The Collective

We are a small group of collaborators, independently driven and together a force to be reckoned with.  We do not take projects based on need, but instead based on a desire to create and enjoy our craft.  For this reason, each member of our team decides for themselves if the next project is right for them, and we support their wishes.

Rob Lewis

Rob LewisRob is a passionate creator and leader and has served in roles ranging from grip to writer to executive producer.  Rob formed Dare Fusion, in 2006 in order to produce, package, and distribute creative works and has since worked on short films, web series, and commercials for television.   Prior to his creative career Rob demonstrated a history of innovative success in the technology world and as a legal technology expert.  He served as the CIO for a technology services startup in North Carolina.  There he saw it through a successful acquisition by a national company and remained on board to help pioneer the company’s national Electronic Discovery Services, later serving as  National Director of Support.

Rob lives in Los Angeles with a wife, 3 kids and big goofy dog.  He is driven by the challenge of creating new ways of visually communicating to an audience, and lives with the goal of staying “focused on the moment” and being happy with whatever may come.

Mark Skelton

Mark SkeltonMark Skelton wanted to explore the world before deciding on a lifelong career. At 20 years old, he bought a one-way ticket around the globe. This trip turned out to be a 5 year adventure of learning and growing, covering more than 40 countries. At 25, Mark landed the job as Arts & Entertainment executive on London’s biggest selling newspaper, The Evening Standard. A new, unfolding world of film premieres and art exhibitions ignited a latent passion for telling stories on film. On turning 30, he decided to set up his own production company and went on to co-produce a two-part documentary, “For the Love of Skype”, with Al Gore’s Current TV Network. Mark has most recently co-founded the film company, Positive Pictures Group and is currently producing the feature length true story of Peace Pilgrim.

Sean Lydiard

Sean Lydiard Profile ImageFormerly Vice President of Institutional Business Development at MBT Institutional, a division of MB Trading. Prior to joining MBT Institutional, Mr. Lydiard was a securities trader for Electronic Trading Group, he began his career in the 30 year pit at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). Mr. Lydiard is an active member of the Securities Traders Association of Los Angeles. He received his BA in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has held his Series 3, 7, 24, 55 and 63 industry licenses.

He is currently set to Executive Produce Weirdo – In the Vein of The Hand That Rocks The Cradle meets Unlawful Entry. Written, Directed and Starring Joel Edgarton along with Jason Clarke and Rose Byrne Produced by Rebecca Yeldman (The Kite Runner, Motorcycle Diaries), Rick Dugdale (About Cherry, Dawn Patrol) and Dan Petrie Jr (Beverly Hills Cop, Turner and Hooch, The Big Easy). Weirdo is set for production summer of 2014. In addition to Executive Producing Weirdo with Endearby Entertainment’s Rick Dugdale and Dan Petrie Jr he is structuring a number of projects including The Storm, Rosemont and 50 Yard Line all set for 2014 productions with Endearby Entertainment.

He also Co-Executive Produced Bradley Kaplen’s Stealing Cars currently in post production alongside Producer Rachel Winter (Dallas Buyers Club) and Executive Producer Mark Wahlberg. Stealing Cars is a modern day Cool Hand Luke starring Emory Cohen, William H. Macy, John Leguizamo Felicity Huffman, Paul Sparks and many more. He will be working with Rachel again to finance the William H. Macy directed project Krystal set to be produced in 2014.