MEET THE TEAM!
Director - J. Rick Castañeda
J. Rick Castañeda is an award-winning writer/director of branded content and narrative films, and also a co-founder of Psychic Bunny.
He wrote and directed the feature film Cement Suitcase, a comedy-drama set throughout Central Washington. The film screened at more than ten film festivals, won multiple awards, and currently has a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It received wide distribution on Cable VOD, and also was picked up by Amazon Prime, Hulu, and iTunes.
Originally from Granger, WA, Rick graduated from USC with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in film. He has directed videos for Disney, MSN, Imagine Dragons, League of Legends, and just recently, LEGO. He is very excited about his next feature film, All Sorts.
Producer - Laura Reich
Laura is a fulltime producer for the production company Psychic Bunny, where she makes commercials, films, television, animations, motion graphics, and web based media for clients including Lego, Riot Games, The University of Southern California, The US Army, and Endemol Shine.
Independently she has produced web series, short films, and feature films that have all gone on to successfully screen at festivals across the nation. Her first feature, KEPT BOY, was sold for domestic and international distribution across Europe on platforms including iTunes, Amazon, and HBO. Her second feature, RETURN TO ME, is currently in post. ALL SORTS will be her third feature and is one of many projects she has collaborated on with Director J. Rick Castañeda.
Laura earned her degree in business and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin Madison in addition to spending a year living and studying in Spain. She has small town roots hailing from Chippewa Falls, WI and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Producer - Omar Kenawi
A multi-award winning Producer working in the UK Television and Film industry for over a decade before moving to the USA, Omar was named a ‘Broadcast Hotshot’ by the British equivalent of Variety.
Omar has worked extensively in both production and development at Warner Bros, CBS, NBCUniversal, the BBC, Psychic Bunny, Kudos Film & TV, and the Associated Press, among others. He has produced content around the world, filming with renowned talent, across multiple continents.
Kenawi completed a Masters in Producing and Directing at the National Film and Television School, ranked #1 International Film School by Hollywood Reporter. His first TV show won ‘Best Pilot’ at the New York Television Festival. His short films have also collected numerous awards.
Production Company - Psychic Bunny
Psychic Bunny is a creative collective that produces content for the advertising, entertainment, and interactive communities. Psychic Bunny has won numerous ADDY, TELLY, and Pixie Awards, and was named a Webby Awards Honoree.
Their diverse roster of clients includes Disney, Lego, MTV, MSN, Sony, USC, and the US Army. Psychic Bunny’s hybrid-media approach stems from the founders’ multidisciplinary experience in film production, screenwriting, motion graphics and interactive design. Psychic Bunny provided all the opening titles, end credits, animation, screen replacement, color correction, and VFX for Cement Suitcase. This will be their second in-house produced feature.