About Us


Mitchell Riggs – Mediation Strategist, Editor, Camera, Interviews

Independent Spirit Award Nominee Mitchell Riggs is President and founder of LifeNow Video. For more than 20 years, Mr. Riggs has worked professionally in film and live theater as an actor, producer, director, director of photography, editor and gaffer. He is a former professor, having taught Acting and Theatre History at Stony Brook University in New York, and he has served as Director of The School of Cinema and Performing Arts in the Berkshires.

Mr. Riggs has produced or co-produced over 50 live events both Off and Off-Off Broadway and has also been honored with a National Pen Award. The New York Times once credited him with the perfect performance of a perfect scene. In addition to his work in front and behind the camera in both film and theater, Mr. Riggs has also co-founded three theaters in New York City: Signature Theatre Company, Camilla’s Theatre Gallery, and Manhattan Theatre Source.

Mr. Riggs is an Apple-Certified Final Cut Pro Training Instructor, and he has taught Final Cut Pro at New York University, New York Film Academy, Manhattan Edit Workshop, and Future Media Concepts. He also holds a BFA from the North Carolina School of the Arts Professional Actor Training program. His experience and expertise in film, theater, and teaching have earned him a reputation for excellence in video and audio production, including the creation of high quality settlement videos.

Catie Riggs – Mediation Strategist, Producer, Editor

Catie Riggs is a published playwright who has worked professionally as an Actor, Director, Producer and Voice Over Artist in New York City and regionally. She is the founding co-Artistic Director of two theatres in NYC – Camilla’s Theatre and Manhattan Theatre Source. As a filmmaker, she has produced two feature films and numerous shorts and corporate industrials. She is currently working on her latest feature film, Oliver Creation. She is a graduate of the Drama program at Syracuse University and has studied with the Moscow Art Theatre

Angela Dee – Producer/Interviews/Camera/Editor

British born editor, actor, and writer Angela Dee is the accomplished, creative force behind Rack & Ruin, a binge-worthy web comedy series, and now TV Pilot, that made its streaming debut in 2015 on WYSKTV. In 2015 it was a CBS Development Award finalist and in 2016 it won the Virgin Produced Award at SeriesFest.

Angela was recently declared an Agent of Change, one of “5 Inspiring Women Worthy Of Your Attention Right Now,” by the Huffington Post.

As an editor she has spent the last 10 years cutting documentaries, features, narrative short films, TV Pilots, comedic digital shorts, and promos. In 2010 she founded WakeyWakey Media as a platform for her skills as a one-man-band shooter and editor. In 2015 that business grew to become WakeyWakey Studio in NYC.
As an actor Angela has had a solid career working in movies, TV, commercials and more with credits in Noah, Men in Black III, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Beauty and the Beast, Blue Bloods, Bored to Death, 30 Rock, Orange is the New Black, Coca Cola, Land Rover, Ask.com, and Simple Skincare.

John EklundJon Ecklund – Producer/Editor/Camera/Interviews

Jon Ecklund’s well-rounded experience as a director, cinematographer, producer, editor, session director and actor make him uniquely qualified to combine video production with the art of the storyteller. In his over 20 years of work in the production of on-camera commercials, Jon has worked in nearly every aspect of production on campaigns for Volkswagen, Wendy’s, Campbell’s Soup, Exxon, BMW films, Verizon and dozens more. He holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Jon produced 36 live theatrical productions during the first 3 years of Yale Cabaret Hollywood, where he is a founding member. He is proud to continue his support for the art of live performance by volunteering regularly at manhattantheatresource, a nonprofit arts service and producing organization in the West Village.

FIONA HEADSHOTFiona Jones – Producer/ Editor / Interviews

Fiona Jones brings over 20 years experience as an actor, writer and producer to her work. In more than a decade as a much sought after voice-over professional, Fiona has recorded hundreds of commercials, industrials, promos and animation projects. Some of her national campaigns include Allstate with Dennis Haysbert, Vanguard, Herbal Essences and Hertz Courtesy Shuttle at airports across the country. Plays she has written have been produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville, manhattantheatresource, BridgeClub Productions, Neighborhood Playhouse, The Little Birds and Cal State. She is a founding partner of manhattantheatresource (www.theatresource.org), the founder of EstroGenius, the theatresource annual celebration of female voices and the founder of Voices of Africa, an EstroGenius program that raises scholarship funds for young girls in West Africa (www.estrogenius.org). She was also a producing partner on the Tony nominated Broadway production of August Wilson’s Radio Golf. Fiona holds a BFA Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin, completed a term at Oxford and holds an MFA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

DrewAndrew Veltz -Editor/ Interviews/Camera

 

Andrew is a trained editor and Musician who has worked with LifeNow for over 6 years. Andrew’s company AEV Productions is know in Maryland for high quality commercials and industrial video. His years of first hand experience are a cornerstone of LifeNow’s signature organic style.

Joh ShamSham Camera/ Editor/ Interviews

Jon is nationally renowned documentarian and photographer who was recognized nationally for his work during the Baltimore riots. for years Jon created and curated the online documentaries for the Baltimore Sun. His work at LifeNow includes some of the most successful settlements in the country.

SticksJoe Stickney Editor

 

We are happy to announce Brooklyn based Filmaker / Artist / Musician Joe Stickney has joined the team. This creative powerhouse marks new cutting edge conceptual input to our tried and tested approach.