CREATOR, PRODUCER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Chance Leonard is an Executive Leader and Entrepreneur who has spent his entire 26 year professional career in his chosen field of orthopaedic medical devices. He is an influential, determined and passionate leader and has a long list of major accomplishments with Fortune 200 companies in which he has worked.
Chance grew up in Perry, OK and is a staunch proponent and supporter of the sport of wrestling. He is a firm believer in the character traits it teaches and enjoys coaching youth wrestling. During his competitive wrestling career, he was a 4 year starter, 3x Regional Champion and 2x State Champion for Perry High School.
In addition, he was chosen to represent the U.S. and Oklahoma as a member of the Oklahoma City Athletic Club, a select team that wrestled in Europe during the summer of 1986. He was an All-State selection and Team Co-Captain in 1987 and continued his wrestling career at the University of Oklahoma, where is was a 2 year starter, Big 8 Placer and NCAA qualifier.
In 2017, he was the recipient of the prestigious Medal of Courage Award from the OK Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Perry Wrestling Foundation and Chairman of Fundraising and Marketing. He and his team efforts raised over $400,000 in cash and in-kind donations to create the nationally recognized Perry Wrestling Monument Park.
Bruce Luizzi is a highly regarded sports and entertainment executive with 20+ years of significant high-level media, agency, brand, and TV experience. Mr. Luizzi serves as President of One Degree Modern Media, that has represented top-level clients such as Buffalo Wild Wings and Zoom Media. Mr. Luizzi helped launch Buffalo Wild Wings’ in-house television network, BDubs TV, helping clients with their branded, customized, and targeted sponsored content. Most recently Mr. Luizzi served as CEO/President for the ATLX Channel – an athletic lifestyle entertainment media network. Mr. Luizzi was extremely successful in producing and delivering content within its core themes of original series, reality programming, talk/news, documentary, performance and training, biography, cooking/nutrition and lifestyle and fashion.
An athlete himself, Bruce signed with the Canadian Football League’s British Columbia Lions during the 1993 season. Still an avid sports enthusiast, he continues to exercise his passion for strength training and conditioning while also appearing in sports magazines, commercials, TV shows and movies.
Bruce attended the University of Southern California where he earned dual Bachelor’s degrees in Business and Communications. While at USC, he was a member of the Trojan Football team where he earned special teams Captain honors during the 1991 and 1992 seasons. He also participated in two Rose Bowl games and ran track for USC.
Sergio Valenzuela is an award-winning Director, Editor and U.S. Veteran based in Nashville, TN. Most recently, Sergio was a Silver Telly Award winner for his documentary "My Struggle.” He also directed the award-winning documentary “Iron Will: Veterans’ Battle with PTSD”, which was narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton. “IRON WILL” received the prestigious Voice Award in Los Angeles and won the Audience Award at the Twin Cities Film Festival.
Through the years, Sergio has built a strong relationship with some of the top artist and management companies in Music City. This has allowed him to work on projects for Music City Media, Cowboy Troy, and James Denton from "Desperate House Wives."
Sergio has edited numerous award-winning documentaries, most recently the Mid-south Emmy Award winning "Hunger in America,” which was narrated by James Denton.
Tim VandeSteeg is the Founder and CEO of Indiewood Pictures, a film development and production company that produces story driven motion pictures and documentaries. Tim is a multi-award-winning Director and Producer with over 20+ years of experience in filmmaking, business and entertainment.
Most recently, Tim produced the award-winning documentary, Iron Will: Veterans’ Battle with PTSD, narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton. The film includes Veterans from the last 60 years of wars, along with musicians Charlie Daniels, Big Kenny, Randy Couture.
In 2009, Tim directed and produced the 10-time award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary My Run, narrated by Billy Bob Thornton, which screened in 535 movie theaters nationwide in 140 of the top U.S. markets and received over 50 million impressions. After that, he produced the 10-time award-winning documentary The Eyes of Thailand, narrated by Ashley Judd and Directed by Windy Borman, which was awarded the prestigious “ACE Film Grant” from the Humane Society of the United States and had the honor to screen at the International Campaign to Ban Landmines in Switzerland.
In 2014, Tim produced the Midsouth Emmy Award-winning documentary, Hunger in America (narrated by James Denton). In 2015, he produced Midsouth Emmy nominated documentary Autism in America (narrated by Chandra Wilson). In 2016, Tim associate produced Balancing the Scales, which includes Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, civil rights advocate Gloria Allred and many others.
Zac Adams is an Emmy Award® winning Director, Producer, and Screenwriter and a graduate of the Watkins Film School in Nashville, TN.
Zac produced “Balancing the Scales,” a documentary that explores the history of women lawyers in the US and gender equality. He was a Producer and Writer of the multi award-winning documentary “IRON WILL: Veterans’ Battle with PTSD,” narrated by Academy Award Winner Billy Bob Thornton. “IRON WILL” received the prestigious Voice Award in Los Angeles and won the Audience Award at the Twin Cities Film Festival.
Adams' PBS Mini-Series, “Southern Haunts,” delves into the myths and mysteries behind some of the most fascinating ghost stories in the south. It has won 6 International Awards. His film, ”NASHVILLE RISES,” a documentary about the epic 2010 Nashville flood, was nominated for a 2012 Emmy, and is narrated by Academy Award Winner Billy Bob Thornton. It won the TN Spirit Award at the 2011 Nashville Film Festival.
Zac directed, produced, and wrote the MidSouth Emmy award-winning documentary "Hunger in America," a powerful look at the secret hunger crisis happening in America’s own back yard, which was narrated by "Desperate Housewives" star James Denton. After HUNGER, he directed, produced and wrote the documentary “Autism in America,” a film focusing on autism acceptance and awareness. It’s narrated by "Grey’s Anatomy" star Chandra Wilson and premiered in 2015.
Zac has also written, produced, and directed numerous music videos, TV pilots, short films, and corporate videos through his production company Skydive Films. His work has been seen on PBS, VH-1, MTV, A&E, and CMT and three of his screenplays have gone on to be winning finalists in nine national screenplay competitions.