WHO WE ARE
Viridian Coast Studios works to serve emerging content creators by providing the resources
to take their scripts off the page and turn dreams into a reality.
Viridian is the brainchild of content creators Jim Mauro and Emm O'Connor. What started as a work friendship at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Retail Shop in Times Square has since turned into a fully operational production company based in New York City.
Emm O'Connor | Co-Founder/Executive Producer is an actor, writer, and producer based in New York City. Hailing from Oxford, Pennsylvania, she moved to New York in 2011 to study Musical Theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Following her studies at AMDA, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Multimedia Performing Arts from Lehman College in the Bronx. Emm successfully wrote, produced, and starred in her first pilot "Capital Advice" alongside Jim Mauro and Ashley Kate Adams of AKA Studio Productions in 2014 and toured the project throughout the 2015-2017 festival season. Additionally, Emm has worked as a Production and Script Intern for The Chew on ABC (Season 5) and as a Field, Production, and Post-Production Intern for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on TBS. Emm's next series "Brewtown" is slated to debut in 2020 alongside Viridian Coast Studios' recent pilot “Under the Influence”, where she served as Executive Producer.
Jim Mauro | Co-Founder/Executive Producer is a producer, director, and editor in New York City. Born and raised in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, he attended Brookdale Community College before enrolling in New York University’s Tisch Film Program in 2010, earning a BFA. His thesis film, The Exploration of Cole as Led by the Prepubescent Sandy, has won awards at several festivals and screened in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. While at NYU, he was a post-Production intern for Saturday Night Live and The Weinstein Company, the latter he worked for as an Assistant Editor for 2 1/2 years, working on dozens of films including "The Imitation Game", "The Hateful Eight", and "Big Eyes", as well as Broadway’s "Finding Neverland: The Musical". Since then, he has worked on "Patriots Day", "Rolling Stones: Stories From the Edge", "Robert Klein: Still Can’t Stop His Leg", "National Geographic: Explorer", and is currently on staff for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. In 2015, he directed and co-produced the award-winning pilot "Capital Advice", his first collaboration with Emm O’Connor. Jim is serving as director and producer for the upcoming series "Brewtown" and as Executive Producer for the series "Under the Influence."
Maclain Dassatti | Resident Associate Director is so excited to get to work as a member of the Viridian Coast team. Serving as assistant director and stepping in as director due to unforeseen circumstances, he really got to cut his teeth on Under The Influence with Viridian at the helm. Hoping to expand his reach in the TV/Film, Maclain has paired with Viridian to not only serve in a directorial capacity, but also as a writer and performer in some of his own projects. With a pilot on the way and ideas buzzing constantly in his head, it’s only a matter of time before these ideas become reality. Primarily focused on creating LGBTQ+ stories and de-stigmatizing the truths about mental health, Maclain’s ultimate goal is to tell the tales of those less told. Let’s hear the real stories of real people.
Will Meade | Resident Director of Photography is a Hofstra University Film School graduate currently active in the Film and TV industry. Starting with film in high school, Will created several shorts that were highly recognized within his community. Moving on to college, Will studied the art and craft of filmmaking and television production which lead him to create his award-winning film "Family, Inc." This set him on the track to become involved in many other film and television projects which, to this day, he is still deeply in love with. Will has written and directed award-winning short films and is a Gold Telly Award winner for editing in television. Most recently, Will worked as an editor for the Lifetime Original Film A Daughter's Plan to Kill.
SERVICES & EQUIPMENT
Creative Consulting • Production Management • Contract Writing • Staffing • Location Management Equipment Management • SAG Contract Management • Post-Production • Production Budgeting
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K • Core SWX Powerbase Edge Battery •
Samsung T5 Portable SSD - 1TB • ProGrade 256GB CFast Cards (2 pack) • LP-E6 Battery Charger •
Anker Elite USB Charger, Dual Port 24W Wall Charger, PowerPort 2 with PowerIQ and Foldable Plug,
for iPhone Xs/XS Max/XR/X/8/7/6/Plus, iPad Pro/Air 2/Mini 3/Mini 4, Samsung S4/S5, and More •
Metabones T Speed Booster Ultra 0.71x Adapter for Canon Full-Frame EF-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds-Mount Camera • SmallRig 2203 Full Cage for BMPCC 4K • SMALLRIG HDMI and USB-C Cable Clamp •
SMALLRIG SSD Mount Bracket SSD Holder • SMALLRIG Lens Mount Adapter Support for Metabones •
SMALLRIG 15mm Rod Rail Handle Kit for Camera Shoulder Rig – 998 •
SMALLRIG Universal Camera Shoulder Pad with 15mm Rail Block •
SMALLRIG Camera Tripod Mounting Baseplate w/15mm Rod Clamp Rail Block for Tripod/Shoulder Support System - 1798
• SMALLRIG Z-Shape Offset Raised Railblock for Shoulder Rig System Video Camera DSLR Camcorders - 1031 •
SMALLRIG 12 Inches Black Aluminum Alloy 15mm Rod •
SMALLRIG 15mm Carbon Fiber Rod for Camera Shoulder Rig, 20cm 8 inch, Pack of 2-870 •
SMALLRIG Handheld Video Stabilizer Handle with Shoe Mount for Camera Cages, Video Camera Cages (Rubber)-1446
Matte Box Fotga DP3000 M3 Swing-Away •
Neewer 49MM Professional UV CPL FLD Lens Filter and ND Neutral Density Filter(ND2, ND4, ND8) Accessory Kit for Sony Alpha A3000 and The NEX Series Cameras •
Neewer 72MM Professional UV CPL FLD Lens Filter and ND Neutral Density Filter(ND2, ND4, ND8) Accessory Kit for Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L, EF 85mm f/1.2L II •
Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3 LAB Handheld Stabilizer • Sigma 18 - 35mm F1.8 Lens • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder • Neewer Black Metal Microphone Boompole Support Holder
• Neewer Portable 3 Sections Stretchable Handheld Microphone Boom Pole with Standard 5/8 inch-27 Threads
and Adjustable Length from 3 feet to 8 feet (NW-7000)
• SmallRig 1859 Universal Microphone Shockmount • Shotgun mic
Dracast LED1000 Kala Bi-Color LED 3-Light Kit •
AmazonBasics Aluminum Light Photography Tripod Stand with Case - Pack of 2, 2.8 - 6.7 Feet, Black •
UTEBIT 6.5x9FT Background Stand Polyster 6x9FT Backdrop Kit Black Wrinkle Resistant Photo Booth 4 Pack Heavy Duty • Clips with 2M10 Screw Adapter and Carrying Bag for Photo Video Studio Photography