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OAK PORCELLI: C.E.O Lightwave Entertainment Inc.

Oak started in the film business after finishing college in Vermont, by helping a life long friend make a group of extreme snowboarding videos while partnered with the biggest companies in the industry, Burton, K2, TB Films, and ESPN’S X-Games. The power of the videos’ imagery compelled Mountain Dew and Powerade to provide corporate sponsorship at unprecedented levels for two new filmmakers. Oak returned to New York to use his love of film to nurture his new love of film making. Oak did just what he set out to do. Living in New York for eight years, he worked on every project he could find. Learning everything anyone could teach him about the passion that drove both him and the industry he loves. Oak adopted the attitude, “What can I learn from this film project?” On films with scores of budgets from $100,000.00 to $100,000,00.00, Oak learned his craft. While working as the producer for the award winning short film, “Pet Story,” to assistant director positions on the blockbuster hits “The Day After Tomorrow,” “Spiderman,” and “Spiderman II,” all the way to director’s assistant on “Basic,” and “Rollerball.” He continued to learn and master the entire filmmaking process. After Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, Oak moved to Louisiana to support a fellow film visionary rebuild the shattered film industry of New Orleans and has been a constant source of knowledge, support, and experience to new filmmakers and established veterans returning to both the New Orleans and Baton Rouge film communities. A Los Angeles film production company recruited Oak to be its Vice President of production and development for the company’s Louisiana Media Production. His responsibilities were to develop budgets and schedule prospective projects with producers and production companies, while also overseeing their in house productions. Major projects that benefited with Oak as the producer include the 20th. Century Fox picture, “Jumper” and Spike Lee’s joint with Touchtone Pictures, “Miracle at St. Anna.”

Producer:

1. Night of the Demons (2009) (post-production) (line producer)
2. Trance (2009) (completed) (line producer)
3. Are You Scared 2 (2009) (V) (associate producer)
4. A Good Man Is Hard to Find (2008) (line producer)
5. Petstory (2005) (producer)

Production Manager:

1. Mama, I Want to Sing! (2009) (production supervisor)
2. Cadillac Records (2008) (production supervisor: Louisiana)
3. Miracle at St. Anna (2008) (production supervisor: additional photography)
… aka Miracolo a Sant'Anna (Italy)
4. The Way of War (2008) (production supervisor)
5. Jumper (2008) (production supervisor: additional photography) (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director:

1.Quid Pro Quo (2008/I) (second second assistant director)
2. Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy (2006) (first assistant director)
3. Mentor (2006/I) (first assistant director)
4. Things That Hang from Trees (2006) (second second assistant director)
5. Life on the Ledge (2005) (first assistant director)
6. Headspace (2005) (first assistant director)
7. "Film Fakers" (2004) TV series (second second assistant director) (unknown episodes)
8. The Forgotten (2003) (first assistant director)
9. "Knock First" (first assistant director) (1 episode, 2003) -
10. Dewey Schultz (2003) TV episode (first assistant director)
11. This Thing of Ours (2003) (second assistant director
… aka Diary of a Mobster (Australia)
12. Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke (2003) (TV) (second assistant director)
13. Living and Dining (2003) (second assistant director)
14. Long Story Short (2002) (first assistant director)
15. Operation Midnight Climax (2002) (first assistant director)
16. American Chai (2001) (second assistant director)
17. Moment in Time (2001) (second assistant director)

Miscellaneous Crew:

1. Tonight at Noon (2009) (post-production) (key production assistant)
2. Margaret (2009) (completed) (set key production assistant: RE-SHOOTS)
3. The Strangers (2008) (stand-in)
4. Margot at the Wedding (2007) (set production assistant)
5. School for Scoundrels (2006) (set production assistant: New York)
6. Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) (set key production assistant)
7. Basic (2003) (assistant: Mr. McTiernan)