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 grew up in Chicago proper where he had a knack for convincing his teachers to let him replace book reports and essays with short videos. At Washington University in St. Louis, he helped start and direct a student group that made short video profiles of student artists. Upon graduation in 2013, his passion for film became a pursuit as he stayed in St. Louis to work as a freelance videographer. He connected with Executive Producer David Donnelly through the WashU alumni network and worked as his assistant on Donnelly’s feature debut, Maestro. Under David's mentorship, Luke started Restless Productions in April of 2014, and began work on his own feature length documentary debut, Gabe.
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
At the age of 17, Donnelly graduated with honors from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. Early ambitions of becoming a doctor inspired Donnelly to leave northern Kentucky and continue his education at Washington University in St. Louis, where he developed a passion for film. The very day after graduating college he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream. In his mid 20’s Donnelly began directing commercials and educational films, selling his first short film series in 2008. In 2010, he directed a film commissioned by the Consequences Foundation that is screened to at-risk youth. Donnelly’s work as a writer, director, and producer is now available to over a million educators across North America. Maestro was Donnelly’s feature length debut and a continuation of projects with social and cultural significance. In addition to public speaking and serving as a creative consultant to non-profits, Donnelly is completing a collection of short stories and poems.
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.