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We are more than just a film company. We are managers in every way.

Emberlight Productions

Emberlight Productions is a local production company based out of Pacific Grove, CA. We've lived on the Monterey Peninsula throughout our lifetime giving us exclusive objectivity on the place we call home. At our core, we are a group of visionary dreamers that are compelled to take images and stories from flights of imagination and transform them into practical reality unfolding on the silver screen for all the world’s film lovers to watch and enjoy. We are also a part of the new generation of entrepreneurial film makers who have combined affinity with technology, an independent spirit, and knowledge of the entertainment business as it stands today. What makes us unique, are the successes that we have had and the daring risks that we have taken in the effort to bring you quality product with a very creative, frugal and sober mindset. Many in Hollywood claim they are somebody. We pride ourselves on making something cool. We also own and direct the Monarch Film Festival, based out of Pacific Grove and showcased every winter at Lighthouse Cinemas. Being a festival director also gives us a unique perspective on what is trending across the world in documentaries, professional film projects and our up and coming students. 

 

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Our Team.

Our Dreams.

All that is missing is YOU.







Kalamane is a writer, director and editor for Emberlight Productions, with a focus on emotionally charged and spiritually impacting films. Introduced to live performance at age 8, he was an awarded poet by age 16, professional actor at 18, was his high school editor and guest speaker to his own graduation and has been on various scholarships for theater since. His first film experience was on the set of “Operation Belvis Bash” where he was the Assistant to the Line Producer and the 2nd Unit Director/Assistant Director. Since then he has set out to bring his own visions to life and has recently finished principal photography for two feature films titled “Grin” and "Laces" hoping to combine macabre horror motifs with the frailty of human consciousness. Kalamane is in pre-production for his third feature tentatively titled, "Fireflies in Gloaming."

Cristiana DiPietro started her entertainment career as a classically trained Russian Ballet dancer under, Kira Ivanovsky.  She later starred in numerous stage productions at the Forest Theater in Carmel, CA.  She has been actively involved in the film industry since 2000 where she worked alongside Jalal Merhi in the Circuit and Don “the Dragon” Wilson in Redemption. She turned her sights to the production side after working as on the reality show, The Bachelorette. In the last ten years, Cristiana has produced several films.  She successfully reunited Parker Stevenson and Pamela Sue Martin on screen since the Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew series in the 70's,  she produced, Operation Belvis Bash starring,  Lex Lvovsky, Corey Feldman, Mark Metcalf, Daniel Baldwin, Frank Stallone, The Iron Sheik and Larry Thomas and recently completed the Grin,  a psychological horror and Laces, a suspense drama, both directed by Matthew Kalamane.  In 2013 she stage managed, Hamlet starring, John Barrymore III. Cristiana is also the co-founder and festival director of the Monarch Film Festival.