashed when a freak blizzard whips through, stranding a host of zany people all night. Between drinks and karaoke, alliances are formed, broken, and blown sky-high. A new life comes into the world, and an old one leaves. And when the plows finally arrive in the morning, no one goes home the same. Written by Brian Beatty & Betsy Morris
Film (Short, Action and War) Production manager An American photojournalist struggles with his assignment - and his emotions - when he embeds with a team of U.S. Marines during fierce urban combat in the deadliest battle of the Iraq War, the fight for Fallujah in 2004.
Film (Short and Drama) Producer An estranged father suffering from late stage dementia, in a fleeting moment, reveals to his son secrets that begin to heal a broken family.
I kærlighedens navn
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Film (Short, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Producer In 1982 a Russian physicist discovered something extraordinary was behind the strange radar anomalies he was recording. Something dark, which will eventually alter the path of mankind. Before he could tell anyone, he mysteriously vanished. Many years later budding physics student Dean Hollister and his discredited physics teacher have become obsessed with the same mystery. What had been a rare phenomenon is suddenly happening all over the world. The day it happens is a regular night shift for Dean at his mother's diner. Black rifts appear in the sky. Behind those rifts, something is moving. It's watching us. Written by Vantis Pictures
Im Namen der Liebe
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Film (Comedy) Producer Ben and Julie's annual Halloween Party is about to go off the Richter scale, when their single, high maintenance girlfriend drags in a homeless guy, thinking he's a party goer, because SHE needs an escort. Not only has she dated everyone there; unbeknownst to her, Ben has invited her lame ex-boyfriend in hopes of reuniting them. As she spends the night avoiding her ex, and the other undesirable guys in attendance, she interacts with a colorful assortment of party peeps. Between disappearing fortune tellers and over crowded jacuzzis, she questions if real love is even possible. The irony; the only person she's the least bit attracted to, is the homeless man! Written by Runaway Productions