Jeff Deverett is first and foremost a career indie filmmaker. Jeff has successfully financed, produced and distributed SEVEN FEATURE FILMS, three of which were picked up by NETFLIX for Worldwide Distribution. After graduating Law School, he spent the first 14 years of his film career working in large and mid-size media companies doing domestic & worldwide Film & TV Distribution. He then founded his own Distribution company which he successfully operated for 10 more years before selling it to a large media company. Jeff has a thorough working knowledge of all aspects of Indie film production, distribution, and marketing. Presently he provides professional finance, distribution, and marketing guidance to hundreds of indie filmmakers worldwide as well as teaching in San Diego State University’s prestigious film program.
Larry Deverett is the Director of Business Development for the Indie Film Community. Larry has been in business development for over 30 years. He has helped to build and implement the strategies and marketing plans for more than 20 startups in high tech, CPG and the film industry. His experience and creative, out of the box approach gives his clients an advantage in finding new market opportunities and a broad range of customers/viewers. Larry also assists companies in opening doors to finance opportunities and international expansion. He brings a wide range of business and market experience to assist filmmakers in generating the best possible Distribution & Marketing plan.
Araceli, a proud graduate of San Diego State University, brings a dynamic blend of passion for film production and innate marketing. With a rich background as a Media Coordinator for various startups and non-profit organizations, Araceli has carved a niche for herself in the intersection of social media and film. Araceli's journey in the film industry spans across four feature films, as 2024 unfolds, she stands on the cusp of two more exciting productions, a testament to her commitment and ongoing contribution to the cinematic landscape. Araceli is on a mission to leverage her skills to empower filmmakers of all kinds, helping them forge connections with diverse audiences and expand their reach.
Jared Smith, a graduate from Liberty University, brings a dynamic skill set to the world of marketing, with a specialization in social media management and content creation. What truly sets Jared apart is his passion for the art of filmmaking, encompassing the intricacies of videography and video editing. Beyond the digital realm, Jared’s creative touch extends into other various forms of art, including painting and music. This rich artistic background serves as the cornerstone of his marketing approach, offering a distinctive perspective and a sharp eye for visual aesthetics. Jared aspires to bring this unique and creative approach to empower filmmakers, helping them unlock the full potential of their creative endeavors.
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