Restless Productions was founded with the understanding that film can be used as a positive force for change. The name stems from the notion that we should never settle; we should always strive to do more, to learn more, and to help others. To affect change, we must abandon complacency. We have to stay restless- the journey towards a better world is an uphill battle that never ends.
- Luke Terrell, Founder of Restless Productions
Luke Terrell - Director
Luke Terrell is an award-winning filmmaker from Chicago. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, he remained in St. Louis to begin a career in documentary film. His biggest passion is the intersection of disability with media and entertainment. His feature debut, Gabe, won Best Documentary at the St. Louis International Film Festival, and FirstGlance Los Angeles. He was the film artist in residence at Cotting School, the first educational institution in the US exclusively for children with disabilities and complex medical conditions. He is a past participant of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, and helped on the film Hearts of Glass, about a vertical farm in Jackson Hole, Wyoming that hires community members with disabilities. For the past eight years, Luke has also worked part-time as a caregiver in the disability community.
Justin Guerrieri - Editor
Justin Guerrieri studied film and literature at Stanford University, before earning his MFA in Film Production from the University of Southern California. He has edited numerous shorts and features, which have won awards at Berlin (Silver Bear, NETPAC Prize), Chicago (Gold Q Hugo), and have been in competition at Tribeca. His feature credits include, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?, Unhung Hero, Dark Tourist, and the forthcoming documentary, Maestro, directed by David Donnelly. Justin is also a screenwriter and director, and his debut directorial film Trail of Blood is currently in distribution through Lionsgate.
Heath Saunders - Director of Photography
Heath Saunders is a cinematographer and editor based in Los Angeles. A long time resident of Cincinnati, OH, Heath graduated from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music where he studied the art of filmmaking. Heath spent three years following Grammy award winning conductor Paavo Järvi around the globe for his feature film debut, Maestro, which premiered in early 2015. With an eye for quality and the drive to always take his work to new levels, Heath has worked with countless other prestigious entertainers- Katy Perry, Walk the Moon, Three-6 Mafia, Stephen King, and Rising Star's Megan Tibbits are just a small sample of the talent that Heath has worked with, and the list continues to grow. Specializing in not only cinematography but also editing, Heath is able to marry the skill sets both in the field and in the cutting room. With both skills so closely related, Heath is able to push himself creatively as he continues to grow with each project.
Andy Marsh - Composer
Andy Marsh is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. He attended Washington University in St. Louis (class of 2013) and graduated with a BA in Music Composition and a minor in entrepreneurial studies. He started playing and studying piano at a young age, and had early aspirations of becoming a film scorer. At the start of his junior year of college, he landed his first professional film-scoring gig as a ghost film-scorer for Rock Mafia Studios in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. Still a full time student, he was flown back to LA every other weekend to work on various TV & Film projects. Andy returned to LA after graduation with a handful of newly written songs, and was introduced to the music company New Heights Entertainment. He has been collaborating with various songwriters on a full-time basis ever since.
David Donnelly - Executive Producer
David Donnelly is an American filmmaker, speaker, writer, poet, entrepreneur, and artist. He has written, directed, and produced music videos, video installation art, short films, and feature-length documentaries. He is the writer, director, and producer of Maestro, Forte, Nordic Pulse, and is the executive producer of Gabe. He is also the director of Live From Lincoln Center: Year of the Chinese Dog starring the New York Philharmonic, which was broadcast to millions of Chinese viewers. He has worked with NY times best-selling authors, Grammy winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, and Hollywood A-list talent. His work has aired on dozens of networks across the globe and has been featured in countless publications including Forbes, Playbill, and NPR. For more information visit www.TheCultureMonster.com.
Karna Chakraborty - Associate Producer / Restless Productions Business Partner
Karna met Luke Terrell during his undergrad studies at Washington University in St. Louis. From a young age, Karna volunteered at his grandmother's orphanage for children with disabilities in Kolkata, India, which is why he was instantly hooked to Luke's Gabe proposal. Karna provided support and applicable knowledge throughout the filming, scoring, and producing of Gabe. As a business partner for Restless, Karna consults the core Restless team on new business or film venture opportunities, assists with proposals, and continues to provide general support to the production company. Karna graduated from Washington University in 2013, and now works as a management consultant in the healthcare industry.