A dynamic and badass female team who’ve got the sauce.
Kim Bromley CEO & Co-founder
Kim holds a B.A. in Theater Arts and an M.A. in Film Production. Her career as a Visual Effects Producer for Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) spanned the decade of transition from analog to digital and saw the advent of animation development at ILM. During that time, Kim moved into story development where she honed her love of writing and pitching. Kim’s worked on numerous household-name films, including Willow and Hook and was the Visual Effects Producer on Saving Private Ryan, Galaxy Quest and Twister.
Kim currently writes stage plays, directs live theater and acts when she gets a coveted role. Her fascination with new mediums and her desire to get her favorite stories out into the world prompted her to team up with Delia Gosman and Alexandra Arneri to form Apocryphal Pictures.
Alexandra Arneri General Counsel & Co-founder
Alexandra practices entertainment, intellectual property and corporate law and has a dedicated public interest pro bono practice at Cittone Demers & Arneri LLP. Alex produces and presents a podcast on human rights and the environment, Gravity, writes on political and cultural issues and the beautiful madness of parenthood.
Alex is a Director of Global Witness Foundation, the US arm of Global Witness, which exposes and challenges corruption, environmental destruction and human rights abuse and May Kids Transform, which provides mindfulness, art and yoga curricula to youth and educators.
Alex holds a B.A. and an LL.B from Sydney University and an LL.M from NYU. With a basket full of her own stories and a wealth of legal expertise, Alex teamed up with Kim and Delia to explore her own projects and support theirs.
Delia Gosman Creative Director & Co-founder
Delia is a Storyboard Artist, 2d and 3d Animator, Animation Director, Designer, Development Artist and Screenwriter. She’s a creative, innovative professional with experience at Warner Bros, ILM, Lucasfilm, Disney, Sony, Blindwink and many others.
An expert visualist, dynamic storyteller, animator and concept artist, fluent in theatrical 2D & 3D animation and storyboarding. Delia’s work includes Rango (with individual Annie nomination for storyboard art) Storks, Smallfoot, Mary Poppins Returns, S.C.O.O.B. and SpaceJam 2.
With the advent of Apocryphal Pictures, Delia hopes to bring her original animated and live action screenplays to life.
We've partnered with these inspiring and illuminating artists and visionaries.
Gene Abravaya has worked as a writer, associate producer and stage manager for numerous television shows, including As the World Turns, The Facts of Life, One Day at a Time, Diff’rent Strokes, Family Ties, The Jeffersons, Charles In Charge and Rocky Road. Gene was Artistic Director for the Spreckels Theatre Company, one of Northern California’s most prestigious and popular theatre companies.
Gene has been awarded Excellence in Theatre Awards from the San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, including for Best Direction of a Musical. Gene has written several plays, including The Final Scene which have been produced in San Francisco, throughout Northern California and in Tucson, AZ. Gene is the writer of the comical fantasy series, The Road to Bandidon.
With a background in traditional fine arts, (drawing, painting and photography) Leah discovered computer graphics in its infancy and was hired based on her ability to draw. Her career has spanned from Broadcast Graphics/Design, Art Direction and Commercial Post Production, to Visual Effects for feature films.
Meanwhile, she took up screenwriting and applied her crafts to independent film projects. Gradually her life moved full circle as she has recently placed more emphasis on traditional mediums. Leah exhibits her fine art photography and is a contributor to Houzz magazine. "I do my best writing while mushing about in clay and drawing. There is something so powerful and dynamic about a pencil and a piece of paper."
Demo reel at: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0031210/
Olivia is a French - Gabonese screenwriter, actress, director and comedian based in L.A. After getting an M.A. in Governance and Public Policy, she dedicated herself to her passion: storytelling. Olivia has acted in numerous films and TV shows, including for children – including Sesame Street Workshop.
Olivia’s screenwriting credits involve popular comedy TV shows in Africa including seasons 4, 5 and 6 of the African “Black-ish”: “Parents Mode D'emploi, Afrique”, broadcasted on TV5 World and season 2 of “Kongossa Telecom” broadcasted on Canal + in Africa. Her latest project is the TV Show “Mami Wata '', a Canal + original sci-fi thriller coming out in October 2021, in which she wrote episodes 3 and 4. Olivia also stars as the lead actress in the series. Olivia’s script “Akunga” was a finalist of the 2020 Sundance Development Track and the 2020 Diverse Voices Lab.
Scott spent the earliest portion of his career with cameras, visual and special effects and computer imaging, working on such films as Star Wars Episodes 2 & 3, Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2 & 3 and Transformers. Scott shares an Academy Award with his ILM visual effects team for their work on Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest (2006 - Gore Verbinski).
Most recently, Scott has jumped into the animation world, taking his experience in creative processes, technology and CG imagery creation, to work as a VFX Supervisor for animated features.
In 2016 Scott celebrated the acquisition of his entertainment-based technology company, Creature Art & Mechanics (CAMd). Presently, Scott is producing and supervising animation, visual effects and realtime projects along with leading development on two animated features and a live action feature film highlighting the latest in ground-breaking technology. He is collaborating with AP on multiple feature and live action projects both feature length and serial television.
In 1998, Randy Gaul joined Industrial Light & Magic as a concept designer. Prior to joining ILM, he worked for seven years as a freelance storyboard and concept artist for such companies as Wild Brain, MTV and Disney, specializing in creature and character designs as well as environments, costumes and props.
Since joining ILM, Gaul has lent his visual eye and creative hands to such productions as Despicable Me, Rio, Peabody and Sherman, Madagascar 3, Penguins of Madagascar, Cicada Princess, Legend of Tembo, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Mummy Returns, Star Wars:Episode II “Attack of the Clones” and many more. He graduated from the Pratt Institute with a B.F.A in Illustration and minors in drawing and printmaking.
Dominick VeSean Jerry is a writer, an educator, a radio personality and the founder of Fog City Wrestling, the two-time Best of the Bay winner for Best Nightlife. Dom wields the same passion and enthusiasm he had for bringing pro wrestling back to San Francisco in his writing.
From superheroes to historical underdogs Dom creates vivid, thought provoking stories and characters that will stay with you long after you’ve been introduced. Apocryphal Pictures is excited to collaborate with Dom and we look forward to sharing that work with interested producers.
Adrik Kemp is an accomplished author, lyricist and screenwriter. He has a BA Communications in Screenwriting and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney. His screenplays have been shortlisted for Project Greenlight Australia and pitched to markets in Australia and the United States. Adrik's short stories have been published all over the world, in places such as Aurealis Magazine, OUTStanding & Transmundane Press. He also has two erotic vampire novellas with
Adrik is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community with a vested interest in his community culture. He also works as a copywriter and editor with Sydney's Queer Screen, hosts of the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival and the Queer Screen Film Festival. He identifies as gay but doesn’t mind being called queer, and happily lives in Sydney with his husband, Carl De Villa. You can find him on Instagram, Facebook and his website.
Darko is an internationally award winning Serbian writer, director and producer. He holds a BFA in Film and Video from CCNY and is a PhD candidate in dramaturgy at the University of Belgrade. His debut feature film Here and There won awards at more than 50 international film festivals and was critically acclaimed, including by The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and The New York Times. Here and There, released in over 21 countries, is one of the earliest Netflix streamed films (2010-2012). It currently streams on Prime.
Darko’s dark comedy, Monument to Michael Jackson (2014) had its World premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Festival where it received critical acclaim, including from Variety. The film was picked up by HBO Eastern Europe.
Darko co-wrote and was a directing consultant on Mirjana Karanović’s A Good Wife. The film was an official entry in the Sundance Film Festival (2016) and screened throughout 40 international festivals, winning numerous awards.
Darko directed two seasons of The Suspects, a TV series for Serbian national television RTS and the “Andjela” episode of the children’s human rights series, Equals, which screened at the Sarajevo International Film Festival. Darko’s feature music documentary and docu-TV series on the 50+ year long career of the legendary Yugoslav/Serbian rock band YU Grupa (Yu-band), which Darko is directing and producing, is currently in post-production and due to be released in 2022. Darko is also co-producing and co-directing the documentary, The Best Goalkeeper in the World, which is due for release in 2022.
Escape (documentary/director) - Audience Award, Hamptons IFF (screened at IDFA (International Documentary Film Amsterdam).
Here and There (writer/director)- Best New York Narrative Award, Tribeca Film Festival; Best Directing, Swiss Cinema Tous Ecrans Festival & International Critics Award -Prix FiPRESCi de la Critique internationale; Special Jury award, Skip City International Film Festival in Japan; Best Director, FIPRESCI Serbia & Fort Lauderdale IFF; Best Foreign Film, Orlando International Film Festival & Variety Critics Selection “Europe Now", Karlovy Vary.
Monument to Michael Jackson (writer/director)- Best Eastern European Award, Santa Barbara IFF, 2015; Grand Prix, Nashville IFF.
A Good Wife (co-writer) - Best Feature Film, International Trieste Film Festival; Grand Prix, Montenegro Film Festival; Best Script, Vologda VOICES Festival; Grand Jury Award, A l’Est du nouveau festival, Ruen
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Djo Tunda wa Munga
Djo has more than 25 years of experience in the film industry, including 15 years - during the war and just after - dedicated to working in the Congo (DRC) where he has been a line producer for die hard directors for BBC, ARTE (the European culture TV channel) and Scandinavian TV.
Djo now has his own company in Kinshasa directing and producing TV programs, documentaries and commercials in various parts of Africa. As a social entrepreneur Djo has created a film school and worked on combatting sexual violence and mental health issues.
Dojo’s film Viva Riva (2010) won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Film along with seven other wins and seven additional nominations from international film festivals.
Douglas B. Robbins
Douglas Robbins is a documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, and storyteller. His works explore the afterlife, the origins of evil, and our psychological predisposition toward self-delusion.
He holds an A.B. in Philosophy from UC Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mark was fascinated with special effects from when he was a child and he would sculpt and build models of monsters, dinosaurs and spaceships. Mark studied theatre and performed as a clown, leading to his work to help create and run the monster makeup show, “The Land of a Thousand Faces” at the Universal Studios Tour.
Mark worked for LA creature shops with his work appearing in numerous films, including Star Trek the Motion Picture, David Lynch’s Dune, Ghostbusters and Poltergeist II. He then worked at ILM’s Model Shop on films such as Ghostbusters II, Dragonheart, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, and several Star Wars films.
From 2002, Mark worked at ILM’s Digital Model Shop on films including Pirates of the Caribbean II & III, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Rango. Mark’s children’s science-fiction short story, “The Biggest Show on Mars”, was published in CRICKET magazine.