Alexander Emmert

Alexander Emmert

 

Born in London while his parents were living overseas, Alexander Emmert moved to the United States as a young man. A short music career preceded his academic exploits at the University of Oregon and Harvard, after which he began a lucrative tenure as an Executive Recruiter in New York until one of his early loves in life, performing, drew him away from the corporate world.

Mr. Emmert has performed on stage and in numerous independent and studio films, as well as in television series and specials. He is a Big Four repped screenwriter and independent film producer. Emmert also served as Program Director for Encore Entertainment's Creative Theatre Group Summer Camps for Film and Theatre in 2003, prior to incorporating Invictus Films in 2004. He has directed several music videos (most recently for The Replacements/Soul Asylum/Guns N Roses bassist Tommy Stinson), and written and produced numerous historical documentaries for cable television.

Alexander Emmert wrote, produced and directed "The Judas Kiss", which was the Grande Premiere Event at the Monaco International Festival of Film; co-produced and directed "Between Us, Love", which is headlining the Urban World Festival in New York City, and was Assistant Producer and Assistant Director of "Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale", which won Best Family Feature at the Newport Beach Films Festival. Mr. Emmert and his team have also created several renowned historical documentaries, including "The Revolution", "Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire" and the "Rome: Engineering An Empire" special, which won two Primetime Emmys and was nominated for two others.

While continuing to develop television series and miniseries for American and European cable networks, Mr. Emmert's producing and screenwriting career have taken flight as he has expanded into the feature genres of Psychological Thriller and Horror. He works on both US coasts and in Europe, and is hopeful of expanding Invictus Films' co-productions into Asia and Australia in 2015 and beyond. He lives with his dog Raja in both Los Angeles and Philadelphia at varying times of year.

The Core Team

CFA Weiss

 

Director of Photography, Videographer, Director of Social Media,

wearer of too many more hats to list... 

 

Christine F.A. Weiss attended Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, via “Young Artist Workshop”,for four consecutive semesters. She attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City and graduated in 1998. Christine studied under many established Film and TV production talents, particularly under the mentoring of Igor Sunara (DP), with a focus on Cinematography and Lighting Design. She worked for Broadway Video in the late 90’s.
 

 

Christine was an active member of New Jersey Search and Rescue from 2000 to 2004. Eventually she became a sole proprietor of her own video production business in Wilmington, Delaware. Its main focus is legal video (CLVS), live concert events, Green TV, and indie film. She has been working with social media since the early 2000’s which helped her with her own business. In 2012 she began Social Media Management, and was enlisted as a Consultant on  a number of indie film projects and filmmaking groups.
 

 

She is associated with many of film foundations to aid independent filmmakers. Her credits over the years are mostly in indie film, as Assistant Camera (AC), Director of Photography (DP), Line Producer, Location Scout, Acting, Producer, Assistant Producer, and Director of Social Media. 

CFA Weiss of Invictus Films
CFA Weiss of Invictus Films
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Benjamin Schenk

 VP of Development/Producer
 

Ben began his career working as a news producer in Palm Springs. During his time in the news business, Ben earned an Emmy for his coverage of the 2007 wildfires in Southern California. After producing well over a thousand newscasts, Ben left the desert for Los Angeles where he joined Ken Sax's Fortune Cookie Productions. In 2012, he joined Invictus Films and has been instrumental in developing a number of scripted and un-scripted materials. He has two degrees from Ohio University's prestigious Scripps School of Communications and School of Film. When he's not at the office he enjoys family life and playing with his kids.

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Jaffa Kohain King

 

Producer
 

 Jaffa is deeply connected with the film and television industry. Her family has been working in Hollywood since the 1950's, either behind or in front of the camera. Jaffa has worked for NBC Universal and CBS networks as a broadcast news producer, and brings superior researching abilities and creativity to the table at Invictus Films. She has earned an Emmy Award and several additional Emmy nominations. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a degree in Business Administration. When she is not at the office, she enjoys her growing family. 

Christopher J. Montero (a.k.a. Monty)

 

Christopher J. Montero studied at the Art Institute of Philadelphia in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production. His editing skills have been broadened by some of the industry's great talents, from in-person, hands on training, and studying award winning films many enjoy. His editing credits include the films "Destiny", "Millionaire", and the multiple award-winners "Inside of Me" and "Punch Me", both produced by Lori Childress. Christopher's knowledge and experiences cover all areas of film and video production, and he continues to seek newer, ever-changing techniques and challenges, in order to fulfill the demands of this continually evolving artistic media.

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Mallory Halloway of Invictus Films

Mallory Halloway

 Director of Design and Graphical Arts
 

Mallory Holloway discovered her passion for production design as a sophomore in high school. Since it combined her love of film, architecture, and interior design, she decided to pursue a degree in Film Production Design at the UNCSA School of Filmmaking. Since graduating in 2009, Mallory has continued gaining experience in the art department on multiple films, including the features SAFE and LIMITLESS, and most recently was a set dresser on the independent feature, NATURAL SELECTION.