The Crew

Steve Lorentzen

Steve Lorentzen

Music Composer

Steve Lorentzen graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2007.  In 2010 Steve scored the American Film Institute thesis film “This is Not an Umbrella,” which since has been selected for the AFI conservatory showcase.  A multi­instrumentalist, Steve is fluent on several instruments including drum set, percussion, guitar, bass, and piano.  Steve studied recording techniques and music production while in college, and is experienced at the production of music using keyboard samples and computer software.  On top of film scoring, Steve plays live gigs regularly in LA and its surrounding areas.


Polly Morgan

Director of Photography

After gaining top Honors in her Undergraduate Degree in the UK, Polly worked for Ridley Scott Productions in London and established herself as a 2nd Camera Assistant, working for six years throughout the UK and Canada on International feature films and commercials.

Always dreaming to be a Cinematographer, It was Polly’s goal to attend AFI and after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, her dream became reality. Her 16mm project from her first year was one of very few to be selected for AFI’s Cinematography Showcase in 2009, and her second year 35mm project headlined the Showcase in 2010. Her work was selected for the Kodak Scholarship Program and she received the highest honor from a Philanthropy Program for a documentary she made on disadvantaged children. 

Polly has spent the last twelve being mentored by Wally Pfister, ASC. She worked along side him during “Inception” and continues to work with him on other projects. AFI alumni himself, Wally has been a great teacher and inspiration to Polly and has given a new level of maturity and elegance to her work.

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Danny Peters

Executive Producer

Danny Peters is Creative Services Director for Quantel, based in Los Angeles. He is a trained Television Producer and Editor – a graduate of Plymouth College of Art & Design, and University of London. He has spent most of his career helping to introduce new non-linear technologies for broadcast and Post – Production workflows. His main focus for the last three years has been helping Quantel to successfully implement 3D Post-Production in North America with the Pablo toolset. More recently his attention has been on new global Broadcast workflows with the introduction of Quantels’ QTube a cloud-based solution for remote production. Prior to his current position, he was on the Marketing Team at Pinnacle Systems, a Director at Visible World Inc., and Head of Worldwide Editing at Quantel UK. He is a member of the Royal Television Society, The Sports Video Group and on the Education Committee of the International 3D Society.

Philipp Schmid

Phil Schmid


Phil lives in London where he works as a TV executive for BBC Worldwide. As a freelance writer/producer he has delivered projects for German and British production companies. His feature length screenplay “A Lesson In Murder” received a development award at the Berlin Film Festival and has been optioned by a German production company.