Brian Ide: FOUNDER/PRESIDENT
Having grown up in Iowa, Brian Ide was very fortunate to have access to great public education. He has now lived in Los Angeles for 13 years and was motivated to create ReDistribute under his Meriwether Productions umbrella when he witnessed the incredible challenges that young people in urban and rural areas face. His challenge was to create a business model that was sustainable, financially beneficial to those involved and also significantly beneficial to people with limited resources. The grassroots model of ReDistribute accomplishes this. By having moviegoers go to movies like they always do, he expects to generate tens of millions of dollars for schools. Brian has worked in many facets of the entertainment industry for 17 years. He began in the local theater in Iowa, and by the age of 22, Brian found himself commuting several hours each day to volunteer on film and commercial shoots. Years later, Brian formed Meriwether Productions, whose mission is to tell stories that inspire people's lives. Now, nine years later, Brian has produced and directed a variety of successful, compelling projects, including his recent award-winning feature film, “Clear Lake, WI.” In addition to filming throughout the U.S., he has helmed projects in Jerusalem, Germany and Honduras.
Jean-Marc Madelon: PRODUCER
Jean-Marc, originally from Boston, has spent the last 10 years working in Hollywood. He brings extensive finance experience from some of television's most successful series, including “Revenge," “Wilfred," “Happy Endings," “Weeds," “American Gladiators” and “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Jean-Marc is passionate about sharing his experience on projects that are not only successful but also impact people's lives. He brings a number of talented crew members from past shows to work on “The Bell Ringers Club & The Galleon Gold."
Spero Stamboulis: Producer
Spero Dean Stamboulis is very thankful to have had many opportunities in his early life. Even while growing up in a lower income household, he was blessed with a loving family and a few outstanding, committed and supportive teachers. Those caring mentors made it possible for him to face growing up with a learning disability, and now Spero takes those early lessons of patience and hard work and utilizes them in his career. With over 20 years of working on television, in films and on commercials, he is eternally grateful for their support and looks forward to impacting the lives of other individuals in need. This is why he is excited and proud to be part of ReDistribute.
A talented actor with numerous television and film credits, as well as countless commercials under his belt, Spero Stamboulis has also been featured on General Hospital, The Tonight Show and Sex and The City. Spero holds a degree in finance from the University of Connecticut and has recently finished producing the feature films, Clear Lake, WI and Silverlake Video: The Movie, and Mantervention.
John Goldsmith: Production Designer
John believes that at the heart of ReDistribute is a very direct way of giving back, of transforming consumption into an offering, of saying thank you. This very much interests him. Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly.
John has worked in Hollywood for twenty years, art directing such projects as No Country for Old Men, the HBO series John Adams, the recently-released Straw Dogs, and the Michael Mann-directed pilot "Luck" for HBO. John has also set designed on such films as The Last Samurai, Spiderman, City of Angels, and Natural Born Killers. John is currently the Production Designer on Robert Redford's upcoming "All Is Lost".